Fred Olsen Cruise Company chosen Mauritius as their port hub
Fred Olsen Cruise Company has chosen Mauritius as their port hub for its combined flight/cruise packages starting on the 15th November, ending on the 28th December 2017.
The 5-star ship Boudicca, that will operate these cruises, can accommodate up to 800 persons. For the last seven years, Mauritius has been welcoming Fred Olsen’s ships for a one-day transit, and as from now on, will be positioning itself as the hub for this company. After this first cruise in the Indian Ocean, Fred Olsen might consider developing further this product for the next five years.
Boudicca will dock in Mauritius every 14 days. Special flights have been scheduled for cruise companies and will be operated by Thomas Cook, strategic partner of Condor, departing from Manchester and Gatwick, with two flights per week on Thursdays. Each flight will have a capacity of 319 seats.
This cruise is dedicated to elderly persons will sail across the Indian Ocean via South Africa, Seychelles, Reunion Island, Mayotte, and Mauritius among others.
This announcement is indeed good news for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. The Cruise Ships industry has been a target focus by Pascal Viroleau, the CEO of the Vanilla Islands and the Organisation of the Region’s Ministers of Tourism.