Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral will star in BBC 2 documentary series The Cruise: A Life at Sea, due to air next week.
The six-part observational documentary follows The Mission to Seafarers’ Anglican Chaplain, Reverend Colin Still as he travels the globe on Balmoral’s 112-night World Cruise.
The programme will take viewers to 33 exotic destinations, covering 20 countries and crossing three oceans on Balmoral‘s World Cruise, filmed between 5 January and 27 April this year.
The Cruise: A Life at Sea sees Reverend Still renewing wedding vows, offering advice to guests and crew and escorting shore tours.
Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:
“We were very excited to undertake our most ambitious filming project with the BBC earlier this year, which we hope will give viewers a real flavour of life on board with Fred. Olsen, and the valuable role that the Chaplain plays during a cruise”.
Fred. Olsen will be offering two ‘Grand Voyages’ in January 2014: Balmoral will embark on a 104-night ‘Around the World Cruise with Burma, Japan, Hawaii and Latin America’; and Black Watch will depart on a ‘South America & Australasia World Voyage’ of 114 nights – two nights longer than the World Cruise in 2013.
Reverend Still commented:
“I am delighted to have been a part of this new BBC programme and work with Fred. Olsen and The Mission to Seafarers.
“In terms of the challenges I faced, the work takes a lot of creative energy, being on duty all the time. That said, this important work has given me the opportunity to see so much of the world; we passed through both the Panama and Suez canals, visited New Zealand and Australia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. The Mission to Seafarers has seafarers’ rest and support centres in all of these places, so I valued meeting new faces in the global Mission family.”
Look out for the first episode of The Cruise: A Life at Sea on BBC 2 on Tuesday 9 July at 8.30pm.
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