MS Boudicca – by Holger Homann

MS BOUDICCA You have probably heard off Fred Olsen Cruises. Founded in 1848, operating with 2 small sailings ships back in the days, now operating and still owned and run by the family, a small English cruise line with 4  classic ships and one river boat. The fleet consists of small and comfortable ships well looked after: Black Watch Braemar Balmoral The Brabant River boat and The MV BOUDICCA Boudica or Boudicca, also known as Boadicea or Boudicea, and [...]

English Cruise Ship drops its line in Cairns

A rare occasion that an English Cruise ship drops its line in Cairns. I had the opportunity get a private invite on MS “Black Watch”. To have a good look around and experience the ship. She is currently owned and operated by Fred Olsen Cruise lines. She was built in 1972 and the last renovation was 2016. She looks great for her age. There are 450 Cabins apparently all nicely refurbished. Unfortunately the ship was booked out and I [...]

Viking Orion with Holger Homann

Being the Cruise specialist at BLT I was Lucky enough to sail on “Viking Orion” to give my customers the best personal experience. First let me say it was one of my favourite Cruises. The ship was brand new just over 6 month of age, the crew was amazing, it was never crowded and the best part was, it’s Adults only. No children under 18 years of age are allowed, meaning it was very quiet the whole time we [...]

MSC Seaview Christening with Holger Homann

Holger Homann - BLT’s Director of Cruising recently was given the once in a life time opportunity to attend the christening of “MSC SEAVIEW”. Here are some of Holger’s thoughts and photos!     Transfer from Genoa Airport was very easy. A personal Limo service organised by MSC who were waiting at the airport with a sign for us..... Check in was very easy and fast...... As soon as we were on the ship we were to fend for [...]

Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation

BLT was very pleased to assist in the travel arrangements of this very successful exhibition in Switzerland.      Switzerland Exhibition at Museum “La grange” Lockhart River Arts Centre is delighted to be included in the permanent Indigenous Australian art collection exhibition in Motiers in Switzerland. The exhibition was held at Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Museum “La grange” from 3 June to 28 October 2018. The exhibition title was “Islands in the Sea” and included significant Indigenous Australian arts from Lockhart River, [...]

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