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What security checks will there be when embarking?

The safety of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines guests is their highest priority and a security check, in line with the Department for Transport’s regulations, will be carried out.

At check-in you will receive a ship’s pass that acts as both your security pass and on board account card for the duration of the cruise. Each time you embark or disembark your card is swiped to record whether you are on board the vessel or ashore. In addition, your hand luggage may be subject to either x-ray scanning or a manual search each time you re-join the ship.

The Merchant Shipping Act prohibits the carrying of certain items on board ship. These include:

  • All firearms and ammunition, sporting weapons, replica firearms, and explosives of any kind.
  • Knives and other sharp bladed items (including pen knives).
  • Flammable substances (petrol, methylated spirit, paint thinners etc).
  • Items containing incapacitating substances that could be used to maim or disable, e.g. aerosol cans (unless they form part of a hairdressing kit).
  • Any other item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines regret that, owing to strict security measures, no visitors are allowed on board either in the UK or abroad.

To ensure the comfort and safety of all guests, they reserve the right to disembark anyone failing to comply with their on board policies.

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