VIPs visit Fred. Olsen’s 'Balmoral' in Edinburgh to celebrate inaugural cruise season

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2018 15:59 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has welcomed a delegation of VIPs on a visit to its 1,350-guest 'Balmoral' at the Port of Rosyth, to celebrate the start of its flagship’s inaugural turnaround season from Edinburgh on 16th May 2018.


Fred. Olsen launches inaugural 'Balmoral' cruise season from Edinburgh

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2018 09:16 BST

Fred. Olsen's flagship, 'Balmoral', will be commencing her inaugural cruise season from Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 16th May 2018, on a 10-night ‘Swedish Waterways & Cities’ sailing. 'Balmoral' will be offering a record nine sailings from Edinburgh (Rosyth) during the 2018/19 cruise season, between May and July 2018, an increase on the eight departures on board Black Watch from the Port in 2017.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts two-day ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2018 13:52 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has hosted its first dedicated travel trade conference in over a decade, at The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. The highly-successful ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference attracted over 150 delegates, from a wide range of travel agents and tour operators across the UK, as well as a number of non-UK resellers.


Fred. Olsen to commence 2018/19 cruise seasons from Newcastle and Liverpool

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2018 15:27 BST

​Fred. Olsen will be commencing its 2018/19 cruise seasons from the ports of Newcastle and Liverpool on Thursday 26th April 2018. 1,350-guest flagship 'Balmoral' will be setting sail from Newcastle on a seven-night ‘German Cities & the Kiel Canal’ cruise, and 804-guest 'Black Watch' will be departing from Liverpool on an eight-night ‘Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers’ itinerary around Norway.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests raise nearly £25,000 to support Caribbean hurricane relief effort

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 14:34 BST

Generous Fred. Olsen guests have raised nearly £25,000 to help the Caribbean relief effort, following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Across the fleet, guests have raised £12,100 since November 2017, which has been donated to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s ‘Hurricane Relief Fund’, together with a separate sum of over £11,000 to support Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands.


Make attractive savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Summer Sale 2018’

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2018 19:41 BST

​Fred. Olsen is offering guests attractive savings on over 40 ocean and river sailings from June to September 2018, in its new ‘Summer Sale 2018’, on all new bookings made from 11th April to 2nd July 2018 inclusive. Guests can save up £400 per person on ocean cruises, and up to £300 per person on 'Brabant' river cruises. Special solo cruising offers are also available on selected sailings.


'Fred. Olsen’s 'Brabant' commences inaugural ‘European River Cruising’ programme'

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2018 19:54 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 156-guest river ship, Brabant, has today [Thursday 5th April 2018] commenced its inaugural cruise season from Amsterdam, on a five-night ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ itinerary, calling at Amsterdam, Hoorn, Kampen, Deventer, Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and ending in Dűsseldorf, Germany.


‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney at New Year’ – a Fred. Olsen first!

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2018 21:44 BST

Fred. Olsen is giving guests the chance to see Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, peek above the jungle canopy in Costa Rica and marvel at Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat on its 107-night ‘World Cruise’ in November 2018, aboard smaller, more intimate 'Black Watch'.


Fred. Olsen-related companies support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and East Anglian Air Ambulance with a further £10,000 donation

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 18:07 BST

Fred. Olsen is once again proud to pass on a donation of £10,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (‘RNLI’) and East Anglian Air Ambulance (‘EAAA’). The donation of £5,000 each - made on behalf of the Fred. Olsen Social Engagement Group - is to benefit the safety of passengers and staff of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to undergo extensive refit

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 17:44 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest 'Boudicca' is due to undergo an extensive refit from 17th March 2018, at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then return to the UK for a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’, departing from Dover on 29th March 2018.

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About Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

Company Reg. No: 2672435
Registered Name & Office: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU.
Place of registration: England and Wales
VAT Number: 927 5336 08


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