Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships to undergo multi-million-Pound refit this Winter

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 17:15 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ three ocean ships - 'Braemar', 'Balmoral' and 'Black Watch' - will be undergoing a multi-million-Pound refit this Winter at Blohm+Voss in Hamburg, Germany, as part of an extensive enhancement programme, in preparation for the start of the 2020/21 cruise season.

Brave D-Day veterans commended with a 'Judges’ Special Award' at 'Stars of Suffolk 2019', in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 10:11 GMT

Four D-Day veterans who joined Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on Boudicca's historic ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’ in June this year had their courage and sacrifice during the Second World War commended at the glittering 'Stars of Suffolk Awards 2019', held at Greshams Ipswich on 7th November 2019.

Fred. Olsen staff, guests and crew raise £1,400 for the RNLI’s ‘Fish Supper’ campaign, both on land and at sea

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2019 14:35 GMT

It was a fishy affair at Fred. Olsen House last week as guests and crew aboard its ships, and the teams at its Suffolk-based headquarters, united in support of the RNLI’s annual ‘Fish Supper’ campaign, raising over £1,400.

Fred. Olsen celebrates successful second 'Brabant' river cruise season with great-value ‘Tours, Dining Drinks & Tips’ offer in 2020

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2019 14:22 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has successfully completed its second river cruise season on 156-guest 'Brabant', carrying more new guests than ever before. Building on its successful inaugural season in 2018, 'Brabant' returned to the Danube, Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers in April 2019, offering guests Fred. Olsen's friendly, tailored approach to exploring the spectacular waterways of Europe..

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen companies celebrate ‘Topping Out’ of new multi-million-Pound extension to Fred. Olsen House headquarters

Press releases   •   Oct 29, 2019 13:21 GMT

Work to extend Fred. Olsen House in Ipswich, Suffolk, to create one central headquarters for staff at Fred. Olsen Ltd, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Fred. Olsen Travel has been making steady progress, with representatives from all three companies, plus Huntingdon-based Artisan (UK) Developments Limited, celebrating with a ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony yesterday [28th October 2019].

Discover the culture, nature, adventure and cuisine of the ‘real’ Caribbean with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2020

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2019 13:52 BST

Holidaymakers looking to experience the very best sights, sounds and flavours of the Caribbean can choose an incredible two-week fly-cruise with Fred. Olsen in January 2020, joining Braemar in the Dominican Republic and setting sail on an epic journey, taking in diverse countries, stunning cities and breathtaking western Caribbean islands and the Americas.

Double victory for Fred. Olsen in the ‘2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards’ – ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’, for a record eighth time, and ‘The Excellence Award’

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 21:46 BST

Fred. Olsen has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ in the prestigious ‘2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards’, for a record eighth time. Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager – Groups & Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, also won ‘The Excellence Award’, in recognition of her outstanding service to group travel organisers nationwide.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' guests experience record-breaking transit of historic Corinth Canal on largest-ever ship 'Braemar'

Press releases   •   Oct 09, 2019 15:05 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests experienced a breath-taking transit of the 6.4-kilometre-long Corinth Canal in Greece this morning [Wednesday 9th October 2019], as 24,344-gross-tonnes, 195.82-metre-long, 22.52-metre-wide 'Braemar' broke the existing record to become the largest ship ever to traverse this famous feat of engineering. The Canal is only 24 metres at its narrowest point.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests, staff and crew raise over £20,000 for Ipswich’s St Elizabeth Hospice, as auction closes ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’

Press releases   •   Oct 04, 2019 15:56 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests, staff and crew have raised more than £20,000 in aid of Ipswich-based St Elizabeth Hospice, as part of ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new six-month sponsorship of Channel 4’s ‘Life in the Sun’ TV series

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2019 16:16 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a series of destination-led advertisements to run alongside Channel 4’s popular ‘Life in the Sun’ series of TV programmes, as part of a new six-month sponsorship deal, aimed at those who have never tried a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday before. The first Fred. Olsen-sponsored advertisement aired on Channel 4 on 1st October 2019, ahead of ‘A Place in the Sun’.

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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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