Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines voted ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ at the ‘Group Leisure Awards 2016’, for a record sixth time!

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 19:38 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again triumphed at the ‘Group Leisure Awards’, after being voted ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ by readers of leading travel title, 'Group Leisure' magazine, for a record sixth time! The prestigious award recognises the very best groups cruise experience, from the initial booking process to onboard facilities, and the quality of excursions on offer.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Black Watch' to undergo multi-million Pound refurbishment at Hamburg’s Blohm + Voss in November 2016

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 10:33 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest 'Black Watch' will be entering dry dock at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in November 2016, in preparation for the forthcoming 2017/18 cruise season.


Take a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ exotic fly-cruise in 2017/18 and enjoy a FREE ‘all-inclusive’ drinks upgrade

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2016 11:49 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests a free upgrade to its ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package on a selection of its exotic fly-cruises in 2017/18*, on bookings made in October 2016.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is crowned ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic experts, for the second year in a row!

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 11:45 BST

Experts at the world’s leading independent cruise review website Cruise Critic have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Best for Itineraries’ in its prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2016’, for the second year running!


'Distinctive Destinations & Authentic Discoveries’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2017'

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2016 17:27 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure, entitled ‘Distinctive Destinations & Authentic Discoveries’, which highlights 17 specially-designed cruise holidays in 2017 that focus on a particular region, and allow guests to explore it in depth.


Fred. Olsen staff raise £10,000 for three local charities: St. Elizabeth Hospice, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and Inspire Suffolk

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2016 14:57 BST

The generous staff at Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen – comprising Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Fred. Olsen Travel and Fred. Olsen Limited – dug deep in their pockets earlier this year to raise a staggering £10,000 at their ‘Charity Ball’, which they have donated jointly to their three chosen staff charities for 2016: St. Elizabeth Hospice, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (‘EACH’) and Inspire Suffolk.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates sales success with its four new ‘Captains in Cádiz’ itineraries in Autumn 2018

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 17:30 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating sales success following the launch of its four new ‘Captains in Cádiz’ itineraries on 21st September 2016. The release of these exciting cruises – coupled with Fred. Olsen’s on-going promotional campaigns – has led to booking revenue for the week commencing 26th September 2016 being the third highest in the year to-date.


Discover the majestic scenery of Norway on a winter sailing with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2016 16:03 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the choice of two ‘Norway Winter’ cruises, on either Balmoral, departing on 20th January 2017 from Southampton, or Braemar, sailing from Dover on 18th March 2017.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to celebrate 170th anniversary in 2018 with ‘Captains in Cádiz’ event, reuniting the fleet once again

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2016 15:58 BST

On 10th September 2018, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be reuniting once again in one of Europe’s most historic cities, Cádiz in Spain, for a spectacular event to mark the 170th anniversary of Fred. Olsen’s beginnings in the shipping industry.


Win up to £5,000 worth of prizes in ‘The Big Fred. Olsen Giveaway’ for CLIA ‘Cruise Month’

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2016 12:18 BST

In support of CLIA ‘Cruise Month’, which is running during October 2016, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is giving travel agents the chance to win up to £5,000 worth of prizes in ‘The Big Fred. Olsen Giveaway’ – the biggest prize draw that the company has ever run! The competition commences on 1st October 2016, and agents can win an array of tempting prizes – 62 in total!

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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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