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’.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to set sail from Dover on longest-ever voyage!

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2019 20:54 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest 'Boudicca' will be departing from the Port of Dover, Kent on 3rd October 2019, on the company’s longest-ever sailing – an epic 168-night ‘Grand Voyage’. Boudicca returns to Dover – after nearly six months at sea – on 19th March 2020.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ holidays safe following collapse of Thomas Cook

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2019 10:34 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is reassuring customers who have booked through Thomas Cook, Freedom Travel and Future Travel that their Fred. Olsen holiday will go ahead, following the collapse of Thomas Cook overnight.

‘The drinks are on us!’ Enjoy a free all-inclusive upgrade on 75 tempting itineraries for 2020/21 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2019 11:25 BST

Holidaymakers looking to set sail to the beautiful Baltic, the spectacular Norwegian fjords or the warmer climates of Europe with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines next year can enjoy a FREE all-inclusive upgrade on 75 regional UK departures when booked by 31st October 2019.

It’s a mystery! Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ‘Balmoral’ makes East Anglian maiden call in Great Yarmouth

Press releases   •   Sep 17, 2019 18:26 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 1,350-guest flagship 'Balmoral' has today [Tuesday 17th September 2019] made its maiden call at the East Anglian port of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, as part of its 11-night 'Mystery Cruise', which set sail from the Port of Tyne, Newcastle the preceding evening.

Enjoy free door-to-door transfers on a selection of exotic fly-cruises with Fred. Olsen in 2020

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2019 11:35 BST

Sunseekers looking to witness the ‘Big Five’ in South Africa, see flamingos in their natural habitat in the Namib desert, and experience the vibrant culture and history of Havana can start their Fred. Olsen holiday with FREE door-to-door transfers on a selection of itineraries, when booked by 15th October 2019 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen wishes ‘Bon voyage!’ to industry stalwart Mike Rodwell after over 30 years

Press releases   •   Sep 02, 2019 12:15 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Managing Director, Mike Rodwell, retired officially on 31st August 2019, after 15 years in the role and 31 years with the Fred. Olsen companies. Mike’s successor as Managing Director, Peter Deer – previously Commercial Director – took up his new role on 1st September 2019.

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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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