Fred. Olsen is first cruise line to pledge support to national Refill Campaign, with environmental organisation City to Sea, to encourage guests to ‘bring their own bottles’ on next holiday

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2019 13:29 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today [19th June 2019] announced that it is the first cruise line to work with environmental campaigning organisation, City to Sea, as part of its Refill Campaign. Today’s announcement coincides with ‘National Refill Day’, which raises awareness of the environmental impact of single-use plastic water bottles, and encourages people to use refillable water bottles.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' pays tribute to 250 courageous D-Day veterans, on The Royal British Legion’s historic ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2019 19:02 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to have played its part in hosting 250 D-Day veterans – plus their carers and companions – on a poignant pilgrimage around the UK and Normandy, France, on The Royal British Legion’s ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’ aboard 'Boudicca', from 2nd to 9th June 2019.

Fred. Olsen companies pledge support to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Guide Dogs and Papworth Trust as new staff charities for 2019/20

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2019 16:39 BST

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), Guide Dogs and Papworth Trust are to benefit from a host of fundraising efforts in 2019/20 after they were named as the official staff charities for Suffolk-based Fred. Olsen companies this year.

Fred. Olsen is crowned eight-times winner of ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2019 Group Travel Awards’

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 19:42 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ by readers of ‘Group Travel Organiser’ magazine, in the ‘2019 Group Travel Awards’. This is the eighth year that Fred. Olsen has won this coveted award, having held it for a record seven consecutive years previously.

D-Day veterans to set sail from Dover with a Swingtime serenade on The Royal British Legion’s ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’ aboard 'Boudicca'

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 21:37 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 'Boudicca' will be setting sail on one of the most poignant and moving journeys in its history on Sunday 2nd June 2019, under charter to The Royal British Legion. The classic ship will be carrying up to 300 D-Day veterans from the iconic White Cliffs of Dover to Normandy, France, on an historic seven-night ‘D-Day 75th Anniversary Voyage’.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' wears its poppies with pride on The Royal British Legion’s ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 16:46 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 'Boudicca' will be setting sail on The Royal British Legion's historic seven-night 'D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance' from Dover on 2nd June 2019, 'Boudicca' will be operating under charter to Arena Travel, on behalf of The Royal British Legion, to carry up to 300 D-Day veterans – plus their carers and companions – from the iconic White Cliffs to Normandy, France.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new power boats take guests ‘closer’ to Oslofjord and the Olsen’s historic Hvitsten home

Press releases   •   May 26, 2019 18:53 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was pleased to showcase its ‘closer’ credentials to its guests on board 'Balmoral' and 'Braemar' on 21st May 2019, when the two ships docked alongside each other in Fred. Olsen’s historic home city of Oslo, Norway.

Fred. Olsen to partner with marine wildlife charity ORCA on inaugural whale-watching Iceland cruise in Summer 2019

Press releases   •   May 15, 2019 16:37 BST

​Fred. Olsen has teamed up with marine wildlife charity ORCA for an inaugural Iceland sailing on 'Boudicca' in Summer 2019, as part of a new partnership to monitor whale and dolphin numbers and to help to conserve and protect the seas as a safe environment in which these species can live and thrive.

​Enjoy FREE cashback and tips covered on almost every sailing in Fred. Olsen’s 2019 and 2020/21 fly-cruise programme

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 17:10 BST

Holidaymakers looking to jet-set to exotic climates with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2019, 2020 or 2021 can enjoy up to £550 per room in FREE cashback to be spend on board, plus the cost of tips covered, for new fly-cruise bookings made between 9th May and 17th May 2019 inclusive.

World record-holding swimmer boosts funds for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in pool challenge during Black Watch World Cruise with Fred. Olsen

Press releases   •   May 03, 2019 11:46 BST

A world record-holding swimmer made her holiday extra memorable by undertaking a sponsored challenge in aid of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk.

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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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