Cruise Critic experts vote Fred. Olsen ‘Best for Itineraries’, for a record third year running!

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 10:17 GMT

Experts at world-leading independent cruise review website, Cruise Critic, have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Best for Itineraries’ in its prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’, for a record third consecutive year. The cruise line was also awarded its inaugural ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ accolade.


Free drinks or free tours in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2017 18:15 GMT

​Fred. Olsen’s biggest sale of the year has arrived, featuring over 100 sailings in 2018/19. Guests can explore the world on Fred. Olsen's four ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' – as well as on its new river ship – 'Brabant' – and take advantage of FREE benefits, either complimentary drinks or tours, on bookings before 1st March 2018.


Fred. Olsen staff charity 'Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake' hailed a huge success!

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2017 16:30 GMT

A Fred. Olsen staff charity ‘Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake’ in Ipswich on Friday [December 1st] raised £350 for three local causes!


Enjoy ‘Seasonal Sailings’ with Fred. Olsen this Christmas and New Year!

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2017 18:02 GMT

​For guests seeking sunshine or a European city break this Winter, Fred. Olsen has a selection of enchanting ‘Seasonal Sailings’ available over the Christmas period. These festive cruises offer guests the chance to escape the stresses of Christmas at home and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of smaller-ship sailing aboard one of three Fred. Olsen ships – 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch'.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship 'Balmoral' makes maiden call to Trinidad

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2017 16:49 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest flagship, 'Balmoral', made her maiden call at the Port of Spain, Trinidad on 15th November 2017, as part of a 32-night ‘Caribbean Discovery’ cruise. The Minister of Tourism for Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Shamfa Ashaki Cudjoe, took time to visit 'Balmoral' and conducted the ceremonial Plaque exchange with the Ship’s Master, Captain Lars Kjeldsen.


Jet, set, go…Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates inaugural Manchester to Mauritius flight, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 13:36 GMT

Fred. Olsen guests enjoyed a colourful start to their ‘Indian Ocean’ fly-cruise holiday at Manchester Airport, on 15th November 2017, when they celebrated the cruise line’s first-ever flight from Manchester to Mauritius, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines.


Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships to undergo multi-million pound refits

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 13:42 GMT

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new great-value solo offer on river cruise ship 'Brabant' in 2018

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 17:53 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a great-value solo offer on board its 156-guest river cruise ship, Brabant, for 2018. Fred. Olsen solo guests can enjoy a twin room all to themselves with a reduced sole-occupancy supplement of just 25%. To take advantage of this fantastic solo deal, book a twin room on one of Fred. Olsen’s six selected European river cruises by 30th November 2017 inclusive.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings you ‘closer’ to your destination!

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2017 17:13 GMT

Here is a fantastic selfie of guests and crew on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 929-guest ship Braemar, going through the bridge into Seville, Spain.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals Top 20 ‘hand-picked highlights’ for 2018/19

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 18:17 BST

Norway’s breathtaking fjords, majestic Iceland and the sun-soaked islands of the Indian Ocean are among Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ most popular sailings for 2018/19, unveiled in its new ‘Top 20 Cruises’ brochure.

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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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