Jackie Martin appointed Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new Sales and Marketing Director

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 14:30 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Jackie Martin as its new Sales and Marketing Director, with effect from 24th April 2019, reporting into Mike Rodwell, Managing Director.

Fred. Olsen’s flagship 'Balmoral' commences record cruise season from Newcastle in 2019/20

Press Releases   •   Apr 22, 2019 17:40 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest flagship, 'Balmoral', has commenced its 2019/20 cruise season from Newcastle on 21st April 2019, setting sail from the Port of Tyne on an eight-night ‘Cruising German Waterways’ voyage, with a record 16 departures.

Fred. Olsen’s 'Black Watch' commences 2019/20 cruise season from Liverpool, with record number of sailings

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2019 08:42 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest 'Black Watch' has commenced its 2019/20 cruise season from the Port of Liverpool, with a 28-night ‘Discovering the Adriatic & Dalmatian Coast’ voyage, which set sail on 13th April 2019. 'Black Watch' will be operating a record 22 cruises from Liverpool in 2019/20, between April 2019 and March 2020.

Fred. Olsen commences second season of 'Brabant' European river cruising in 2019, with enhanced enrichment programme

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 16:48 BST

Fred. Olsen River Cruises has returned to the stunning waterways of Europe this month with its first 'Brabant' sailing of 2019 – a five-night ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ fly-cruise from Amsterdam – with a further 27 fly-cruises on offer this year.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Brexit Promise’ – with a full refund AND free cruise guarantee

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 12:14 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is so committed to helping guests to enjoy the perfect getaway from the moment that they book, without having to worry about the uncertainties of Brexit, that it has launched a new ‘Brexit Promise’, believed to be the first of its kind within the industry.

Enjoy special savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ‘Summer Sale’

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 12:32 BST

​Fred. Olsen is offering guests attractive savings on 46 Ocean and River sailings from June to September 2019, in its new ‘Summer Sale’, on all bookings made from 3rd April to 3rd July 2019 inclusive. Guests can save up £300 per person on Ocean cruises, and up to £400 per person on 'Brabant' River cruises, as well as up to Euros 200 per room FREE on-shore spending money on selected Ocean sailings.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils new patchwork livery on flagship 'Balmoral' to raise awareness of Suffolk Hospice campaign

Press Releases   •   Apr 01, 2019 07:45 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a bright new patchwork livery on its flagship, 'Balmoral', to help to raise awareness of a fundraising campaign in aid of Suffolk-based St Elizabeth Hospice – ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’.

Extraordinary Danube Delta and Luxembourg maiden sailings in Fred. Olsen River Cruises' new 2020 'Brabant' programme

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2019 19:16 GMT

Fred. Olsen River Cruises has launched its new 2020 programme on smaller, more intimate 'Brabant', with 26 tempting itineraries, covering 43 ports of call. In 2020, Fred. Olsen will be introducing 10 maiden calls on board 156-guest 'Brabant', in five brand new areas, showcasing the beauty of the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube, across six countries.

Fred. Olsen charity day raises £400 for Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and Apostleship of the Sea

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 16:15 GMT

Fred. Olsen staff in Suffolk raised more than £400 for the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and Apostleship of the Sea at a charity day held on Friday, 22nd March 2019.

Geoff Ridgeon confirmed as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' new Head of Sales

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 16:19 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed the appointment of Geoff Ridgeon as its new Head of Sales, with effect from 7th May 2019. Reporting into Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director, Geoff will take overall responsibility for managing Fred. Olsen’s UK Sales teams, as well as further developing relations with the travel trade.

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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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