Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship 'Balmoral' commences second cruise season from Newcastle

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2017 16:48 BST

Fred. Olsen’s flagship 'Balmoral' will be commencing her second cruise season from the Port of Tyne, Newcastle, with a sell-out five-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ sailing on 25th May 2017. The 1,350-guest ship will be setting sail on a total of 13 voyages from Newcastle in 2017 – an increase on the 11 offered in 2016 – to destinations including Norway, Iceland, Spain, Germany and the Baltic.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ventures into new 'European River Cruising' on 'Brabant' in 2018

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2017 09:00 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today [Wednesday 17th May 2017] announced the launch of its new dedicated cruise programme by river boat, unveiled in its new ‘European River Cruising by Fred. Olsen' brochure. Fred. Olsen is now offering European river cruise holidays, between 5th April and 3rd November 2018, on board 156-guest river boat, 'Brabant', to go on general sale from 26th May 2017.


​Choose from a trio of Caribbean cruises with Fred. Olsen in Autumn and Winter 2017

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 17:21 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests a trio of Caribbean cruises in Autumn and Winter 2017, aboard its popular 'Braemar' and 'Balmoral' ships. Guests can choose from a 32-night ‘Caribbean Discovery’ sailing in October, or a 16-night ‘Voyage to the Caribbean’ fly-cruise and 14-night ‘Caribbean Christmas & New Year’ fly-cruise in December.


Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen staff take the plunge and select three new local charities to support during 2017/18

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2017 13:52 BST

Generous staff at Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen have chosen the three local charities that they will support over the next 12 months: Ipswich Hospital Baby Bereavement Group, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Suffolk MIND.


'Sail and save' with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ‘Summer Sale’ offers for 2017

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2017 12:07 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to 'sail and save’ with its new 'Summer Sale' campaign, which starts from 10th May 2017, on a selection of 35 holidays, departing from June to December 2017.


Explore the very best that Spain has to offer with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Authentic Escapes’ in 2017

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2017 17:54 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ‘Authentic Escapes’ brochure features the top Summer holiday destination for British travellers, Spain. Fred. Olsen guests can explore the very best that this beautiful country has to offer on one of four captivating Spanish adventures in 2017.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ great-value Launch Offers closing soon!

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2017 15:16 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is encouraging guests to book their cruise holidays at the earliest opportunity, in order to take advantage of its two special Launch Offers: book by 3rd May 2017 inclusive to make the most of Fred. Olsen’s great-value ‘Three cruises for the price of two’ offer, or its attractive ‘Your tips covered’ deal.


Be spellbound by Norway’s mighty fjords on a Fred. Olsen smaller-ship cruise

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2017 17:07 BST

Fred. Olsen has launched a new brochure, entitled ‘Spellbinding Norway’, dedicated to its range of ‘Norwegian Fjords’ holidays in 2017 and 2018. It showcases nine unique itineraries in 2017, and nine in 2018, from a ‘Five-Night Fjords’ cruise aboard Balmoral, ex Newcastle on 23rd August 2017, to Braemar’s eight-night ‘Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway’ sailing, ex Southampton on 16th May 2018.


Celebrate St. George’s Day with a free drinks package on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines!

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 13:20 BST

Raise a glass on St. George’s Day by taking advantage of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ celebratory weekend offer! To mark England’s patron saint day, on 23rd April, guests booking one of two specific Fred. Olsen UK sailings, from Friday 21st April to Monday 24th April 2017 inclusive, will be treated to a free upgrade to its 'all-inclusive' drinks package, on selected drinks.


'Fred. Olsen-related companies support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and East Anglian Air Ambulance with £10,000 donation'

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2017 09:20 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to pass on donations of £5,000 each to the RNLI and East Anglian Air Ambulance, brought about by the generosity of the Fred. Olsen Social Engagement Group (‘FOSEG’), acting on behalf of Bonheur ASA (Bonheur) – the ultimate parent company of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, based in Oslo, Norway - in order to benefit the safety of Fred. Olsen's passengers and staff.

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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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