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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sees strong start to 2020 with trade boost as part of annual Cruise Sale campaign

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sees strong start to 2020 with trade boost as part of annual Cruise Sale campaign

Press releases   •   Jan 15, 2020 14:25 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has seen a strong start to 2020, with trade sales as part of its annual Cruise Sale campaign up by more than 30% than the first two weeks of 2019.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints Pop Up Entertainment as new production company on board Braemar

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints Pop Up Entertainment as new production company on board Braemar

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2020 13:48 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the appointment of Pop Up Entertainment as the new production show company aboard its ocean ship, Braemar, with effect from 1st June 2020.

Fred. Olsen guests, staff and crew raise £5,000 to support relief efforts in Australia and Kangaroo Island following devastating bushfires

Fred. Olsen guests, staff and crew raise £5,000 to support relief efforts in Australia and Kangaroo Island following devastating bushfires

Press releases   •   Jan 10, 2020 15:23 GMT

Guests, staff and crew aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ classic ship Boudicca and at its Head Office, Fred. Olsen House in Ipswich, have raised £5,000 to help fund relief efforts in Kangaroo Island following on from devastating bush fires across much of the country.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Elmer's Travel Trunk' sets sail on South American adventure, following donation of £15,000 to St Elizabeth Hospice

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Elmer's Travel Trunk' sets sail on South American adventure, following donation of £15,000 to St Elizabeth Hospice

Press releases   •   Jan 07, 2020 10:06 GMT

Crew, staff and guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship Balmoral have been joined by a very special guest for its inaugural 2020 sailing, as 'Elmer's Travel Trunk' sets sail on his first adventure with the Suffolk-based firm, to raise awareness of St Elizabeth Hospice.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new premium Gin-making Masterclasses

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new premium Gin-making Masterclasses

Press releases   •   Jan 03, 2020 16:06 GMT

New for 2020, as part of its immersive onboard enrichment programme, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is giving guests the chance to create their own bespoke gin during their cruise holidays, with guidance from expert gin-makers, Nigel and Debbie Wright.

​Last-minute Winter getaways with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

​Last-minute Winter getaways with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press releases   •   Dec 27, 2019 13:30 GMT

​If you are tempted by the thought of a last-minute Winter getaway, there is still limited availability on a number of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' sailings over the next couple of months. From a five-night European city break – with fares from as little as £629 per person – to island-hopping Caribbean adventures, there is bound to be an itinerary to capture the imagination.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines partners with marine conservation charity ORCA on an exceptional voyage to the Azores and Iceland in Spring 2022

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines partners with marine conservation charity ORCA on an exceptional voyage to the Azores and Iceland in Spring 2022

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2019 08:46 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests an exceptional 17-night ‘Natural Wonders of Azores & Iceland’ voyage on board 'Black Watch' from Liverpool in April 2022 – working with leading whale and dolphin charity, ORCA – with chances to marvel at amazing wildlife linking the contrasting islands of the sub-tropical Azores and sub-Arctic Iceland,

​Cruise from only £599 per person and enjoy ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’ in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

​Cruise from only £599 per person and enjoy ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’ in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2019 09:05 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’ on over 120 cruises from April to December 2020 – on all new bookings made up to 4th February 2020 inclusive – with prices as low as £599 per person.

Record fifth consecutive ‘Best for Itineraries’ win for Fred. Olsen in Cruise Critic’s ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2019’

Record fifth consecutive ‘Best for Itineraries’ win for Fred. Olsen in Cruise Critic’s ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2019’

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 13:03 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 2019’, for a record fifth year in a row, and for the sixth time overall.

‘Voyage to the top of the world’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Summer 2021, taking in the natural wonders of Norway, Iceland and Greenland

‘Voyage to the top of the world’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Summer 2021, taking in the natural wonders of Norway, Iceland and Greenland

Press releases   •   Nov 27, 2019 19:00 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 28-night Arctic exploration in August 2021, taking in the natural wonders of Greenland, Iceland and northern Norway on board 880-guest 'Boudicca', will give guests the chance to divert away from the ‘beaten tourist track’ and catch the last of the breath-taking ‘Midnight Sun’, with early glimmers of the ‘Northern Lights’ in Iceland.

Fred. Olsen's Ellis Barker crowned 'Cruise Line Rising Star' in national 'Cruise Stars 2019' Awards

Fred. Olsen's Ellis Barker crowned 'Cruise Line Rising Star' in national 'Cruise Stars 2019' Awards

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2019 16:40 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating Public Relations Executive Ellis Barker being crowned ‘Cruise Line Rising Star’ – as well as being ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Cruise Line PR & Marketing Star’ category – by leading trade title, ‘Cruise Trade News’, at its prestigious ‘Cruise Stars 2019’ Awards, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Friday 22nd November 2019.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils third Corinth Canal sailing in first glimpse of 2021/22 ocean programme

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils third Corinth Canal sailing in first glimpse of 2021/22 ocean programme

Press releases   •   Nov 18, 2019 11:59 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed that its 929-guest ship, Braemar, will be returning to the Corinth Canal in September 2022 for a third time, offering even more guests the opportunity to experience this record-breaking sailing.

Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships to undergo multi-million-Pound refit this Winter

Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships to undergo multi-million-Pound refit this Winter

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 17:15 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ three ocean ships - 'Braemar', 'Balmoral' and 'Black Watch' - will be undergoing a multi-million-Pound refit this Winter at Blohm+Voss in Hamburg, Germany, as part of an extensive enhancement programme, in preparation for the start of the 2020/21 cruise season.

Brave D-Day veterans commended with a 'Judges’ Special Award' at 'Stars of Suffolk 2019', in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Brave D-Day veterans commended with a 'Judges’ Special Award' at 'Stars of Suffolk 2019', in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 10:11 GMT

Four D-Day veterans who joined Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on Boudicca's historic ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’ in June this year had their courage and sacrifice during the Second World War commended at the glittering 'Stars of Suffolk Awards 2019', held at Greshams Ipswich on 7th November 2019.

Fred. Olsen staff, guests and crew raise £1,400 for the RNLI’s ‘Fish Supper’ campaign, both on land and at sea

Fred. Olsen staff, guests and crew raise £1,400 for the RNLI’s ‘Fish Supper’ campaign, both on land and at sea

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2019 14:35 GMT

It was a fishy affair at Fred. Olsen House last week as guests and crew aboard its ships, and the teams at its Suffolk-based headquarters, united in support of the RNLI’s annual ‘Fish Supper’ campaign, raising over £1,400.

Fred. Olsen celebrates successful second 'Brabant' river cruise season with great-value ‘Tours, Dining Drinks & Tips’ offer in 2020

Fred. Olsen celebrates successful second 'Brabant' river cruise season with great-value ‘Tours, Dining Drinks & Tips’ offer in 2020

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2019 14:22 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has successfully completed its second river cruise season on 156-guest 'Brabant', carrying more new guests than ever before. Building on its successful inaugural season in 2018, 'Brabant' returned to the Danube, Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers in April 2019, offering guests Fred. Olsen's friendly, tailored approach to exploring the spectacular waterways of Europe..

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen companies celebrate ‘Topping Out’ of new multi-million-Pound extension to Fred. Olsen House headquarters

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen companies celebrate ‘Topping Out’ of new multi-million-Pound extension to Fred. Olsen House headquarters

Press releases   •   Oct 29, 2019 13:21 GMT

Work to extend Fred. Olsen House in Ipswich, Suffolk, to create one central headquarters for staff at Fred. Olsen Ltd, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Fred. Olsen Travel has been making steady progress, with representatives from all three companies, plus Huntingdon-based Artisan (UK) Developments Limited, celebrating with a ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony yesterday [28th October 2019].

Discover the culture, nature, adventure and cuisine of the ‘real’ Caribbean with  Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2020

Discover the culture, nature, adventure and cuisine of the ‘real’ Caribbean with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2020

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2019 13:52 BST

Holidaymakers looking to experience the very best sights, sounds and flavours of the Caribbean can choose an incredible two-week fly-cruise with Fred. Olsen in January 2020, joining Braemar in the Dominican Republic and setting sail on an epic journey, taking in diverse countries, stunning cities and breathtaking western Caribbean islands and the Americas.

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’

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'

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.