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Fred. Olsen brings exotic adventures in the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and India ‘closer’ with free flights and transfers

Fred. Olsen brings exotic adventures in the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and India ‘closer’ with free flights and transfers

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 14:52 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a ‘Free Flights & Transfers’ promotion on six of its exotic fly-cruises to the Indian Ocean, Caribbean and India on 'Boudicca' and 'Braemar' later this year, on all new bookings made by 8th August 2018 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen awards first travel agent with free cruise in ‘Big Fred. Olsen Giveaway' promotion

Fred. Olsen awards first travel agent with free cruise in ‘Big Fred. Olsen Giveaway' promotion

Press Releases   •   Jul 11, 2018 09:05 BST

One lucky travel agent has become the first to win a free cruise for two people with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines as part of the company’s ‘Big Fred. Olsen Giveaway’ promotion.

Fred. Olsen voted ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ for third year running at ‘Silver Travel Awards 2018’

Fred. Olsen voted ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ for third year running at ‘Silver Travel Awards 2018’

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2018 15:34 BST

Fred. Olsen has been named ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ at the 'Silver Travel Awards 2018' – for the third year running.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals ‘Top 20’ hand-picked itineraries for 2019/20

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals ‘Top 20’ hand-picked itineraries for 2019/20

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2018 15:54 BST

The enchanting gardens of Madeira, the exquisite waterways of Sweden and the captivating Norwegian fjords are among the destinations named in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ most popular sailings for 2019/20.

Fred. Olsen’s ‘Summer Ball’ raises over £11,500 for three local staff charities

Fred. Olsen’s ‘Summer Ball’ raises over £11,500 for three local staff charities

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2018 17:25 BST

Fred. Olsen staff joined together and dug deep in their pockets at their ‘Summer Ball’, held at Woolverstone Hall, Ipswich, Suffolk, to raise over £11,500 for their three chosen local charities for 2018/19 – Ipswich Winter Night Shelter, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Apostleship of the Sea. Each of the three local charities will receive nearly £4,000 from this one event alone.

Fred. Olsen offers free onboard spending credit on its two 'Mystery Cruise Adventures’ in 2018

Fred. Olsen offers free onboard spending credit on its two 'Mystery Cruise Adventures’ in 2018

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 17:00 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests up to £200 per person free onboard spending credit on its two 2018 'Mystery Cruise Adventures', on all new bookings made by 2nd July 2018 inclusive.

Countdown starts to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ historic ‘Captains in Cádiz’ fleet get-together

Countdown starts to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ historic ‘Captains in Cádiz’ fleet get-together

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2018 12:12 BST

​With just under three months to go, excitement is mounting as Fred. Olsen puts the final preparations in place for its long-awaited 'Captains in Cádiz' fleet get-together, being hosted Cádiz, Spain, on Monday 10th September 2018. This is the second time that all four of Fred. Olsen's ocean cruise ships will have come together at the same time, anywhere in the world!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines receives Feefo’s ‘Gold Trusted Service Award’, for the fifth year running!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines receives Feefo’s ‘Gold Trusted Service Award’, for the fifth year running!

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 18:02 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been awarded the coveted ‘Gold Trusted Service Award’ by independent review site Feefo, for the fifth year running! To date, Fred. Olsen has received over 27,258 customer reviews, with a service rating of 4.5 stars.

Fred. Olsen announces its three new staff charities for 2018/19

Fred. Olsen announces its three new staff charities for 2018/19

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2018 12:58 BST

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen has announced its three new staff charities to support during 2018/19: Ipswich Winter Night Shelter, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Apostleship of the Sea. Nominated and selected by staff, based on their top three choices of local worthy causes to support, these three charities will be the focus of Fred. Olsen’s fundraising from May 2018 until the end of April 2019.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines recognises 'World Environment Day' with commitment to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines recognises 'World Environment Day' with commitment to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2018 09:32 BST

As part of its focus upon waste minimisation and recycling across its fleet, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce on ‘World Environment Day’ that it has introduced a ban on the use of plastic straws on its four ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch'. Plastic cutlery is also being removed throughout the Fred. Olsen fleet.

Fred. Olsen offers tempting incentives on 2019 'Brabant' European river cruises

Fred. Olsen offers tempting incentives on 2019 'Brabant' European river cruises

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2018 19:27 BST

​Fred. Olsen is building upon the success of its river cruise ship Brabant’s first season with an expanded programme of 33 departures in 2019, from April to November, with durations between five and 25 nights. To encourage guests to try a 'Brabant' river cruise, Fred. Olsen has launched two tempting incentives, on all new bookings made up to 2nd July 2018 inclusive.

VIPs visit Fred. Olsen’s 'Balmoral' in Edinburgh to celebrate inaugural cruise season

VIPs visit Fred. Olsen’s 'Balmoral' in Edinburgh to celebrate inaugural cruise season

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2018 15:59 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has welcomed a delegation of VIPs on a visit to its 1,350-guest 'Balmoral' at the Port of Rosyth, to celebrate the start of its flagship’s inaugural turnaround season from Edinburgh on 16th May 2018.

Fred. Olsen launches inaugural 'Balmoral' cruise season from Edinburgh

Fred. Olsen launches inaugural 'Balmoral' cruise season from Edinburgh

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2018 09:16 BST

Fred. Olsen's flagship, 'Balmoral', will be commencing her inaugural cruise season from Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 16th May 2018, on a 10-night ‘Swedish Waterways & Cities’ sailing. 'Balmoral' will be offering a record nine sailings from Edinburgh (Rosyth) during the 2018/19 cruise season, between May and July 2018, an increase on the eight departures on board Black Watch from the Port in 2017.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts two-day ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts two-day ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2018 13:52 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has hosted its first dedicated travel trade conference in over a decade, at The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. The highly-successful ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference attracted over 150 delegates, from a wide range of travel agents and tour operators across the UK, as well as a number of non-UK resellers.

Fred. Olsen to commence 2018/19 cruise seasons from Newcastle and Liverpool

Fred. Olsen to commence 2018/19 cruise seasons from Newcastle and Liverpool

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2018 15:27 BST

​Fred. Olsen will be commencing its 2018/19 cruise seasons from the ports of Newcastle and Liverpool on Thursday 26th April 2018. 1,350-guest flagship 'Balmoral' will be setting sail from Newcastle on a seven-night ‘German Cities & the Kiel Canal’ cruise, and 804-guest 'Black Watch' will be departing from Liverpool on an eight-night ‘Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers’ itinerary around Norway.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests raise nearly £25,000 to support Caribbean hurricane relief effort

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests raise nearly £25,000 to support Caribbean hurricane relief effort

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 14:34 BST

Generous Fred. Olsen guests have raised nearly £25,000 to help the Caribbean relief effort, following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Across the fleet, guests have raised £12,100 since November 2017, which has been donated to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s ‘Hurricane Relief Fund’, together with a separate sum of over £11,000 to support Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands.

Make attractive savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Summer Sale 2018’

Make attractive savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Summer Sale 2018’

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2018 19:41 BST

​Fred. Olsen is offering guests attractive savings on over 40 ocean and river sailings from June to September 2018, in its new ‘Summer Sale 2018’, on all new bookings made from 11th April to 2nd July 2018 inclusive. Guests can save up £400 per person on ocean cruises, and up to £300 per person on 'Brabant' river cruises. Special solo cruising offers are also available on selected sailings.

'Fred. Olsen’s 'Brabant' commences inaugural ‘European River Cruising’ programme'

'Fred. Olsen’s 'Brabant' commences inaugural ‘European River Cruising’ programme'

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2018 19:54 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 156-guest river ship, Brabant, has today [Thursday 5th April 2018] commenced its inaugural cruise season from Amsterdam, on a five-night ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ itinerary, calling at Amsterdam, Hoorn, Kampen, Deventer, Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and ending in Dűsseldorf, Germany.

‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney at New Year’ – a Fred. Olsen first!

‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney at New Year’ – a Fred. Olsen first!

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2018 21:44 BST

Fred. Olsen is giving guests the chance to see Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, peek above the jungle canopy in Costa Rica and marvel at Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat on its 107-night ‘World Cruise’ in November 2018, aboard smaller, more intimate 'Black Watch'.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2018 18:07 BST

Fred. Olsen is once again proud to pass on a donation of £10,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (‘RNLI’) and East Anglian Air Ambulance (‘EAAA’). The donation of £5,000 each - made on behalf of the Fred. Olsen Social Engagement Group - is to benefit the safety of passengers and staff of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.