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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.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests, staff and crew raise over £20,000 for Ipswich’s St Elizabeth Hospice, as auction closes ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests, staff and crew raise over £20,000 for Ipswich’s St Elizabeth Hospice, as auction closes ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’

Press releases   •   Oct 04, 2019 15:56 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests, staff and crew have raised more than £20,000 in aid of Ipswich-based St Elizabeth Hospice, as part of ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new six-month sponsorship of Channel 4’s ‘Life in the Sun’ TV series

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new six-month sponsorship of Channel 4’s ‘Life in the Sun’ TV series

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2019 16:16 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a series of destination-led advertisements to run alongside Channel 4’s popular ‘Life in the Sun’ series of TV programmes, as part of a new six-month sponsorship deal, aimed at those who have never tried a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday before. The first Fred. Olsen-sponsored advertisement aired on Channel 4 on 1st October 2019, ahead of ‘A Place in the Sun’.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to set sail from Dover on longest-ever voyage!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to set sail from Dover on longest-ever voyage!

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2019 20:54 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest 'Boudicca' will be departing from the Port of Dover, Kent on 3rd October 2019, on the company’s longest-ever sailing – an epic 168-night ‘Grand Voyage’. Boudicca returns to Dover – after nearly six months at sea – on 19th March 2020.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ holidays safe following collapse of Thomas Cook

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ holidays safe following collapse of Thomas Cook

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2019 10:34 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is reassuring customers who have booked through Thomas Cook, Freedom Travel and Future Travel that their Fred. Olsen holiday will go ahead, following the collapse of Thomas Cook overnight.

‘The drinks are on us!’ Enjoy a free all-inclusive upgrade on 75 tempting itineraries for 2020/21 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

‘The drinks are on us!’ Enjoy a free all-inclusive upgrade on 75 tempting itineraries for 2020/21 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2019 11:25 BST

Holidaymakers looking to set sail to the beautiful Baltic, the spectacular Norwegian fjords or the warmer climates of Europe with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines next year can enjoy a FREE all-inclusive upgrade on 75 regional UK departures when booked by 31st October 2019.

It’s a mystery! Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ‘Balmoral’ makes East Anglian maiden call in Great Yarmouth

It’s a mystery! Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ‘Balmoral’ makes East Anglian maiden call in Great Yarmouth

Press releases   •   Sep 17, 2019 18:26 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 1,350-guest flagship 'Balmoral' has today [Tuesday 17th September 2019] made its maiden call at the East Anglian port of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, as part of its 11-night 'Mystery Cruise', which set sail from the Port of Tyne, Newcastle the preceding evening.

Enjoy free door-to-door transfers on a selection of exotic fly-cruises with Fred. Olsen in 2020

Enjoy free door-to-door transfers on a selection of exotic fly-cruises with Fred. Olsen in 2020

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2019 11:35 BST

Sunseekers looking to witness the ‘Big Five’ in South Africa, see flamingos in their natural habitat in the Namib desert, and experience the vibrant culture and history of Havana can start their Fred. Olsen holiday with FREE door-to-door transfers on a selection of itineraries, when booked by 15th October 2019 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen wishes ‘Bon voyage!’ to industry stalwart Mike Rodwell after over 30 years

Fred. Olsen wishes ‘Bon voyage!’ to industry stalwart Mike Rodwell after over 30 years

Press releases   •   Sep 02, 2019 12:15 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Managing Director, Mike Rodwell, retired officially on 31st August 2019, after 15 years in the role and 31 years with the Fred. Olsen companies. Mike’s successor as Managing Director, Peter Deer – previously Commercial Director – took up his new role on 1st September 2019.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings taste of Suffolk to the high seas with introduction of new products local to company headquarters

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings taste of Suffolk to the high seas with introduction of new products local to company headquarters

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2019 16:43 BST

Guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller, friendlier ships are to enjoy a ‘taste of Suffolk’ while on their holidays, as the company introduces a number of products produced locally to its headquarters.

‘Warmer Cruising’ with Fred. Olsen in 2019/20 can save you up to 40%!

‘Warmer Cruising’ with Fred. Olsen in 2019/20 can save you up to 40%!

Press releases   •   Aug 14, 2019 18:23 BST

Fred. Olsen has launched its new ‘Warmer Cruising’ campaign, offering guests special reductions of up to 40% on a selection of over 50 tempting ex-UK and fly-cruise itineraries, between October 2019 and March 2020. These great-value sailings must be booked by 15th October 2019 inclusive.

Peter Deer confirmed as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new Managing Director

Peter Deer confirmed as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new Managing Director

Press releases   •   Aug 12, 2019 09:12 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Peter Deer as its new Managing Director, with effect from 1st September 2019. Peter will take over as Managing Director from Mike Rodwell, who will be retiring from Fred. Olsen on 31st August 2019. Based in Ipswich, Suffolk, Peter will take overall responsibility for overseeing and managing the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ operation.

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

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

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2019 10:07 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to pass on a donation of £10,000 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (‘EAAA’). This significant donation, which follows previous awards of £5,000 each in 2017 and 2018, has been brought about by the generosity of the Fred. Olsen Social Engagement Group, acting on behalf of Bonheur ASA (Bonheur) – the ultimate parent company of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

Save an extra £100 per person with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on almost every ocean and river sailing this August and September

Save an extra £100 per person with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on almost every ocean and river sailing this August and September

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 11:44 BST

Sun-seekers and holidaymakers looking to enjoy a last-minute getaway can save an extra £100 per person on almost every ocean and river sailing with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in August and September. This is on top of any existing offers, and applies to new bookings made by 13th August 2019 inclusive - the promotional code ‘EXTRA100’ must be quoted at the time of booking.

‘Fred. Olsen’s On the Case’! Travel agents to receive FREE case of wine for bookings in ‘Save £100 per person’ campaign, valid on almost every August and September 2019 sailing

‘Fred. Olsen’s On the Case’! Travel agents to receive FREE case of wine for bookings in ‘Save £100 per person’ campaign, valid on almost every August and September 2019 sailing

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 11:42 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering travel agents a FREE case of wine for bookings made onto a new ‘Save £100 per person’ offer, with the launch of its ‘Fred. Olsen’s On the Case’ campaign, for all bookings made by 13th August inclusive.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new app to enhance guest experience

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new app to enhance guest experience

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2019 16:26 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced an interactive new app to assist its guests in making the most of their cruise experience, both whilst on board Fred. Olsen's four ocean ships and during their time ashore. Fred. Olsen has created the new app in response to increasing demand from its guests for more technological solutions to help to inform and enhance their cruise experience.

​Enjoy a FREE tour package worth £200 on any European Brabant sailing in 2020 with Fred. Olsen River Cruises

​Enjoy a FREE tour package worth £200 on any European Brabant sailing in 2020 with Fred. Olsen River Cruises

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2019 16:09 BST

The vibrant cities and charming towns that line some of Europe’s most scenic waterways could be closer than you think, as Fred. Olsen River Cruises offers a FREE tour package on all 2020 itineraries aboard its 156-guest river cruise ship, Brabant, on all bookings made by 13th August 2019 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen-related companies support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution with £10,000 donation

Fred. Olsen-related companies support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution with £10,000 donation

Press releases   •   Jul 11, 2019 13:54 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to pass on a donation of £10,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). This significant donation has been brought about by the generosity of the Fred. Olsen Social Engagement Group, acting on behalf of Bonheur ASA (Bonheur), based in Oslo, Norway, in order to benefit the safety of passengers and staff of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

​Benefit from FREE flights and transfers on a selection of exotic Fred. Olsen fly-cruises

​Benefit from FREE flights and transfers on a selection of exotic Fred. Olsen fly-cruises

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 20:03 BST

​Benefit from FREE flights and transfers on an enticing selection of 2019 exotic fly-cruises with Fred. Olsen, available on all new bookings made by 16th July 2019 inclusive.