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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines works towards a more sustainable future at its Ipswich Head Office

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines works towards a more sustainable future at its Ipswich Head Office

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2015 11:01 BST

​Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, based on Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Ipswich, Suffolk, has installed new state-of-the-art photovoltaic solar panels on the south-facing roof of its Head Office, Fred. Olsen House, to assist in powering the building and helping the company move towards a more sustainable future.

Set sail from Falmouth with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for the first time ever in Spring 2016

Set sail from Falmouth with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for the first time ever in Spring 2016

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2015 18:27 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest cruise ship, Boudicca, will be operating her first cruise season from the Port of Falmouth in Spring 2016. Fred. Olsen will be offering guests in the South West of the UK a choice of two sailings: a 12-night ‘Canaries & Portugal’ cruise – for adults only; and a 10-night ‘Around the UK’ sailing.

Experience the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours Race with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in June 2015

Experience the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours Race with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in June 2015

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2015 17:51 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, in conjunction with ticket provider Travel Destinations Ltd., is offering guests the chance to experience the exciting Le Mans 24 Hours Race from the French port of Le Havre, on board Braemar’s four-night M1517 ‘Cruising to Le Mans & Historic Rouen’ cruise, which departs from Dover on 12th June 2015. Considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to exhibit at the Suffolk Show, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015 – visit us on Stand 416!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to exhibit at the Suffolk Show, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015 – visit us on Stand 416!

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2015 13:57 BST

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be exhibiting at this year’s Suffolk Show at Trinity Park, Ipswich, on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015, on Stand 416, Tenth Avenue, to showcase its fabulous range of worldwide cruise holidays.

Take a ‘Voyage to the American Deep South’ with  Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Autumn 2015

Take a ‘Voyage to the American Deep South’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Autumn 2015

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2015 17:16 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to visit New York, Boston, Nova Scotia, Jacksonville, Miami, Savannah and the Bahamas, all in one fantastic cruise holiday, in Autumn 2015. Balmoral’s 35-night L1517 ‘Voyage to the American Deep South’ departs from Southampton on 14th September 2015, and includes three overnight stays – in New York, Miami and Charleston – to give guests...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines increases its commitment to Newcastle with Balmoral’s first-ever cruise season in 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines increases its commitment to Newcastle with Balmoral’s first-ever cruise season in 2016

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2015 15:57 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has made the strategic decision to base Balmoral - its 1,350-guest flagship - in Newcastle for the first time ever, from May to August 2016.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to commence cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to commence cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2015

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2015 12:04 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest ship Boudicca is due to commence her cruise season from Rosyth on 1st June 2015, with a seven-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ sailing. In all, Fred. Olsen is offering six cruises from Rosyth aboard Boudicca in 2015 – an increase of two turnaround calls since 2014. In addition, Fred. Olsen will be setting sail on seven unique cruises from Rosyth in 2016, including...

Set sail from Southampton on a relaxing Braemar ‘River Cruise’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016

Set sail from Southampton on a relaxing Braemar ‘River Cruise’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2015 11:49 BST

From May to Nov 2016 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 929-guest ship Braemar will – for the first time ever – be based in Southampton for a six-month cruise season. Due to Braemar’s shorter and shallower draft, Fred. Olsen is able to offer a series of ‘River Cruises’ in 2016 to destinations including Seville in Spain and Rouen in France, where the ship can cruise right into the heart of destinations.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines showcases ‘The Best Fjords of Norway’ in 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines showcases ‘The Best Fjords of Norway’ in 2016

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2015 10:27 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure, entitled ‘The Best Fjords of Norway’, which showcases 20 outstanding Norwegian sailings on offer in its 2016/17 cruise programme.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Top Five’ best sellers for 2015/16

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Top Five’ best sellers for 2015/16

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2015 17:21 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released its latest ‘Top Five’ best-selling cruises for the 2015/16 cruise season so far, representing exceptional value and a great destination experience.

Great savings on offer in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new regional ‘Summer Cruises’ campaign

Great savings on offer in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new regional ‘Summer Cruises’ campaign

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2015 14:31 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new regional multi-media advertising campaign to promote selected Summer 2015 sailings, focussing on the important catchment areas of Avonmouth (Bristol), Dover, Greenock (Glasgow), Rosyth (Edinburgh), Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton, which are all home to Fred.

TV blockbuster ‘Fortitude’ ‘drives sales North’ at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, as Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland are top-sellers for 2016

TV blockbuster ‘Fortitude’ ‘drives sales North’ at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, as Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland are top-sellers for 2016

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2015 10:01 BST

Sky Atlantic’s highly-acclaimed psychological thriller, ‘Fortitude’ – set in Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, the fictional Arctic settlement of Fortitude – has been helping to ‘drive sales North’ at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, as Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland are amongst the top-selling itineraries for 2016.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to commence cruise season from Dover in Spring 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to commence cruise season from Dover in Spring 2015

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2015 16:29 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest ship Boudicca is due to commence her cruise season from Dover on 7th April 2015, with a seven-night ‘France & Spain’ sailing. In all, Fred. Olsen is offering five cruises from Dover on board Boudicca in 2015/16, plus a further 16 departures on board 929-guest Braemar.

Now is the time to explore and discover ‘The World’s Top 50 Experiences’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Now is the time to explore and discover ‘The World’s Top 50 Experiences’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2015 16:44 BST

From April 2015, approximately 18 million people in the UK, aged over 55, will be given access to up to 25% of their pension – tax-free – for the first time; and every year, a further 320,000 people will become eligible. It is estimated that £6 billion will be spent within the first three months after April, with the number one discretionary spend predicted to be on holidays.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch to commence inaugural cruise season from Liverpool in Spring 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch to commence inaugural cruise season from Liverpool in Spring 2015

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2015 09:57 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest ship Black Watch is due to commence her first-ever cruise programme from Liverpool’s Pier Head Cruise Terminal on 31st March 2015, with a 13-night ‘Canary Islands Easter’ cruise – for what will be the company’s third season from the popular North Western port. In all, Fred. Olsen is offering 15 cruises from Liverpool in 2015/16, which is an increase on the 11...

Take in the scents and colours of the annual ‘Funchal Flower Festival’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Take in the scents and colours of the annual ‘Funchal Flower Festival’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2015 14:32 GMT

​Gardening has long been one of the top-rated hobbies for people in the UK, and many Britons choose to spend their leisure time tending to their pots, plants and lawns. In keeping with these green-fingered tendencies, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to visit Funchal, Madeira during its spectacular annual ‘Flower Festival’, running from 16th to 22nd April 2015, on board...

Staying fit and healthy on your cruise

Staying fit and healthy on your cruise

Blog posts   •   Mar 19, 2015 09:07 GMT

Cruising is all about exploration, relaxation and having a good time. However, many people are keen to make sure that they stay reasonably active during their voyage; after all, all of that time on deckchairs and eating great food might leave a few guests feeling a little guilty! If you’re one of those people, there’s plenty you can do!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests eagerly await the total solar eclipse on board Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests eagerly await the total solar eclipse on board Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2015 17:59 GMT

Guests on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ three ships Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar are eagerly awaiting the awe-inspiring total solar eclipse on Friday 20th March 2015. The ships are all heading for the exact co-ordinates off the coast of the Faroe Islands – 64.26.3N, 6.39.0W – that will give guests the very best chance of witnessing this spectacular natural phenomenon.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates record-breaking launch of its news 2016/17 itineraries

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates record-breaking launch of its news 2016/17 itineraries

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2015 18:20 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating breaking its record for the highest-selling day ever, taking an amazing £2.1 million in revenue on Friday 6th March 2015, following the launch of its new 2016/17 cruise programme, which went on sale on 5th March 2015.

Sail scenic seaways, discover the world and get ‘closer to the destination’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016/17, to a record 253 ports in 84 countries

Sail scenic seaways, discover the world and get ‘closer to the destination’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016/17, to a record 253 ports in 84 countries

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2015 17:42 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2016/17, its fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be visiting no fewer than 253 destinations in 84 countries around the globe – more than ever before! The new 2016/17 itineraries will be unveiled to existing guests today [5th March 2015], and will go on general sale from 10th March 2015.