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Special offers for solo travellers in 2016/17 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Special offers for solo travellers in 2016/17 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2016 18:02 GMT

To make cruising with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines even more attractive to solo travellers, the cruise line has introduced some great ‘twin-for-sole occupancy’ discounts on a range of cruise itineraries in 2016/17. These special deals mean that a solo guest, occupying a twin cabin, will either pay no single-supplement or receive up to 50% off the supplement cost, depending on the selected cruise

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates its 20th ‘Viking Masters Trip’ in South Africa!

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates its 20th ‘Viking Masters Trip’ in South Africa!

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2016 14:00 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines gave its top agents - the ‘Viking Masters’ - a ‘fam trip’ with a difference from 29th January to 4th February 2016, with visits to Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban, in South Africa.

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to be recognised as a Feefo ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’, for the third year in a row

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to be recognised as a Feefo ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’, for the third year in a row

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2016 13:51 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been awarded the coveted ‘Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation’ by independent review site Feefo, for the third year in a row. To date, Fred. Olsen has received over 14,300 customer reviews, with 95% of these being in the ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ categories‎.

Take a Fred. Olsen ‘Norway Winter’ cruise for the chance to experience the spectacular ‘Northern Lights’

Take a Fred. Olsen ‘Norway Winter’ cruise for the chance to experience the spectacular ‘Northern Lights’

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2016 19:08 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the last chance to see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – the majestic ‘Aurora Borealis’, or ‘Northern Lights’ – at their most spectacular until the next decade, on its adults-only 13-night L1603 ‘Norway Winter’ cruise aboard 'Balmoral', departing from Southampton on 5th March 2016.

Set sail from Belfast with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' this Summer!

Set sail from Belfast with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' this Summer!

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2016 18:20 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘bringing the world closer’ to the people of Northern Ireland and Ireland in Summer 2016, with two exciting itineraries from Belfast aboard 880-guest ship, Boudicca. Guests can choose from a nine-night D1613 ‘Classic Norwegian Fjords’ cruise, departing on 23rd July 2016, or a 12-night D1614A ‘German Canals, Rivers & Cities’ cruise, setting sail on 1st August 2016.

Star of the BBC’s 'The Great British Bake Off' to join Fred. Olsen’s ‘The Great British Cruise’ in Summer 2016

Star of the BBC’s 'The Great British Bake Off' to join Fred. Olsen’s ‘The Great British Cruise’ in Summer 2016

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2016 17:46 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that Nancy Birtwhistle, champion of the 2014 round of the BBC’s popular The Great British Bake Off series, will be joining part of Braemar’s 11-night M1620 ‘The Great British Cruise’, which departs from Southampton on 8th August 2016.

‘Discover the Fjords’ with Fred. Olsen in 2016

‘Discover the Fjords’ with Fred. Olsen in 2016

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2016 15:37 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure, entitled ‘Discover the Fjords with Fred.’, which showcases 18 outstanding Norwegian sailings on offer in its 2016/17 cruise programme.

Join Fred. Olsen’s stylish Balmoral to explore New England in Spring 2016!

Join Fred. Olsen’s stylish Balmoral to explore New England in Spring 2016!

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2016 15:40 GMT

Step on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ stylish flagship, Balmoral, in Spring 2016 and cross the Atlantic in search of bustling cities, beautiful islands and breathtaking rural retreats in Bermuda, the USA and Canada!

Receive up to £200 cashback per person when you book a Fred. Olsen cruise  by 31st January 2016

Receive up to £200 cashback per person when you book a Fred. Olsen cruise by 31st January 2016

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2016 16:31 GMT

Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests ‘Up to £200 Per Person Cashback’ on 20 unique cruises in 2016, when booked by 31st January 2016. Guests can indulge in a spa treatment, purchase gifts in the onboard shops, book a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ shore tour or claim the credit as cash onboard at the end of their cruise!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates record-breaking start to ‘Wave Season’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates record-breaking start to ‘Wave Season’

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2016 17:46 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today [18th January 2016] revealed that it has received a phenomenal boost to its ‘Wave Season’ sales, with the first week of January 2016 being the most successful in the company’s history, in both yield and volume terms. Sales are up +27% on the same time last year, which was also a record-breaker.

Beat the ‘January blues’ and get a great-value cruise in  Fred. Olsen’s ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign

Beat the ‘January blues’ and get a great-value cruise in Fred. Olsen’s ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2016 09:13 GMT

Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is showcasing its exciting ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign with a range of multi-media promotions, including a series of five different advertisements being shown on digital TV channels Sky Arts, Drama, Alibi, Sky News, Pick TV, Challenge, ITV 3, Travel Channel and the Holiday & Cruise Channel, the last of which will appear on 14th February 2016.

Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch to see in the New Year with a magical Cruise Ship Horn Concert in Funchal, Madeira

Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch to see in the New Year with a magical Cruise Ship Horn Concert in Funchal, Madeira

Press Releases   •   Dec 31, 2015 10:02 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest Black Watch will be taking part in a very special Cruise Ship Horn Concert in Funchal, Madeira, tonight (31st December 2015), to see in the New Year! The ship will be visiting the ‘Garden Island’ as part of her 16-night ‘Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks’ cruise, and will also be taking in the city’s spectacular New Year's Eve firework display.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar in dramatic Christmas mid-Atlantic yacht rescue

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar in dramatic Christmas mid-Atlantic yacht rescue

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2015 09:55 GMT

On 27th December 2015, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ‎ship Braemar came to the aid of a sailing yacht marooned in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, with the dramatic rescue of the 14-metre Nicollet and her four Polish passengers and crew, who had been adrift for nearly three days.

Join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca in Bermuda for the America’s Cup in Summer 2017

Join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca in Bermuda for the America’s Cup in Summer 2017

Press Releases   •   Dec 23, 2015 09:29 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to experience the world’s most exhilarating and prestigious yacht race during a 26-night D1713 ‘Azores & the America’s Cup’ cruise in 2017. This ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ holiday has been specially crafted so Fred. Olsen guests can enjoy all the action of the 35th America’s Cup, which will take place in Hamilton, Bermuda on 24th & 25th June 2017.

Follow in the footsteps of the BBC’s Simon Reeve and discover the beauty of the ‘Emerald Isle’ in 2016 on a Fred. Olsen cruise

Follow in the footsteps of the BBC’s Simon Reeve and discover the beauty of the ‘Emerald Isle’ in 2016 on a Fred. Olsen cruise

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2015 17:16 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be visiting Ireland on a record 15 cruise itineraries in 2016, meaning that guests can get the chance to visit some of the stunning destinations featured in the BBC’s recent series, ‘Ireland with Simon Reeve’, which takes in the history, landscapes, landmarks and people of this fascinating island.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines releases two new Caribbean fly-cruises for winter 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines releases two new Caribbean fly-cruises for winter 2016

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2015 16:56 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests two new Caribbean fly-cruises for winter 2016 aboard Braemar. Guests can choose from a 14-night ‘Canary Islands to the Caribbean’ cruise, which departs on 8th December 2016, or a 14-night ‘Caribbean Christmas’ holiday, which departs on 22nd December 2016. Prices start from just £1,549 per person.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints Pisa Brothers Travel as new U.S. Reseller

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints Pisa Brothers Travel as new U.S. Reseller

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2015 09:45 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed a new Reseller for the North American market – Manhattan-based Pisa Brothers Travel – for both trade and consumer sales. This industry leading travel agency has a long-established reputation for tailor-making travel itineraries that its customers cannot find online, nor plan themselves, specialising in world-class customer service and worldwide experiences.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches its new ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign – ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’, ‘Free Tips & Tipples’ and ‘Up to £100pp Cashback’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches its new ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign – ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’, ‘Free Tips & Tipples’ and ‘Up to £100pp Cashback’

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2015 09:33 GMT

Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launched its new ‘Turn of Year’ sales campaign on 2nd December 2015, incorporating three great-value offers to tempt guests: ‘Three Cruises for the Price of Two’, ‘Free Tips & Tipples’ and ‘Up to £100 per Person Cashback’. The new promotion is available until 2nd March 2016.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines waves a fond farewell to Lol Nichols after 43 years in travel!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines waves a fond farewell to Lol Nichols after 43 years in travel!

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2015 15:57 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruises Lines prepares to wave a fond farewell to Lol Nichols, the company's General Sales Manager, after 21 years of loyal service. Lol is leaving in January 2016 to pursue a sunshine retirement in Mallorca, indulge in his love of travel, and enjoy some hard-earned leisure time with his family and friends.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to undergo refurbishment at Bremerhaven’s Lloyd Werft in November 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to undergo refurbishment at Bremerhaven’s Lloyd Werft in November 2015

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2015 16:38 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca will be entering dry dock at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany in November 2015, in preparation for the forthcoming 2016/17 cruise season. The 880-guest ship will undergo engineering works, general refurbishment including interior & exterior painting and have 28 Lido Deck 7 cabins fitted with terrace balconies.