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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Press releases • Mar 15, 2018 17:44 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest 'Boudicca' is due to undergo an extensive refit from 17th March 2018, at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then return to the UK for a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’, departing from Dover on 29th March 2018.
Press releases • Mar 08, 2018 21:07 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2019/20, its fleet of four smaller, more intimately-sized ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' – will be visiting no fewer than 219 destinations in 75 countries around the globe, covering 79 areas of scenic cruising. Fred. Olsen’s new 2019/20 itineraries will go on general sale from Monday 12th March 2018.
Press releases • Mar 06, 2018 14:39 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has scooped the title of ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ at the prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2018’, held at The De Vere Connaught Rooms, London on the evening of 1st March 2018 – the first time that the Awards have acknowledged this important cruise category.
Press releases • Feb 21, 2018 17:04 GMT
Following on from the success of its ‘Four Ships in Bergen’ event in 2015, and with it exciting ‘Captains in Cádiz’ celebration in September 2018, Fred. Olsen is pleased to announce its third fleet get-together, this time in Funchal, Madeira on Saturday 4th April 2020. 'Four Fred.s in Funchal' will be packed full of lively festivities, on four specially-themed itineraries.
Fred. Olsen guests donate over £8,000 to the British Virgin Islands Red Cross to aid hurricane recovery in Tortola
Press releases • Feb 15, 2018 13:05 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was pleased to donate over £8,000 from generous guests to the British Virgin Islands ('BVI') Red Cross in Tortola, to aid the island’s hurricane recovery efforts.
Press releases • Feb 13, 2018 12:21 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win two coveted 'Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment' accolades in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘2018 UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards’, chosen entirely by cruise guests, in the ‘Mid-Size’ category with its flagship, 'Balmoral', and in the 'Small Ship' category with 'Boudicca'.
Press releases • Feb 08, 2018 19:45 GMT
Guests on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Braemar' this Spring will get the chance to ‘steer the ship’, on an innovative 14-night ‘You Choose Your Cruise’ sailing of the Baltic, departing from Southampton on 29th May 2018, for adults only.