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Guests can vote to ‘steer the ship’ on a Fred. Olsen Baltic cruise in Spring 2018

Guests can vote to ‘steer the ship’ on a Fred. Olsen Baltic cruise in Spring 2018

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.

Sail 'To the Top of the World’ and make the most of your destination with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Sail 'To the Top of the World’ and make the most of your destination with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 11:54 GMT

With destination experience topping the over-50s 'wish list' when it comes to choosing a holiday, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released four fascinating sailings to 'The Top of the World' in 2018/19, which take in remote parts of Northern Europe.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Ben Williams appointed as new Head of Marketing

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Ben Williams appointed as new Head of Marketing

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 10:26 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Williams as its new Head of Marketing, with effect from 1st March 2018.

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines pays Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI a special visit!

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines pays Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI a special visit!

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2018 12:44 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosted a special crew night for the Kyle of Lochalsh volunteers on Monday 15th January 2018 and joined together to watch the joint promotional video that the RNLI and Fred. Olsen recently produced to celebrate the 50-year partnership, with Fred. Olsen supplying refreshments for the evening.

Take a European river cruise with Fred. Olsen – and enjoy your choice of free benefits!

Take a European river cruise with Fred. Olsen – and enjoy your choice of free benefits!

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2018 11:52 GMT

To hail the start of its first ever European river cruise season, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched one of its most exciting sale offers to date.

Kick-start the New Year with free drinks or free tours on a Fred. Olsen 'Brabant' river cruise!

Kick-start the New Year with free drinks or free tours on a Fred. Olsen 'Brabant' river cruise!

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2018 18:22 GMT

Fred. Olsen has hailed the start of 2018 by adding a number of exciting European river itineraries to its biggest sale of the year, aboard its new river cruise ship, 'Brabant'. With Fred. Olsen’s bumper ‘Cruise Sale’, holidaymakers booking on the 27 featured river cruises by 1st March 2018 inclusive can opt for a FREE Dining Drinks Upgrade or FREE shore tour credit of up to £100 per person.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines aids Caribbean hurricane relief effort with donation of new crew uniforms worth over £30,000

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines aids Caribbean hurricane relief effort with donation of new crew uniforms worth over £30,000

Press Releases   •   Dec 28, 2017 13:22 GMT

​Fred. Olsen has assisted the Caribbean’s hurricane relief effort by donating brand new crew uniforms worth £33,000 to two of the worst-hit islands – Barbuda and Dominica. Fred. Olsen donated 1,465 new uniform items, along with 2,263 items of used uniforms. Much of the Caribbean was severely affected by Category 5 Hurricane Irma in September 2017, followed by the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Fred. Olsen is voted ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ by Cruise Critic experts!

Fred. Olsen is voted ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ by Cruise Critic experts!

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 17:48 GMT

Fred. Olsen is proud to be named ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in the Cruise Critic ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’. This important accolade adds to Fred. Olsen recent haul of awards, as it was also voted ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic – for a record third year running – and ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ by Silver Travel Advisor, the over-50s travel specialists, for the second year in a row.

Cruise Critic experts vote Fred. Olsen ‘Best for Itineraries’, for a record third year running!

Cruise Critic experts vote Fred. Olsen ‘Best for Itineraries’, for a record third year running!

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 10:17 GMT

Experts at world-leading independent cruise review website, Cruise Critic, have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Best for Itineraries’ in its prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’, for a record third consecutive year. The cruise line was also awarded its inaugural ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ accolade.

Free drinks or free tours in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

Free drinks or free tours in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2017 18:15 GMT

​Fred. Olsen’s biggest sale of the year has arrived, featuring over 100 sailings in 2018/19. Guests can explore the world on Fred. Olsen's four ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' – as well as on its new river ship – 'Brabant' – and take advantage of FREE benefits, either complimentary drinks or tours, on bookings before 1st March 2018.

Fred. Olsen staff charity 'Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake' hailed a huge success!

Fred. Olsen staff charity 'Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake' hailed a huge success!

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2017 16:30 GMT

A Fred. Olsen staff charity ‘Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake’ in Ipswich on Friday [December 1st] raised £350 for three local causes!

Enjoy ‘Seasonal Sailings’ with Fred. Olsen this Christmas and New Year!

Enjoy ‘Seasonal Sailings’ with Fred. Olsen this Christmas and New Year!

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2017 18:02 GMT

​For guests seeking sunshine or a European city break this Winter, Fred. Olsen has a selection of enchanting ‘Seasonal Sailings’ available over the Christmas period. These festive cruises offer guests the chance to escape the stresses of Christmas at home and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of smaller-ship sailing aboard one of three Fred. Olsen ships – 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch'.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship 'Balmoral' makes maiden call to Trinidad

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship 'Balmoral' makes maiden call to Trinidad

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2017 16:49 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest flagship, 'Balmoral', made her maiden call at the Port of Spain, Trinidad on 15th November 2017, as part of a 32-night ‘Caribbean Discovery’ cruise. The Minister of Tourism for Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Shamfa Ashaki Cudjoe, took time to visit 'Balmoral' and conducted the ceremonial Plaque exchange with the Ship’s Master, Captain Lars Kjeldsen.

Jet, set, go…Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates inaugural Manchester to Mauritius flight, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines

Jet, set, go…Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates inaugural Manchester to Mauritius flight, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 13:36 GMT

Fred. Olsen guests enjoyed a colourful start to their ‘Indian Ocean’ fly-cruise holiday at Manchester Airport, on 15th November 2017, when they celebrated the cruise line’s first-ever flight from Manchester to Mauritius, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines.

Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships to undergo multi-million pound refits

Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships to undergo multi-million pound refits

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 13:42 GMT

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new great-value solo offer on river cruise ship 'Brabant' in 2018

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new great-value solo offer on river cruise ship 'Brabant' in 2018

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 17:53 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a great-value solo offer on board its 156-guest river cruise ship, Brabant, for 2018. Fred. Olsen solo guests can enjoy a twin room all to themselves with a reduced sole-occupancy supplement of just 25%. To take advantage of this fantastic solo deal, book a twin room on one of Fred. Olsen’s six selected European river cruises by 30th November 2017 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings you ‘closer’ to your destination!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings you ‘closer’ to your destination!

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2017 17:13 GMT

Here is a fantastic selfie of guests and crew on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 929-guest ship Braemar, going through the bridge into Seville, Spain.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals Top 20 ‘hand-picked highlights’ for 2018/19

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals Top 20 ‘hand-picked highlights’ for 2018/19

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 18:17 BST

Norway’s breathtaking fjords, majestic Iceland and the sun-soaked islands of the Indian Ocean are among Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ most popular sailings for 2018/19, unveiled in its new ‘Top 20 Cruises’ brochure.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates record sales success!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates record sales success!

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2017 15:09 BST

Record demand for cruises in October, combined with last week’s bumper sales – 70% higher than the same week last year – has seen Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines smash its annual target for 2017, with ten weeks still to go!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines voted ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ at the ‘Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2017’, for a record seventh time!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines voted ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ at the ‘Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2017’, for a record seventh time!

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2017 12:29 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ by readers of leading travel title, Group Leisure & Travel magazine, for a record seventh time! This prestigious award recognises the very best groups cruise experience, from the initial booking process to onboard facilities, and the quality of excursions on offer.