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Fred. Olsen offers tempting incentives on 2019 'Brabant' European river cruises

Fred. Olsen offers tempting incentives on 2019 'Brabant' European river cruises

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.

VIPs visit Fred. Olsen’s 'Balmoral' in Edinburgh to celebrate inaugural cruise season

VIPs visit Fred. Olsen’s 'Balmoral' in Edinburgh to celebrate inaugural cruise season

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.

Fred. Olsen launches inaugural 'Balmoral' cruise season from Edinburgh

Fred. Olsen launches inaugural 'Balmoral' cruise season from Edinburgh

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.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts two-day ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts two-day ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference

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.

Fred. Olsen to commence 2018/19 cruise seasons from Newcastle and Liverpool

Fred. Olsen to commence 2018/19 cruise seasons from Newcastle and Liverpool

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.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests raise nearly £25,000 to support Caribbean hurricane relief effort

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests raise nearly £25,000 to support Caribbean hurricane relief effort

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.

Make attractive savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Summer Sale 2018’

Make attractive savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Summer Sale 2018’

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.

'Fred. Olsen’s 'Brabant' commences inaugural ‘European River Cruising’ programme'

'Fred. Olsen’s 'Brabant' commences inaugural ‘European River Cruising’ programme'

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.

‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney at New Year’ – a Fred. Olsen first!

‘Around the World 2018/19 with Sydney at New Year’ – a Fred. Olsen first!

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

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.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to undergo extensive refit

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to undergo extensive refit

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.

​​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines takes you ‘closer’ in 2019/20, reaching 219 destinations in 75 countries

​​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines takes you ‘closer’ in 2019/20, reaching 219 destinations in 75 countries

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.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is named ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in ‘The Wave Awards 2018’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is named ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in ‘The Wave Awards 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.

Become part of Fred. Olsen history and celebrate the ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ in Spring 2020!

Become part of Fred. Olsen history and celebrate the ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ in Spring 2020!

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

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.

Fred. Olsen wins 'Best for Entertainment' in Cruise Critic's '2018 UK Cruisers' Choice Awards'

Fred. Olsen wins 'Best for Entertainment' in Cruise Critic's '2018 UK Cruisers' Choice Awards'

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'.

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.