Fred. Olsen guests, staff and crew raise £5,000 to support relief efforts in Australia and Kangaroo Island following devastating bushfires
Press releases • Jan 10, 2020 15:23 GMT
Guests, staff and crew aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ classic ship Boudicca and at its Head Office, Fred. Olsen House in Ipswich, have raised £5,000 to help fund relief efforts in Kangaroo Island following on from devastating bush fires across much of the country.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Elmer's Travel Trunk' sets sail on South American adventure, following donation of £15,000 to St Elizabeth Hospice
Press releases • Jan 07, 2020 10:06 GMT
Crew, staff and guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship Balmoral have been joined by a very special guest for its inaugural 2020 sailing, as 'Elmer's Travel Trunk' sets sail on his first adventure with the Suffolk-based firm, to raise awareness of St Elizabeth Hospice.
Press releases • Jan 03, 2020 16:06 GMT
New for 2020, as part of its immersive onboard enrichment programme, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is giving guests the chance to create their own bespoke gin during their cruise holidays, with guidance from expert gin-makers, Nigel and Debbie Wright.
Press releases • Dec 27, 2019 13:30 GMT
If you are tempted by the thought of a last-minute Winter getaway, there is still limited availability on a number of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' sailings over the next couple of months. From a five-night European city break – with fares from as little as £629 per person – to island-hopping Caribbean adventures, there is bound to be an itinerary to capture the imagination.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines partners with marine conservation charity ORCA on an exceptional voyage to the Azores and Iceland in Spring 2022
Press releases • Dec 18, 2019 08:46 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests an exceptional 17-night ‘Natural Wonders of Azores & Iceland’ voyage on board 'Black Watch' from Liverpool in April 2022 – working with leading whale and dolphin charity, ORCA – with chances to marvel at amazing wildlife linking the contrasting islands of the sub-tropical Azores and sub-Arctic Iceland,
Press releases • Dec 06, 2019 09:05 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’ on over 120 cruises from April to December 2020 – on all new bookings made up to 4th February 2020 inclusive – with prices as low as £599 per person.
Record fifth consecutive ‘Best for Itineraries’ win for Fred. Olsen in Cruise Critic’s ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2019’
Press releases • Dec 04, 2019 13:03 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 2019’, for a record fifth year in a row, and for the sixth time overall.
‘Voyage to the top of the world’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Summer 2021, taking in the natural wonders of Norway, Iceland and Greenland
Press releases • Nov 27, 2019 19:00 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 28-night Arctic exploration in August 2021, taking in the natural wonders of Greenland, Iceland and northern Norway on board 880-guest 'Boudicca', will give guests the chance to divert away from the ‘beaten tourist track’ and catch the last of the breath-taking ‘Midnight Sun’, with early glimmers of the ‘Northern Lights’ in Iceland.
Press releases • Nov 25, 2019 16:40 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating Public Relations Executive Ellis Barker being crowned ‘Cruise Line Rising Star’ – as well as being ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Cruise Line PR & Marketing Star’ category – by leading trade title, ‘Cruise Trade News’, at its prestigious ‘Cruise Stars 2019’ Awards, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Friday 22nd November 2019.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils third Corinth Canal sailing in first glimpse of 2021/22 ocean programme
Press releases • Nov 18, 2019 11:59 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed that its 929-guest ship, Braemar, will be returning to the Corinth Canal in September 2022 for a third time, offering even more guests the opportunity to experience this record-breaking sailing.
Press releases • Nov 14, 2019 17:15 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ three ocean ships - 'Braemar', 'Balmoral' and 'Black Watch' - will be undergoing a multi-million-Pound refit this Winter at Blohm+Voss in Hamburg, Germany, as part of an extensive enhancement programme, in preparation for the start of the 2020/21 cruise season.
Brave D-Day veterans commended with a 'Judges’ Special Award' at 'Stars of Suffolk 2019', in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Press releases • Nov 14, 2019 10:11 GMT
Four D-Day veterans who joined Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on Boudicca's historic ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance’ in June this year had their courage and sacrifice during the Second World War commended at the glittering 'Stars of Suffolk Awards 2019', held at Greshams Ipswich on 7th November 2019.
Fred. Olsen staff, guests and crew raise £1,400 for the RNLI’s ‘Fish Supper’ campaign, both on land and at sea
Press releases • Nov 05, 2019 14:35 GMT
It was a fishy affair at Fred. Olsen House last week as guests and crew aboard its ships, and the teams at its Suffolk-based headquarters, united in support of the RNLI’s annual ‘Fish Supper’ campaign, raising over £1,400.
Fred. Olsen celebrates successful second 'Brabant' river cruise season with great-value ‘Tours, Dining Drinks & Tips’ offer in 2020
Press releases • Oct 31, 2019 14:22 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has successfully completed its second river cruise season on 156-guest 'Brabant', carrying more new guests than ever before. Building on its successful inaugural season in 2018, 'Brabant' returned to the Danube, Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers in April 2019, offering guests Fred. Olsen's friendly, tailored approach to exploring the spectacular waterways of Europe..
Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen companies celebrate ‘Topping Out’ of new multi-million-Pound extension to Fred. Olsen House headquarters
Press releases • Oct 29, 2019 13:21 GMT
Work to extend Fred. Olsen House in Ipswich, Suffolk, to create one central headquarters for staff at Fred. Olsen Ltd, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Fred. Olsen Travel has been making steady progress, with representatives from all three companies, plus Huntingdon-based Artisan (UK) Developments Limited, celebrating with a ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony yesterday [28th October 2019].
Discover the culture, nature, adventure and cuisine of the ‘real’ Caribbean with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2020
Press releases • Oct 24, 2019 13:52 BST
Holidaymakers looking to experience the very best sights, sounds and flavours of the Caribbean can choose an incredible two-week fly-cruise with Fred. Olsen in January 2020, joining Braemar in the Dominican Republic and setting sail on an epic journey, taking in diverse countries, stunning cities and breathtaking western Caribbean islands and the Americas.
Double victory for Fred. Olsen in the ‘2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards’ – ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’, for a record eighth time, and ‘The Excellence Award’
Press releases • Oct 14, 2019 21:46 BST
Fred. Olsen has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ in the prestigious ‘2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards’, for a record eighth time. Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager – Groups & Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, also won ‘The Excellence Award’, in recognition of her outstanding service to group travel organisers nationwide.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' guests experience record-breaking transit of historic Corinth Canal on largest-ever ship 'Braemar'
Press releases • Oct 09, 2019 15:05 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests experienced a breath-taking transit of the 6.4-kilometre-long Corinth Canal in Greece this morning [Wednesday 9th October 2019], as 24,344-gross-tonnes, 195.82-metre-long, 22.52-metre-wide 'Braemar' broke the existing record to become the largest ship ever to traverse this famous feat of engineering. The Canal is only 24 metres at its narrowest point.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests, staff and crew raise over £20,000 for Ipswich’s St Elizabeth Hospice, as auction closes ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’
Press releases • Oct 04, 2019 15:56 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests, staff and crew have raised more than £20,000 in aid of Ipswich-based St Elizabeth Hospice, as part of ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new six-month sponsorship of Channel 4’s ‘Life in the Sun’ TV series
Press releases • Oct 03, 2019 16:16 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a series of destination-led advertisements to run alongside Channel 4’s popular ‘Life in the Sun’ series of TV programmes, as part of a new six-month sponsorship deal, aimed at those who have never tried a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday before. The first Fred. Olsen-sponsored advertisement aired on Channel 4 on 1st October 2019, ahead of ‘A Place in the Sun’.