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Cancellation of Black Watch's nine-night W1609 'Norwegian Fjords' cruise, sailing from Tilbury on Friday 8th July 2016

News   •   Jul 05, 2016 17:28 BST

Due to technical reasons on board 'Black Watch', Fred. Olsen regrets the cancellation of the next cruise, which is a nine-night W1609 'Norwegian Fjords' cruise, sailing from Tilbury on Friday 8th July 2016.

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'Black Watch' Update

News   •   Jul 05, 2016 17:00 BST

'Black Watch' guests were flown from Funchal, Madeira back to the UK, into London Stansted and London Gatwick airports, on three private charter aircraft yesterday [Monday 4th July 2016], and have returned to their homes. Fred. Olsen will be starting to call guests from tomorrow [Wednesday 6th July 2016] to ensure that they arrived safely and whether they require any further assistance.

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'Black Watch' Update

News   •   Jul 04, 2016 12:57 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that 'Black Watch' guests being flown back to the UK from Funchal, Madeira on the three private charter aircraft will be arriving into London later today [Monday 4th July 2016]: 1) Flight ZT901 - ETA 17.30hrs at London Stansted 2) Flight ZT902 - ETA 18.15hrs at London Stansted 3) Flight TOM8109 - ETA 20.40hrs at London Gatwick (North Terminal)

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'Black Watch' Update

News   •   Jul 03, 2016 20:37 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has organised three private charter flights back to London Stansted and London Gatwick airports for guests on board 'Black Watch', which will depart on Monday 4th July 2016.

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Black Watch Update

News   •   Jul 03, 2016 12:12 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that 'Black Watch' arrived in Funchal at ca. 4.30pm yesterday afternoon.

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Fred. Olsen Update

News   •   Jul 02, 2016 15:25 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Black Watch is due to arrive in Funchal, Madeira today [Saturday 2nd July 2016], as scheduled, at 17.00 hours, two hours earlier than previously advised. There has been some cabling damage on board, which is affecting lighting and communications, but all other services are working as normal.

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Fred. Olsen Update

News   •   Jul 01, 2016 20:21 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that there was a fire on board its cruise ship, Black Watch, on Friday 1st July 2016, in the Auxiliary Engine Room, which was extinguished by the crew. There have been no injuries to guests or crew. The Captain is keeping guests fully informed at all times. Two main engines are now fully operational, and the ship is en-route to Funchal, Madeira.

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Fred. Olsen Update

News   •   Jul 01, 2016 15:25 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that there was a fire on board its cruise ship, Black Watch, this morning [Friday 1st July 2016), in the Auxiliary Engine Room, which was extinguished by the crew. There have been no injuries to guests or crew. The Captain is keeping guests fully informed at all times.

Discover the ‘Wonders of the World’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2018

Discover the ‘Wonders of the World’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2018

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 17:35 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a specialist new brochure, dedicated to Black Watch’s epic 108-night ‘Wonders of the World’ cruise!

Fred. Olsen is voted ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ in the ‘2016 Silver Travel Awards’

Fred. Olsen is voted ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ in the ‘2016 Silver Travel Awards’

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2016 14:49 BST

Fred. Olsen was proud to be named ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ in the prestigious ‘2016 Silver Travel Awards’ in London on 22nd June 2016.

‘The World At Your Doorstep’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ free door-to-door transfers in 2017/18

‘The World At Your Doorstep’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ free door-to-door transfers in 2017/18

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2016 10:38 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released a new brochure, entitled ‘The World At Your Doorstep’, which highlights 24 sailings in 2017/18 that are available to book with free door-to-door transfers, for up to 90 or 250 mainland miles, from 22nd June to 31st July 2016. The brochure also includes 11 'adult-only' cruises.

Sail along German rivers and waterways from Belfast with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer

Sail along German rivers and waterways from Belfast with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2016 18:03 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests in Northern Ireland and Ireland the chance to take a 12-night ‘German Canals, Rivers & Cities’ cruise from Belfast on 'Boudicca' for the first-time ever, setting sail on 1st August 2016, fromjust £67 per person, per night!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomes agents on board Boudicca for a training day in Liverpool

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomes agents on board Boudicca for a training day in Liverpool

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2016 11:04 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomed local travel agents on board Boudicca for a training day in Liverpool on 6th June 2016.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday with two great-value ‘Best of British’ deals this Summer

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday with two great-value ‘Best of British’ deals this Summer

Press Releases   •   Jun 09, 2016 09:47 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is helping guests to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s official 90th birthday this coming weekend with two great-value ‘Best of British’ deals, to be booked from 10th to 13th June 2016 inclusive. As a special commemorative offer, Fred. Olsen will also be giving guests £90 per room free onboard spending credit on bookings made on both of these cruises.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2016 Group Travel Awards’, for a record sixth consecutive year!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2016 Group Travel Awards’, for a record sixth consecutive year!

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2016 16:44 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ by readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine, in its prestigious ‘2016 Group Travel Awards’. This is the sixth consecutive year that Fred. Olsen has won this coveted award, which is a record for Group Travel Organiser!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announces further new Sales team appointments

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announces further new Sales team appointments

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2016 17:10 BST

Following a restructure of its major Account Management team at the end of 2015, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has now expanded its internal support team, to enable it to deliver more comprehensive and focussed support to its travel trade partners.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals new ‘South Africa Fly-Cruise’ adventure in January 2018

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reveals new ‘South Africa Fly-Cruise’ adventure in January 2018

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2016 09:00 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has revealed more exciting ‘breaking news’, with the launch of its inaugural ‘South Africa Fly-Cruise’ on board 'Boudicca' in early 2018, which existing guests can book from 19th May 2016, and which will go on general sale from 24th May 2016. This 14-night itinerary will depart from London / Manchester airports on 10th January 2018, flying into Cape Town.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates the winners of the first-ever ​​​‘Walking Football Cup’ final at ‘Wembley’!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates the winners of the first-ever ​​​‘Walking Football Cup’ final at ‘Wembley’!

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2016 11:11 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was proud to sponsor Suffolk's first-ever 'Walking Football Cup' tournament, which took place at Goals in Ipswich on Saturday 14th May 2016, organised by Suffolk FA. Beccles-based New Saints A were named the champions, after a hotly-contest final against another Beccles side, New Saints B, played on the aptly-named ‘Wembley’ pitch.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Official Statement - Balmoral's 34-night 'Old England to New England' cruise

News   •   May 16, 2016 10:56 BST

There are no guests currently in isolation in their cabins on board Balmoral's 34-night L1608 'Old England to New England' cruise, which departed from Southampton, UK on 16th April 2016. There are a total of 1,434 guests and crew on board, the majority of whom are British.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Official Statement - Balmoral's 34-night 'Old England to New England' cruise

News   •   May 13, 2016 11:46 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that there are no guests currently in isolation in their cabins on board Balmoral's 34-night L1608 'Old England to New England' cruise, which departed from Southampton, UK on 16th April 2016. There have been no new gastric illness cases reported on the ship since 9th May 2016. There are a total of 1,434 guests and crew on board.