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VIPs join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on board Balmoral at the Port of Tyne to celebrate first-ever cruise season from Newcastle in 2016

VIPs join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on board Balmoral at the Port of Tyne to celebrate first-ever cruise season from Newcastle in 2016

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2015 17:01 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was delighted to welcome a delegation of VIPs on a visit to its 1,350-guest flagship, Balmoral, at the Port of Tyne on 1st July 2015, as part of her ten-night ‘Around the UK’ cruise. Fred. Olsen will be basing Balmoral at the Port of Tyne from May to August 2016, for her first-ever cruise season from Newcastle.

 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines returns to Belfast in 2015 with Black Watch

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines returns to Belfast in 2015 with Black Watch

Press Releases   •   Jul 08, 2015 14:44 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will return to Belfast in Autumn 2015, with three cruises on board 804-guest Black Watch. Fred. Olsen will be offering guests a choice of a 16-night W1527 ‘Scandinavian Capitals’ cruise, an eight-night W1518 ‘Discovering Spain & France’ adventure and a 14-night W1519 ‘Morocco, Portugal & The Canaries’ getaway.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils its new ‘Worldwide Cruises 2016/17’ brochure, bringing guests closer to 253 destinations in 84 countries

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils its new ‘Worldwide Cruises 2016/17’ brochure, bringing guests closer to 253 destinations in 84 countries

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2015 09:08 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched its new ‘Worldwide Cruises 2016/17’ main brochure, featuring its most ambitious and unique cruise programme ever. In 2016/17, Fred. Olsen’s fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be visiting no fewer than 253 destinations in 84 countries around the globe – more than ever before!

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen announces its new staff charities for 2015/16

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen announces its new staff charities for 2015/16

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2015 14:00 BST

Staff across the three Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen companies – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Fred. Olsen Travel and Fred. Olsen Ltd. – have selected their three new local charities to support during 2015/16: Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign at West Suffolk Hospital, Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet comes together for the first time ever – in Bergen – on 28th July 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet comes together for the first time ever – in Bergen – on 28th July 2015

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2015 18:02 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will all be coming together in Norway’s second city, Bergen, on Tuesday 28th July 2015, for an historic joint celebration!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines receives top cruise accolade in the ‘2015 Group Travel Awards’, for a record fifth year in a row!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines receives top cruise accolade in the ‘2015 Group Travel Awards’, for a record fifth year in a row!

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2015 15:08 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 ‘2015 Group Travel Awards’. This is the fifth consecutive year that Fred. Olsen has won this coveted award, which is a record for Group Travel Organiser!

​The truth about Norovirus and how Travel Agents and Tour Operators could soon be sued over the Common Cold!

​The truth about Norovirus and how Travel Agents and Tour Operators could soon be sued over the Common Cold!

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2015 10:59 BST

I have never heard of anyone suing a Travel Agent or a Tour Operator for catching a cold or Flu on holiday, but it could happen. If we, as holiday companies, have to pay compensation every time someone is ill on one of our holidays – through no fault of our own – then where does it end?

Soak up the sunshine and explore exotic islands with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer, from right on your doorstep!

Soak up the sunshine and explore exotic islands with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer, from right on your doorstep!

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2015 09:31 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests in the North West a last-minute Summer sunshine getaway on Black Watch’s 14-night W1510 ‘Canaries, Madeira & Morocco’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 28th June 2015 – with prices from just £899 per person…or from just £65 per person, per night!

Set sail from Dover with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer, for sunshine, islands and exotic beaches – from right on your doorstep!

Set sail from Dover with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines this Summer, for sunshine, islands and exotic beaches – from right on your doorstep!

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2015 09:14 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests in the South East a chance to set sail on a ‘Summer sunshine’ cruise from right on their doorstep. Departing from Dover on 28th June 2015, Braemar’s M1519 13-night ‘Islands of the Azores & Madeira’ cruise will take in four destinations, including an overnight stay in the charming capital of Madeira, Funchal – from just £54 per person, per night!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines enters into month-long sponsorship of ITV Encore in June 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines enters into month-long sponsorship of ITV Encore in June 2015

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2015 10:51 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is sponsoring digital TV channel ITV Encore for the month of June 2015, in a promotional campaign designed to build awareness of the brand and stimulate bookings during this key sales period. This is the first time that Fred. Olsen has worked with the channel.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines works towards a more sustainable future at its Ipswich Head Office

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines works towards a more sustainable future at its Ipswich Head Office

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2015 11:01 BST

​Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, based on Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Ipswich, Suffolk, has installed new state-of-the-art photovoltaic solar panels on the south-facing roof of its Head Office, Fred. Olsen House, to assist in powering the building and helping the company move towards a more sustainable future.

Set sail from Falmouth with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for the first time ever in Spring 2016

Set sail from Falmouth with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for the first time ever in Spring 2016

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2015 18:27 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest cruise ship, Boudicca, will be operating her first cruise season from the Port of Falmouth in Spring 2016. Fred. Olsen will be offering guests in the South West of the UK a choice of two sailings: a 12-night ‘Canaries & Portugal’ cruise – for adults only; and a 10-night ‘Around the UK’ sailing.

Experience the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours Race with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in June 2015

Experience the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours Race with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in June 2015

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2015 17:51 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, in conjunction with ticket provider Travel Destinations Ltd., is offering guests the chance to experience the exciting Le Mans 24 Hours Race from the French port of Le Havre, on board Braemar’s four-night M1517 ‘Cruising to Le Mans & Historic Rouen’ cruise, which departs from Dover on 12th June 2015. Considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to exhibit at the Suffolk Show, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015 – visit us on Stand 416!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to exhibit at the Suffolk Show, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015 – visit us on Stand 416!

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2015 13:57 BST

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be exhibiting at this year’s Suffolk Show at Trinity Park, Ipswich, on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2015, on Stand 416, Tenth Avenue, to showcase its fabulous range of worldwide cruise holidays.

Take a ‘Voyage to the American Deep South’ with  Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Autumn 2015

Take a ‘Voyage to the American Deep South’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Autumn 2015

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2015 17:16 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to visit New York, Boston, Nova Scotia, Jacksonville, Miami, Savannah and the Bahamas, all in one fantastic cruise holiday, in Autumn 2015. Balmoral’s 35-night L1517 ‘Voyage to the American Deep South’ departs from Southampton on 14th September 2015, and includes three overnight stays – in New York, Miami and Charleston – to give guests...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines increases its commitment to Newcastle with Balmoral’s first-ever cruise season in 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines increases its commitment to Newcastle with Balmoral’s first-ever cruise season in 2016

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2015 15:57 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has made the strategic decision to base Balmoral - its 1,350-guest flagship - in Newcastle for the first time ever, from May to August 2016.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to commence cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2015

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to commence cruise season from Rosyth in Summer 2015

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2015 12:04 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest ship Boudicca is due to commence her cruise season from Rosyth on 1st June 2015, with a seven-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’ sailing. In all, Fred. Olsen is offering six cruises from Rosyth aboard Boudicca in 2015 – an increase of two turnaround calls since 2014. In addition, Fred. Olsen will be setting sail on seven unique cruises from Rosyth in 2016, including...

Set sail from Southampton on a relaxing Braemar ‘River Cruise’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016

Set sail from Southampton on a relaxing Braemar ‘River Cruise’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2015 11:49 BST

From May to Nov 2016 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 929-guest ship Braemar will – for the first time ever – be based in Southampton for a six-month cruise season. Due to Braemar’s shorter and shallower draft, Fred. Olsen is able to offer a series of ‘River Cruises’ in 2016 to destinations including Seville in Spain and Rouen in France, where the ship can cruise right into the heart of destinations.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines showcases ‘The Best Fjords of Norway’ in 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines showcases ‘The Best Fjords of Norway’ in 2016

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2015 10:27 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure, entitled ‘The Best Fjords of Norway’, which showcases 20 outstanding Norwegian sailings on offer in its 2016/17 cruise programme.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Top Five’ best sellers for 2015/16

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Top Five’ best sellers for 2015/16

Press Releases   •   Apr 15, 2015 17:21 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released its latest ‘Top Five’ best-selling cruises for the 2015/16 cruise season so far, representing exceptional value and a great destination experience.