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Fred. Olsen celebrates the first graduates from its new Women’s Leadership Network course

Fred. Olsen celebrates the first graduates from its new Women’s Leadership Network course

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 11:49 GMT

​Fred. Olsen is proud to celebrate the first graduates from its new Women's Leadership Network course, whose achievements were recognised in a graduation ceremony held at the Woburn Hotel, Woburn, Bedfordshire on 8thNovember 2018.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant visits staff at Fred. Olsen House to mark 30 weeks until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant visits staff at Fred. Olsen House to mark 30 weeks until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 11:35 GMT

​It was a colourful day at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ head office in Ipswich, Suffolk, on Tuesday as staff welcomed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to help mark 30 weeks until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk takes over the town in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.

Fred. Olsen offers guests a second chance to experience record-breaking Corinth Canal sailing in early launch of 2021 cruise

Fred. Olsen offers guests a second chance to experience record-breaking Corinth Canal sailing in early launch of 2021 cruise

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 07:38 GMT

Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to relive history in 2021 as it launches its second sailing of the Corinth Canal, with the cruise line set to break a world record with its inaugural Corinth Canal sailing in 2019.

Sales Manager Angela Flynn celebrates 20 years with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Sales Manager Angela Flynn celebrates 20 years with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2018 17:30 GMT

​Long-standing Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Sales Manager, Angela Flynn, is celebrating 20 years with the company this week. Angela Flynn, Fred. Olsen's Sales Manager – National Accounts, joined the cruise line on 9th November 1998, as an Account Manager for the South East of England & Scotland, when the company had just one ship, 'Black Prince'.

Fred. Olsen offers ‘sneak peek’ of 2020/21 cruise programme with launch of ‘American Waterways in the Fall with New York' sailing

Fred. Olsen offers ‘sneak peek’ of 2020/21 cruise programme with launch of ‘American Waterways in the Fall with New York' sailing

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 18:35 GMT

Holidaymakers looking to take in the autumnal beauty of Cape Cod, sail along the Hudson River and get a close-up glimpse of the iconic Statue of Liberty will soon have the chance to do so by booking Fred. Olsen's inaugural 34-night 'American Waterways in the Fall with New York’ sailing on Balmoral in September 2020.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Closer to the Real Caribbean’ ‘voluntourism’ shore experiences in 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Closer to the Real Caribbean’ ‘voluntourism’ shore experiences in 2019

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 15:10 GMT

Following the success of last year’s fundraising across its fleet in support of the Caribbean hurricane relief effort – when generous guests donated over £25,000 to this very worthy cause – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has pledged to provide shore tours that take in experiences ‘away from the traditional tourist trail’ on its Caribbean itineraries in 2019.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Kirsty Reid appointed as new Account Manager in Field Sales team

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Kirsty Reid appointed as new Account Manager in Field Sales team

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 08:37 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsty Reid as its new Account Manager, with effect from 19th November 2018. Kirsty will report directly into Mathew Foxcroft, Fred. Olsen’s Field Sales Manager.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to bid farewell to Mike Evans after an impressive 27 years!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to bid farewell to Mike Evans after an impressive 27 years!

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 16:20 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be waving a fond farewell to Mike Evans, the company’s Head of Sales, in April 2019, after an impressive 27-year career with Fred. Olsen. Mike is very well-known within the travel industry, having worked in many areas of the travel trade, including retail, tour operating, tourist boards and airline sales, across a career spanning over 40 years.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers free onboard spending credit on selection of longer voyages

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers free onboard spending credit on selection of longer voyages

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 15:42 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering up to £200 per person in free onboard spending credit on a selection of its longer voyages, with durations ranging from 22 to 70 nights, for bookings made by 19th November 2018 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen’s Martin Lister named as CruiseCopenhagen Ambassador 2018

Fred. Olsen’s Martin Lister named as CruiseCopenhagen Ambassador 2018

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 13:03 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning & Destination Experience, has won ‘CruiseCopenhagen’s Ambassador Award 2018’, following on from his hard work in promoting Denmark as a cruise destination and for creating itineraries that exclusively visit Danish ports.

Boost in trade sales helps Fred. Olsen achieve bumper summer season

Boost in trade sales helps Fred. Olsen achieve bumper summer season

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 16:44 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating a successful third quarter in 2018 in which a boost in trade sales by almost 30% was just one of a number of year-on-year headline figures – with the number of booked fly-cruise guests also up by more than 80%.

Lucky travel agent to win cruise for two with Fred. Olsen following launch of new interactive River Cruise Training Programme

Lucky travel agent to win cruise for two with Fred. Olsen following launch of new interactive River Cruise Training Programme

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 16:37 BST

Travel agents are in with the chance to win a cruise for two aboard the newest addition to Fred. Olsen’s fleet – its river boat Brabant – in celebration of the company’s new European River Cruising Online Training Programme.

Only two weeks left to take advantage of up to 40% off winter sailings with Fred. Olsen’s ‘Warmer Cruising’ campaign

Only two weeks left to take advantage of up to 40% off winter sailings with Fred. Olsen’s ‘Warmer Cruising’ campaign

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2018 13:03 BST

Holidaymakers looking for great-value Winter breaks now have only two weeks to take advantage of up to 40% off selected sailings, as part of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Warmer Cruising’ campaign, which runs until 17th October 2018 inclusive.

Media statement: Tour incident in Oman *UPDATE*

Media statement: Tour incident in Oman *UPDATE*

News   •   Sep 30, 2018 13:33 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that two female guests from its cruise ship 'Boudicca' were fatally injured in a collision with a car at 11.00 hours on Thursday 27th September 2018 in Salalah, Oman. One further male guest was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital, where he is now in a stable condition. All three guests are of British nationality.

Media statement: Tour incident in Oman

Media statement: Tour incident in Oman

News   •   Sep 27, 2018 12:19 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that two guests from its cruise ship Boudicca have been fatally injured in a collision with a vehicle at 11.00 hours today local time (Thursday 27th September 2018) whilst on a tour in Salalah, Oman. One further guest has been seriously injured and has been taken to a local hospital.

Fred. Olsen offers free all-inclusive drinks upgrade on 15 alluring Norwegian fjords cruises in 2019

Fred. Olsen offers free all-inclusive drinks upgrade on 15 alluring Norwegian fjords cruises in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 16:25 BST

Holidaymakers looking to set sail to the scenic Norwegian fjords in 2019 can enjoy a free all-inclusive drinks upgrade on 15 selected itineraries with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines next year, when booked by 31st October 2018 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen guests raise nearly £11,000 for the RNLI at historic 'Captains in Cádiz' event

Fred. Olsen guests raise nearly £11,000 for the RNLI at historic 'Captains in Cádiz' event

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 16:32 BST

​Guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ four ocean ships - 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' - raised nearly £11,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution ('RNLI'), at its ‘Captains in Cádiz’ fleet get-together in Cádiz, Spain, on 10th September 2018.

Fred. Olsen staff raise over £280 as part of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s ‘Share the Orange’ campaign

Fred. Olsen staff raise over £280 as part of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s ‘Share the Orange’ campaign

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 08:49 BST

Staff at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Fred. Olsen Limited in Ipswich raised over £280 for Alzheimer’s Research UK this week in an orange-themed day in support of the charity’s ‘Share the Orange’ campaign.

Fred. Olsen holds first-ever 'Beachwatch' event, in support of 'The Great British Beach Clean'

Fred. Olsen holds first-ever 'Beachwatch' event, in support of 'The Great British Beach Clean'

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2018 22:38 BST

Fred. Olsen is playing its part in helping to conserve its local shoreline by supporting the Marine Conservation Society's 'Great British Beach Clean'.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reunites fleet for historic ‘Captains in Cádiz’ celebration

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reunites fleet for historic ‘Captains in Cádiz’ celebration

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2018 22:49 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrated an historic coming together of its fleet of four ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' – in Cádiz, Spain on 10th September 2018. Entitled 'Captains in Cádiz', this was only the second time ever that the fleet has converged in one place, anywhere in the world.