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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new power boats take guests ‘closer’ to Oslofjord and the Olsen’s historic Hvitsten home

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new power boats take guests ‘closer’ to Oslofjord and the Olsen’s historic Hvitsten home

Press releases   •   May 26, 2019 18:53 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was pleased to showcase its ‘closer’ credentials to its guests on board 'Balmoral' and 'Braemar' on 21st May 2019, when the two ships docked alongside each other in Fred. Olsen’s historic home city of Oslo, Norway.

Fred. Olsen to partner with marine wildlife charity ORCA on inaugural whale-watching Iceland cruise in Summer 2019

Fred. Olsen to partner with marine wildlife charity ORCA on inaugural whale-watching Iceland cruise in Summer 2019

Press releases   •   May 15, 2019 16:37 BST

​Fred. Olsen has teamed up with marine wildlife charity ORCA for an inaugural Iceland sailing on 'Boudicca' in Summer 2019, as part of a new partnership to monitor whale and dolphin numbers and to help to conserve and protect the seas as a safe environment in which these species can live and thrive.

​Enjoy FREE cashback and tips covered on almost every sailing in Fred. Olsen’s 2019 and 2020/21 fly-cruise programme

​Enjoy FREE cashback and tips covered on almost every sailing in Fred. Olsen’s 2019 and 2020/21 fly-cruise programme

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 17:10 BST

Holidaymakers looking to jet-set to exotic climates with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2019, 2020 or 2021 can enjoy up to £550 per room in FREE cashback to be spend on board, plus the cost of tips covered, for new fly-cruise bookings made between 9th May and 17th May 2019 inclusive.

World record-holding swimmer boosts funds for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in pool challenge during Black Watch World Cruise with Fred. Olsen

World record-holding swimmer boosts funds for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in pool challenge during Black Watch World Cruise with Fred. Olsen

Press releases   •   May 03, 2019 11:46 BST

A world record-holding swimmer made her holiday extra memorable by undertaking a sponsored challenge in aid of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk.

Jackie Martin appointed Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new Sales and Marketing Director

Jackie Martin appointed Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new Sales and Marketing Director

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 14:30 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Jackie Martin as its new Sales and Marketing Director, with effect from 24th April 2019, reporting into Mike Rodwell, Managing Director.

Fred. Olsen’s flagship 'Balmoral' commences record cruise season from Newcastle in 2019/20

Fred. Olsen’s flagship 'Balmoral' commences record cruise season from Newcastle in 2019/20

Press releases   •   Apr 22, 2019 17:40 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest flagship, 'Balmoral', has commenced its 2019/20 cruise season from Newcastle on 21st April 2019, setting sail from the Port of Tyne on an eight-night ‘Cruising German Waterways’ voyage, with a record 16 departures.

Fred. Olsen’s 'Black Watch' commences 2019/20 cruise season from Liverpool, with record number of sailings

Fred. Olsen’s 'Black Watch' commences 2019/20 cruise season from Liverpool, with record number of sailings

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2019 08:42 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest 'Black Watch' has commenced its 2019/20 cruise season from the Port of Liverpool, with a 28-night ‘Discovering the Adriatic & Dalmatian Coast’ voyage, which set sail on 13th April 2019. 'Black Watch' will be operating a record 22 cruises from Liverpool in 2019/20, between April 2019 and March 2020.

Fred. Olsen commences second season of 'Brabant' European river cruising in 2019, with enhanced enrichment programme

Fred. Olsen commences second season of 'Brabant' European river cruising in 2019, with enhanced enrichment programme

Press releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 16:48 BST

Fred. Olsen River Cruises has returned to the stunning waterways of Europe this month with its first 'Brabant' sailing of 2019 – a five-night ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ fly-cruise from Amsterdam – with a further 27 fly-cruises on offer this year.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Brexit Promise’ – with a full refund AND free cruise guarantee

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Brexit Promise’ – with a full refund AND free cruise guarantee

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 12:14 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is so committed to helping guests to enjoy the perfect getaway from the moment that they book, without having to worry about the uncertainties of Brexit, that it has launched a new ‘Brexit Promise’, believed to be the first of its kind within the industry.

Enjoy special savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ‘Summer Sale’

Enjoy special savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ‘Summer Sale’

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 12:32 BST

​Fred. Olsen is offering guests attractive savings on 46 Ocean and River sailings from June to September 2019, in its new ‘Summer Sale’, on all bookings made from 3rd April to 3rd July 2019 inclusive. Guests can save up £300 per person on Ocean cruises, and up to £400 per person on 'Brabant' River cruises, as well as up to Euros 200 per room FREE on-shore spending money on selected Ocean sailings.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils new patchwork livery on flagship 'Balmoral' to raise awareness of Suffolk Hospice campaign

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils new patchwork livery on flagship 'Balmoral' to raise awareness of Suffolk Hospice campaign

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2019 07:45 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled a bright new patchwork livery on its flagship, 'Balmoral', to help to raise awareness of a fundraising campaign in aid of Suffolk-based St Elizabeth Hospice – ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’.

Extraordinary Danube Delta and Luxembourg maiden sailings in Fred. Olsen River Cruises' new 2020 'Brabant' programme

Extraordinary Danube Delta and Luxembourg maiden sailings in Fred. Olsen River Cruises' new 2020 'Brabant' programme

Press releases   •   Mar 28, 2019 19:16 GMT

Fred. Olsen River Cruises has launched its new 2020 programme on smaller, more intimate 'Brabant', with 26 tempting itineraries, covering 43 ports of call. In 2020, Fred. Olsen will be introducing 10 maiden calls on board 156-guest 'Brabant', in five brand new areas, showcasing the beauty of the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube, across six countries.

Fred. Olsen charity day raises £400 for Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and Apostleship of the Sea

Fred. Olsen charity day raises £400 for Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and Apostleship of the Sea

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 16:15 GMT

Fred. Olsen staff in Suffolk raised more than £400 for the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and Apostleship of the Sea at a charity day held on Friday, 22nd March 2019.

Geoff Ridgeon confirmed as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' new Head of Sales

Geoff Ridgeon confirmed as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' new Head of Sales

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 16:19 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed the appointment of Geoff Ridgeon as its new Head of Sales, with effect from 7th May 2019. Reporting into Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director, Geoff will take overall responsibility for managing Fred. Olsen’s UK Sales teams, as well as further developing relations with the travel trade.

Suffolk-based Fred. Olsen companies confirm extension to Fred. Olsen House in Whitehouse estate in Ipswich, Suffolk

Suffolk-based Fred. Olsen companies confirm extension to Fred. Olsen House in Whitehouse estate in Ipswich, Suffolk

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 09:42 GMT

Plans 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 have been granted planning permission, with work set to be underway by April.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches inaugural ‘Authentic Japan’ cruise in early 2021

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches inaugural ‘Authentic Japan’ cruise in early 2021

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2019 09:51 GMT

One of the highlights of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 2020/21 ocean programme is its inaugural 14-night D2101 ‘Authentic Japan’ fly-cruise, from Tokyo in January 2021, aboard Boudicca.

Two Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' stalwarts receive coveted 'John Honeywell Award' at prestigious Wave Awards 2019

Two Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' stalwarts receive coveted 'John Honeywell Award' at prestigious Wave Awards 2019

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2019 11:48 GMT

Two retiring Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' stalwarts, Managing Director Mike Rodwell and Head of Sales Mike Evans, received the coveted 'John Honeywell Award', in recognition of their dedication to the industry at the Wave Awards 2019.

Fred. Olsen’s flagship 'Balmoral' named ‘Best Mid-Sized Cruise Ship’ and ‘Best for Dining’ in Cruise Critic’s ‘2019 UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards’

Fred. Olsen’s flagship 'Balmoral' named ‘Best Mid-Sized Cruise Ship’ and ‘Best for Dining’ in Cruise Critic’s ‘2019 UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards’

Press releases   •   Mar 06, 2019 12:29 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship 'Balmoral' has stolen two top titles in Cruise Critic’s coveted ‘2019 UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards’ – being crowned both ‘Best Cruise Ship’ and ‘Best Cruise Ship for Dining’ in the ‘Mid-Sized Ship’ category.

Explore the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2020/21, by ocean and by river, reaching 277 destinations in 90 countries, across six continents!

Explore the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2020/21, by ocean and by river, reaching 277 destinations in 90 countries, across six continents!

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 09:43 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2020/21, its fleet of five smaller, more intimately-sized ocean and river ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch', plus river cruise addition, 'Brabant' – will be visiting no fewer than 277 destinations in 90 countries, across six continents, covering 104 areas of scenic cruising, on 170 different itineraries.

Less than one week left to enjoy super savings in Fred. Olsen’s great-value ‘Cruise Sale’, with convenient flights from Scotland

Less than one week left to enjoy super savings in Fred. Olsen’s great-value ‘Cruise Sale’, with convenient flights from Scotland

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 12:18 GMT

There is now less than one week left to enjoy great savings on a number of exotic getaways with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2019/20, including ‘FREE Drinks & Tips’, ‘FREE Cashback’ or ‘Three cruises for the price of two’ on selected sailings, as well as a range of ‘No Single Supplement’ offers, on all new bookings made by 28th February 2019 inclusive.