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’.
Press releases • Oct 01, 2019 20:54 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest 'Boudicca' will be departing from the Port of Dover, Kent on 3rd October 2019, on the company’s longest-ever sailing – an epic 168-night ‘Grand Voyage’. Boudicca returns to Dover – after nearly six months at sea – on 19th March 2020.
Press releases • Sep 23, 2019 10:34 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is reassuring customers who have booked through Thomas Cook, Freedom Travel and Future Travel that their Fred. Olsen holiday will go ahead, following the collapse of Thomas Cook overnight.
‘The drinks are on us!’ Enjoy a free all-inclusive upgrade on 75 tempting itineraries for 2020/21 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Press releases • Sep 19, 2019 11:25 BST
Holidaymakers looking to set sail to the beautiful Baltic, the spectacular Norwegian fjords or the warmer climates of Europe with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines next year can enjoy a FREE all-inclusive upgrade on 75 regional UK departures when booked by 31st October 2019.
It’s a mystery! Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ‘Balmoral’ makes East Anglian maiden call in Great Yarmouth
Press releases • Sep 17, 2019 18:26 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 1,350-guest flagship 'Balmoral' has today [Tuesday 17th September 2019] made its maiden call at the East Anglian port of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, as part of its 11-night 'Mystery Cruise', which set sail from the Port of Tyne, Newcastle the preceding evening.
Press releases • Sep 11, 2019 11:35 BST
Sunseekers looking to witness the ‘Big Five’ in South Africa, see flamingos in their natural habitat in the Namib desert, and experience the vibrant culture and history of Havana can start their Fred. Olsen holiday with FREE door-to-door transfers on a selection of itineraries, when booked by 15th October 2019 inclusive.
Press releases • Sep 02, 2019 12:15 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Managing Director, Mike Rodwell, retired officially on 31st August 2019, after 15 years in the role and 31 years with the Fred. Olsen companies. Mike’s successor as Managing Director, Peter Deer – previously Commercial Director – took up his new role on 1st September 2019.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings taste of Suffolk to the high seas with introduction of new products local to company headquarters
Press releases • Aug 21, 2019 16:43 BST
Guests aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller, friendlier ships are to enjoy a ‘taste of Suffolk’ while on their holidays, as the company introduces a number of products produced locally to its headquarters.
Press releases • Aug 14, 2019 18:23 BST
Fred. Olsen has launched its new ‘Warmer Cruising’ campaign, offering guests special reductions of up to 40% on a selection of over 50 tempting ex-UK and fly-cruise itineraries, between October 2019 and March 2020. These great-value sailings must be booked by 15th October 2019 inclusive.
Press releases • Aug 12, 2019 09:12 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Peter Deer as its new Managing Director, with effect from 1st September 2019. Peter will take over as Managing Director from Mike Rodwell, who will be retiring from Fred. Olsen on 31st August 2019. Based in Ipswich, Suffolk, Peter will take overall responsibility for overseeing and managing the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ operation.
Fred. Olsen-related companies support the East Anglian Air Ambulance with a further £10,000 donation
Press releases • Aug 01, 2019 10:07 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to pass on a donation of £10,000 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (‘EAAA’). This significant donation, which follows previous awards of £5,000 each in 2017 and 2018, has been brought about by the generosity of the Fred. Olsen Social Engagement Group, acting on behalf of Bonheur ASA (Bonheur) – the ultimate parent company of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.