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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to undergo extensive refit

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to undergo extensive refit

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 17:44 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest 'Boudicca' is due to undergo an extensive refit from 17th March 2018, at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then return to the UK for a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’, departing from Dover on 29th March 2018.

​​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines takes you ‘closer’ in 2019/20, reaching 219 destinations in 75 countries

​​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines takes you ‘closer’ in 2019/20, reaching 219 destinations in 75 countries

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2018 21:07 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2019/20, its fleet of four smaller, more intimately-sized ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' – will be visiting no fewer than 219 destinations in 75 countries around the globe, covering 79 areas of scenic cruising. Fred. Olsen’s new 2019/20 itineraries will go on general sale from Monday 12th March 2018.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is named ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in ‘The Wave Awards 2018’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is named ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in ‘The Wave Awards 2018’

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2018 14:39 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has scooped the title of ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ at the prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2018’, held at The De Vere Connaught Rooms, London on the evening of 1st March 2018 – the first time that the Awards have acknowledged this important cruise category.

Become part of Fred. Olsen history and celebrate the ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ in Spring 2020!

Become part of Fred. Olsen history and celebrate the ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ in Spring 2020!

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2018 17:04 GMT

Following on from the success of its ‘Four Ships in Bergen’ event in 2015, and with it exciting ‘Captains in Cádiz’ celebration in September 2018, Fred. Olsen is pleased to announce its third fleet get-together, this time in Funchal, Madeira on Saturday 4th April 2020. 'Four Fred.s in Funchal' will be packed full of lively festivities, on four specially-themed itineraries.

Fred. Olsen guests donate over £8,000 to the British Virgin Islands Red Cross to aid hurricane recovery in Tortola

Fred. Olsen guests donate over £8,000 to the British Virgin Islands Red Cross to aid hurricane recovery in Tortola

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 13:05 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was pleased to donate over £8,000 from generous guests to the British Virgin Islands ('BVI') Red Cross in Tortola, to aid the island’s hurricane recovery efforts.

Fred. Olsen wins 'Best for Entertainment' in Cruise Critic's '2018 UK Cruisers' Choice Awards'

Fred. Olsen wins 'Best for Entertainment' in Cruise Critic's '2018 UK Cruisers' Choice Awards'

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2018 12:21 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win two coveted 'Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment' accolades in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘2018 UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards’, chosen entirely by cruise guests, in the ‘Mid-Size’ category with its flagship, 'Balmoral', and in the 'Small Ship' category with 'Boudicca'.

Guests can vote to ‘steer the ship’ on a Fred. Olsen Baltic cruise in Spring 2018

Guests can vote to ‘steer the ship’ on a Fred. Olsen Baltic cruise in Spring 2018

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2018 19:45 GMT

Guests on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Braemar' this Spring will get the chance to ‘steer the ship’, on an innovative 14-night ‘You Choose Your Cruise’ sailing of the Baltic, departing from Southampton on 29th May 2018, for adults only.

Sail 'To the Top of the World’ and make the most of your destination with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Sail 'To the Top of the World’ and make the most of your destination with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 11:54 GMT

With destination experience topping the over-50s 'wish list' when it comes to choosing a holiday, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released four fascinating sailings to 'The Top of the World' in 2018/19, which take in remote parts of Northern Europe.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Ben Williams appointed as new Head of Marketing

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Ben Williams appointed as new Head of Marketing

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 10:26 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Williams as its new Head of Marketing, with effect from 1st March 2018.

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines pays Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI a special visit!

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines pays Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI a special visit!

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2018 12:44 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosted a special crew night for the Kyle of Lochalsh volunteers on Monday 15th January 2018 and joined together to watch the joint promotional video that the RNLI and Fred. Olsen recently produced to celebrate the 50-year partnership, with Fred. Olsen supplying refreshments for the evening.

Take a European river cruise with Fred. Olsen – and enjoy your choice of free benefits!

Take a European river cruise with Fred. Olsen – and enjoy your choice of free benefits!

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2018 11:52 GMT

To hail the start of its first ever European river cruise season, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched one of its most exciting sale offers to date.

Kick-start the New Year with free drinks or free tours on a Fred. Olsen 'Brabant' river cruise!

Kick-start the New Year with free drinks or free tours on a Fred. Olsen 'Brabant' river cruise!

Press Releases   •   Jan 03, 2018 18:22 GMT

Fred. Olsen has hailed the start of 2018 by adding a number of exciting European river itineraries to its biggest sale of the year, aboard its new river cruise ship, 'Brabant'. With Fred. Olsen’s bumper ‘Cruise Sale’, holidaymakers booking on the 27 featured river cruises by 1st March 2018 inclusive can opt for a FREE Dining Drinks Upgrade or FREE shore tour credit of up to £100 per person.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines aids Caribbean hurricane relief effort with donation of new crew uniforms worth over £30,000

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines aids Caribbean hurricane relief effort with donation of new crew uniforms worth over £30,000

Press Releases   •   Dec 28, 2017 13:22 GMT

​Fred. Olsen has assisted the Caribbean’s hurricane relief effort by donating brand new crew uniforms worth £33,000 to two of the worst-hit islands – Barbuda and Dominica. Fred. Olsen donated 1,465 new uniform items, along with 2,263 items of used uniforms. Much of the Caribbean was severely affected by Category 5 Hurricane Irma in September 2017, followed by the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Fred. Olsen is voted ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ by Cruise Critic experts!

Fred. Olsen is voted ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ by Cruise Critic experts!

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 17:48 GMT

Fred. Olsen is proud to be named ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in the Cruise Critic ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’. This important accolade adds to Fred. Olsen recent haul of awards, as it was also voted ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic – for a record third year running – and ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ by Silver Travel Advisor, the over-50s travel specialists, for the second year in a row.

Cruise Critic experts vote Fred. Olsen ‘Best for Itineraries’, for a record third year running!

Cruise Critic experts vote Fred. Olsen ‘Best for Itineraries’, for a record third year running!

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 10:17 GMT

Experts at world-leading independent cruise review website, Cruise Critic, have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Best for Itineraries’ in its prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’, for a record third consecutive year. The cruise line was also awarded its inaugural ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ accolade.

Free drinks or free tours in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

Free drinks or free tours in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2017 18:15 GMT

​Fred. Olsen’s biggest sale of the year has arrived, featuring over 100 sailings in 2018/19. Guests can explore the world on Fred. Olsen's four ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' – as well as on its new river ship – 'Brabant' – and take advantage of FREE benefits, either complimentary drinks or tours, on bookings before 1st March 2018.

Fred. Olsen staff charity 'Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake' hailed a huge success!

Fred. Olsen staff charity 'Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake' hailed a huge success!

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2017 16:30 GMT

A Fred. Olsen staff charity ‘Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake’ in Ipswich on Friday [December 1st] raised £350 for three local causes!

Enjoy ‘Seasonal Sailings’ with Fred. Olsen this Christmas and New Year!

Enjoy ‘Seasonal Sailings’ with Fred. Olsen this Christmas and New Year!

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2017 18:02 GMT

​For guests seeking sunshine or a European city break this Winter, Fred. Olsen has a selection of enchanting ‘Seasonal Sailings’ available over the Christmas period. These festive cruises offer guests the chance to escape the stresses of Christmas at home and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of smaller-ship sailing aboard one of three Fred. Olsen ships – 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch'.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship 'Balmoral' makes maiden call to Trinidad

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship 'Balmoral' makes maiden call to Trinidad

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2017 16:49 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 1,350-guest flagship, 'Balmoral', made her maiden call at the Port of Spain, Trinidad on 15th November 2017, as part of a 32-night ‘Caribbean Discovery’ cruise. The Minister of Tourism for Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Shamfa Ashaki Cudjoe, took time to visit 'Balmoral' and conducted the ceremonial Plaque exchange with the Ship’s Master, Captain Lars Kjeldsen.

Jet, set, go…Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates inaugural Manchester to Mauritius flight, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines

Jet, set, go…Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates inaugural Manchester to Mauritius flight, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 13:36 GMT

Fred. Olsen guests enjoyed a colourful start to their ‘Indian Ocean’ fly-cruise holiday at Manchester Airport, on 15th November 2017, when they celebrated the cruise line’s first-ever flight from Manchester to Mauritius, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines.