Press releases • Apr 24, 2018 15:27 BST
Fred. Olsen will be commencing its 2018/19 cruise seasons from the ports of Newcastle and Liverpool on Thursday 26th April 2018. 1,350-guest flagship 'Balmoral' will be setting sail from Newcastle on a seven-night ‘German Cities & the Kiel Canal’ cruise, and 804-guest 'Black Watch' will be departing from Liverpool on an eight-night ‘Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers’ itinerary around Norway.
Press releases • Apr 17, 2018 14:34 BST
Generous Fred. Olsen guests have raised nearly £25,000 to help the Caribbean relief effort, following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Across the fleet, guests have raised £12,100 since November 2017, which has been donated to the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s ‘Hurricane Relief Fund’, together with a separate sum of over £11,000 to support Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands.
Press releases • Apr 11, 2018 19:41 BST
Fred. Olsen is offering guests attractive savings on over 40 ocean and river sailings from June to September 2018, in its new ‘Summer Sale 2018’, on all new bookings made from 11th April to 2nd July 2018 inclusive. Guests can save up £400 per person on ocean cruises, and up to £300 per person on 'Brabant' river cruises. Special solo cruising offers are also available on selected sailings.
Press releases • Apr 05, 2018 19:54 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 156-guest river ship, Brabant, has today [Thursday 5th April 2018] commenced its inaugural cruise season from Amsterdam, on a five-night ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ itinerary, calling at Amsterdam, Hoorn, Kampen, Deventer, Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and ending in Dűsseldorf, Germany.
Press releases • Apr 02, 2018 21:44 BST
Fred. Olsen is giving guests the chance to see Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, peek above the jungle canopy in Costa Rica and marvel at Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat on its 107-night ‘World Cruise’ in November 2018, aboard smaller, more intimate 'Black Watch'.
Fred. Olsen-related companies support the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and East Anglian Air Ambulance with a further £10,000 donation
Press releases • Mar 26, 2018 18:07 BST
Fred. Olsen is once again proud to pass on a donation of £10,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (‘RNLI’) and East Anglian Air Ambulance (‘EAAA’). The donation of £5,000 each - made on behalf of the Fred. Olsen Social Engagement Group - is to benefit the safety of passengers and staff of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.