Press releases • Jul 10, 2018 15:34 BST
Fred. Olsen has been named ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ at the 'Silver Travel Awards 2018' – for the third year running.
Press releases • Jan 24, 2017 17:35 GMT
To make cruising with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines even more attractive to solo travellers, it has introduced some great ‘twin-for-sole occupancy’ discounts. These special deals mean that a solo guest, occupying a twin room, will pay no single-supplement on bookings made from 1st February 2017 until 1st March 2017.
Press releases • Nov 15, 2016 16:41 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering holidaymakers the chance to escape the cold British Winter and post-festive season blues on a host of ‘Exotic Fly-Cruises’, departing between January and March 2017.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and the Suffolk Football Association host a successful game of Walking Football at sea – for the first time ever!
Press releases • Nov 01, 2016 16:09 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosted the first-ever game of ‘Walking Football at Sea’ yesterday [31st October 2016], when 804-guest ship Black Watch called at Harwich – the closest port to the cruise line's Head Office in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Press releases • Jul 12, 2016 15:39 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new kids club on board its fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – called ‘Little Skippers’.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the ‘2016 Group Travel Awards’, for a record sixth consecutive year!
Press releases • Jun 08, 2016 16:44 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ by readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine, in its prestigious ‘2016 Group Travel Awards’. This is the sixth consecutive year that Fred. Olsen has won this coveted award, which is a record for Group Travel Organiser!
Press releases • May 24, 2016 17:10 BST
Following a restructure of its major Account Management team at the end of 2015, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has now expanded its internal support team, to enable it to deliver more comprehensive and focussed support to its travel trade partners.
Press releases • Apr 27, 2016 17:23 BST
For its 2016/17 cruise season, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced its first collection of dedicated ‘adult-only’ holidays, offering a choice of 20 voyages to adult travellers, who must be 18 or over.
Press releases • Nov 24, 2015 15:57 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruises Lines prepares to wave a fond farewell to Lol Nichols, the company's General Sales Manager, after 21 years of loyal service. Lol is leaving in January 2016 to pursue a sunshine retirement in Mallorca, indulge in his love of travel, and enjoy some hard-earned leisure time with his family and friends.
Press releases • Jun 02, 2015 11:01 BST
Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, based on Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Ipswich, Suffolk, has installed new state-of-the-art photovoltaic solar panels on the south-facing roof of its Head Office, Fred. Olsen House, to assist in powering the building and helping the company move towards a more sustainable future.
Press releases • Mar 13, 2014 14:41 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to be awarded the inaugural ‘Aalborg Hotdog of Honour’ for its services to the up-and-coming Danish destination. Fred. Olsen, which operates a fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – is offering a number of cruises from the UK to Aalborg, a port in Northern Jutland, Denmark, in 2014.
Press releases • Mar 13, 2014 11:59 GMT
The Arctic is one of the most magnificent and hard-to-reach regions in the world, but, in 2015, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to experience this unspoiled destination on a 27-night ‘Arctic Adventure & Exploration’ voyage. Departing from Newcastle on 2nd August 2015, this cruise, on smaller, more intimate Boudicca, will allow guests to cross the Arctic Circle, witness...
Discover Iceland, ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’, from all corners of the UK with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2014
Press releases • Mar 12, 2014 14:15 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to explore ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’ on not one, not two, but four incredible exploration cruises to Iceland. Sailing from four regional departure ports – Southampton, Bristol (Avonmouth), Liverpool and Newcastle – from May to August 2014, on board Black Watch, Boudicca or Balmoral, guests living all over the UK will have ample opportunity...
Start your Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ holiday from Bristol early with a free hotel stay and tickets to Brunel’s ss Great Britain
Press releases • Mar 10, 2014 09:37 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be commencing its first-ever season of cruises from Bristol (Avonmouth) in 2014, offering four cruises on 880-guest Boudicca to ‘Canaries & Portugal’, ‘France & Spain’, ‘Undiscovered Adriatic’ and ‘Iceland & Norwegian Fjords’, from April to June. To celebrate this inaugural cruise season, Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to start their holiday early with...
Press releases • Mar 10, 2014 08:27 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘bringing the world closer’ to the people of Belfast, with two exciting cruise itineraries in August and September 2014. Sailing on board 880-guest Boudicca, guests will have the opportunity, for the second year in a row, to embark on Fred. Olsen cruises from Belfast, without having to endure an expensive flight or long ferry crossing to reach the ship.
Cruise the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ inspirational ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016 – visit 70 destinations in 42 countries!
Press releases • Mar 06, 2014 12:56 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is launching two new ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016: Boudicca's 76-night ‘Around Africa and into the Indian Ocean’ cruise, D1601, departing from Southampton on 5th January 2016 - the cruise line’s first ever sailing of this kind on board Boudicca – and Black Watch's 115-night 'Around the World with the South Pacific' cruise, W1601, departing from Southampton on 8th January 2016.
Get ‘closer to the destination’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ smaller ships to 245 ports in 81 countries in 2015/16
Press releases • Mar 05, 2014 13:59 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2015/16, it will be visiting no fewer than 245 destinations in 81 countries around the globe, including 42 countries on its 2016 ‘Grand Voyages’ alone. The Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Launch Brochure’ for the new 2015/16 itineraries will be unveiled to existing guests on 18th March 2014 and the cruises will go on general sale from 24th March.
Press releases • Mar 01, 2014 09:00 GMT
To make cruising with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines even more attractive to solo guests, the cruise line has introduced a ‘no single supplement’ on certain grades of twin cabins for sole occupancy, on a selection of 2014/15 cruises. These special 'singles cruises', which come into effect from 1st March 2014, mean that a solo guest, occupying a twin cabin, will pay the same per person rate...
Press releases • Feb 27, 2014 16:29 GMT
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win two major awards in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’, chosen entirely by cruise guests. Fred. Olsen’s 929-guest cruise ship, Braemar, has been recognised as the ‘Best Small Ship for Embarkation’, with a score of 4.7 out of a total of 5, and 804-guest Black Watch has been named ‘Best Small Ship for Shore Excursions’.
Press releases • Feb 20, 2014 15:36 GMT
For guests with the time and curiosity to explore a bit further afield, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 32-night ‘Canadian Fall with New York & Boston’ cruise (L1413) in autumn 2014 is an absolute ‘must’! Setting sail on Balmoral from Southampton on 1st September 2014, this longer cruise is perfectly timed to coincide with the best of the glorious ‘Fall’ colours on the other side of the Atlantic, and..