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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines receives Feefo’s ‘Gold Trusted Service Award’, for the fifth year running!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines receives Feefo’s ‘Gold Trusted Service Award’, for the fifth year running!

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 18:02 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been awarded the coveted ‘Gold Trusted Service Award’ by independent review site Feefo, for the fifth year running! To date, Fred. Olsen has received over 27,258 customer reviews, with a service rating of 4.5 stars.

Fred. Olsen announces its three new staff charities for 2018/19

Fred. Olsen announces its three new staff charities for 2018/19

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2018 12:58 BST

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen has announced its three new staff charities to support during 2018/19: Ipswich Winter Night Shelter, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Apostleship of the Sea. Nominated and selected by staff, based on their top three choices of local worthy causes to support, these three charities will be the focus of Fred. Olsen’s fundraising from May 2018 until the end of April 2019.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines recognises 'World Environment Day' with commitment to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines recognises 'World Environment Day' with commitment to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2018 09:32 BST

As part of its focus upon waste minimisation and recycling across its fleet, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce on ‘World Environment Day’ that it has introduced a ban on the use of plastic straws on its four ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch'. Plastic cutlery is also being removed throughout the Fred. Olsen fleet.

Fred. Olsen offers tempting incentives on 2019 'Brabant' European river cruises

Fred. Olsen offers tempting incentives on 2019 'Brabant' European river cruises

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2018 19:27 BST

​Fred. Olsen is building upon the success of its river cruise ship Brabant’s first season with an expanded programme of 33 departures in 2019, from April to November, with durations between five and 25 nights. To encourage guests to try a 'Brabant' river cruise, Fred. Olsen has launched two tempting incentives, on all new bookings made up to 2nd July 2018 inclusive.

VIPs visit Fred. Olsen’s 'Balmoral' in Edinburgh to celebrate inaugural cruise season

VIPs visit Fred. Olsen’s 'Balmoral' in Edinburgh to celebrate inaugural cruise season

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2018 15:59 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has welcomed a delegation of VIPs on a visit to its 1,350-guest 'Balmoral' at the Port of Rosyth, to celebrate the start of its flagship’s inaugural turnaround season from Edinburgh on 16th May 2018.

Fred. Olsen launches inaugural 'Balmoral' cruise season from Edinburgh

Fred. Olsen launches inaugural 'Balmoral' cruise season from Edinburgh

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2018 09:16 BST

Fred. Olsen's flagship, 'Balmoral', will be commencing her inaugural cruise season from Edinburgh (Rosyth) on 16th May 2018, on a 10-night ‘Swedish Waterways & Cities’ sailing. 'Balmoral' will be offering a record nine sailings from Edinburgh (Rosyth) during the 2018/19 cruise season, between May and July 2018, an increase on the eight departures on board Black Watch from the Port in 2017.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts two-day ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosts two-day ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2018 13:52 BST

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has hosted its first dedicated travel trade conference in over a decade, at The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. The highly-successful ‘Closer 2018’ Trade Conference attracted over 150 delegates, from a wide range of travel agents and tour operators across the UK, as well as a number of non-UK resellers.

Fred. Olsen to commence 2018/19 cruise seasons from Newcastle and Liverpool

Fred. Olsen to commence 2018/19 cruise seasons from Newcastle and Liverpool

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.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests raise nearly £25,000 to support Caribbean hurricane relief effort

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests raise nearly £25,000 to support Caribbean hurricane relief effort

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.

Make attractive savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Summer Sale 2018’

Make attractive savings in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Summer Sale 2018’

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.