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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ‘Trade Support’ team are pictured at the company’s Head Office in Ipswich, Suffolk. Left to right: Becky Smith, Clair Farthing, Sophie Barrett, Emma Scrivener and Salume Van Tankeren.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new ‘Trade Support’ team are pictured at the company’s Head Office in Ipswich, Suffolk. Left to right: Becky Smith, Clair Farthing, Sophie Barrett, Emma Scrivener and Salume Van Tankeren.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announces further new Sales team appointments

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.

Becky Smith is promoted to the role of ‘Trade Support Manager’, responsible for the day-to-day delivery of Trade and Account Management support. She will be managing the newly-renamed ‘Trade Support’ team (previously ‘Agency Sales’), with an expanded team of four support staff– Clair Farthing, Sophie Barrett and Emma Scrivener, who all become ‘Trade Support Executives’, supporting the wider Account Management team, with continued assistance from Trade Support Assistant, Salume Van Tankeren.

Fred. Olsen has also grown its Onboard Sales team, with a focus on driving more sales through the travel trade – Fred. Olsen automatically returns any booking made on board its ships to the nominated agent, with full commission.

Neil Herbert, Head of Sales for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Having joined the company in January of this year, soon after the changes to the external Account Management team, it became apparent that we needed to underpin this new structure with an internal rethink of how we support that team and the wider trade audience. With that in mind, we have created an expanded ‘Trade Support’ team, to concentrate our efforts on supporting our high street, online, tour operator and international partners.

“We have also committed to offering greater support to our key trade partners by delivering future cruise sales from guests already on board, by encouraging them to book future cruises with their chosen travel agent.

“We now have a structure in place to take the business forward, and my plan to offer a higher level of support to our trade partners now has its firm foundations. Should the record-breaking start to 2016 continue, there may be additional new appointments, to ensure that we continue to offer greater support to the travel trade.”

These changes and promotions follow the recent appointments of Julia Thornhill and Marietta Maidman as new Account Managers, strengthening the UK Account Management team.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at www.fredolsencruises.com 

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

Company Reg. No: 2672435
Registered Name & Office: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU.
Place of registration: England and Wales
VAT Number: 927 5336 08

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen House, White House Road
IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk