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​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is shortlisted in three categories at prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2019'

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​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is shortlisted in three categories at prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2019'

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has this week been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2019’, to be held in London in March 2019, well as in the running for two guest-voted accolades. 

Fred. Olsen is vying for the hotly-contested ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ award, along with ‘Best Specialist Cruise Line’, and ‘Best for Solo Travellers’. In addition, Fred. Olsen is also hoping to steal the ‘Favourite Ocean Cruise Line’ title, as well as ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’, for Fred. Olsen River Cruises’ new European river cruise ship Brabant – awards voted for entirely by the public.

Fred. Olsen triumphed in last year’s ‘Wave Awards’, hosted by Real Response Media’s ‘World of Cruising’ magazine, securing its inaugural ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ accolade.

The ‘Wave Awards 2019’ shortlist has been announced just a week after Fred. Olsen was named winner of the ‘Best for Itineraries’ award in Cruise Critic’s ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2018’, for the fourth year running, as well as ‘Best for Shore Excursions’ for the first time.

Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“At Fred. Olsen, we work tirelessly right across our operation to ensure that we continue to offer a range of exciting, innovative and exceptional holidays, and it is great to be in the running for such prestigious accolades at next year’s ‘Wave Awards’.

“Of course, our success would not be possible without our guests, and I’m sure that they will get behind Fred. Olsen by voting for us in the ocean and river categories for ‘Favourite Cruise Line’.”

The winners of the ‘Wave Awards 2019’ ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’, ‘Best Specialist Cruise Line’ and ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ categories will be decided by Real Response Media’s team of knowledgeable industry experts.

The winners of all categories will be announced at a prestigious gala dinner at London’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on 7th March 2019.

To vote for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in the ‘Favourite Ocean Cruise Line’ and ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ categories, visit Voting closes on 31st December 2018 and all those taking part will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of two luxury Mediterranean cruise holidays in 2019, worth up to £8,000 each!

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at To learn more about the ‘Wave Awards 2019’, visit



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