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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.


Ellis Orchard

Ellis Orchard

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07557672265
Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Relations
Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

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