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Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager for Groups and Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager for Groups and Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines named Best Cruise Line in Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2021 – for record tenth year!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been crowned the Best Cruise Line for Groups at the Group Leisure and Travel Awards 2021 – for a record tenth year.

The cruise line was named the winner at a virtual awards ceremony earlier this afternoon, hosted by actress, TV presenter and veteran cruiser Julie Peasgood.

Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager for Groups and Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are beyond thrilled to be named the Best Cruise Line for Groups for a tenth year!

“We have been working closely with several group leaders and operators to create the perfect holiday for their groups, and we can’t wait to welcome them on board our fleet of smaller ships next year and beyond.

“To everyone who voted for this award, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Your support over the past 18 months has been so greatly appreciated, and we can’t wait to continue working with you all on your group travel plans for the future.

“I must also extend a huge thank you to our teams in head office who work incredibly hard behind the scenes to deliver our group cruises, and also to our wonderful crew who go above and beyond, as they do with all of our guests, to welcome groups on board and ensure they have a memorable cruise.”

From groups of friends and families or members of clubs and societies to full ship charters, Ellie and the Fred. Olsen team can curate a special group travel experience aboard any of the line’s hand-crafted sailings.

For group bookings and enquiries, please contact Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ dedicated Group Sales Department on 01473 746169 (Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm), or e-mail For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at



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