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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines named ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the Group Travel Awards 2020 – for the ninth consecutive year!

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines named ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in the Group Travel Awards 2020 – for the ninth consecutive year!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today been named ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ – for a record ninth consecutive year - in the Group Travel Awards 2020.

Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager for Groups and Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, accepted the award at a glittering virtual awards ceremony this afternoon.

On receiving the award, she said:

“It has been an extremely challenging year for us all in the travel industry, but throughout it all we have had the support of our guests who can’t wait to get back cruising with us again.

“Thank you to each and every one of you who voted for us to win this award today. It really is a testament to the support and loyalty of all of the group travel organisers that we work with. To win it this year, after everything, makes this award extra special. And to be able to say we have won it for nine consecutive years – just wow! It really is a privilege working with you all, and long may it continue.

“We can’t wait to welcome you and your groups back on board our new look fleet very soon.”

Fred. Olsen beat off stiff competition from the other cruise lines in this category, including Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Hurtigruten, Emerald Waterways and P&O Cruises.

Fred. Olsen is committed to offering groups the very best, tailor-made cruise experience, whatever their appetites and interests. Fred. Olsen's bespoke groups service appeals to those travelling in a group, with family or friends, or with their local club, association or society, and Fred. Olsen can also offer an entire ship for an exclusive full-ship group.

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