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From L-R: Head of Cruise Liverpool John Mawer, Fred. Olsen Captain Victor Stoica, Lord Mayor Mary Rasmussen, Senior Officer Abbie Sanders and Chief Engineer Marko Cvjetkovic.
From L-R: Head of Cruise Liverpool John Mawer, Fred. Olsen Captain Victor Stoica, Lord Mayor Mary Rasmussen, Senior Officer Abbie Sanders and Chief Engineer Marko Cvjetkovic.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines senior officers enjoy high tea with Liverpool's Lord Mayor

Senior officers from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines joined Liverpool’s Lord Mayor for high tea in recognition of the company’s 20 years of sailing from the city.

Senior officers from Borealis joined Lord Mayor Mary Rasmussen in the Parlour for high tea to honour the remarkable partnership between Fred. Olsen and the vibrant city.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Captain Victor Stoica, Chief Engineer Marko Cvjetkovic, Senior Officer Abbie Sanders and Senior Logistics and Operations Manager Georgie Skittlethorpe were joined by Head of Cruise Liverpool John Mawer and Liverpool City Council’s Communications and Digital Marketing Executive Sophie Shields on a tour of Liverpool’s Town Hall as part of the event.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

"Two decades of sailing from Liverpool is a remarkable achievement, and we are privileged to celebrate this milestone with the city.

“It was an honour for our senior officers to be invited to high tea with the Lord Mayor to talk about Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines while enjoying a tour of the Town Hall.

“We are proud of our 20-year maritime alliance with Liverpool and look forward to many more years of delivering exceptional cruise experiences.”

The Lord Mayor was presented with a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines plaque to commemorate the occasion while Liverbird pin badges were gifted to the senior officers.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Mary Rasmussen, said:

“As a port city, we are incredibly proud of our maritime alliance with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and it was wonderful to meet these senior officers in person.

“It was the perfect opportunity for me to thank them for the important role they play in helping to put Liverpool firmly on the map as a home port for regional departures – and it was a great excuse for me to show off our Town Hall which is something I love to do!”

In August, guests at the Cruise Liverpool terminal were treated to a spontaneous performance from flashmob choir, A Handbag of Harmonies, to mark the official 20thanniversary.

For more information about Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, please visit, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm), or contact your local ABTA travel agent.


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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