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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins gold for ‘Best Cruise Line for No-Fly Cruise Holidays’ at the British Travel Awards 2022

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins gold for ‘Best Cruise Line for No-Fly Cruise Holidays’ at the British Travel Awards 2022

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line for No-Fly Cruise Holidays’ at the British Travel Awards 2022 after winning the gold award.

More than 610,000 votes were cast by over 300,000 voters as part of this year’s British Travel Awards, with the winners announced yesterday evening in a ceremony held at Evolution London in Battersea Park, hosted by TV personality and broadcaster, Alison Hammond.

The accolade follows on from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines being named ‘Favourite Ocean Cruise Line’, another consumer-voted category, at the Wave Awards 2022 earlier this month.

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

“We’re delighted that the hard work and dedication of our team has been recognised by our guests.

“Our regional UK departure ports allow us to offer some fantastic hand-crafted, no-fly itineraries, from an around the world tour from Liverpool or an exploration of South America and the Antarctic from Portsmouth, to a short Easter break on the picturesque River Seine from Southampton- our no-fly cruises offer something for everyone to enjoy.

“Winning gold at such a prestigious award really is testament to everyone within our team, from our wonderful crew on board our ships, to those based in our office - it truly is all about the people.”

Highlights of Fred. Olsen’s award-winning no-fly cruises include:

Bolette’s 13-night T2232 ‘White Christmas in Norway’ cruise. Departing from Southampton on 21stDecember 2022. Prices start from £,1999 per person.
Itinerary: Southampton, England – Bergen, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Alta, Norway – Honningsvåg, Norway – Hammerfest, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Southampton, England
For more details: Visit Bolette's T2232 'White Christmas in Norway' cruise.

Balmoral’s 14-night L2234 ‘Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries’ cruise. Departing from Portsmouth on the 22ndDecember 2022. Prices start from £1,999 per person.
Itinerary: Portsmouth, England – Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (overnight stay) – Santa Cruz De La Palma, Spain – Arrecife, Spain – Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain – Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain – Portsmouth, England
For more details: Visit Balmoral's L2234 'Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries' cruise

Bolette’s 10-night T2312 ‘Historical Old Towns of Northern Europe’ cruise. Departing from Newcastle on 3rd of May 2023.Prices start from £1,299 per person.
Itinerary: Newcastle, England – Visby, Sweden – Tallinn, Estonia – Riga, Latvia – Liepaja, Latvia – Gdansk, Poland - Warnemünde, Germany – Newcastle, England
For more details:
Visit Bolette's T2312 'Historical Old Towns of Northern Europe' cruise

Borealis’ 25-night S2309 ‘Renaissance Italy, the Adriatic and Amalfi Coast’ cruise. Departing from Liverpool on 22nd May 2023. Prices start from £4,199 per person.
Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cartagena, Spain – Livorno, Italy – Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy- Sorrento, Italy – Cruising Amalfi Coast & Capri, Italy – Amalfi, Italy (anchor port) – Cruise Strait of Messina, Italy – Venice, Italy – Zadar, Croatia – Split, Croatia – Cruising Bay of Kotor, Montenegro – Kotor, Montenegro – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Valetta, Malta – Málaga, Spain – Liverpool, England
For more details: Visit Borealis' S2309 'Renaissance Italy, the Adriatic and Amalfi Coast' cruise.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ award-winning no-fly cruises, visit www.fredolsencruises.com. Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.

British Travel Awards 2022

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

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