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A team member at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines receives his influenza vaccine
A team member at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines receives his influenza vaccine

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Free flu vaccinations for ashore and on board teams at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Hundreds of team members at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have benefitted from a free flu vaccination.

Every winter, the company offers seasonal influenza vaccines to every crew member on board its fleet of three smaller ships Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral. And this year, it has been expanded to the team working shoreside too.

Dr Kate Bunyan, Medical Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“Vaccinating our crew against flu protects them and our guests, and is an important part of our on board public health measures to ensure healthy people and healthy ships.

“It’s just as important to keep our shore-based teams healthy too, and we know that not everyone who works shore side is entitled to a free flu vaccine, so we are delighted to have been able to offer a vaccination to everyone at our Ipswich office too.

“35% of our office team were vaccinated, which given that some will get their vaccine via their GP, is amazing.

By the end of the vaccination programme, more than 85% of on board team members – more than 1,500 people – will have been immunised, and more than 85 people took up the offer in the Ipswich office.

The vaccines were administered at Fred. Olsen House by Walton Pharmacy.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, 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 ABTA travel agent.


Georgina May

Georgina May

Press contact Public Relations Executive Public Relations
Lauren Gardner

Lauren Gardner

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 07546807099

Ellen Widdup

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations

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