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Manning agencies welcomed aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis for unique conference opportunity

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Manning agencies welcomed aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis for unique conference opportunity

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have hosted their key manning agent partners from the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, India and Thailand on board its ship Borealis as part of a unique manning agents conference.

Representatives from Airborne Recruiting India, Kamaxi India, Wira Manning Indonesia and Bahia Philippines/Thailand were welcomed on board Borealis by CEO Samantha Stimpson and senior members of Fred. Olsen’s Crew Management team for a small part of Borealis’ world cruise, embarking the ship in Singapore and sailing for two nights to Phuket, Thailand.

The conference saw all of Fred. Olsen’s major manning agency partners, who supply the company with the very best crew to ensure guests have the best experience possible, invited to the event.

Joining the manning agencies were CEO Samantha Stimpson, Head of Crewing Paul Clifton, Crew Operations Manager Laura Zaikovska, Head of Quality and Resource Stuart Ferguson, and Crew Recruitment & Development Manager Jemma Thomas.

Paul Clifton, Head of Crewing at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“As part of our ongoing commitment to our crew, we are proud to have taken this hugely unique opportunity to host the key partners we work with on a daily basis. By letting them experience the product firsthand and meet the crew in their working environments, it will help us to build and strengthen our relationships further.

“We’ve been working with these agencies for many years and are proud of the partnerships we have formed. The conference provided us with a unique opportunity to further grow and strengthen those relationships.”

Joydeep Singapuri, Director at Airborne Recruiting India, said:

“A big shout out to Samantha, Stuart, Paul, Laura, Jemma, and all the others in the Ipswich and Singapore offices who made this Manning Agency conference such a huge success.

“Our recruiters gained invaluable insights into the uniqueness of the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brand and the teamwork required to deliver such a warm and friendly service – going above and beyond the call of duty to deliver that special Fred. Olsen experience that keeps their guests returning time after time.”

Kim Mendoza, Operations Manager of Bahia Philippines said:

"It was a great experience to meet our amazing team onboard who makes every day special for guests.

“It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new CEO, Samantha Stimpson."

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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
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