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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches ‘no single supplement’ on selected 2019/20 sailings in its new 'Cruise Sale'

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches ‘no single supplement’ on selected 2019/20 sailings in its new 'Cruise Sale'

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 11:35 GMT

​Holidaymakers looking to set sail on a solo adventure can enjoy ‘no single supplements’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on more than 14 sailings between March 2019 and March 2020, as part of its new 'Cruise Sale'. Guests can take advantage of this attractive solo offer on all new bookings made by 28th February 2019 inclusive.

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is shortlisted in three categories at prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2019'

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is shortlisted in three categories at prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2019'

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 15:30 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has this week been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2019’, to be held in London in March 2019, well as in the running for two guest-voted accolades. 

Discover the cultural delights of the Black Sea – with FREE onboard spend – on Fred. Olsen's latest 2020 cruise

Discover the cultural delights of the Black Sea – with FREE onboard spend – on Fred. Olsen's latest 2020 cruise

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2018 17:27 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' new 28-night ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Med’ sailing, aboard 880-guest 'Boudicca', is the latest of its eagerly-awaited 2020 itineraries to be released – ahead of the unveiling of its full 2020/21 ocean cruise programme in March 2019.

Fred. Olsen staff’s 'Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake' brings festive cheer to three local charities

Fred. Olsen staff’s 'Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake' brings festive cheer to three local charities

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2018 16:18 GMT

A Fred. Olsen staff charity ‘Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake’ in Ipswich on 10th December 2018 raised nearly £200 for three local causes: Ipswich Winter Night Shelter, Alzheimer's Research UK and Apostleship of the Sea.

Fred. Olsen is crowned Cruise Critic’s ‘Best for Itineraries’ – for a record fourth year running – and ‘Best for Shore Excursions’

Fred. Olsen is crowned Cruise Critic’s ‘Best for Itineraries’ – for a record fourth year running – and ‘Best for Shore Excursions’

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 09:25 GMT

Experts at world-leading independent cruise review website, Cruise Critic, have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Best for Itineraries’ in its prestigious ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2018’, for a record fourth consecutive year!

Enjoy ‘FREE Drinks and Tips’, and other tempting savings, in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

Enjoy ‘FREE Drinks and Tips’, and other tempting savings, in Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Cruise Sale’

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2018 15:28 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests ‘FREE Drinks and Tips’ on over 150 ocean and river cruises in 2019/20 – almost every sailing from January 2019 to March 2020 – in its biggest holiday sale of the year, on all new bookings made between 5th December 2018 and 28th February 2019 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sees bumper sales success

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sees bumper sales success

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 16:51 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines saw its most successful Monday in the company’s history on 19th November 2018, with sales for the day totalling nearly £1.6 million.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Marketing Executive Terri Overett receives national accolade at ‘Cruise Stars Awards 2018’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Marketing Executive Terri Overett receives national accolade at ‘Cruise Stars Awards 2018’

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 15:42 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating after Marketing Executive Terri Overett was named as ‘Cruise Line PR & Marketing Star’ by ‘Cruise Trade News’ at its prestigious ‘Cruise Stars Awards 2018’, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Friday 16th November 2018.

 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Managing Director Mike Rodwell to retire after over 30 years

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Managing Director Mike Rodwell to retire after over 30 years

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2018 15:42 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Managing Director, Mike Rodwell, has announced that he is to retire at the end of August 2019, following 15 years in the role and 31 years with the Fred. Olsen companies.

Fred. Olsen celebrates the first graduates from its new Women’s Leadership Network course

Fred. Olsen celebrates the first graduates from its new Women’s Leadership Network course

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 11:49 GMT

​Fred. Olsen is proud to celebrate the first graduates from its new Women's Leadership Network course, whose achievements were recognised in a graduation ceremony held at the Woburn Hotel, Woburn, Bedfordshire on 8thNovember 2018.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant visits staff at Fred. Olsen House to mark 30 weeks until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant visits staff at Fred. Olsen House to mark 30 weeks until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 11:35 GMT

​It was a colourful day at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ head office in Ipswich, Suffolk, on Tuesday as staff welcomed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to help mark 30 weeks until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk takes over the town in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.

Fred. Olsen offers guests a second chance to experience record-breaking Corinth Canal sailing in early launch of 2021 cruise

Fred. Olsen offers guests a second chance to experience record-breaking Corinth Canal sailing in early launch of 2021 cruise

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 07:38 GMT

Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to relive history in 2021 as it launches its second sailing of the Corinth Canal, with the cruise line set to break a world record with its inaugural Corinth Canal sailing in 2019.

Sales Manager Angela Flynn celebrates 20 years with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Sales Manager Angela Flynn celebrates 20 years with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2018 17:30 GMT

​Long-standing Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Sales Manager, Angela Flynn, is celebrating 20 years with the company this week. Angela Flynn, Fred. Olsen's Sales Manager – National Accounts, joined the cruise line on 9th November 1998, as an Account Manager for the South East of England & Scotland, when the company had just one ship, 'Black Prince'.

Fred. Olsen offers ‘sneak peek’ of 2020/21 cruise programme with launch of ‘American Waterways in the Fall with New York' sailing

Fred. Olsen offers ‘sneak peek’ of 2020/21 cruise programme with launch of ‘American Waterways in the Fall with New York' sailing

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 18:35 GMT

Holidaymakers looking to take in the autumnal beauty of Cape Cod, sail along the Hudson River and get a close-up glimpse of the iconic Statue of Liberty will soon have the chance to do so by booking Fred. Olsen's inaugural 34-night 'American Waterways in the Fall with New York’ sailing on Balmoral in September 2020.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Closer to the Real Caribbean’ ‘voluntourism’ shore experiences in 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Closer to the Real Caribbean’ ‘voluntourism’ shore experiences in 2019

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 15:10 GMT

Following the success of last year’s fundraising across its fleet in support of the Caribbean hurricane relief effort – when generous guests donated over £25,000 to this very worthy cause – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has pledged to provide shore tours that take in experiences ‘away from the traditional tourist trail’ on its Caribbean itineraries in 2019.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Kirsty Reid appointed as new Account Manager in Field Sales team

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Kirsty Reid appointed as new Account Manager in Field Sales team

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 08:37 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsty Reid as its new Account Manager, with effect from 19th November 2018. Kirsty will report directly into Mathew Foxcroft, Fred. Olsen’s Field Sales Manager.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to bid farewell to Mike Evans after an impressive 27 years!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to bid farewell to Mike Evans after an impressive 27 years!

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 16:20 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be waving a fond farewell to Mike Evans, the company’s Head of Sales, in April 2019, after an impressive 27-year career with Fred. Olsen. Mike is very well-known within the travel industry, having worked in many areas of the travel trade, including retail, tour operating, tourist boards and airline sales, across a career spanning over 40 years.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers free onboard spending credit on selection of longer voyages

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers free onboard spending credit on selection of longer voyages

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 15:42 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering up to £200 per person in free onboard spending credit on a selection of its longer voyages, with durations ranging from 22 to 70 nights, for bookings made by 19th November 2018 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen’s Martin Lister named as CruiseCopenhagen Ambassador 2018

Fred. Olsen’s Martin Lister named as CruiseCopenhagen Ambassador 2018

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2018 13:03 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning & Destination Experience, has won ‘CruiseCopenhagen’s Ambassador Award 2018’, following on from his hard work in promoting Denmark as a cruise destination and for creating itineraries that exclusively visit Danish ports.

Boost in trade sales helps Fred. Olsen achieve bumper summer season

Boost in trade sales helps Fred. Olsen achieve bumper summer season

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 16:44 BST

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating a successful third quarter in 2018 in which a boost in trade sales by almost 30% was just one of a number of year-on-year headline figures – with the number of booked fly-cruise guests also up by more than 80%.