Press Releases

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines voted ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ in ‘2013 Group Travel Awards’ for third consecutive year

Jun 20, 2013 16:17 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups’ by readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine, in its prestigious ‘2013 Group Travel Awards’, for the third year in a row.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch  commences cruise season from Newcastle

Jun 13, 2013 11:24 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines There is still a chance for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests to take advantage of some very tempting cruise deals from Newcastle this Summer, from just £59 per person, per night*, as 804-guest Black Watch commences her cruise season from the Port of Tyne on 18th June 2013.

Scandic Hotels first to offer guests check-out by mobile phone at all hotels

Jun 13, 2013 07:00 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic Hotels is the first hotel chain in the Nordic region to offer a digital solution for checking out at its hotels. In just a few quick steps guests can pay for their room and check out on their smartphone or computer – confirm the bill, receive an electronic receipt and drop the key off in reception on the way out. Scandic is currently piloting the new solution at Scandic Park in Stockholm.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches TV advertising campaign to support Summer Cruises

Jun 11, 2013 09:58 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines recently launched a dedicated brochure detailing some great offers on cruises for summer 2013 to destinations worldwide. Now, the cruise line is supporting these special offer cruises with a comprehensive advertising campaign across a selection of TV channels carefully chosen to reach Fred. Olsen’s target audience.

‘I saw three ships come sailing in’ – to Copenhagen!

Jun 10, 2013 12:36 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines The lovely port of Copenhagen welcomes many cruise ships during the summer months, and it is a favourite port for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, on many of their Baltic and Scandinavian itineraries. This year, for the first time ever, no fewer than three of the Fred. Olsen fleet will all be docking in the port, on the same day – Wednesday 12th June.

Access Is A Big Selling Point: Blue Badge Style founder, Fiona Jarvis, Featured In Caterer And Hotelkeeper

Jun 05, 2013 17:13 BST Blue Badge Style Fiona Jarvis, founder of Blue Badge Style, the first app and website guide to a stylish lifestyle for the less-physically-able, has written an article for Caterer and Hotelkeeper on access as a selling point. In the article she speaks of the need for hotels to highlight some form of access statement on their websites and the fact that this could help them to attract less-physically-able guests.

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Jun 05, 2013 14:16 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic is continuing its expansion in the Nordic market, with today’s opening of Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda in Norway. The hotel is situated in idyllic Bystranda, in the centre of Kristiansand, with over 800 beds and 229 rooms, 23 of which are adapted for disabled guests. Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda is Nordic Ecolabelled.

A long-time Scandic favourite retires

Jun 03, 2013 08:00 BST Scandic Hotels Assistance dog Ada retired by the 31 May 2013 after 11 years of faithful service. She has been assisting Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, Magnus Berglund, since 2002.

Get the best views of the total solar eclipse in March 2015  with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines!

May 31, 2013 15:45 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines A sensational full solar eclipse is due to occur in March 2015, and the great news for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fans is that its 880-guest cruise ship, Boudicca, will be at the precise co-ordinates at this time to allow guests on board one of the best chances of viewing it from anywhere on the planet.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral makes maiden call  at Haugesund, Norway

May 31, 2013 15:30 BST Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 1,350-guest Balmoral has made her inaugural call at Haugesund, Norway, as part of a ten-night L1303 'Norwegian Experience' cruise.