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Our Crew's Stories

Balmoral Crew

We know how much our crew members mean to you, so here’s a snapshot of life on board right now. The teams are keeping the ships in tip top condition, awaiting the return of you, our lovely guests. We miss you and can’t wait to welcome you back on board!

Jefron Rodriguez – Maître D'

Jefron is a well-known member of the Fred. Olsen team, he manages the restaurants on board ensuring our guests’ culinary experience is perfect. He’s currently checking over each area and getting to know our new ships, Bolette and Borealis, so that he’s all set for when we’re back at sea. Jefron really misses our guests being on board, and is looking forward to sailing once again.

Richie Rego – Housekeeping

Richie is part of our behind the scenes team who manages the laundry and deals with all the provisions for our fleet of ships. Now we know who makes the sheets and table linen spotless! He loves being part of the on board family at Fred. Olsen.

Jose (Joe) Villalobos - 1st Engineer

Jose might not always be seen by our guests on board but he has spent a great many years working behind the scenes ensuring the safety of our guests and crew. Hear more about 'Joe's' long career with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. 


We are all really looking forward to welcoming you back to our Fred. Olsen family.

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