Careers at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Careers

At Fred. Olsen we know that our people are our future. Nurture those you've worked hard to attract. Learn from each other. Invest in the talents around you and embrace change. [ReadMoreMob]It's a philosophy that makes our organisation a favourite employer in East Anglia and now further afield. It stems back over 150 years from when the Olsen family first ventured into the ship-owning business.

Across all the Fred. Olsen companies, today we employ more than 500 staff all over the UK. With all of our employees, we aim to invest in your career and personal development through a variety of different methods, ranging from In-House Training through to professional qualifications.


We are Caring

Geraldine Allan, Guest Relations Manager

“We trust and care for each other, our guests and our environment.”

Always deliver a warm and friendly welcome

Always make time to listen

Look out for each other’s safety, security and well-being

Strive to help protect the environment for future generations.


We are Positive

Barman serving guest at the bar

“We live and share a positive attitude.”

Motivate each other with positive energy

Always see the opportunities in new ideas

Believe it’s better to learn than never try

Always look for ways to add value and make a difference.


We are Real

Waitress with drinks passing a guest on deck

We are always ourselves and respect others.

Bring our real selves to work and perform

Respect and embrace all our different personalities and cultures

Have the courage to admit when we are wrong and have the strength to act on it

Have a voice and encourage open, honest communication.

We are a Team

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines staff on deck

We are more than a team; we are a family.

Share experiences and learn from each other

Adapt, respond and pull together to drive results

Together we recognise and celebrate our achievements.


The Olsen Way

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity.
But this is not for us. Find out more 


We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.


We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.


We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.


The Olsen family business boasts over 170 years of seafaring heritage, having originated in 1848 when the first Fred. Olsen acquired two small ships operating from Hvisten, Norway.

Since then, through five generations of the Olsen family and two World Wars, the company has gone from strength to strength, sailing cargo vessels and cruise ships around the world. 

Today, the business operates four cruise ships, sailing across the globe - providing holiday experiences that will last a lifetime.

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