Careers at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

“You can have all the equipment in the world but in the end it all comes down to the people, all of it, everything”

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is unlike any other cruise company. We have been sailing and discovering the world for 175 years and so have a proud maritime heritage.

To this day, we are family-run and, with our strong family culture, we are a wonderful and exciting place to work with huge opportunity for those as ambitious as we are.

The culture we have developed we hold dear. It is a culture built on trust and developed through effective teamwork. And central to our culture is the foundational importance of our people. As Mr. Olsen himself says, “It is all about the people. All of it, everything”.

And in our team, every person has an important role to play. An important role in delivering our purpose which is to bring our 175 years of experience to make each and every day count for our guests. What each and every one of us contributes every single day matters and makes a difference.

We bring 175 years of experience to make each and every day count
Colours and Tastes team on board borealis

At the heart of any strong company culture, there are values. The core beliefs that we have as a business that determine how we work, and how we work together. Although we are a big company with over 500 team members on ship and on shore we are not a giant corporate: we have four very strong and important values that we hold dear and look for in those that join the company. If these values sound like your values, or you like to work in the way they describe, the chances are you would have a very happy and fulfilling career with us.

We are Caring

Cabin Stewardess making up bed in Suite

“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

Bar Team member talking to guests

“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

Captain and Officers

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.


Alongside Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the Fred. Olsen group also operates a variety of other companies, including Fred. Olsen Ltd - parent company to many of our UK based companies; Fred. Olsen Travel, Fred. Olsen Logistics, Natural Power Consultants and ZephIR Lidar. Take a look below for further information and career opportunities.

Fred. Olsen Limited

Acts as the parent company to many of our businesses based in the UK. We also operate a central service function from an office in Ipswich. This part of the business provides support services to the rest of the group including, HR, IT, Facilities and Accounts. Typical positions that may come up in this area are; HR Assistant, Accounts Assistant, IT Support Analyst, IT Trainee and Receptionist.

Fred. Olsen Travel operates travel agencies in East Anglia and on the South Coast. They’re UK General Sales Agents for Star Clippers, Amadeus River Cruises, Pandaw River Cruises and American Cruise Lines, and also operate Fred. Holidays, specialising in cruises, rail holidays and bespoke travel, as well as Go Cruise & Travel.

An independent consultancy and service provider, Natural Power supports the effective delivery of projects including onshore wind, solar, renewable heat, energy storage and offshore technologies, providing expertise across all project phases, to work toward a world powered by renewable energy and a better environment for future generations.

Currently employing over 250 people worldwide, Natural Power is a growing business that operates from offices both in the UK and globally. Typical vacancies at Natural Power would be; Project Managers, Graduate Engineers, Ecologists, GIS Technicians and Wind Analysts.

The ZephIR Lidar team deliver world-class, industry leading wind measurement systems and supporting services for onshore and offshore wind energy projects and turbine mounted applications. Typical vacancies at ZephIR include; Software Designers, Engineers, Technicians and Support staff.

Fred. Olsen Logistics offers a complete start to finish logistics solution, offering Full UK Warehousing and Distribution, Imports, Exports, Full load containers, Part Load containers, Sea freight, Air freight, European Road Freight, Express deliveries, Project Cargo including Out of Guage shipments with a dedicated UK Customs clearance team.

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