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.

Our Company Values

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

Staff on board Balmoral

“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

Fred. Olsen History

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.


Alternative Fred. Olsen Businesses

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 are well known in East Anglia as a quality independent retail travel agent with branches in Ipswich as well as in the town centres of Colchester, Felixstowe, Bury St. Edmunds, Norwich and Woodbridge. The Company also manages a franchise business and acts as general sales agents for exclusive products. Typical positions that we recruit for within Fred. Olsen Travel are; Sales Consultants, Cruise Consultants, Trainees, Accounts positions and Marketing roles.

SeaRoc provides specialist products and services exclusively to the Offshore Renewable Energy Sector. We offer our clients marine, engineering, QHSE and geographical information system (GIS) data management expertise together with a range of bespoke applications to support the development, construction and management of offshore projects.

SeaRoc Ltd is a turnkey solution provider to the offshore wind industry and comprises the knowhow, services and production capacities of all of the wind initiatives established within Fred. Olsen related companies. Typical vacancies in this area of the group would be; Web Developers, Engineers, Health & Safety Professionals and Consultants.

Natural Power is an independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider with over two decades of unique industry expertise. They provide planning & development, ecology & hydrology, technical, construction & geotechnical, asset management and due diligence services locally across onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors globally.

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.