Group Travel

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It’s the people you’re with that make any experience special and travelling as a group makes for a great holiday: you can share all the unique moments you’ll have along the way with friends old and new. [ReadMoreMob]

If you’re a member of an association, club or corporate group, or you have friends or family travelling together, you’ll find Fred. Olsen’s smaller, more intimately sized ships suit group travel particularly well.

Larger groups can even make ‘full ship group’ bookings and enjoy an exclusive cruise on board our ships. No matter the size of your party, you and your travelling companions can cruise in confidence, knowing that every aspect of your holiday has been taken care of.

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A Fred. Olsen cruise is also an ideal opportunity for group travel for your Society, do ask for more information about tailor-made group quotations, with our award winning group sales team.
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We are pleased to have been awarded 'Best Cruise Line for Groups 2021' by the readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine.

Plus, 'Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups 2020' by readers of GTO Magazine for the ninth time!

Group Travel Award, Best Cruise Line 2021
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Group Leaders Travel Free

You can earn free places on our cruises, depending on your booking and the size. Once you hit your group passenger target (usually between 15 to 30 guests) we will give you a free cruise place!

Depending on your cruise chosen, you may be able to earn multiple free places, so the more people you book, the more free places your group could receive. Plus, we can offer specially reduced rates to partners of Group Leaders wishing to share the same room.

Dedicated Support

Our Groups & Specialist Sales Team are on hand to guide and advise you through the process of booking and cruising with Fred. Olsen; from the initial enquiry and quotes – which can be tailored to suit your requirements – to taking care of on board arrangements.

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Association of Group Travel Organisers

Fred. Olsen are an associate member of the AGTO (Association of Group Travel Organisers)


Travel with a group & your party can enjoy a choice of the following added value benefits*

  • Free cruise places for group leaders, simply hit a group passenger target (Targets usually vary between 15 and 30 guests)
  • Funding towards coach transfers to/from the port or airport (subject to availability)
  • 5% Group Discount off of travel insurance with our preferred provider Holiday Extras
  • Funding towards car parking at the port or airport
  • Free On Board Spend, from £25 to £180 per person
  • Free Group Drinks Party, inc. wine, sherry, soft drinks, & cold canapes (subject to minimum numbers)
  • Preferential group dining on request (subject to availability)
  • Private group Afternoon Tea (on request)
  • Group photograph (on request)
  • Exclusive use of on board facilities such as the Card Room, lecture and meeting rooms
  • Priority group disembarkation for parties travelling by coach
  • Free support arranging exclusive group shore tours (on request)
  • Free personalised promotional materials to assist you with your group promotion
  • Assistance with promotional events

Group Leader Testimonials

‘’I know my group would not travel with any other cruise line and I would not be happy to take them with any other, a big thank you to all who made our holiday so memorable’’ – M. Ginger

‘’We have arranged many various cruises with the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines with the help of the Groups Department, they are always very attentive, efficient, friendly and offer a service that is second to none, we always have the utmost confidence in all we book with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and know that we are offering our customers a first class service.’’ – N. Keys

‘’We had a great experience from start to finish with the efficient and friendly help from all the staff birth in the office and on board. Looking forward to the next one soon!’’ – I. Colman

‘’I’ve worked with Fred Olsen for several years and my group have enjoyed wonderful holidays’’ – J. Spooner

’’Working with the friendly and efficient groups team it was worry free and I would certainly encourage other organisations to give cruising with Fred a try’’ – E. Hodgson

‘’Just returned from our 3rd Fred Olsen Choir Cruise, and they just get better and better. Having performed 6 concerts on board, in total, we can definitely say that singing to a full Neptune Lounge audience is a truly memorable experience. Staff are all so professional and helpful - nothing is too much trouble. Here’s to the next time!’’ – T. Rowley

‘’The support from the F.OCL Groups department is first class from guidance in choosing the most suitable cruises; producing marketing material; helping with last minute details and offering full support to the time of sailing. I know I can book with confidence and the number of repeat passengers is testament to that..’’ – W. Atkins

The free place is not allocated until the guest target has been achieved and is a free berth not a free room, the target excludes 3rd/4th guests sharing. Free place Terms & Conditions apply. Benefits are available on selected cruises. The Group Drinks Party is for hosted groups only and is not applicable on cruises of two nights or less. Group shore tours, Afternoon Tea and photography are subject to charge. Exclusive use of on board facilities can be arranged prior to your cruise departure. Funding towards coach transfers relates to Eavesway coach services only. E&OE.