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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We are pleased to have been awarded 'Best Cruise Line for Groups 2019' by the readers of Group Leisure magazine.

Plus, 'Best Cruise Line Operator for Groups 2019' by readers of GTO Magazine for the eighth time!

Group Leisure & Travel Awards
Group Travel Award Winner
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*

  • 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
Guest Services Team Member

“Thanks for organising another cracking cruise.” - Jackie, The Unattached

“To just say we all had a GREAT time would not do the holiday justice.” - Jim Godsell, Jim Godsell & Friends

"Everyone cooperated to give our group a wonderful experience" – Fiona Richards, Scottish Dancing Group

Well we are all back from our lovely mini cruise and everything ran like clockwork.” - Andrea Golder, Thames Valley Tours

"Nothing is too much trouble to make each cruise memorable" – Mary Ginger, Dragonfly Tours

‘’The service you give is 2nd to none, as are your cruises’’ – Viv Bewley, The Samaritans

“The cruise had been a most wonderful experience for the Group.” -  Lady Katy Blair, Islington Chinese Association

"From start to finish Fred Olsen Cruise Lines are first class, all the group bookings staff cannot do enough to help with arranging our group booking"  - Nick Keys, Keys Trips & Events

“The crew were without exception superb, the ship was in pristine condition, the catering was excellent, and the service faultless.” - Mike Kay, Friends of London Transport Museum

"It is always a pleasure to work with the Groups department – all I have to do is concentrate on marketing our chosen cruise to our members as I know they will take care of everything else to make sure it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience for us all." – Elizabeth Hodgeson, U3A Barnet

Double Victory

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ by readers of leading travel title, Group Leisure & Travelmagazine, for a record eighth time, in the prestigious ‘2019 Group Leisure & TravelAwards’. This important accolade recognises the very best groups’ cruise experience, from the initial booking process to onboard facilities, and the quality of shore excursions on offer. [ReadMoreMob]

Fred. Olsen was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony held on the evening of 9th October 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at the Marshall Arena in Stadium MK, Milton Keynes. Other finalists in the 'Best Cruise Line for Groups' category were Cruise & Maritime Voyages, P&O Cruises, and Saga Cruises.

Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager – Groups & Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, also won ‘The Excellence Award’, in recognition of her outstanding service to group travel organisers nationwide.

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.