Our People

Observatory bar team, Borealis
Team members in the Observatory, Borealis

There is much that sets the experience of a Fred. Olsen cruise apart. But nothing more so than our people. As Mr. Olsen himself says, ‘It’s all about the people. All of it, everything”.

Because our ships are smaller, our crew are able to get to know you personally and to understand what you like. And it is the warm, attentive and more personal care our people pride themselves on that is so appreciated by our guests. Without doubt, our people are central to the specialness of a Fred. Olsen cruise.


Captain Steffan Ravneng

Captain Steffan talks about his family, who inspired him to become a Captain, and his journey to get to where he is now.

Jose (Joe) Villalobos - 1st Engineer

Jose has spent a great many years working behind the scenes ensuring the safety of our guests and crew. 

Richie Rego - Housekeeping Utility

Richie is part of our team which manages the laundry and deals with all the provisions for our fleet of ships.

Leanora 'Lea' Santos - Guest Services Officer

Lea has worked for Fred. Olsen for 20 years, and loves the family feeling on board Balmoral, her 'home'

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