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Win a VIP cruise!

3rd December 2021   

We are giving you the the opportunity to win a VIP cruise experience for yourself and a guest on your choice of any 2022 sailing up to 8 nights!

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The Olsen Way - Cruise Sale

30th November 2021   

The Olsen Way - Cruise Sale

We are proud to present the new Fred.Olsen Cruise Sale.... On sale from Wednesday 1st December.

Cruise from £699pp PLUS FREE drinks and tips.

 

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Last minute escapes, The Olsen Way.

25th November 2021   

Last minute escapes, The Olsen Way.
 

More cruises added, from £399pp.

Announcing our Black Friday sale

25th November 2021   

NOW ON SALE!

Save up to £400pp on a great selection of 2022 sailings in our upcoming Black Friday Sale...

 

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Big news!

12th November 2021   

We are proud to share with you all that we have been shortlisted for ‘Best Mainstream Cruise Company’ at the Globe Travel Awards 2022!

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We're award winning!

20th October 2021   

We are so excited to share we've scooped a few awards recently!

Venue name change - important notification

20th September 2021   

Important notification about a venue name change affecting all promotional activity. 

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New brochure out now!

18th August 2021   

We delighted to share our new Worldwide Cruise Holidays 2022-24 brochure - out now! Guests can enjoy FREE on board spend and their tips covered on selected sailings. 

 

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Exploration of South America and the Antarctic

4th August 2021   

 


This once in a lifetime journey gives guests a rare chance to scenic cruise to the Antarctic Peninsular with many other highlights, plus we are offering free on board spend up to £400pp.

 

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Around the World 2024

4th August 2021   

We're very pleased to announce the launch of our new and exciting World Cruise departing from Southampton on the 7th January 2024.

 

Bolette & Borealis

12th November 2021

Explore our beautiful new sisters, Bolette and Borealis. 

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Important information for guests - everything you and your customers need to know

12th November 2021

We are sure you and your guests may have lots of questions about life on board, with all the new protocols and vaccine requirements. To help you answer these, you will find everything you need to know here. 

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Pause in operations

4th June 2021   

As of the 6th May 2021 we have added a number of Balmoral sailings departing Rosyth to our cancelled sailings. 

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2021 Regional departures

17th May 2021   

Details of all our 2021 regional departures with an easy reference downloadable cruise calendar.

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New Collection of Sailings in 2021

30th April 2021
Announcing a new collection of cruises setting sail in 2021! We are so proud to announce our itinerary planners have handcrafted four new cruises, setting sail this year.

 

 

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Around the World in 80 Days

26th February 2021

Embargo: 1st March 2021
Inspired by Phileas Fogg's 'Around the World in 80 Days' journey, we are setting off to repeat the feat in February 2023 – 150 years after its publication - and stopping in several of the destinations visited in the novel.

New 2022 Norwegian Sailings

24th February 2021

On general release from the 29th January, we're launching new cruises which make the most of spring in Norway. These sailings also benefit from a choice of free drinks or on board spend as part of our cruise sale.

Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece

11th February 2021

Our bestselling itinerary has a new sailing date with UK departure and return! Launching next week is a 25-night adventure that takes in the ancient sites of Greece and transits the Corinth Canal.

Exploring Iconis Sites of Croatia & Italy

New for 2022: An Adriatic adventure and much more

4th February 2021

A little treat this week: we have more brand new 2022 cruises to share with you! The sites of the Adriatic can be explored from Southampton in a cruise handcrafted to show you Croatia and Italy in a style that only smaller-proportioned Braemar can provide...

New cruise: Discovering the Balkans

18th December 2020

Introducing a new cruise for 2022 on our new ship Bolette – Discovering the Balkans. This voyage to the Balkan Peninsula in the azure blue seas of the Adriatic has been designed to explore the centuries of civilisations and influence that have helped shape the area today

Up to £100 On Board Spend on 2021 Portsmouth Departures

12th November 2020

Up to £100pp on board spend on Portsmouth 2021 departures, including cruises In Search of the Northern Lights, a Dutch & Belgian City Break, a Canaries Winter Escape and German Christmas Markets

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A message and update from our Chairman, Fred. Olsen Jnr.

22nd October 2020

The latest update from our Chairman, on board Borealis in Rosyth, Scotland. 

FREE Netflix incentive - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

10th September 2020

We are gave FIVE lucky agents a chance to win 1 year of FREE Netflix!

Here are our winners..

Booking Reassurance

UPDATED - Booking Reassurance Guarantee

7th April 2020

Our Booking Reassurance Guarantee has been expanded further today in reaction to the fast-moving Coronavirus situation.

'Braemar' Caribbean - Latest Update

12th March 2020

The latest update on Braemar as of 12th March 2020.

Fundraising to support relief efforts in Australia and Kangaroo Island

13th January 2020

Fred. Olsen guests, staff and crew raise £5,000 to support relief efforts in Australia and Kangaroo Island following devastating bushfires.

Gin masterclass

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new premium Gin-making Masterclasses

6th January 2020

New for 2020, as part of its immersive onboard enrichment programme, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is giving guests the chance to create their own bespoke gin during their cruise holidays.

Fred. Olsen's Ellis Barker crowned 'Cruise Line Rising Star' in national 'Cruise Stars 2019' Awards 

27th November 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating Public Relations Executive Ellis Barker being crowned ‘Cruise Line Rising Star’ – as well as being ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Cruise Line PR & Marketing Star’ category – by leading trade title, ‘Cruise Trade News’, at its prestigious ‘Cruise Stars 2019’ Awards.

Our office extension is underway!

20th November 2019

We have commenced work on a new multi-million pound head office extension which will more than double the current size. 

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Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships to undergo multi-million-Pound refit this Winter

15th November 2019

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean ships will be undergoing a multi-million-Pound refit this Winter, as part of an extensive enhancement programme – in preparation for the start of the 2020/21 cruise season.

Discover the culture, nature, adventure and cuisine of the ‘real’ Caribbean with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2020

24th October 2019

Holidaymakers looking to experience the very best sights, sounds and flavours of the Caribbean can choose an incredible two-week fly-cruise with Fred. Olsen in January 2020.

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2019 On Board Training

24th October 2019

Don't miss this great opportunity to attend one of our travel agent ship visits. Dates are available across all five UK departure ports.

Double victory for Fred. Olsen in the ‘2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards’ – ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’, for a record eighth time, and ‘The Excellence Award’

15th October 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has once again been crowned ‘Best Cruise Line for Groups’ by readers of leading travel title, Group Leisure & Travel magazine, for a record eighth time, in the prestigious ‘2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards’.  

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests experience record-breaking transit of historic Corinth Canal on largest-ever ship 'Braemar''

10th October 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests experienced a breath-taking transit of the 6.4-kilometre-long Corinth Canal in Greece, as 24,344-gross-tonnes, 195.82-metre-long, 22.52-metre-wide Braemar broke the existing record to become the largest ship ever to traverse this famous feat of engineering.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca to set sail from Dover on longest-ever voyage!

2nd October 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest Boudicca will be departing from the Port of Dover, Kent on 3rd October 2019, on the company’s longest-ever sailing – an epic 168-night ‘Grand Voyage’. 

Guest speakers on board Brabant

23rd September 2019

Information on our guest speakers for Brabant sailings in 2019.

Taking guests even closer with RIBs

20th September 2019

Your customers can head off on a journey of discovery in every destination with our new Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). Now available on Balmoral.

It’s a mystery! Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship Balmoral makes East Anglian maiden call in Great Yarmouth

18th September 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 1,350-guest flagship Balmoral has made its maiden call at the East Anglian port of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, as part of its 11-night 'Mystery Cruise',

Brabant Incentive

4th September 2019

We are excited to announce our lucky winner who has won a River Cruise for two onboard Brabant!

Directors

Fred. Olsen wishes ‘Bon voyage!’ to industry stalwart Mike Rodwell after over 30 years

3rd September 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Managing Director, Mike Rodwell, retired officially on 31st August 2019, after 15 years in the role and 31 years with the Fred. Olsen companies.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings taste of Suffolk to the high seas

22nd August 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brings ‘taste of Suffolk’ to the high seas with introduction of new local products.

Bank Holiday weekend opening hours

21st August 2019

Please note our opening hours for Trade Support, Reservations & Guest Services over the Bank Holiday weekend.

All Inclusive

Updated - Drinks Package policy

13th August 2019

There have been some updates to our All Inclusive & Dining Drinks package policies.

Peter Deer confirmed as Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new Managing Director

13th August 2019

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Peter Deer as its new Managing Director, with effect from 1st September 2019.

Completing guest Information

31st July 2019

A little reminder on how to update your customers' guest information correctly on F.OCAL

App

Check out our brand new app

25th July 2019

Our guests can now enjoy our new Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines app and countdown to their next Fred. Olsen cruise! 

Plane Sailing Mega Fam 2019

17th July 2019

All our winners announced for our 2019 Plane Sailing Mega Fam.

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