Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise shipping line with four cruise ships. The company is owned by Bonheur and Ganger Rolf and is headquartered in Ipswich, Suffolk, in the United Kingdom. The company is part of the Fred. Olsen Group.
The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 by three Olsen brothers, Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andras, who bought their first ships and began an international shipping company. The company is now into the fifth generation of the family and operates various companies skilled within the cruise and passenger shipping trade, as well as aviation, ships' crewing, ship building and offshore industries. The Fred. Olsen group also has business interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development and electronics companies.
In May 2006 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced the purchase of a new vessel, Norwegian Crown, from Norwegian Cruise Line. Following delivery of the vessel in November 2007, she was dry-docked for refurbishment and lengthening, with a pre-built 30 metre centre section added. She was renamed Balmoral and entered service early in 2008. This was followed by the extension of Braemar in summer 2008. A new centre section was added, with new cabins and public rooms, increasing the size from 19,000 GT to 24,000 GT (approx).
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines ships
Year built: 1988
Length: 715 ft / 218 m
Overall Rating: 2.38 (place: #253)
Year built: 2000
Length: 781 ft / 238 m
Overall Rating: 2.89 (place: #195)
Year built: 1997
Length: 781 ft / 238 m
Overall Rating: 2.69 (place: #220)
Year built: 1993
Length: 643 ft / 196 m
Overall Rating: 2.23 (place: #255)
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines in the News
- Sep 18, 2023
Fred Olsen prepares for Fleet in Funchal event Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is preparing to celebrate a “historic coming together&...
- Sep 13, 2023
Selling destinations: ‘Authentic experiences and immersion now key’ Common among almost all cruise itineraries is a focus on immersion and the activitie...
- Sep 12, 2023
Fred Olsen’s Borealis: A new perspective on a cruise to Norway A cruise with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines to the Norwegian fjords on Borealis proves to ...
- Sep 4, 2023
Fred Olsen partners with Go Stargazing UK for 26 cruises in 2024 The UK-based Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has collaborated with Go Stargazing (UK-based astronomy orga...
- Aug 25, 2023
Fred Olsen head of sales Geoff Ridgeon: ‘Sparkle on social media’ Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of sales Geoff Ridgeon underlines the importance of soc...
- Aug 23, 2023
Wave Awards 2023: ‘Proud to celebrate cruise excellence’ On 13 November, the Wave Awards 2023 will take place at The Dorchester, central Lond...
- Aug 22, 2023
Wildlife presenter to join Fred Olsen for more sailings Wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan will join a second Fred Olsen Cruise Lines voya...
- Jul 11, 2023
Fred Olsen teams up with charity to ‘raise awareness of seagrass habitats’ Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has joined forces with global environmental charity Project ...
- Jul 7, 2023
Fred Olsen head of sales Geoff Ridgeon: ‘Why cuisine is key in the selling process’ Fred Olsen Cruise Lines head of sales Geoff Ridgeon explains why cuisine is a key pa...
- Jun 20, 2023
CLIA and Fred Olsen host Scottish politicians to showcase value of cruise CLIA and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines hosted a delegation of Scottish politicians on a vi...
- May 24, 2023
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new video reservations system The UK-based Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced a new feature on their online cruise viewing ...
- May 9, 2023
Fred Olsen promises ‘year to remember’ with new offer Fred Olsen Cruise Lines says it will help guests “make it a year to remember...
- Mar 17, 2023
Fred Olsen announces themed cruises for 2024-2025 The UK-based Fred Olsen Cruise Lines opened for booking schedule 2024-2025, featuring specially-t...
- Mar 15, 2023
Fred Olsen unveils 2024/25 ocean programme Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled its 2024/25 ocean cruise programme, featuring &...
- Mar 13, 2023
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