Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Peter Deer as its new managing director. Deer, who will take up the role at the start of September, will take over from Mike Rodwell, who will be retiring from Fred. Olsen after over 30 years with the company.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced an interactive new app to assist its guests in making the most of their cruise experience. The app is of use both while on board Fred. Olsen’s four ocean ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – and during time ashore.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed the appointment of Geoff Ridgeon as its new head of sales, with effect from May.
Fred. Olsen has recently confirmed its commitment to the continuation and growth of its European river cruise product – which started with its inaugural cruise season in April this year.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines managing director, Mike Rodwell, has announced that he is to retire at the end of August next year, following 15 years in the role and 31 years with the Fred. Olsen companies.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be waving a fond farewell to Mike Evans, the company’s head of sales, in April next year, after an impressive 27-year career with the company.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has celebrated an historic coming together of its fleet of four ocean ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – in Cádiz.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 156-guest river ship, Brabant, has commenced its inaugural cruise season from Amsterdam, on a five-night Springtime Dutch Discovery itinerary.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest Boudicca has begun an extensive refit at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then return to the UK for a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’, departing from Dover on March 29th.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Ben Williams as its new head of marketing, with effect from March. Williams has been promoted from his previous role as Fred. Olsen’s e-business manager – in charge of the company’s website and social media communications – and will take responsibility for developing the brand and marketing strategy.
Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season. Two of Fred. Olsen ships – Braemar and Balmoral – will be refurbished before Christmas with the third, Boudicca, upgraded in March 2018.