Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean fleet has taken up temporary residence in Scotland’s Firth of Forth, just outside the Port of Rosyth. The relocation comes during the company’s pause in cruise operations, which is currently running until May 23rd.
Crew members from across Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ocean fleet have issued a moving rendition of ‘Heal the World’, recorded from their homes across the world, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Teams from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Suffolk-based headquarters have shared images of themselves working from home as the company reassures its guests and trade partners ‘we are still here for you’.
The three ships – Braemar, Balmoral and Black Watch – will be undergoing various engineering works, general maintenance and refurbishment during their dry docks at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany.
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.