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.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched its new dedicated cruise programme by river boat, unveiling in its new European River Cruising by Fred. Olsen brochure.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Justin Stanton as its new sales and marketing director, reporting to managing director Mike Rodwell. Based at its head office in Ipswich, Suffolk, Stanton has been head of marketing for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines since 2012.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest Black Watch will enter dry dock at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in November 2016, in preparation for the forthcoming 2017/18 cruise season. The ship will undergo various engineering works, general maintenance and refurbishment during the dry dock, as well as the creation of several new public areas and guest facilities, as part of a multi-million Pound investment.