Fred Olsen News
Fred Olsen commences new partnership with Eavesway Travel
With effect from April 2014, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be working with Wigan-based Eavesway Travel Ltd., which has been established for over 70 years, as its preferred supplier of coach services for cruise guests. Route details and fares will be featured in Fred. Olsen’s ‘Worldwide Cruises 2014/15’ brochure, due to be launched in mid-September 2013.
Fred Olsen introduces a fourth winter Caribbean fly-cruise for early 2015
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has listened to its guests and is introducing a fourth Caribbean fly-cruise in 2015 to satisfy demand, to go on sale from 9am on 3rd September 2013. The 16-night ‘Caribbean Transatlantic Fly-Cruise’, M1504, offers cruise guests a chance to fly to Bridgetown (Barbados) from London Gatwick or Manchester on 23rd February 2015, to join 929 guest-ship Braemar.
Belfast Harbour welcomes back Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘bringing the world closer’ to the people of Belfast, with three exciting cruise itineraries in Autumn 2013. Sailing on board 880-guest Boudicca, guests will have the opportunity, for the first time since 2007, to embark on a Fred. Olsen cruise from Belfast, without having to endure an expensive flight or long ferry crossing to reach its ships.
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines returns to the Caribbean
Back by popular demand, guests can now take a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Caribbean fly-cruise in January 2015! With the fun and excitement of the Christmas and New Year celebrations all over, guests will have the opportunity to escape the cold British winter on a Fred. Olsen 14-night sunshine cruise, taking in the stunning Caribbean Islands, aboard 929-guest cruise ship Braemar.
Fred Olsen unveils new ad campaign
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new TV campaign which will run through February 2013. The 30 second television commercial, which focuses on nine UK departure points, will appear on ITV3, Channel 5, Gold, Watch, the Travel Channel and the Holiday and Cruise Channel.
A chocoholic treat aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Boudicca in winter 2012
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be hosting a Mediterranean cruise on board Boudicca in November 2012 to tickle the taste buds of any chocoholic! The cruise line will be offering guests the chance to learn all there is to know about this most tempting of treats from renowned chocolatier, Gerry Wilton, as part of the award-winning Vistas onboard enrichment programme.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral makes two maiden calls
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ship Balmoral is currently on a cruise to the Baltic, and, unusually, has made two maiden calls in the course of her itinerary. On Monday 2nd July 2012, she made her maiden call into the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda. A ceremony was held in the port, as is traditional on maiden visits, and the port agent and harbourmaster exchanged plaques with senior officers of the Balmoral to mark the occasion.
Explorer Sue Stockdale joins Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’
One of the most exciting and adventurous itineraries on a Fred. Olsen cruise must be the snowy Arctic, with its amazing landscape and fascinating wildlife. Balmoral has a 16-night cruise departing from Southampton on 26th July 2013 – ‘Arctic Mountains, Fjords & Polar Bears’ - and the experience will be enhanced by guest lecturer, Sue Stockdale, the first British woman to ski to the North Pole, who will be aboard as part of the Vistas enrichment programme.
Fred. Olsen launches early booking Price Pledge
To reflect the growth in the ‘all-inclusive’ holiday market, and following the successful introduction of its ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package on four limited availability 2013 Canaries fly-cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is extending this exceptional offer. If guests book by September 30th 2012, for all cruise departures on, or after, April 6th 2013 and featured in its current ‘2013/14 Worldwide Cruises’ brochure they will automatically qualify for a free upgrade to an ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package, including beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks.
Fred Olsen cuts ties with Thomas Cook
Cruise operator Fred Olsen has ceased trading with Thomas Cook after Euler Hermes withdrew insurance protection from some third-party suppliers last week.
Fred. Olsen launches major TV ad campaign
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is launching its first TV advertising campaign since 2009, using the distinctive, hand-drawn style and strong brand values of its recent highly-successful print campaign.
Industry veteran Philpot appointed to key role with Fred Olsen
Nathan Philpot has been appointed as the new head of sales & marketing at Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. He replaces Nigel Lingard, who retires at the end of November 2011.