Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
is a UK based, Norwegian-owned
line with four cruise ships
. The company headquarters are in Ipswich
, United Kingdom
and is owned by Bonheur
and Ganger Rolf
. 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.
Destinations & cruise holidays
For most of the year, the ships are based in Britain, with cruises departing from Southampton, Dover, Rosyth (for Edinburgh), Greenock (for Glasgow), Liverpool, Portsmouth and Newcastle. A winter Caribbean fly-cruise programme on Braemar operates from Barbados, with connecting flights from London Gatwick and Manchester.
Itineraries range from popular areas, such as the Mediterranean, Canaries, Baltic, Norway and the Caribbean, to the longer, cruise voyage routes – ‘Around South America’ and ‘Around the World’.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines operates a fleet of four......