New group benefits and departure points from Fred. Olsen

Date Posted: 06/12/2012

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced an increase of UK departure points as well as a host of benefits for group travellers in a new 2013 brochure.

An increase of departure points

Access to Fred. Olsen cruise ships has improved, as the fleet of four ships will sail from nine different UK departure ports next year.

The existing line-up of Dover, Southampton, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Greenock and Rosyth will be joined by three new ports in 2013: Harwich, Belfast and Liverpool. This means that around 90 per cent of guests will be within 90 minutes’ drive of a Fred. Olsen departure.

Exclusive beneifts for group travellers

Group travel organisers can take advantage of a variety of Fred. Olsen holiday benefits. These include:

• Free travel for group travel organisers with parties of 20 or more
• Free coach parking at port or airport
• Free coach transfers
• Free drinks party on board
• Exclusive use of on-board facilities
• Exclusive group shore excursions

Catering for groups of any size

Ellie Fulcher, group sales manager for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines said: “We have come a long way since we launched our dedicated groups department, and we now have a very personal, tailor-made service to offer group travel organisers.

“We work hand-in-hand with them, to ensure that the cruise they book is perfect for their needs, regardless of whether they are booking a small group or taking over a whole ship exclusively for their private group use.”

Group travel organisers can request the new Fred. Olsen brochure by e-mailing

For further group travel information visit

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