Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise shipping line with four cruise ships. The company is owned by Bonheur and Ganger Rolf and is headquartered in Ipswich, Suffolk, in the United Kingdom. The company is part of the Fred. Olsen Group.
The business started in 1848, with the first Olsen family ship owner Fredrik Christian Olsen, operating a fleet of well-tried sailing vessels.
Trade quickly flourished and the larger ships had routes reaching as far as the United States.
Fredrik’s brother's, Petter and Andreas joined the company also with small fleets of sailing vessels.
Today, Fred. Olsen jnr. is Chairman of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and the family remains heavily involved in running the business.
Fred. Olsen has always been successful by ensuring that it meets and exceeds the needs of all its guests.
The family – along with the team at the Ipswich Head Office and across the fleet – remain committed to ensuring this remains true for another 150 years.