Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

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 company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway. Founded in 1848 by three Olsen brothers, Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andras, who purchased their first ships and began an international shipping company. The company is now into the fifth generation of the family and operates various companies within the cruise and passenger shipping trade, as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries. The Fred. Olsen Group also has business interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development and electronics companies.

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