Fred Olsen Cruise Lines sees January sales return to pre-pandemic levels

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines sees January sales return to pre-pandemic levels

The operator has had a strong start to the year with new bookings across its small-ship ocean fleet

According to Fred Olsen Cruise Line, last-minute bookings for late winter and early spring voyages are proving particularly popular, resulting in a surge of bookings last month. 

This follows the introduction of the line’s Travel Ready Service, launched in December, an initiative in which the line will take care of paperwork such as the Passenger Locator Forms and NHS vaccination letters.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines also offers risk-free deposits on all new bookings for sailings in 2022, meaning guests can move their deposit to any other cruise within 12 months of their original sailing, with no transfer fees, as long as they notify the cruise line before the final balance has been paid.


Commenting on the sales surge, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines managing director Peter Deer said: “The New Year has brought with it a fresh wave of optimism for overseas travel. The success of our cruise sale shows that people are looking ahead to their next holiday now more than ever. There is real confidence in the market again, and this is being reflected in our bookings.

“We have had great feedback on our Travel Ready Service, which provides additional peace of mind for those looking to explore again in 2022, and a relaxation of restrictions has really helped to stimulate new bookings.

“This is a really great start to the year, and we’re looking forward to a successful season of cruising as we sail into the summer months and beyond.”

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