Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a UK-based cruise line with four ships and 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.

 

In July 2020, Fred. Olsen bought the former Holland America Line ships Amsterdam and Rotterdam for 37 million dollars and renamed them Bolette and Borealis respectively.

Official website: www.fredolsencruises.com
Founded on: 1848

Company Category: Premium
Conglomerate: None (privately owned)
Official Language: English
Sails to: North Europe, South America, Expeditions
Ship’s Flag: Bahamas
Average age of PAX: 50

Offers free wifi: No
Offers single cabins: Officers only
Allows visible tattoos: No
Allows different hairstyles: No
Provides STCW on board: No
Provides Airline Tickets: Yes
Provides Hotel accommodations: Yes
Requires the Marlin’s Test? No

HOW TO APPLY:

 

As most of other cruise lines, if you wish to apply for this company you can do it by applying straight to the company on their website or doing the selection process thought a hiring agency.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

Previous cruise ship experience not needed, but preferred. All positions require advanced to fluent english, with high standards of service and good qualifications.

 CURRENT FLEET:

Braemar

Braemar

Balmoral

Balmoral

Boreallis

Borealis - Bolette

Bolette

Borealis - Bolette

Ship extension? What is that?

In May 2006 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced the purchase of a new vessel, Norwegian Crown, from Norwegian Cruise Line. Following delivery of the vessel in November 2007, she was dry-docked for refurbishment and lengthening, with a pre-built 30 metre centre section added. She was renamed Balmoral and entered service early in 2008. This was followed by the extension of Braemar in summer 2008. A new centre section was added, with new cabins and public rooms, increasing the size from 19,000 GT to 24,000 GT (approx).

COMPANY RATINGS:

Below you have access to the company ratings, according to actual and past crew members of the company on various aspects, ranging from time of permanence, desire to continue working in the company and scores for services provided. Are you working for this company or have you worked on this company before? You can fill this company survey by clicking here!

How long have you been working for this company?

First Contract 7 / 12

58.33%

2-4 Contracts 1 / 12

8.33%

4-10 Contracts 3 / 12

25%

Over 10 Contracts 1 / 12

8.33%

How did you got hired?

Applied straight with the company 4 / 7

57.14%

Applied through an Agency 3 / 7

42.86%

Job Fair / Cast Audition 0 / 7

0%

Concessionaire (Shopping, SPA, etc) 0 / 7

0%

Do you see yourself doing more contracts in this company?

Yes 5 / 7

71.43%

No 1 / 7

14.29%

Only if promoted 1 / 7

14.29%

How's the food at the Mess?

4.20 / 5 votos

How's the accommodations? (Your cabin)

4.00 / 5 votos

How are the activities for crew? (Crew Parties, Thematic Food, Shore Excursions, Discounts on board, Sportive events, etc.)

4.00 / 4 votos

How fast is the on board wifi?

4.25 / 4 votos

How often crew have the opportunity to change department? (By cross-training or internal hiring)

Never 0 / 4

0%

Sometimes, if they deserve it. 4 / 4

100%

Only with mafia 0 / 4

0%

All the time 0 / 4

0%

How often people get promoted? (Within the same department)

Never 1 / 4

25%

Sometimes, if they deserve it. 3 / 4

75%

Only with mafia 0 / 4

0%

All the time 0 / 4

0%

Does the company provide all the trainings on board? (STCW, SCC, Crowd Control, PSCBR, etc.)

No 0 / 4

0%

Yes 4 / 4

100%

Does the company provide Flight tickets during the first contract?

Yes 4 / 4

100%

No 0 / 4

0%

Not for all positions 0 / 4

0%

Does the company provide a Hotel prior joining a ship?

Yes 4 / 4

100%

No 0 / 4

0%

Not for all positions 0 / 4

0%

Would you recommend other people to apply for this company?

No 0 / 4

0%

Yes 4 / 4

100%