Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Double win for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines at UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards

06:00 01 March 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line

Fred. Olsen Cruise Line's vessel Balmoral.

Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating after winning two top honours at the 2014 UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards, run by the Cruise Critic online cruise community and based entirely on the views of cruise guests.

shares

The Ipswich-basec company’s 929-guest cruise ship Braemar was recognised as the Best Small Ship for Embarkation, with a score of 4.7 out of a total of 5, and its 804-guest vessel Black Watch was named Best Small Ship for Shore Excursions, with a rating of 4.4 out of 5.

Both Braemar and Black Watch were also named in the top five Best Small Ships Overall, being rated number four and five respectively.

Fred. Olsen also achieved two top-five placements in the Mid-Ship category with its 1,350-guest flagship Balmoral, for Fitness (five) and Shore Excursions (four), and eleven top five placements in the Small Ships category, including: Cabins (Braemar, five); Dining (Braemar, three, Black Watch, four, and Boudicca, five); Entertainment (Black Watch, two); Fitness (Boudicca, three, and Black Watch, five); Public Rooms (Braemar, five); Service (Black Watch, five); and Value for Money (Braemar, four, and Black Watch, five).

Adam Coulter, UK editor at Cruise Critic, said: “Winning a Cruisers’ Choice Award is a fantastic accolade for cruise lines, particularly as they’re based entirely on review ratings submitted by cruisers over the course of the past year, rather than votes.

“These awards offer a great insight into British consumers’ first-hand experiences and feedback of the cruises they have been on.”

Nathan Philpot, sales and marketing director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, added: “It is important to us that we always try to offer the very best small-ship cruise experience that there is, and we are very proud that our efforts have been recognised by Cruise Critic and its members in this significant way.

“At Fred. Olsen, we believe that your holiday starts from the very moment that you arrive with us at the cruise terminal, which is why the embarkation process is so key, with a warm Fred. Olsen welcome and excellent ‘service with a smile’.

“We also put a lot of thought into creating new, exciting and tailored shore excursions for our guests, especially on our smallest, most traditional ship, Black Watch, which has the highest repeat rate of guests across our fleet, with sometimes up to 60% returning Fred. Olsen cruisers.”

shares

0 comments

Arlingtons new art exhibition, Liz and Ken Ambler at the launch

Music, art, wine and a great deal more

Steven and Debbie Morgan pictured when they took over The Royal Oak earlier this year

Firefighters were called to a pub last night following a water leak which caused flooding.

Abby Curtis who is opening Pump and Grind coffee shop in Great Colman Street with Tom Kerridge

The business team behind a new cafe have said they are disappointed they will not able to serve alcohol when opening for the first time on Saturday.

Bury Council Building Angel Hill.

The new chairman of Bury Town Council has said he intends to make the authority relevant after claiming it has done “almost nothing” for the last few years.

Rachel Pearlman, Zoe Bradbury, Jack Northcott and Jordan Keeble of Ginger Nut Media team  at the OXO Tower in London, after being awarded as the best level of support during Advanced Apprenticeships.

A digital advertising firm is celebrating after scooping an award for its supportive training regime.

Royal Mail has seen a rise in annual profits.

Royal Mail today reported a rise in underlying annual profits as a squeeze on costs helped offset a lower than expected performance from its parcel business.

Tesco  Group Chief Executive Dave Lewis

Tesco paid £4.1 million to new boss Dave Lewis in his first six months after he was brought in from consumer goods group Unilever to turn around the embattled supermarket.

A branch of cash and carry chain Booker

The country’s largest cash and carry chain is to buy Londis and Budgens in a £40million deal to boost its scale amid the ongoing supermarket price war.

Colchester High Street

An alliance of businesses in central Colchester have voiced opposition to out-of-town development proposals they say could deal a “fatal” blow to the town centre.

Niall Dyer, managing director of Plinth 2000, which is flying the flag from Britain in export markets.

Suffolk treatment couch manufactuer Plinth 2000 has delivered its largest-ever export order.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages