Fred Olsen Cruise Lines VIP fam trip

Fred Olsen VIP fam: The Olsen Way learning continues

On the first full sea day on the VIP fam cruise, travel agents are continuing their learning journey.

Following the unique access provided to agents on day two with exclusive cooking demonstrations, today the group joined officers on Borealis’ bridge to discover the highly skilled work that goes into navigating the ship and ensuring a smooth and safe sailing for all on board.

This was designed to showcase how maritime is in Fred Olsen’s DNA – another fundamental Olsen Way principle.

Alongside this, agents have been able to dine in Vasco, one of the ship’s speciality restaurants, serving authentic Goan cuisine.

Stephanie Blackmun, from Newmarket Holidays, explains: “Speciality dining at Vasco did not disappoint. I will highly recommend this to our customers.

“The food was divine and it’s a great place for a special occasion – it took me back to my holiday in Goa. It’s a fine dining experience at a fraction of the cost [from £10pp].”

Blackmun also highlights the crew on board Borealis, adding: “They are genuinely interested in you – it doesn’t feel forced in any way. It makes a massive difference. One you experience it for yourself, you believe in it.”

As for the ship itself, others are keen to stress the level of quality that runs throughout everything on board.

Lisette Barnes says: “It’s more contemporary [than I thought it would be]. It’s not ‘stuffy’, it feels like a Fred Olsen ship. If it’s a younger guest, I’d sell them Fred Olsen for the itineraries.”

Appleby Travel’s Alice Hook says: “Everyone on board can have a difference experience, as there is terrific variety in things to do.”

Cruise 118 sales concierge Kevin Reeves agrees, stating: “Borealis has the small-ship feel, but Fred Olsen has not compromised with what’s available on board.”

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