Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Journey Navigators’ are an innovation that comes from what is perhaps their most dearly held belief; “It’s all about the people”.
Unique to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and joining them on all cruises from 2023, they are here to entertain and inspire, with their insights and stories. They will host talks, presentations and private lunches, and are available to anyone who wishes to find out more about their journey. And please don’t worry, if sitting and relaxing is what you are on the cruise to do, that’s fine too.
You will find their Journey Navigators – including a Nature Scout, Culture Curator, Entertainment Host and Maritime Guide – on board every Fred. Olsen ship.
Nature Scouts are hired for their expertise and passion for the natural world. They are on board to share their knowledge with you, helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit in a more informed and interesting way.
You will often find them on deck, sometimes with visiting specialist speakers, keen to point out and discuss the most interesting aspects of your journey and help you spot sea life.On selected cruises, their Nature Scouts will also accompany smaller groups on our RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) for Scenic Safaris, which allow you to explore even closer to the coastline.
You won’t find any humdrum lectures on board their ships. Instead, their charming Culture Curators develop a programme of visiting speakers and inspirational activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we visit.
They will host talks in The Neptune Lounge and in The Auditorium. For those who want to go even further, they will also host private breakfasts and lunches in smaller groups which will give you the chance to chat to them personally.
Their Entertainment Hosts are there to ensure your days and nights can be filled with an exciting programme of live music, dancing, quizzes, competitions and all other forms of fun and games on every cruise.
The Olsen family have been in shipping for nearly 200 years. Their Maritime Guides love to share that history with our guests. From hosting Bridge and Galley Tours to delving below deck and hosting Q&A sessions with key members of their crew, they are on board to bring maritime traditions and the workings of their wonderful smaller ships to life.
To compliment their new Journey Navigators Fred. Olsen Cruises have also designed five new signature experiences for 2023, which you will find on every Fred. Olsen sailing.
Each experience has been created to encapsulate what they think is special about the way they cruise and to make sure that those who love to travel get the most out of their journey and the destinations they visit with them.