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Cruise Traveller appointed exclusive distributor for Fred.Olsen in Australia

Craig Bowen launched a dedicated Fred.Olsen website in Australia and will soon release a 2023/24 brochure
Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines appointed Queensland-based Cruise Traveller as its exclusive Australian distributor.

Cruise Traveller is Australia’s leading small ship cruise specialist, representing 54 operators around the world.

MD Craig Bowen said Fred.Olsen is an ideal alignment for Cruise Traveller’s focus on boutique cruising experiences.

‘We’re very excited to work alongside Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines as our latest partner in our growing fleet of small ship cruise brands that we promote in Australia,’ Bowen said. 

‘Fred. Olsen’s ships are uncrowded and offer a classic, elegant and personal style of cruising, featuring more interesting and off-the-beaten-tourist-trail ports,’ he said. ‘That’s a distinctive experience more Australians are now seeking.’

Dedicated website and brochure

Bowen has launched the first dedicated Australian website for the line ( and will soon release its first Australian brochure for 2023-24 voyages.

Africa circumnavigation

He has also announced a 95-night package featuring a circumnavigation of Africa aboard the company’s 1,338-passenger flagship Bolette, departing London on November 17, 2023.

The three-month-plus ‘Grand Africa and Indian Ocean’ voyage will visit 43 ports in 24 countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, India, Maldives, Seychelles, Kenya, Madagascar, Reunion Island, Mayotte, Mozambique and South Africa. 

Bolette returns to London via Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Benin, Ghana, Senegal, Canary Islands and Portugal, arriving in the UK on February 20, 2024. 

There are onboard savings and a complimentary pre-cruise stay in London for bookings made by September 30.