Solent Stevedores, the UK’s leading cruise stevedoring partner has secured a two-year contract extension with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

Feb 2022

The deal extends their cruise operation partnership to December 2023 and is a strong endorsement of Solent Stevedores’ services and will see them continuing to provide turnaround services to 30 Fred. Olsen Cruise Line calls a year at the Port of Southampton.

The award-winning company have been providing port and logistics services to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines at the Port of Southampton since 2013 whose fleet includes Bolette, Borealis, Balmoral and Braemar - ships with international itineraries.

Tom Dynes, Operations Director at Solent Stevedores, said:

"This year we celebrate our 10-year anniversary with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, and we are thrilled to extend our agreement with them once again. It is an exciting time, with two amazing new ships joining the Fred. Olsen family and plans well underway for a full year of cruise operations at the Port of Southampton – 2022 will mark a year of recovery for the UK Cruise Industry"

"Our incredibly skilled team has 150 years of combined cruise services, and it is a pleasure to be working with Fred. Olsen to be a crucial part of their cruise operations while they’re in the port."

Solent Stevedores provide expert cruise operations for international cruise lines at the Port of Southampton, UK, and Marina Bay, Singapore across 800 turnaround calls every year.

new contract with fred olsen cruise lines

"Since 2013, Solent Stevedores have proven themselves time and again to be a trusted supplier and we look forward to working with them to provide in-port services to our guests in Southampton"

Kai Algar, Marine and Port Planning Manager - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

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