Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed that it is conducting a restructure of its head office functions in Ipswich, Suffolk, as the company looks ahead to post-Covid operations.
Peter Deer, managing director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the cruise industry particularly hard.
“As a company we need to reinvent ourselves to ensure we come out of this stronger, and that our operations are run as efficiently as possible.
“Unfortunately, this does mean that there will be some redundancies as part of this process, because the way in which we will be working will be different.”
He added: “We are already seeing a good number of guests transferring to next year, as well as new bookings for 2021, which shows there is confidence and demand for cruise.
“In order to evolve we are looking at every aspect of our business, and through the use of technology and streamlined operations expect to make savings of over a third on how we are working currently.
“It is so important to us that these savings bring efficiency without affecting our renowned guest experience, our relationship with our trade partners and customer service.”
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