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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Appoints Samantha Stimpson Chief Executive

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Samantha Stimpson chief executive.

Ms Stimpson – who joins the company from FTI Touristik, where she currently serves as chief commercial officer – has more than 25 years of commercial, operational and executive experience in the travel and hospitality industry.

She will be based at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ head office in Ipswich, England.

Anette Olsen, CEO of Bonheur ASA, said: “On behalf of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Board of Directors, I am very happy to welcome Samantha to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

“Samantha brings a strategic mindset, extensive knowledge and management experience with a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the travel industry. We are very pleased that Samantha joins us, as we see exciting possibilities for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for the future.”

Samantha Stimpson said: “I am honoured to be joining Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a company that I have known and admired for years. I very much look forward to working with the organisation, contributing my skills and expertise, continuing to enhance the strategy which is built on smaller, elegant ships, and exceptional experiences, underpinned by a culture that recognises the importance of personal, attentive service.”

Her new role will commence no later than February 1st 2024.

Pete Deer, the current Managing Director, will as previously announced, take the position as chief financial officer, overseeing the financial operations of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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