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Kathy Batchford

I started working for Fred. Olsen Travel in 2006 at the Ipswich shop and moved to head office in 2013. My background of working in travel extends more than 30 years.

I love cruising and have an extensive range of knowledge within this field. From ocean cruising to sailing the rivers of Europe and expedition cruises to boutique experiences; we offer a huge variety.

We are bespoke. We can arrange flexible holidays that other agents simply aren’t able to. The quality of our customer service results in people making repeat bookings time after time.

My favourite travel memory

Mauritius is very special to me personally. The weather is really good and the scenery is amazing. We stayed at the Shandrani hotel, which was really special and we can offer this to Fred.\ Holidays customers. What’s more is that it’s surprisingly affordable and very safe and easy to travel around the island. The food is gorgeous and the people are so friendly. It’s such a special place that my husband and I are returning for our fifth wedding anniversary.


Amadeus Princess Ship Visit – Amsterdam
Travel Specialist, Kathy Batchford recently travelled to Amsterdam to visit the Amadeus Princess river curise vessel. Here is what she got up to during her weekend on board.
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Christmas Markets Visit to Dresden & Leipzig
Fred.\ team member Kathy Batchford, was lucky enough to take part in an educational visit to the Dresden and Leipzig Christmas markets. Here's what she got up to on her stay in some of Germany's most historic cities!
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Royal Caribbean - Anthem of the Seas
Ever wondered what it's like on board a Royal Caribbean ship? Fred.\ team member Kathy Batchford, discovered Anthem of the Seas is a big, bold, beautiful ship, with more restaurants, bars and entertainment on board than you can hope to experience in a week. Here's what she experienced during her day on board.
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Royal Caribbean Ship Visit - Anthem of the Seas
Operations Manager, Simon Chambers, discovered a new era of cruising with a visit on board Royal Caribbeans new Quantum Class vessel - Anthem of the Seas. Here's what he got up to, and his thoughts on this new luxury cruise ship.
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