Peter Deer, Managing Director Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Based at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Head Office in Ipswich, Suffolk, Peter is responsible for overseeing and managing the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ operation, which covers a first class-team, both ashore and afloat.

Peter joined Fred. Olsen in 1993, as an Accountant. He went on to become Chief Accountant, before taking up a role as Financial Director of a Kent-based fruit shipping business in 1998. Peter returned to Fred. Olsen in 2004, this time as Commercial Director.

During his long career with Fred. Olsen, Peter has been involved in most aspects of the business, and has made a significant contribution to the operation and product development, helping Fred. Olsen grow their fleet, spanning both ocean and river cruise markets.

In 2019, Peter was promoted to Managing Director, taking over from Mike Rodwell, who had held the role for 15 years.

Peter lives near Woodbridge in Suffolk, not far from Fred. Olsen’s UK headquarters in Ipswich, with his two children and two Labradors.