Fred Olsen has started selling through Thomas Cook again after having severed ties with the company last year.

The cruise line decided not to continue working with Cook in April when credit insurer Euler Hermer pulled cover on new bookings by third-party trading partners.

Nathan Philpot, sales and marketing director for Fred Olsen, confirmed that its cruise holidays went back on sale with Cook on Saturday, January 12 after a new trading agreement was put in place.

He said: “The Thomas Cook Co-operative Trading Group is a very important partner for us, generating a significant proportion of our sales. We are delighted that we are now in a position where we are happy to continue a trading relationship, which we have no doubt will benefit both parties.

“We hope that, with the strength and support of Thomas Cook and the Co-operative Travel brands behind us, we can have an even more positive 2013.”
A Thomas Cook spokesman also confirmed the move. He said: “Our stores sell up to 400 different tour operators and holiday providers, and we’re happy to confirm that we’re once again selling cruises from Fred Olsen.”