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Affordable, traditional and quintessentially British, Fred. Olsen Cruises have established themselves as experts in the industry since 1848. Since their small beginnings, they've gone from strength to strength with small cruise ships that voyage around the world, including to Europe, the Baltics, the Caribbean, North America and Australasia.

Popular with well-travelled cruisers as well as those just dipping their toes into the cruising world, Fred. Olsen Cruises create a friendly environment for all passengers with high attention to detail. No matter where you're going, onboard or onshore, staff will go above and beyond to ensure your cruise is a home away from home.

Ships

Intimately sized and elegant in decor, Fred. Olsen's cruise ships are a favourite amongst cruisers, old and new. Embarking on a voyage onboard their ships will take you to the heart of destinations, surrounded by hundreds of like-minded passengers - not thousands!

Comfort and elegance is a staple on every ship, no matter where you are onboard. From your stunning stateroom to the lounges and bars, each area is designed to be homely and spacious. In every cabin guests will find climate control, a mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, an interactive smart TV and a phone.

Ships Guest to Crew Ratio Highlight
Braemar924 to 371RIB Boats
Black Watch799 to 3303D cinema
Boudicca853 to 329Separate exercise swimming pool
Balmoral1,325 to 5107 bars and lounges

Destinations

Whether you're sailing from the UK or embarking on a fly cruise, Fred. Olsen bring passengers to some of the best destinations in the world. Thanks to the small size of the ships, you'll be delighted by more unique ports of call, immersive excursions and a truly unforgettable cruise holiday every time.

Destination Ports of Call Highlights
NorwayBergen, Kirkenes, Oslo, Trondheim
CaribbeanBridgetown, Havana, St George's, St John's
CanariesArrecife, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
BalticsCopenhagen, Gothernburg, Sochi, St Petersburg, Stockholm
British IslesBelfast, Dublin, Fort William, Galway
IcelandAkureyri, Reykjavik, Seyðisfjörður
CanadaCharlottetown, Montreal, Quebec, Nova Scotia
South AfricaCape Town, Durban, Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth
South and Central AmericaBelize City, Colon, Panama Canal
EuropeBelgium, Croatia, Denmark, Gibraltar, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal
Indian OceanColombo, Port Louis, Zanzibar

Why choose Fred. Olsen Cruises

Fred. Olsen Oceans Club

Fred. Olsen Oceans Club members can benefit from a range of cruise rewards such as discounts on future cruises to priority cruise news and more. Oceans Club members can still claim their benefits when booking future Fred. Olsen cruises through Planet Cruise.

Brexit promise

To put any concerns to rest for your cruise holiday, Fred. Olsen have promised:

  • A full refund and future free cruise if your sailing is cancelled due to Brexit, as well as ABTA and ATOL protection.
  • No extra charges due to Brexit once your booking has been made and deposit paid.

What's included

  • All meals including breakfast and lunch buffets, five-course dinners, and late-night snacks, as well as in-room sandwiches and afternoon tea.
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
  • Luggage porterage.
  • Onboard activities and lectures throughout the day.

What's included

  •  Morning and afternoon tea
  • Gala buffet
  • Special interest programme
  • All meals and snacks
  • Daily onboard activities
  • Fitness centre

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Fred. Olsen Cruises have carefully crafted their onboard entertainment programmes to be just as memorable as your time onshore. Whether you like to stay busy or are just looking for a relaxing afternoon activity during a peaceful sea day, there's plenty to suit every kind of cruiser. On board leisure facilities include swimming pools, Jacuzzis, a gym and spa treatments, so lounging by the pool whilst reading a book has never been easier.

Daytime

During the day, you'll find programmes dedicated to immersing you in the history and culture of the region, as well as arts, quizzes, performances and fitness classes. There's an emphasis on enrichment through insightful lectures by expert guest speakers, workshops and language classes, meaning you'll come away from your cruise holiday with not only memories, but knowledge and new skills as well. Looking to stay active while at sea? Join a yoga or pilates class, or take part in a fun dance class. No matter what you choose to do with your time, you're free to be as sociable as you wish and are guaranteed to make like-minded friends.

Evening

Once the sun goes down, Fred. Olsen Cruises invite you to simply sit back and watch the show - literally! From hilarious stand-up comedy acts to glamorous cabaret, nighttime is a real highlight onboard any cruise. Once the show is over, the fun doesn't have to stop. Stop by a lounge for your favourite cocktail, dance the night away, or simply relax with some live music providing the perfect backing track to your evening.

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Renowned for their outstanding service, dining onboard a Fred. Olsen cruise can be as laid back or as elegant as you wish. Begin your day with a light breakfast delivered to your room, or go for something hearty like a full English. At lunch, enjoy a range of hot and cold dishes from an appetising buffet, and finally, at dinner, indulge in a five-course a la carte feast. Prone to feeling peckish late at night? Stop by the nighttime buffet for a light snack to keep you going.

Fred. Olsen Cruises' restaurants

Ship Main Restaurant Speciality Restaurant
BraemarThistle and Grampian RestaurantsThe Grill
Black WatchGlentanar Restaurant and Orchid RoomThe Grill
BoudiccaFour Seasons, The Indian Ocean Restaurant and Tintagel RestaurantThe Grill and The Poolsidel
BalmoralBallindalloch, Avon and Spey RestaurantsThe Grill and The Poolside

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Looking to bring the whole family on your Fred. Olsen cruise? No problem! Children of 6 months and over are welcome onboard, making it a great cruise line for multigenerational holidays. Kids between 5 and 11 will be delighted by the Little Skippers Club, a fantastic kid's club supervised by fun and friendly hosts and hostesses. From making pizzas to going on treasure hunts, there's always a jam-packed programme of activities at the kid's club.

Little Skippers kids' club is available on peak-time cruise holidays.

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