Fred. Olsen Cruises

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Fred. Olsen
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Fred. Olsen cruises is a traditional British cruise operator, consisting of four classic, smaller ships: Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar. The Olsen family business has been operating since 1848 when they acquired their first two small ships. Having gone from strength to strength ever since, they now sail all around the world, including Europe, the Baltics, the Caribbean, North America and Australasia. 

The affordable, traditional, British-style cruising is popular amongst many well-travelled cruisers. Attention to detail with service is important, with waiters remembering your favourite drink, along with ensuring a friendly, cosy atmosphere is created.

The classic cabaret acts and comedy nights will keep you entertained, whilst the string trios and expert musicians will add to the peaceful ambience rarely executed with the more robust cruise lines. 

Dining is varied; tuck in to a buffet, or go al fresco. An Afternoon Tea in the lounge by the piano is also an option, followed by a delightful evening dinner. Whether it’s marinated salmon or lamb shanks, the quintessentially British menu will ensure you leave with a fulfilled appetite with its 5-course menu spectacular. 

Comfortable en-suite cabins provide a TV, hairdryer, air conditioning and a safe for all your valuables. For the extra-special occasions, enquire about the Suite Dreams package, in which a welcome bottle of sparkling wine will be added, along with afternoon canapés and shuttle coach vouchers, amongst other benefits.

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.

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.

What's more, Fred. Olsen have pledged Brexit will never put your cruise holiday in jeopardy- take a look at their Brexit Promise for more details.

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 cruise ships each offer some fantastic dining experience and eateries. With some global influences, familiar favourites, and quintessentially British menus, each ship hosts a number restaurants with their own personalities - and many come with awe-inspiring ocean views.

Each ship has a main restaurant which serves classic five-course, a la carte dining. Each and every dish in these restaurants has been beautifully crafted onboard by highly skilled chefs. Choose from healthy options, elegant seafood, hearty steaks, and more.

As well as the main dining room, all Fred. Olsen ships have a more casual option onboard as well. In these, the dress code is less formal and dinner is served in an easy-going buffet style. There is always a wide selection of food available, so these venues are great for those travelling in a group with a variety of tastes.

For a special occasion onboard, or simply to celebrate your time away, consider dining at one of the onboard speciality restaurants. Choices include The Grill, where you'll find exquisite meals cooked to order, and Poolside, which serves food inspired by the ports on your cruise itinerary. 

Every day Fred. Olsen also hosts a sophisticated yet welcoming afternoon tea event. This is included in your cruise fare and can provide a lovely way to meet fellow guests whilst enjoying tea or coffee with sandwiches, scones, and cakes.

On any Fred. Olsen cruise ship you can guarantee gourmet satisfaction and the great company of like-minded cruisers and attentive staff alike.

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