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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines OverviewFred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a family-led company that has been in the business for over 100 years. They are experts when it comes to cruising with a history that dates all the way back to 1848, when they were originally a cargo liner based company. As a much-loved English treasure, Fred. Olsen appeals to countless avid cruisers and cruise critics alike.

Far and wide destinations

This cruise line sails to just about anywhere on the planet. Due to the ships smaller size, they can easily slip into more remote, intimate and secluded ports that the larger liners cannot reach, enabling you to explore a world that´s untouched by most. Just some of the destinations you can discover include the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Arctic and Greenland, or even the Amazon.

Sailing from the UK

As they are a British-led company it comes as no surprises that they offer plenty of sailings from UK departure ports. They firmly believe that your holiday begins the moment you step on board, so if you are heading straight to your ship, it can start a whole lot quicker than having to fly to a foreign departure port. Fred. Olsen offers sailings from Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and they even have options for fast check-in as well, so you can truly experience a hassle-free journey from start to finish.


There are plenty of cabins and suites aboard to suit every party size. Each one comes with every amenity that you could possibly need during your time afloat. You can enjoy little luxuries and extra special touches including a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, flowers in your cabin and even afternoon canapés. Accommodation is spacious and stylish, just as you would expect from this veteran cruise line.

Special occasions

Planning to celebrate a special occasion on board? Fred. Olsen ensure that they work hard to make your cruise as special as can be, no matter what the event. Whether it´s a birthday celebration, wedding anniversary or you´ve just retired, they offer a package to suit full of treats and surprises for your loved one. With the help of Fred. Olsen, you can treat someone special to a celebration that they truly deserve.


As Fred. Olsen tailors their cruises to the more astute traveller; it is rare that children can be found on their ships, but that´s not to say that children are not welcome. They do offer kids clubs throughout the school holidays. The Black Watch has a games room offering table tennis and during school holidays is often transformed into a children´s playroom, whilst the Balmoral cruise ship has an arts and crafts room, perfect for the younger passengers to enjoy.

If you are a more discerning cruiser looking to explore destinations, learn all about cultures and one who prefers a quieter, peaceful and relaxing cruise, then Fred.Olsen cruises are the ones for you. Here at Cruise118, we´ve currently got a number of Fred Olsen sailings available for 2015 and beyond. But hurry, don´t leave it too long because these cruises will sell out soon.

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