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Fred. Olsen prides itself on its smaller and more intimate vessels, each of which truly captures the essence of British warmth and charm that you won´t find on any other cruise line. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a family-led company that has been in the business for over 100 years. The line is an expert cruising veteran, with a history that dates all the way back to 1848, when it was originally a cargo liner-based company. As a much-loved English treasure, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appeals to countless avid cruisers and cruise critics alike.

Far and wide destinations

Fred. Olsen sails to just about anywhere on the planet. Due to the smaller size of its fleet, this line can easily slip into more remote, intimate and secluded ports that the larger cruise ships 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 mighty Amazon river.

Sailing from the UK

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


Whichever vessel you choose, there are plenty of cabins and suites aboard to suit every party size and each one comes with every amenity that you could possibly need during your time at sea. 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 of course spacious and stylish, just as you would expect from such an experienced cruise line.

Special occasions

Planning to celebrate a special occasion on board? Fred. Olsen ensures that it works 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're cruising to celebrate your retirement, the lines offers packages to suit. With the help of Fred. Olsen, you can treat someone special to a celebration that they truly deserve.


As Fred. Olsen tailors its cruises to the more astute traveller, it is rare to find children on-board when you cruise, but that´s not to say that children are not welcome. The line offers kids clubs throughout Easter, Christmas and school summer holidays and Black Watch has a games room, offering table tennis which is often transformed into a children´s playroom during school holidays. Balmoral meanwhile, has an arts and crafts room which is perfect for younger passengers to enjoy.

If you are a more discerning cruiser looking to explore new destinations, learn all about different cultures and one who prefers a quieter, peaceful and relaxing cruise, then Fred.Olsen Cruise Line is the perfect choice for you. Here at, we have an excellent selection of Fred Olsen sailings available for 2015 and beyond. But be sure not to leave it too long because these cruises are sure to sell out soon.

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