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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, offering incredible cruise experiences for people of all ages. 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, not only offering a host of incredible itineraries at fantastic prices, but also a wealth of activities and entertainment on-board.

Destinations across the world

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, and when you book with Fred. Olsen, you're also sure of great value for money.

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 departure port overseas. In keeping with the line's British heritage, all on-board costs are in pounds, maintaining a home from home environment for UK cruisers. 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.

What's included?

When you set sail with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, you'll find that plenty of marvellous extras and special services are included within your original great value cruise fare. From fine dining and room service options, to leisure activities, entertainment, cocktail parties, enrichment programmes and more.

Everyone who cruises with Fred. Olsen will also automaticaly become a member of the Oceans loyalty scheme, a programme designed to reward loyal guests with added incentives and special discounts. The more you cruise will Fred. Olsen, the more Cruise Points you will acquire, moving you up through the various membership levels and opening up new perks both on-board and ashore. What's more, if it's your first time aboard a Fred. Olsen ship, the line's amazing Enjoyment Promise means that if you're not entirely happy with the experience after your first couple of days on-board, Fred. Olsen will refund your cruise fare and pay for your flights home.

Life on-board

When you're not exploring exciting destinations and experiencing new cultures ashore, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy life aboard your fabulous Fred. Olsen cruise ship. Whether you set sail aboard Braemar, Boudicca, Black Watch or Balmoral, you'll enjoy a wealth of amazing entertainment, wonderful activities and marvellous dining experiences as you cruise from port to port.

From gourmet dining and elegant lounges, to leisure activities including spa treatments, boutique shopping and even golf, there's simply so much to enjoy on-board. On top of all this, Fred. Olsen's show-stopping entertainment is always of the highest standard, with a host of performers including musicians, comedians, cabarets acts and more. Take a look at our individual ship pages for a more in-depth look at life aboard each of Fred. Olsen's ships.


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 and celebrated cruise line.

Special occasions

Planning to celebrate a special occasion on board? Fred. Olsen always 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.

If you are a discerning cruiser looking to explore new destinations, discover different cultures and enjoy an unforgettable experience on-board, 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. Take a look at our incredible range of Fred. Olsen cruise deals, but hurry, as places on-board are selling out fast.


Cruise Critic UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2015

Best for Shore Excursions – Balmoral

Best for Value – Balmoral

Best for Service – Black Watch

Best for Shore Excursions – Black Watch

Best for Value – Black Watch

Speak to your Fred Olsen Cruise Lines cruise concierge on 0808 1234 118 (free phone).

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