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Fred. Olsen Cruise Ships

Fred. Olsen ships are designed to offer a more intimate, personal cruise experience. Each of the line's four vessels – Balmoral, Boudicca, Black Watch and Braemar – ensure you receive a warm and friendly welcome and offers great value cruises from the UK to a wide range of destinations worldwide.

Fred Olsen ships are smaller than many other cruise ships, meaning that you'll feel more at home and will soon get to know your fellow passengers, as well as members of the crew. Each vessel in the Fred. Olsen fleet boasts a quintessentially British ambience on-board, where the currency is in pounds and UK cruisers of all ages will discover a truly home from home atmosphere. Whether you want to relax in the Atlantic Spa, indulge in a range of exquisite cuisine, keep active in the fitness lounge, or enjoy a line-up of world-class entertainment each evening, you're sure to savour your time aboard a Fred. Olsen ship.

Each ship has been extensively refurbished, with various engineering works, general refurbishment, exterior painting, updates to interior décor and furnishings, and re-fits of selected cabins and public areas.


You can be assured of a royal welcome when you step aboard Balmoral, the newest and largest of Fred Olsen ships. She is, of course, the namesake of the Royal Family's Scottish home, and though she's still smaller than most modern cruise ships, welcoming 1,350 guests, she still offers plenty of space.

She continues the Highlands theme which her name evokes, with her Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey restaurants. What's more, you can live out your St Andrews fantasies with the ship's golf nets and relax in the homely pub afterwards or enjoy a gourmet meal at her dining venues followed by an evening of spectacular entertainment.


Possibly history's most famous female warrior, Boudicca was the queen of the British Iceni tribe and her namesake certainly lives up to her majestic reputation. Accommodating 880 guests, she is small enough to reach shores many larger cruise ships cannot but still offers passengers plenty of space on-board.

She offers a choice of two pools and two jacuzzis to relax in, while the Four Seasons Restaurant features gourmet meals from award-winning chefs. The Tintagel restaurant meanwhile, offers the same top quality food but in a more intimate setting. Or why not pamper yourself and choose from a great range of beauty treatments at the Atlantis Spa, or see a fantastic show in the evenings after dinner.

Black Watch

Sleek and charming, the Black Watch offers cabins and suites for 804 passengers and the height of quality and service. She is renowned for her second-to-none entertainment programme.

She offers a great choice of shows and cabaret in the Neptune Lounge, while the Marina Theatre is the place to be to catch a movie. She also boasts a casino and breath-taking views from the Observatory lounge. So, for the perfect balance of entertainment and relaxation, look no further than Black Watch.


For a truly delightful cruise experience, book your cruise on Braemar. Creating a truly classic maritime mood with her polished wood and brass fittings, her cascading decks offer the perfect balance of space and intimacy.

A walk along her promenade is the perfect thing to work up an appetite before you sample the many culinary delights on offer on-board, whether it's a snack at the Palms Café or dinner at the Thistle or Grampian restaurants. If you feel like treating yourself, or are perhaps in search of a gift to take back home, Braemar's on-board boutique is the perfect place to find what you are looking for.

Why cruise with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines?

  • Traditional British cruising
  • Small and cosy ships
  • Friendly and attentive staff
  • FREE flights**on selected 2019 sailings

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