Fred Olsen Cruises

Fred. Olsen
  • Overview

Fred. Olsen cruises is a traditional British cruise operator, consisting of four small-mid-sized ships, Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar. The company started trading commercially in 1966 after acquiring the Black Watch and Black Prince. They sail all around the world, including Northern Europe, Baltics, Mediterranean, Adriatic, Canaries, Caribbean, Africa, Canada, USA and South America.

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 - guaranteeing people will leave with a huge smile on their face.

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. Theme nights are always popular, and are great for mingling with other guests on board.

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.

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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