Fred Olsen Cruises


Cruise line information

  • Ships in the fleet
  • Good for Couples
  • Small Ships
  • Sail from UK
  • Traditional
  • Tips Payable
  • 4
  • 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 the now defunct 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 such as Rock n Roll night are always popular, and are great for mingling with other guests on board.

Tuck in to a buffet throughout the day, 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. The emphasis is on fish dishes to keep in-line with the cruise line’s Norwegian heritage, but vegetarian and very healthy options are available as well.

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
  • Transfers from UK rail stations to cruise terminal
  • All meals and snacks
  • Daily onboard activities

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