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  4th Generation Family Business
  Award Winning Agency
  Established 61 Years
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

While the cruise industry has gone for bigger ships brimming with more and more people, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have always believed that small is better.

Their ships can dock at smaller ports, much closer to the parts of our planet they’re most passionate about showing. You can sail right to the heart of your destination, spending more time sightseeing, and with less of the hassle. Plus, Fred Olsen ships also do not require as much fuel as larger vessels, and generate less waste, making them the greener way to sail.

There’s no overcrowding, both aboard and ashore. Smaller ships also come with warmer, and more personal levels of service, so passengers are treated as guests, like the family-run business they are.

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company. Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade.

Accommodation

See the world without giving up your comforts when you stay in any of our cabins. Whichever grade you book, your home-away-from-home will be equipped with all that is necessary to ensure your experience on board is pleasant and relaxing, such as:

  • Climate Control
  • Interactive Smart TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Fridge/Mini Bar
  • Tea & Coffee-Making Facilities

Never miss out on any spectacular scenery when you choose an Ocean View Cabin with either a porthole or picture window. Alternatively, have your own little outdoor space and let in the wonderful sea breeze when you select a Balcony Cabin.

If you’d like to up the notch for a more luxurious experience, choose a Suite for upgraded facilities and Suite Dreams benefits like:

  • Welcome Bottle of Sparkling Wine
  • Fruit Basket (topped up on request throughout your cruise)
  • Bathrobe & Slippers
  • Luxury Towels
  • Free Pressing Service for Formal Wear
  • Use of Binoculars
  • World Atlas & Country Guide
  • Afternoon Canapé Service
  • Daily Newsletter with National & International News
  • Pair of Compact Umbrellas for Use Ashore
  • Laundry Service Discounts

Facilities and cabin layouts may vary across the fleet. Please check when making your booking.

Entertainment & Activities 

Fred Olsen wants you to make the most of your cruise whether you’re on land or at sea. There is a full programme lined up to keep your days and nights filled with inspiration, from fun quizzes and cabaret acts to wine-tasting and theatre workshops. There is also a wide variety of sporting activities to suit guests of all fitness levels. You could be enriching body and soul at a Yoga session followed by a Spa seminar; showing off your skill at Deck Quoits after attending a photography talk; mastering the art of ballroom dancing; getting creative at a craft class; or learning a new language. With so much on offer, your journey promises to be as memorable as your destination.

Dining 

Elegant restaurants are the highlight of every Fred Olsen cruise, where culinary delights to suit even the most discerning palate are on offer, all expertly prepared by top chefs. Whether it is a formal á la carte feast or relaxed buffet, a wide array of mouthwatering choices are on the menu all day every day, including room service up til 11pm.

Push the boat out at one of the luxurious speciality restaurants on board, where premium dining is on offer and the themed cuisine takes inspiration from your journey’s various ports of call. Or savour a traditional afternoon tea with complimentary sandwiches, scones and cakes. All ships in Fred Olsen’s fleet also have cafes, bars, and lounges where you can enjoy live entertainment, chat to new-found friends, or relax with a cup of coffee and book. What’s more, with fewer guests on the ship as compared to larger ones, you never have to worry about finding a seat with a great view.

Shore Tours

Fred Olsen makes shore excursions as smooth sailing as possible by taking care of all details, whether it is pre-purchasing entrance tickets (where necessary), or arranging necessary transport and expert guides to wait for you at quayside. This even includes local tour providers negotiating special opening times when required, so you can visit some attractions that may be typically closed on certain days. Should unforeseen circumstances result in last minute changes, Fred Olsen will refund any pre-booked tours and endeavour to replace it with another series of activities to ensure you make the most of your cruise no matter what happens.

 

There is a wide variety of tours to suit all interests, from leisurely sightseeing to energetic adventures, from visiting popular attractions to going off the beaten track. Comprehensive itineraries are available in advance so you can decide which excursions are right for you.

Regional Departures 

Fred. Olsen sail from local ports around the U.K. for your convenience. There’s no need to endure lengthy journeys across the country to meet your ship and begin your holiday. Cruises depart from Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh (Rosyth), London Tilbury & Belfast, so they can bring the world closer to you right from your doorstep.


 

Freedom Fare:
✔ Choose your cabin
✔ Choose your restaurant and dining time
✔ Low deposit – just 15%
✔ Free shuttle bus to local centre (where operating)

Fred. Olsen’s Enjoyment Promise.

*Exclusions apply, see terms & conditions for full details.

 

The Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Fleet

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