Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred Olsen Cruises

Enjoy a more intimate cruise experience with Fred Olsen. With four elegant, smaller-sized ships in its fleet, this much-loved cruise line takes you closer to the heart of the action. Set sail on the trip of a lifetime on a three-month grand voyage or discover hidden gems on a British Isles cruise – wherever you're venturing to, you can be sure of exceptional service. 

A Selection of Fred Olsen Cruise Deals

Springtime Norwegian Fjords
22nd May 25, 5 Nights - Borealis
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Springtime Norwegian Fjords
22nd May 25, 5 Nights
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£824pp
Springtime Norwegian Fjords
3rd May 24, 5 Nights - Balmoral
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£849PP
Springtime Norwegian Fjords
3rd May 24, 5 Nights
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£849pp
Dutch Tulips & Waterways in Five Nights
2nd May 24, 5 Nights - Borealis
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£949PP
Dutch Tulips & Waterways in Five Nights
2nd May 24, 5 Nights
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£949pp
Wildlife & Culture Of The Scenic Scottish Isles
16th May 25, 7 Nights - Balmoral
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£999PP
Wildlife & Culture Of The Scenic Scottish Isles
16th May 25, 7 Nights
Balmoral
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£999pp
Exploring The Landscapes Of Espana Verde
3rd Oct 25, 7 Nights - Borealis
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£1049PP
Exploring The Landscapes Of Espana Verde
3rd Oct 25, 7 Nights
Borealis
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£1049pp
Natural Wonders of Iceland
17th Apr 24, 9 Nights - Balmoral
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£1099PP
Natural Wonders of Iceland
17th Apr 24, 9 Nights
Balmoral
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£1099pp
Exploring the Iconic Coastline of The Emerald Isle
6th Jun 25, 7 Nights - Bolette
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£1199PP
Exploring the Iconic Coastline of The Emerald Isle
6th Jun 25, 7 Nights
Bolette
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£1199pp
Medinas & Mountains Of Moorish Morocco
26th Nov 25, 12 Nights - Borealis
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£1499PP
Medinas & Mountains Of Moorish Morocco
26th Nov 25, 12 Nights
Borealis
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£1499pp
In Search Of The Northern Lights
10th Oct 25, 10 Nights - Borealis
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£1499PP
In Search Of The Northern Lights
10th Oct 25, 10 Nights
Borealis
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£1499pp
Sub-Tropical Landscapes of the Canary Islands
2nd Dec 25, 14 Nights - Balmoral
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£1698PP
Sub-Tropical Landscapes of the Canary Islands
2nd Dec 25, 14 Nights
Balmoral
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£1698pp
Discovering Scandinavian Islands & Capitals
17th Apr 24, 15 Nights - Borealis
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£1746PP
Discovering Scandinavian Islands & Capitals
17th Apr 24, 15 Nights
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£1746pp
Gibraltrar, Spain & Portugal
12th Nov 25, 14 Nights - Borealis
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£1748PP
Gibraltrar, Spain & Portugal
12th Nov 25, 14 Nights
Borealis
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£1748pp
Volcanic Vistas of The Azores & Madeira
10th Oct 25, 13 Nights - Bolette
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£1843PP
Volcanic Vistas of The Azores & Madeira
10th Oct 25, 13 Nights
Bolette
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£1843pp
Volcanic Vistas Of The Azores & The Madeira
4th Jul 25, 13 Nights - Borealis
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£1899PP
Volcanic Vistas Of The Azores & The Madeira
4th Jul 25, 13 Nights
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£1899pp
Springtime Norwegian Fjords
22nd May 25, 5 Nights - Borealis
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£824PP
Springtime Norwegian Fjords
22nd May 25, 5 Nights
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£824pp
Wildlife & Culture Of The Scenic Scottish Isles
16th May 25, 7 Nights - Balmoral
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£999PP
Wildlife & Culture Of The Scenic Scottish Isles
16th May 25, 7 Nights
Balmoral
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£999pp
Exploring The Landscapes Of Espana Verde
3rd Oct 25, 7 Nights - Borealis
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£1049PP
Exploring The Landscapes Of Espana Verde
3rd Oct 25, 7 Nights
Borealis
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£1049pp
Exploring the Iconic Coastline of The Emerald Isle
6th Jun 25, 7 Nights - Bolette
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£1199PP
Exploring the Iconic Coastline of The Emerald Isle
6th Jun 25, 7 Nights
Bolette
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£1199pp
Medinas & Mountains Of Moorish Morocco
26th Nov 25, 12 Nights - Borealis
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£1499PP
Medinas & Mountains Of Moorish Morocco
26th Nov 25, 12 Nights
Borealis
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£1499pp
In Search Of The Northern Lights
10th Oct 25, 10 Nights - Borealis
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£1499PP
In Search Of The Northern Lights
10th Oct 25, 10 Nights
Borealis
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£1499pp
Sub-Tropical Landscapes of the Canary Islands
2nd Dec 25, 14 Nights - Balmoral
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£1698PP
Sub-Tropical Landscapes of the Canary Islands
2nd Dec 25, 14 Nights
Balmoral
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£1698pp
Gibraltrar, Spain & Portugal
12th Nov 25, 14 Nights - Borealis
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£1748PP
Gibraltrar, Spain & Portugal
12th Nov 25, 14 Nights
Borealis
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£1748pp
Volcanic Vistas of The Azores & Madeira
10th Oct 25, 13 Nights - Bolette
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£1843PP
Volcanic Vistas of The Azores & Madeira
10th Oct 25, 13 Nights
Bolette
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£1843pp
Volcanic Vistas Of The Azores & The Madeira
4th Jul 25, 13 Nights - Borealis
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£1899PP
Volcanic Vistas Of The Azores & The Madeira
4th Jul 25, 13 Nights
Borealis
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£1899pp
World Cruise from Liverpool
4th Jan 25, 110 Nights - Bolette
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£15899PP
World Cruise from Liverpool
4th Jan 25, 110 Nights
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£15899pp
Volcanic Vistas of The Azores & Madeira
10th Oct 25, 13 Nights - Bolette
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£1843PP
Volcanic Vistas of The Azores & Madeira
10th Oct 25, 13 Nights
Bolette
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£1843pp
Exploring the Iconic Coastline of The Emerald Isle
6th Jun 25, 7 Nights - Bolette
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£1199PP
Exploring the Iconic Coastline of The Emerald Isle
6th Jun 25, 7 Nights
Bolette
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£1199pp
Volcanic Islands & Hidden Gems of Portugal
6th Jul 24, 13 Nights - Bolette
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£1699PP
Volcanic Islands & Hidden Gems of Portugal
6th Jul 24, 13 Nights
Bolette
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£1699pp
Natural Wonders & Wildlife Of The Azores
27th Oct 24, 14 Nights - Bolette
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£1699PP
Natural Wonders & Wildlife Of The Azores
27th Oct 24, 14 Nights
Bolette
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£1699pp
Wonders & Wildlife Of The Azores & Madeira
19th Apr 24, 14 Nights - Bolette
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£2399PP
Wonders & Wildlife Of The Azores & Madeira
19th Apr 24, 14 Nights
Bolette
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£2399pp
Scenic Isles of Scotland
3rd May 24, 5 Nights - Bolette
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£CALLPP
Scenic Isles of Scotland
3rd May 24, 5 Nights
Bolette
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£CALLpp
Natural Wonders of Iceland
17th Apr 24, 9 Nights - Balmoral
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£1099PP
Natural Wonders of Iceland
17th Apr 24, 9 Nights
Balmoral
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£1099pp
Sub-Tropical Landscapes of the Canary Islands
2nd Dec 25, 14 Nights - Balmoral
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£1698PP
Sub-Tropical Landscapes of the Canary Islands
2nd Dec 25, 14 Nights
Balmoral
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£1698pp
Wildlife & Culture Of The Scenic Scottish Isles
16th May 25, 7 Nights - Balmoral
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£999PP
Wildlife & Culture Of The Scenic Scottish Isles
16th May 25, 7 Nights
Balmoral
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£999pp
Tropical Islands & Verdant Rainforests of the Caribbean & Central America
15th Feb 25, 45 Nights - Balmoral
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£4999PP
Tropical Islands & Verdant Rainforests of the Caribbean & Central America
15th Feb 25, 45 Nights
Balmoral
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£4999pp
Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen With The Midnight Sun
12th Jun 24, 14 Nights - Balmoral
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£1999PP
Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen With The Midnight Sun
12th Jun 24, 14 Nights
Balmoral
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£1999pp
Wildlife & Traditions Of The Scottish Isles
4th Jul 24, 8 Nights - Balmoral
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£1499PP
Wildlife & Traditions Of The Scottish Isles
4th Jul 24, 8 Nights
Balmoral
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£1499pp
Easter Escape to Portugal's Unspoilt Islands
10th Apr 25, 14 Nights - Balmoral
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£1999PP
Easter Escape to Portugal's Unspoilt Islands
10th Apr 25, 14 Nights
Balmoral
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£1999pp
The Life & Nature Of Scotland's Scenic Isles
28th May 24, 8 Nights - Balmoral
No Fly Cruising!
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£1199PP
The Life & Nature Of Scotland's Scenic Isles
28th May 24, 8 Nights
Balmoral
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£1199pp
Discovering Scandinavian Islands & Capitals
17th Apr 24, 15 Nights - Borealis
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£1746PP
Discovering Scandinavian Islands & Capitals
17th Apr 24, 15 Nights
Borealis
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£1746pp
Volcanic Vistas Of The Azores & The Madeira
4th Jul 25, 13 Nights - Borealis
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£1899PP
Volcanic Vistas Of The Azores & The Madeira
4th Jul 25, 13 Nights
Borealis
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£1899pp
Medinas & Mountains Of Moorish Morocco
26th Nov 25, 12 Nights - Borealis
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£1499PP
Medinas & Mountains Of Moorish Morocco
26th Nov 25, 12 Nights
Borealis
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£1499pp
Gibraltrar, Spain & Portugal
12th Nov 25, 14 Nights - Borealis
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£1748PP
Gibraltrar, Spain & Portugal
12th Nov 25, 14 Nights
Borealis
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£1748pp
In Search Of The Northern Lights
10th Oct 25, 10 Nights - Borealis
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£1499PP
In Search Of The Northern Lights
10th Oct 25, 10 Nights
Borealis
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£1499pp
Exploring The Landscapes Of Espana Verde
3rd Oct 25, 7 Nights - Borealis
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£1049PP
Exploring The Landscapes Of Espana Verde
3rd Oct 25, 7 Nights
Borealis
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£1049pp
Springtime Norwegian Fjords
22nd May 25, 5 Nights - Borealis
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£824PP
Springtime Norwegian Fjords
22nd May 25, 5 Nights
Borealis
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£824pp
Island Hopping In The Caribbean
4th Jan 25, 28 Nights - Borealis
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£3699PP
Island Hopping In The Caribbean
4th Jan 25, 28 Nights
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£3699pp
Winter Warmth In The Canaries
23rd Nov 24, 14 Nights - Borealis
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£1499PP
Winter Warmth In The Canaries
23rd Nov 24, 14 Nights
Borealis
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£1499pp
Wildlife & Culture Of The Scenic Scottish Isles
7th May 24, 7 Nights - Borealis
No Fly Cruising!
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£1149PP
Wildlife & Culture Of The Scenic Scottish Isles
7th May 24, 7 Nights
Borealis
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£1149pp
Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of lceland
14th May 24, 11 Nights - Borealis
No Fly Cruising!
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£1299PP
Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of lceland
14th May 24, 11 Nights
Borealis
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£1299pp

Fred Olsen Ships

Fred Olsen Highlights

DINING

Dining at sea is anything but bland with Fred Olsen. Each ship has at least two main restaurants, with buffet and à la carte options throughout the day and a lavish five-course dinner served every evening. There are speciality restaurants for even more variety, as well as the option to enjoy an afternoon tea for an extra special treat. Whether you're dining à la carte or ordering room service, you can expect delicious dishes crafted by talented chefs and delivered with Fred Olsen's renowned attentiveness.

ENTERTAINMENT

Quality entertainment is a given onboard Fred Olsen ships. With live music, stand-up comedy and cabaret on offer in the main show lounge, the evenings are certainly never dull. After the show, it's time to take to the floor and have a dance to tunes provided by the resident band, or head to one of the bars and lounges for a laid-back drink, perhaps with some new friends.

THINGS TO DO

When it comes to onboard activities, there's something to suit every taste on Fred Olsen cruises - from arts and crafts and dance classes to lectures and quizzes. Foodies will love the chance to participate in tasting sessions and the cookery demonstrations on the Bolette and Borealis ships, while those looking to indulge in pure relaxation can unwind by the pool or enjoy a sumptuous spa treatment. With a Fred Olsen cruise, you can expect exciting entertainment, superb cuisine and attentive, personalised service. Whether you're a cruise connoisseur or setting off on your very first voyage, you can experience traditional cruising at its finest with Fred Olsen cruises in 2024 and beyond.

FAMILY

Fred Olsen cruises are generally not aimed towards families. You won't find water slides or babysitting services onboard, and there are only a limited number of highchairs on each ship, but there is a children's menu and the Little Skippers Club, providing activities for kids aged 5 to 11, runs during the peak holiday seasons.
 

USEFUL INFORMATION

The four Fred Olsen cruise liners - Bolette, Borealis, Balmoral and Braemar - are smaller ships carrying fewer passengers, therefore providing a more intimate cruising experience. There is a good range of room options to choose from, including interior, ocean view and balcony cabins, as well as cabins adapted for use by guests with mobility issues. Solo cruise travellers are also well catered for, with single cabins and suites and special activities and parties to mix with fellow guests.

DESTINATIONS

From the Norwegian Fjords to the jungles of Central America, Fred Olsen offers itineraries in some of the world's most spectacular locations. With UK cruise departures ranging from two-night Mini Cruises to worldwide cruise voyages, it's easier than ever to make your travel dreams a reality. And whether you're visiting the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, South America or the Arctic, Fred Olsen's ships can take you to incredible locations that larger ships can't reach.

Fred Olsen top destinations

Fred Olsen departure ports

FAQs about Fred Olsen

We have put together the following FAQs. We hope that you will be able to find an answer to your question below, but if require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.

 

  • What is the average age on a Fred Olsen cruise? 

The average age on a Fred Olsen cruise tends to be around 67 years of age with an average passenger age range between 55-75 years old.

  • Are Fred Olsen cruises adult-only?  

No, Fred Olsen cruises are not adult-only. However, Fred Olsen does offer selected cruises that operate as adult-only cruises in addition to multi-generational cruises. Although children are permitted on multi-generational itineraries, typical family-friendly attractions, such as water parks, are not found onboard.  

  • What is the dress code on Fred Olsen ships?

The dress code on Fred Olsen ships includes casual wear for days at sea and smart casual for the evening. Cruises of six nights or longer include a formal night, giving guests the chance to bring out their most glamorous attire.

  • How many formal nights are there on a Fred Olsen cruise?  

The number of formal nights on a Fred Olsen cruise depends on the length of the cruise duration, however, on an average 7-night cruise, you can expect 2 formal nights. During these nights, it is recommended to adhere to the following dress code: for women, cocktail dresses/gowns or chic separates, for men, dark suits or various dinner jackets. 

  • How much are gratuities on Fred Olsen ships?

The gratuities on Fred Olsen ships are typically charged at £5.00 per person per day for those aged 12 and over. These charges are voluntary, and guests can adjust or remove them by speaking to Guest Services on board the ship.

  • What is included on a Fred Olsen cruise?

All of the below are included as standard on a Fred Olsen cruise: 
  • Accommodation
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • All meals and snacks (excluding speciality restaurants)
  • All evening entertainment
  • All amenities, such as swimming pools and Jacuzzis Daytime activities on board

Are Fred Olsen cruises good for singles?

Yes, Fred Olsen cruises are good for singles. The smaller-sized ships make it easier to get to know fellow guests and the crew. There are also single cabins and suites, as well as events and parties to encourage mixing with fellow guests.

  • Are Fred Olsen cruises child friendly?

While the Fred Olsen cruise line is not specifically aimed at families, children are of course welcome aboard. There are children's menus and limited high chairs, but no entertainment outside of the peak holiday periods.