COVID19 UPDATES Click Here

As a result of the continued impact of Covid-19 many cruise lines have temporarily suspended their operations for between 30 – 60 days which has resulted in a large amount of cruises being cancelled. For more information please CLICK HERE

From now until 03rd Feb 2021 you can choose from:

FREE Drinks OR Up to £600pp OBC

PLUS:​
Choose your cabin • Choose your restaurant & dining time • Low deposit of 15% • Priority bookin for shore tours
Priority onboard arrival & departure • FREE shuttle bus to local centre (where operating)

*Onboard spend amount varies per cruise on selected cruises

Plain Sailing Guarantee

Small ships, not small print

No clauses, no tricks, no caveats. Just a plain and simple guarantee that your booking is safe with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, no matter what the world throws at us all. Designed to give you every reassurance during these unprecedented times, our enhanced Plain Sailing Guarantee applies to all cruises departing in 2021.

No risk deposits

We know the world feels a little uncertain at the moment which is why we have updated our Plain Sailing Guarantee to include a no risk deposit. Make a new booking now for a 2021 cruise and if you change your mind about travelling nearer the time, we will either move the deposit you have paid to an alternative cruise with no admin fees or refund it to you in full. Just let us know no later than when your final payment is due (or your interim payment for a longer cruise) and the team will take care of the rest.

Transfer on your terms

We will also transfer your cruise or give you a sailing credit if you cannot travel due to testing positive for Coronavirus. There will be no administration fees and you can choose any cruise within 12 months of your original sailing date.

No quibble refunds

If we have to cancel your cruise for any reason, whilst we would love it if you transferred to another, you can of course have a full refund with no quibbles, at any time.

Fred. Olsen's unique Enjoyment Promise

We want you to book your cruise with us with complete confidence. That’s why Fred. Olsen Jnr himself insists each and every booking is covered with his Enjoyment Promise. It means that if within 48 hours of sailing, you are not enjoying your ocean cruise, we will arrange to take you home at our expense and give you a full refund. 

As the world is changing constantly, it may also be necessary for our Plain Sailing Guarantee to change without notice. You will always be able to see our latest version on our website (fredolsencruises.com/travel-confidence). The benefits above replace our standard transfer policy detailed in our Booking Conditions.

We’ve kept things beautifully simple and straightforward, just like the family-run business we are. We look forward to welcoming you on board when the time is right for us all.

Fred Olsen brand new ship Bolette now on sale!

To celebrate the launch of the new ship,  a special offer for you will give you even more reasons to book. 
 
Welcome to Fred. Olsen cruises, where a warm welcome awaits you from the moment you step aboard. If, for you, cruising is all about making new friends and getting to know the crew by name, this friendly and relaxed cruise line could be just what you’re looking for to start planning your next cruise getaway.

Founded in 1848, Fred. Olsen is among the world’s oldest cruise lines, and this shows in the line’s exemplary on-board service, fabulous fleet of elegant ocean liners, and collection of exciting and carefully-crafted international cruise itineraries. Add to that their extensive evening entertainment offering and you can expect no less than the trip of a lifetime on board a Fred. Olsen cruise ship.

Fred. Olsen’s Brexit Promise

Fred. Olsen are confident that Brexit won’t affect your cruise, should the cruise be cancelled due to the UK leaving the EU, they will give you a full refund and a free cruise! What’s more, once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price. There is the security of ABTA and ATOL protection and the Enjoyment Promise giving real peace of mind. Plus Shore Tours and purchases on board their ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so you can explore the world without worrying about exchange rates.

To celebrate the release of our new itineraries, Fred Olsen has created Freedom Fare PLUS, to give you even more of a reason to book. Book any 2021 or 2022 cruise by 5th May 2020 and you’ll benefit from the following: choice of cabin, choice of restaurant and dining time (book extra early to guarantee this one as dining places are limited!), low deposit of 15%, priority booking for shore tours, priority on board arrival and departure, free shuttle bus to local centre (subject to availability). 

PLUS, all tips included!* We’ll take care of your Tips for the cabin stewardess and waiter for the duration of your cruise. Take advantage of at least £50 per person to spend on board*! Book now and receive a minimum of £50pp FREE on board spend when you get onboard. 

*Exclusions apply, see terms & conditions.

A Selection of Fred. Olsen Cruise Deals
5nt - Five Night Spanish Escape
Borealis, 2nd Dec 21, 5 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£599pp
6nt - Christmas Markets
Balmoral, 30th Nov 21, 6 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£699pp
11nt - Festive Madeira, Portugal & Spain
Balmoral, 6th Dec 21, 11 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1199pp
13nt - Ancient Walls of the Med with Malta
Bolette, 7th Nov 21, 13 nights
Brand New Itinerary Just Released , Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£1499pp
10nt - Revisiting Prussia
Braemar, 19th Aug 22, 10 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1499pp
13nt - Arctic Norway
Balmoral, 4th Nov 21, 13 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1599pp
14nt - Canary Islands & Madeira
Balmoral, 5th Jan 22, 14 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1699pp
14nt - Canaries Christmas & New Year
Borealis, 21st Dec 21, 14 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£2299pp
15nt - Remote Spitsbergen Exploration
Balmoral, 22nd Jun 22, 15 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£2499pp
15nt - Norwegian White Christmas
Bolette, 20th Dec 21, 15 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£2599pp
19nt - Canada in the Fall
Borealis, 28th Sep 22, 19 nights
from only
£2999pp
79nt - Latin America with the Chilean Fjords
Bolette, 4th Jan 22, 79 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£8299pp
6nt - Christmas Markets
Balmoral, 30th Nov 21, 6 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£699pp
11nt - Festive Madeira, Portugal & Spain
Balmoral, 6th Dec 21, 11 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1199pp
101nt - Around the World from Southampton
Borealis, 6th Jan 22, 101 nights
from only
£14699pp
5nt - Five Night Spanish Escape
Borealis, 2nd Dec 21, 5 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£599pp
101nt - Around the World from Southampton
Borealis, 6th Jan 22, 101 nights
from only
£14699pp
79nt - Latin America with the Chilean Fjords
Bolette, 4th Jan 22, 79 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£8175pp
5nt - Five Night Spanish Escape
Borealis, 2nd Dec 21, 5 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£599pp
5nt - Irish Highlights & Scottish Scenery
Borealis, 29th Apr 21, 5 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£699pp
6nt - Christmas Markets
Balmoral, 30th Nov 21, 6 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£699pp
8nt - Uncrowded City Stays
Balmoral, 7th Feb 22, 8 nights
from only
£799pp
11nt - Festive Madeira, Portugal & Spain
Balmoral, 6th Dec 21, 11 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1199pp
14nt - Landscapes of the Canary Islands
Bolette, 6th Dec 21, 14 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£1399pp
14nt - Authentic Culture of Morocco
Borealis, 2nd Nov 21, 14 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£1499pp
12nt - Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun
Borealis, 3rd Jun 21, 12 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£1899pp
14nt - Spain's Undiscovered Gems
Bolette, 21st Sep 21, 14 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£1899pp
25nt - Atlantic Islands & Brazilian Icons
Bolette, 4th Jan 22, 25 nights
from only
£3599pp
28nt - Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun
Bolette, 14th Aug 21, 28 nights
from only
£4499pp
101nt - Around the World from Southampton
Borealis, 6th Jan 22, 101 nights
from only
£14699pp
79nt - Latin America with the Chilean Fjords
Bolette, 4th Jan 22, 79 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£8175pp
5nt - Netherlands & Belgium City Break
Bolette, 2nd Nov 21, 5 nights
Brand New Itinerary Just Released , Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£599pp
9nt - Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week
Bolette, 23rd Jun 21, 9 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
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£1099pp
10nt - Swedish Waterways with a Taste of Denmark
Bolette, 11th Sep 21, 10 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1399pp
13nt - Ancient Walls of the Med with Malta
Bolette, 7th Nov 21, 13 nights
Brand New Itinerary Just Released , Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1499pp
16nt - Ancient Civilisations of Cape Verde & Morocco
Bolette, 20th Nov 21, 16 nights
Brand New Itinerary Just Released , Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1799pp
12nt - Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife
Bolette, 3rd Jun 21, 12 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1799pp
13nt - Uncrowded Baltic
Bolette, 5th Oct 21, 13 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1799pp
14nt - Scenic Landscapes of the Azores
Bolette, 31st Jul 21, 14 nights
from only
£1799pp
15nt - Escape to the Canaries & 4 Ships
Bolette, 18th Oct 21, 15 nights
Brand New Itinerary Just Released , Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1899pp
14nt - Spain's Undiscovered Gems
Bolette, 21st Sep 21, 14 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£1899pp
28nt - Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun
Bolette, 14th Aug 21, 28 nights
from only
£4499pp
79nt - Latin America with the Chilean Fjords
Bolette, 4th Jan 22, 79 nights
Includes Free Drinks package or up to £600pp on board spend
from only
£8299pp
Destinations & Excursions

Cruising from ports across the UK and Europe, Fred. Olsen cruises offer a vast array of exciting ocean cruise itineraries to every corner of the globe—helping you to experience more of this amazing world amid truly relaxed and laidback surroundings.

From the timeless seas of the British Isles to some of Europe’s most iconic destinations, including the Norwegian Fjords, the Greek Islands, and the historic charms of the Adriatic—Fred. Olsen offer an eclectic range of 7-14 night itineraries departing from ports around the UK. Or, if you’re longing to travel further afield, Fred. Olsen can take you to Asia, Australia, and the Americas thanks to their collection of outstanding intercontinental cruise holidays.

Having clocked up millions of miles cruising the world’s great oceans, Fred. Olsen are also perfectly placed to offer their guests a range of exciting shore excursions. Whether you want to trek with camels in Algeria, enjoy a delicious tea sampling experience in Morocco, or visit the Taj Mahal in India—you can experience more of the world’s wonders with Fred. Olsen.

Meet the Fred Olsen Fleet

The Fred Olsen Fleet comprises four elegant ocean liners, including Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca, and Black Watch.

Balmoral

Balmoral is the flagship of the Fred Olsen fleet, and features 710 well-appointed guest cabins and suites. Named after the Scottish residence of the Royal Family, Balmoral has a distinct Scottish feel, with each of its wonderful public dining venues named after areas of the Highlands. Despite her size, Balmoral is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways, including the Kiel Canal, so guests can look forward to some truly inspiring scenery aboard this wonderful liner.

Braemar

Marrying timeless style and elegance with a wealth of innovative features, Braemar is a classic ocean liner built to ferry her passengers in absolute comfort, safety, and style. More akin to a luxury country house hotel than a modern ocean liner, Braemar carries just 929 guests, providing an intimate feel that’s bolstered by the friendly and attentive crew.

Boudicca

Welcome aboard Boudicca, the most beautiful, timeless, and elegant ship of the Fred Olsen fleet. Taking design influence from the ocean liners of old, this stylish liner is beloved by long-term Fred Olsen fans—providing a sense of nostalgia and charm not often seen on modern ocean liners. Boudicca carries 880 guests, and offers a range of restaurant and lounge venues, so you can get acquainted with new friends in blissful comfort and luxury.

Black Watch

Sleek, intimate, and stylish, Black Watch harks back to a time when cruise ships were revered for their elegance and charm—providing an authentic, no-gimmicks cruise experience. With space for up to 804 guests, an intimate and relaxed environment is guaranteed, and Fred Olsen have taken care to flood the public spaces with natural light—making for a warm, welcoming, and relaxing stay on board.