Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
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 as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.

Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Balmoral
Launched
1st January 2008
Tonnage
43,537
Length
715 feet
Total Crew
510
Occupancy
1,350
Rating
stars

Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Still smaller than most cruise ships today, there are 710 cabins and suites and generous public space for the 1,300 guests on board.

The main restaurant is Ballindalloch (named after the Speyside village and castle), while the two other formal restaurants are Avon and Spey – named after two of Scotland’s most beautiful salmon rivers.

There’s a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge.

Black Watch
Launched
1st January 2009
Tonnage
28,613
Length
674 feet
Total Crew
330
Occupancy
804
Rating
stars

Cruise ships were once famous for their style and charm. And our Black Watch cruise ship is a hark back to those days, when quality and service were taken for granted. Sleek and intimate, with cabins and suites for 804 people, Black Watch has a warm welcome waiting for you.

Black Watch was voted 'Best for Entertainment' in the 2012 Cruise Critic 'Cruisers' Choice UK Awards’*. Only UK cruisers voted, and they were especially impressed with our service: “they consistently went the extra mile”.

So, be captivated by the entertaining cabaret at the Neptune Lounge,and fire-up your taste buds for a treat at the Glentanar Restaurant. Or, share a relaxing drink over panoramic views across the ocean in our Observatory Lounge.

Boudicca
Launched
1st February 2006
Tonnage
28,388
Length
674 feet
Total Crew
329
Occupancy
880
Rating
stars

Boudicca was the heroic warrior queen of the British Iceni tribe. And we like to think our truly British, world class cruise ship lives up to the name.

Up to 800 people can enjoy a cruise on board Boudicca – not the thousands to be found on most ships these days – so there’s plenty of space for everyone. And our cruise ship is small enough to reach shores many rival cruise ships cannot.

Inside, indulge yourself at the Tintagel and Four Seasons Restaurants. Lounge around on the Lounge Deck, or in one of our two Jacuzzis. Or splash around in one of our three pools. And when the sun’s shining, our tasty poolside buffet will hit the spot.

There’ll be days and nights to remember on board Boudicca.

Brabant
Launched
1st January 2006
Tonnage
Unknown
Length
360 feet
Total Crew
40
Occupancy
156
Rating
stars

Brabant, Fred. Olsen’s first-ever dedicated river cruising boat. Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love. Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests.

Smaller-sized and classically designed, Brabant lends herself perfectly to Fred. Olsen's approach to cruising. Making the most of the boat's size advantage, we can expertly craft simply unforgettable river cruise itineraries which do not only feature some of Europe's most breathtaking river scenery and cities, but also include chances to enjoy journeys along spellbinding, size-restricted sections of rivers and calls into stunning destinations that larger boats can't access.

No matter which incredible Fred. Olsen river cruise you choose you’re in for a very special experience aboard Brabant.

Braemar
Launched
1st January 2008
Tonnage
24,344
Length
537 feet
Total Crew
371
Occupancy
929
Rating
stars

Braemar will capture your senses - with large windows, polished wood, shining brass fittings and decadent fabrics. A five-deck high atrium area and cascading decks at the stern give Braemar space and intimacy in perfect balance.

Have a tasty lunch at the Palms Café and a delicious dinner at our grand Thistle and Grampian restaurants. Refresh at the Marquee poolside bar, or have a cosy drink in our Morning Light Pub. Spin to the music at the Neptune Lounge, and take afternoon tea at the Coral Club. Leave the world behind in our serene Atlantis Spa, and surround yourself with horizon, as you walk the promenade.

A Taste of Iceland - Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Polar Regions

9
Nights

All Inc Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers No Fly - Scandinavia

8
Nights

Amalfi Coast Tuscany Italian Riviera - Europe, Mediterranean

22
Nights

Amazon River Adventure - Caribbean, South America

14
Nights

Amazon River Adventure - Caribbean, South America

14
Nights

Amazon River Adventure - Caribbean, South America

14
Nights

Ancient Arabia, India & the Med - Europe, Asia & Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Dubai & Emirates

34
Nights

Ancient Civilisations & Lost Cities - Mediterranean, Dubai & Emirates

24
Nights

Arctic Russia & Northern Norway - Scandinavia, Polar Regions, Russia

16
Nights

Around the World with Sydney at New Year - Worldwide

107
Nights

Around the World with Sydney at New Year - Worldwide

107
Nights

Atlantic Island Escape - Canaries, Africa

28
Nights

Australia & the Contrasts of Asia - Asia & Indian Ocean, Australasia

30
Nights

Authentic Andaulusia - Europe, Iberian Peninsula

14
Nights

Authentic Andaulusia with Orange Blossom - Europe, Iberian Peninsula

14
Nights

Authentic Arabia - Dubai & Emirates

14
Nights

Authentic Baltic with Medieval day in Tallin - Baltic, Russia

13
Nights

Authentic India - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Baltic - Baltic, Russia

14
Nights

Barbados to Dubai - Asia & Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Worldwide

70
Nights

Barbados to Southampton - Asia & Indian Ocean, Worldwide, Australasia

94
Nights

Belgium Holland - Europe

7
Nights

Brisbane to Southampton - Australasia, United Kingdom

54
Nights

California, Mexico & The Panama Canal - Caribbean, Europe, North America, Transatlantic, Mexico, Panama Canal

62
Nights

Callao to Port Klang - Asia & Indian Ocean, Australasia, Pacific

47
Nights

Callao to Southampton - Worldwide

85
Nights

Canada in the fall - North America, Transatlantic

26
Nights

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks - Canaries

15
Nights

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth - Canaries

14
Nights

Cape Town to Southampton - Canaries, Africa

35
Nights

Caribbean & the Tropic of Cancer - Caribbean

16
Nights

Caribbean Christmas New Year - Caribbean

14
Nights

Caribbean Return - Caribbean

16
Nights

Carnival in the Canary Islands - Canaries

14
Nights

Christmas Markets of Germany & Denmark - Europe, Baltic

8
Nights

Cities of Spain & Portugal - Iberian Peninsula

14
Nights

Cities of the Beautiful Danube - Europe

Cruise to Nowhere - United Kingdom

2
Nights

Cruising Belgium and Holland - Europe

9
Nights

Cruising the Norwegian Fjords - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

8
Nights

Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle - Europe

7
Nights

Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle - Europe

7
Nights

Cruising the Seine - Europe

5
Nights

Cruising the Seine - Europe

5
Nights

Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic - Baltic, Russia

14
Nights

Delights of Holland in Bloom - Europe

5
Nights

Discovery Down Under - Asia & Indian Ocean, Australasia

18
Nights

Diversity of Green Spain - Europe, Iberian Peninsula

8
Nights

Easter Ireland No Fly - United Kingdom

6
Nights

Easter Mystery No Fly - United Kingdom

5
Nights

Eastern European Danube Discovery - Europe

Empty Reposition - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Empty Reposition - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Europe's Scenic Rivers - Europe

Exploring Remote Spitsbergen - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

15
Nights

Exploring Worlds Ancient Icons - Asia & Indian Ocean

38
Nights

Exploring the Scenic Moselle Valley - Europe

Film Stars and Classic Stars - Europe, Mediterranean

16
Nights

Fjords of Greenland - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

15
Nights

Fjords of Greenland - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

16
Nights

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers No Fly - United Kingdom

8
Nights

Floral Funchal & the Canary Islands - Canaries, Europe, Iberian Peninsula

15
Nights

France & Guernsey - Europe

8
Nights

French River Cruising - Europe

5
Nights

French River Cruising with Bordeux - Europe

8
Nights

French River Cruising with Bordeux - Europe

8
Nights

French River Cruising with Bordeux No Fly - Europe

8
Nights

German Jewels & Cities of the East - Europe

25
Nights

German Rivers & Waterways - Europe

9
Nights

German Waterways - Europe

7
Nights

German Waterways - Europe

9
Nights

German Waterways - Europe

10
Nights

German Waterways & Bremen Beer Festival - Europe

9
Nights

German Waterways Kiel week - Europe

9
Nights

Greatest Fjords of Norway - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

9
Nights

Greek Islands & Corinth Canal - Europe

25
Nights

Historic Towns & Cities of the Adriatic - Europe, Mediterranean

23
Nights

Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

13
Nights

In Search of 'The Lights' in Eight Nights - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

In Search of the Northern Lights - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

14
Nights

Indian Ocean Islands and Zanziber - Asia & Indian Ocean, Africa

14
Nights

Into the Heart of Amsterdam & Antwerp - Europe

5
Nights

Island-Hopping in the Tropics - Canaries

18
Nights

Island-Hopping to Suez - Mediterranean, Egypt & Red Sea

15
Nights

Islands & Landscapes of the Canaries - Canaries, Iberian Peninsula

14
Nights

Islands of Canaries - Canaries, Iberian Peninsula

7
Nights

Islands of Canaries - Canaries, Europe, Iberian Peninsula

14
Nights

Islands of Indian Ocean - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Islands of Indian Ocean - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Islands of Indian Ocean - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Islands of Indian Ocean - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Islands of Indian Ocean - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Islands of the Azores & Madeira - Canaries, Iberian Peninsula

14
Nights

Islands of the Azores & Maderia - Canaries, Iberian Peninsula

14
Nights

Islands of the Caribbean - Caribbean

14
Nights

Islands of the Caribbean - Caribbean

14
Nights

Islands of the Caribbean - Caribbean

14
Nights

Islands of the Indian Ocean & Zanzibar - Asia & Indian Ocean, Africa

28
Nights

Islands of the Mediterranean - Europe, Mediterranean

17
Nights

Landscapes of the Canaries & Morocco - Canaries

14
Nights

Lochs Highlands & Islands - United Kingdom

5
Nights

Lochs of Scotland - United Kingdom

7
Nights

Lochs of Scotland - United Kingdom

7
Nights

Lochs, Islands & the Military Tattoo - Europe, United Kingdom

9
Nights

Madeira, Portugal & Spain No Fly - Canaries, Europe

10
Nights

Maori Culture & Polynesian Paradise - South America, Australasia, Pacific

28
Nights

Mediterranean Islands - Europe, Mediterranean

17
Nights

Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence - Canaries, Europe, Mediterranean

16
Nights

Mystery Cruise - United Kingdom

9
Nights

Mystery Cruise - United Kingdom

12
Nights

Norwegian Fjords - Scandinavia

5
Nights

Norwegian Fjords - Scandinavia

5
Nights

Norwegian Fjords - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

9
Nights

Norwegian Fjords No Fly - Scandinavia

5
Nights

One-Night Cruise - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Pacific Islands Sydney at New Year - Worldwide, Australasia, Pacific

39
Nights

Party Night Reposition - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Remote Islands & Desert Dunes - Africa

21
Nights

Reposition Cruise - United Kingdom

2
Nights

Rio Carnival & South America No Fly - Europe, South America

46
Nights

River Cruising to Bordeaux & the Seville Fair - Europe

14
Nights

River Danube & City Discovery - Europe

8
Nights

River Seine Sojourn - Europe

4
Nights

River Seine Sojourn No Fly - Europe

3
Nights

Romantic Rhine & Moselle Marvels - Europe

Roundtrip to Southampton - Europe

5
Nights

Sailing from the Start of the Danube - Europe

10
Nights

Sailing to the Caribbean - Caribbean, Transatlantic

14
Nights

Santa Cruz to Southampton - Canaries

14
Nights

Scandinavian Capitals & St Petersburg - Scandinavia, Polar Regions, Russia

14
Nights

Scandinavian Islands Of Baltic - Baltic

11
Nights

Scenic Delights of the Moselle Valley - Europe

Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

8
Nights

Scenic Fjords and Watrefalls of Norway - Scandinavia

7
Nights

Scenic Fjords of Norway - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

7
Nights

Scenic Fjords of Norway - Scandinavia

7
Nights

Scenic Fjords of Norway - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

7
Nights

Scenic Fjords of Norway - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

7
Nights

Scenic Fjords of Norway - Scandinavia

7
Nights

Scenic Fjords of Norway No Fly - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

7
Nights

Scenic Gems of the German Landscape - Europe

Scottish Highlands & Islands - United Kingdom

7
Nights

Scottish Highlands & Islands No Fly - United Kingdom

5
Nights

Scottish Islands & Ireland - United Kingdom

9
Nights

Scottish Isles with a Taste of Norway - Europe, United Kingdom

5
Nights

Southampton to Brisbane - Worldwide, Australasia, Pacific

54
Nights

Southampton to Dubai - Asia & Indian Ocean, Worldwide, Australasia, Pacific

84
Nights

Spain & Portugal - Canaries, Mediterranean, United Kingdom, Iberian Peninsula

7
Nights

Springtime Dutch Discovery - Europe

Stunning South Africa - Africa

14
Nights

Sun Sea Monaco Grand Prix - Europe, Mediterranean

16
Nights

Swedish Waterways - Scandinavia

Swedish Waterways & Cities - Scandinavia

10
Nights

Swedish Waterways & Cities - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

11
Nights

Swedish Waterways & Classic Cities - Scandinavia

10
Nights

Sydney to Southampton cruise - Asia & Indian Ocean, Worldwide, Australasia

57
Nights

The Caribbean & Cuba - Caribbean

14
Nights

The Wonders of Iceland - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

11
Nights

Tulips & Chocolates No Fly - Europe

5
Nights

Uncrowded Baltic - Baltic, Russia

13
Nights

Valentine day Amsterdam & Antwerp - Europe

4
Nights

Valentine's in Antwerp with Amsterdam - Europe

4
Nights

Valleys & Mountains of Germany - Europe

7
Nights

Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean - Caribbean, Transatlantic

17
Nights

Welcome to Denmark - Europe

10
Nights

Wonders of Greenland, Iceland & Norway - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

14
Nights

World War One Centenary Cruise - Europe

7
Nights

Worlds Ancient Icons Explorer 40nts KL to the UK - Asia & Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Worldwide, United Kingdom, Middle East

40
Nights