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 Caribbean Discovery - Caribbean, Transatlantic

32
Nights

A Taste of Iceland - United Kingdom, Polar Regions

9
Nights

A Voyage to the Coast of Africa - Canaries, Europe

14
Nights

Amalfi Coast Tuscany Italian Riviera - Mediterranean

22
Nights

Amazon River Adventure - Caribbean

14
Nights

Amazon River Adventure - Caribbean

14
Nights

Amazon River Adventure - Caribbean, South America

14
Nights

Amsterdam Weekend - Europe

3
Nights

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

34
Nights

Ancient Civilisations & Lost Cities - Mediterranean, Dubai & Emirates

24
Nights

Andalusia & the Algarve - Europe

13
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 Andalusia - Europe

14
Nights

Authentic Andaulusia - Europe

14
Nights

Authentic Andaulusia with Orange Blossom - Europe

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

Azorean Island Discovery - Transatlantic

14
Nights

Baltic - Baltic

14
Nights

Belgium Holland - Europe

7
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

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks - Canaries

15
Nights

Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks - Canaries

16
Nights

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth - Canaries, Europe

14
Nights

Cape Town to Southampton - Canaries, Africa

35
Nights

Captain’s Mystery - United Kingdom

10
Nights

Caribbean & the Tropic of Cancer - Caribbean

16
Nights

Caribbean Christmas & New Year - Caribbean

14
Nights

Caribbean Christmas New Year - Caribbean

14
Nights

Caribbean Return - Caribbean

16
Nights

Carnival in the Canary Islands - Canaries

14
Nights

Christmas Indian Ocean and Zanzibar Fly Cruise - Asia & Indian Ocean

16
Nights

Christmas Markets & Rivers of Germany - Europe

6
Nights

Christmas Markets of Germany & Denmark - Europe

8
Nights

Cities of Spain & Portugal - Canaries

14
Nights

Cities of the Beautiful Danube - Europe

City Lights & Overnights - Europe

7
Nights

Cruise to Nowhere - United Kingdom

2
Nights

Cruising Belgium and Holland - Europe

9
Nights

Cruising the Med and the Indian Ocean - Asia & Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Middle East, Egypt & Red Sea

47
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

14
Nights

Cultural Cities of Northern Europe - Europe

10
Nights

Delights of Holland in Bloom - Europe

5
Nights

Discover the Baltic - Baltic

13
Nights

Discovery Down Under - Australasia

18
Nights

Diversity of Green Spain - Europe

8
Nights

Easter Ireland - United Kingdom

6
Nights

Easter Mystery - United Kingdom

5
Nights

Eastern European Danube Discovery - Europe

Empty Reposition - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Empty Reposition - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Empty Reposition - United Kingdom

1
Nights

España Verde - Europe, United Kingdom

8
Nights

Europe's Scenic Rivers - Europe

European Cities - Europe

8
Nights

Exploring Remote Spitsbergen - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

15
Nights

Exploring Worlds Ancient Icons - Asia & Indian Ocean

38
Nights

Exploring the Fjords of Greenland - United Kingdom

14
Nights

Exploring the Scenic Moselle Valley - Europe

Film Stars and Classic Stars - Mediterranean

16
Nights

Five-Night Fjords - Scandinavia

5
Nights

Fjords of Greenland - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

15
Nights

Fjords of Greenland - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

16
Nights

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers - United Kingdom

8
Nights

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers - Scandinavia

8
Nights

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers - Scandinavia

8
Nights

Floral Funchal & the Canary Islands - Canaries, Europe

15
Nights

France & Belgium Break - Europe

3
Nights

France & Guernsey - Europe

8
Nights

Fred.’s Favourite Fjords - Scandinavia

7
Nights

French River Cruising - Europe

5
Nights

French River Cruising - Europe

9
Nights

French River Cruising with Bordeux - Europe

8
Nights

French River Cruising with Bordeux - Europe

8
Nights

French River Cruising with Bordeux - Europe

8
Nights

German Jewels & Cities of the East - Europe

25
Nights

German River & City Discovery - Europe

7
Nights

German Rivers & Waterways - Europe

9
Nights

German Waterways - Europe

7
Nights

German Waterways - Europe

9
Nights

German Waterways - Europe

10
Nights

German Waterways - Europe

9
Nights

German Waterways & Bremen Beer Festival - Europe

9
Nights

German Waterways Kiel week - Europe

9
Nights

Glitz & Glamour of the French Riviera - Europe

16
Nights

Greatest Fjords of Norway - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

9
Nights

Greatest Fjords of Norway - Scandinavia

9
Nights

Greenland, Iceland & Norway Exploration - Scandinavia, United Kingdom

13
Nights

Highlands of Scotland to the Lizard Peninsula - United Kingdom

8
Nights

Historic Towns & Cities of the Adriatic - Europe, Mediterranean

23
Nights

Icelandic Explorer - United Kingdom

11
Nights

Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife - Polar Regions

13
Nights

In Search of 'The Lights' in Eight Nights - Scandinavia

In Search of the Northern Lights - Scandinavia

14
Nights

India Arabia Ancient Middle East - Asia & Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Dubai & Emirates, Egypt & Red Sea

34
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

15
Nights

Islands & Landscapes of the Canaries - Canaries

14
Nights

Islands of Canaries - Canaries

7
Nights

Islands of Canaries - Canaries, Europe

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 Aegean - Europe

28
Nights

Islands of the Azores & Madeira - Canaries

14
Nights

Islands of the Azores & Maderia - Canaries

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 - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Islands of the Indian Ocean - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Landscapes of Portugal & the Canaries - Canaries

16
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 of Scotland - United Kingdom

7
Nights

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

9
Nights

London Tilbury to Southampton - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Madagascar, Mozambique & South Africa - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Madeira, Lisbon & the Canary Islands - Canaries

14
Nights

Madeira, Portugal,Spain - Canaries, Europe

10
Nights

Maori Culture & Polynesian Paradise - South America, Pacific

28
Nights

Mediterranean Islands - Europe, Mediterranean

17
Nights

Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence - Canaries, Europe, Mediterranean

16
Nights

Mexico Cuba Panama Canal - Central America, Mexico, Panama Canal

24
Nights

Mystery Cruise - United Kingdom

9
Nights

Mystery Cruise - United Kingdom

12
Nights

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

16
Nights

Norwegian Christmas - Scandinavia

15
Nights

Norwegian Fjords - Scandinavia

5
Nights

Norwegian Fjords - Scandinavia

5
Nights

Norwegian Fjords - Scandinavia

5
Nights

Norwegian Fjords - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

9
Nights

One-Night Cruise - United Kingdom

1
Nights

One-Night Cruise - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Pacific Islands Sydney at New Year - Caribbean, Australasia, Panama Canal

39
Nights

Party Night Reposition - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Port Louis to Cape Town - Africa

28
Nights

Remote Islands & Desert Dunes - Africa

21
Nights

Reposition Cruise - United Kingdom

2
Nights

Rio Carnival & River Plate - 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 - Europe

3
Nights

River Seine Sojourn - Europe

3
Nights

River Seine Sojourn - Europe

3
Nights

Rivers & Cities of France - Europe

10
Nights

Romantic Rhine & Moselle Marvels - Europe

Roundtrip Liverpool - United Kingdom

1
Nights

Roundtrip Port Louis, Mauritius - Asia & Indian Ocean

14
Nights

Roundtrip to Southampton - Europe

5
Nights

Rugged & Rural Canada - Transatlantic, United Kingdom

16
Nights

Sailing from the Start of the Danube - Europe

10
Nights

Sailing to the Caribbean - Caribbean, Transatlantic

14
Nights

Sailing to the Med, Zanzibar & Mauritius - Asia & Indian Ocean

33
Nights

Santa Cruz to Southampton - Canaries

14
Nights

Scandinavian Capitals & St Petersburg - Polar Regions, Russia

14
Nights

Scandinavian Islands Of Baltic - Baltic

11
Nights

Scandinavian Waterways & Capitals - Scandinavia, Baltic

11
Nights

Scenic Delights of the Moselle Valley - Europe

Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway - Scandinavia

8
Nights

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, 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 - Scandinavia

7
Nights

Scenic Gems of the German Landscape - Europe

Scottish Highlands & Islands - United Kingdom

7
Nights

Scottish Highlands & Islands - United Kingdom

7
Nights

Scottish Highlands &Islands - United Kingdom

5
Nights

Scottish Islands & Ireland - United Kingdom

9
Nights

Scottish Isles with a Taste of Norway - Europe

5
Nights

Scottish Winter Warmer - United Kingdom

6
Nights

Southampton to Port Klang - Worldwide

71
Nights

Southampton to Sydney - Canaries, Caribbean, South America, Transatlantic, Pacific, Mexico, Bermuda, Panama Canal

53
Nights

Spain & Portugal - Canaries

7
Nights

Spain & the Algarve - Europe, Transatlantic

11
Nights

Springtime Dutch Discovery - Europe

Stunning South Africa - Africa

Sun Sea Monaco Grand Prix - Europe

16
Nights

Sun, Souks & Siestas - Canaries, Europe

18
Nights

Swedish Waterways - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

Swedish Waterways & Cities - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

11
Nights

Swedish Waterways & Classic Cities - Scandinavia, Polar Regions

10
Nights

Sydney to Southampton cruise - Europe, Asia & Indian Ocean, Middle East

57
Nights

Tall Ships & Cultural Trips - Europe, Baltic

10
Nights

The Braemar Highland Games - United Kingdom

10
Nights

The Caribbean & Cuba - Caribbean

The Wonders of Iceland - Polar Regions

11
Nights

Tulips & Chocolates - Europe

5
Nights

Uncrowded Baltic - Baltic

13
Nights

Valentine day Amsterdam & Antwerp - Europe

4
Nights

Valentine's in Antwerp with Amsterdam - United Kingdom

4
Nights

Valleys & Mountains of Germany - Europe

7
Nights

Voyage to the Caribbean - Caribbean

16
Nights

Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean - Caribbean, Transatlantic

17
Nights

Waterways of Belgium & Holland - Europe

Welcome to Denmark - Europe

10
Nights

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

14
Nights

Wonders of the World - Worldwide

108
Nights

World Cruise - Worldwide

65
Nights

World War One Centenary Cruise - Europe

7
Nights