Everything about Fred. Olsen is more personal. They’re a family-run company with a long shipping heritage. Rather than worrying about having the biggest ships, they prefer more traditionally built, smaller-scaled vessels that allow for a more personal service, where you get to know people by name. Cruising is so much more enjoyable when you travel with new-found friends. The experienced, friendly crew, along with like-minded guests, help to create a warmer, friendlier atmosphere. Everyone quickly gets to know one another and soon the ship feels like a home-from-home. All their crew want you to have is a holiday to remember. They know that it’s the little things that make the difference, like the smiling barman who remembers your name – and your favourite tipple. So whichever Fred. Olsen ship you choose to sail on and wherever the adventure takes you; you will experience the friendly personal service and feeling of warm camaraderie that brings Fred. Olsen guests back again and again.
The Fred. Olsen difference - as a family-run company Fred. Olsen prefer a more personal approach to service. Favouring smaller, more intimately-sized ships which help to create a warmer, more sociable atmosphere on-board. Everything is designed to make the ship feel just like a home-from-home, where everyone can relax and be themselves. Whether sailing the Caribbean Sea or the Arctic Ocean, there’s a special ambience and warmth on-board all of these ships.
Quality dining options include early morning continental breakfast, fruit juices, cereals, coffee and tea in your cabin. There are both buffet and waiter service breakfasts in the restaurants with mid-morning tea, coffee and biscuits available. Enjoy buffet style or three course lunch in the restaurants or, in fine weather, dine outside at selected outdoor venues. Indulge in traditional afternoon tea, served by white-gloved staff in the Observatory Lounge (at additional cost). Five course fine dining in the main restaurants is an exceptional experience and if that's not enough then there are late night snacks and cabin service menus available.
A Daily Times newsletter is delivered to cabins each evening, detailing the following day’s entertainment and activities. During the day guests can enjoy the ship’s swimming pools, Jacuzzis, sun loungers, gymnasium, golf driving nets, well stocked library and card room for a game of Bridge or attend the daily quizzes and classes, insightful port lecture.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines want your holiday to be relaxing every step of the way and that starts with the convenience of departures closer to home. For 2017, they’re operating a programme of regional departures from ten ports right around the UK, so you won’t have to travel far to enjoy Fred. Olsen’s special style of cruising.
Fred. Olsen's fantastic fly-cruise programme features a diverse selection of once-in-a-lifetime holidays packed with breath-taking destinations, un-missable highlights and unique, unforgettable experiences. The new fly cruise programme for 2017-19 features 14 night fly-cruises to the Indian Ocean, South Africa, India, Arabia and the Caribbean, along with longer durations to destinations including Australia and the Far East, New Zealand and the South Pacific and Mexico, Cuba & the Panama Canal plus many other exotic destinations. Simply fly straight to your chosen region of discovery, board your smaller, friendlier cruise ship and set sail on an epic adventure visiting places you've always wanted to experience.
Step on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' friendly ships and start your holiday with a smile. The fleet comprises of four ships; Balmoral, Boudicca, Black Watch, and Braemar. Each of their beautiful cruise ships has its own distinct personality, but what they have in common is comfort and great service. From fantastic bars and restaurants through to entertainment and relaxation, no matter where your cruise is sailing you can rest assured that you are in for an unforgettable journey.
There is something really special about upgrading to a suite: the additional space gives more style and comfort so the holiday is even more enjoyable. Fred. Olsen have a variety of suites on board their ships, many with a range of extras to make time on board even more relaxing – these extras are called ‘Suite Dreams’. A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine will be in the suite on arrival, together with a bowl of fresh fruit. Canapés will also be delivered daily in the late afternoon, in preparation for dinner and the evening entertainment. All suites offer additional space to relax and feel at home. Most include a sitting area or sitting room with private balcony, together with a DVD player, flat screen TV and fridge or mini bar. Cosy bathrobes and slippers are also provided and the bathroom will have luxury towels. Suites even have binoculars, so guests can scan the horizon for the next port of call, together with a world atlas and country guide to each location. On formal occasions there’s a complimentary pressing service and discount vouchers for our laundry service. Suite guests also receive a daily newsletter featuring the latest national and international news from London. In addition, there are complimentary shuttle coach vouchers to assist going ashore if the ship berths a little way from a town centre.