Fred. Olsen Cruises have established themselves as a cruise line with an excellent reputation for interesting and varied itineraries, becoming synonymous with comfortable, friendly and traditional cruising aboard their much-loved ships. With a fleet of smaller-sized ships, including Borealis and Bolette, the country club atmosphere means that Fred. Olsen not only transports guests right to the heart of each destination, but service across their fleet is both attentive and personalised, making you feel at home from the moment you step onboard. From perfectly cooked meals to engaging and enriching entertainment, Fred. Olsen Cruises truly have it all.
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Dining onboard with Fred Olsen offers a great variety, designed to suit your needs and mood. Whether you're looking for a casual mealtime, waiter service or dishes delivered directly to your room, the experienced team of chefs onboard are dedicated to bringing guests some of the best dining at sea.
If you want to try something different from the main dining rooms during your cruise, each ship offers decadent specialty dining options, including Colours & Tastes, that features delicious Asian Fusion cuisine and Vasco which grants a taste of India in an intimate setting.
One of Fred Olsen's most popular treats, available at a small additional cost, is the Afternoon Tea. Head to the Observatory Lounge, where classical musicians add to the ambience, while being served a selection of premium teas, from Taylor of Harrogate, along with finger sandwiches, fresh scones and pastries.
Every night Fred. Olsen Cruises provide lively and diverse onboard entertainment, ensuring an evening to remember:
Alternatively, if your idea of a memorable evening is something a little more laid-back, have a drink and make new friends in the cosy onboard bars and lounges.
Fred. Olsen Cruises depart from the UK, from the departure ports of Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle, Rosyth on Med cruises, Canary Island cruises, Scandinavia cruises and Baltic and Fjords cruises. With these sailings you can avoid flying, and begin your holiday the second you step onto a Fred. Olsen cruise ship. In addition, exotic holidays with Fred. Olsen can be all inclusive for a small additional cost!
Read our recent blog - Top Things to do in Iceland for some useful travel inspiration; a destination visited by Fred. Olsen Cruises.
Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or would just like to burn off that extra dessert you indulged in at dinner, Fred Olsen Cruises' sports and fitness facilities are perfect for everyone. Go for a run, a row or lift some weights at the onboard gym or get involved in a group exercise class. Alternatively, the large deck space is perfect for a brisk stroll in the sea air.
Alternatively, for a holiday treat, check out the Atlantis Spa. Open from 8am-8pm, the wide range of beauty and spa treatments, including facials, hairdressing and manicures, will leave you feeling brand new.
For those free hours you have onboard, why not take the time to learn a new skill, relax with a good book or learn something interesting from guest speakers and port talks? Other activities include ballroom dancing, arts and crafts, guest speakers and quizzes.
All of Fred. Olsen's ships now also offer unique Signature Experiences, including Treats of the Region dining experiences, fascinating commentary about the destinations you visit and itinerary insights given by enthusiastic guest speakers.
When you cruise with Fred. Olsen you can make your freetime even more restful by discovering one of the fleet's impressive suites. With sizes varying from single suites to more spacious rooms, and most even boasting a balcony, you're sure to feel at home whichever you choose. From the single Balcony Suite, ideal for those sailing alone, to the Premier Suite which comes with a bedroom and separate lounge area, there's no better place to enjoy some peace and quiet than in your sumptuous suite.
Loyal Fred. Olsen Cruises guests can join Fred. Olsen Oceans Club to be the first to hear about the latest news and receive exclusive cruise benefits and rewards. One point is earned for each night spent onboard and contributes towards your membership tier.
Beautiful ship, excellent service, nothing was too much trouble. The standard of everything was superb, the entertainment and range of activities.
First time with Fred Olsen and we were very impressed. We only did a mini cruise but nothing was too much trouble for us. The ships décor was really beautiful with lots of different areas to relax in. The decks were great with the pools and Jacuzzis on different levels. The food was excellent and the specaility dining exceptional. The crew were all amazing. Will definitely be booking again.
It was a fantastic cruise on a lovely ship which was well maintained, had a special and caring staff and was a wonderful cruising experience. I will definitely travel Free Olsen cruise again. Overall experience was outstanding.
I had a fantastic holiday all staff I encountered were so nice. My cabin was wonderful and the cabin stewardess was so nice nothing was too much trouble for her. The food in buffet was nice and as I'm diabetic the sugar free cakes were so delicious, congratulations to chef and his staff. The evening meals were very nice and our waiters were fantastic and the birthday cake again was lovely, thank you to chef and the waiters singing happy birthday and Mr guitar man. Fred Olsen cruises are really good and I would recommend them to family and friends.
Fred. Olsen shore tours are not included in your standard cruise fare.
Fred Olsen Cruises is not an all-inclusive cruise line as standard but you can upgrade to an all-inclusive drinks package from £24.99 per person, per night (£35 per person, per night on cruises that last 5 nights or less and Specialty Sailings) to enjoy a selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. By opting for an all inclusive drinks package, premium drinks and cocktails are also available at half price. This allows you to enjoy a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day and is extremely popular with Fred. Olsen guests.
Fred. Olsen Cruises have single occupancy staterooms on all of their ships but these are limited. There are also twin rooms available for solo cruisers usually with a single supplement plus some sailings do have sole occupancy deals.
Fred. Olsen Cruises do provide facilities and entertainment for families on a number of sailings as well as providing adults-only itineraries. If on a family-friendly Fred. Olsen cruise, you’ll find Little Skippers Club for 5 to 11 year-olds in the daytime and evenings. This fun kids club is supervised by the dedicated host staff and under 5s are welcome if with a parent or guardian.
Please note, on sailings from 1st April 2022 Fred. Olsen’s child policy is:
Although mostly known for their no-fly cruises from the UK, Fred. Olsen do have a number of fly cruise packages both to the UK and to international airports from London Gatwick, Manchester and some select Scottish airports. To international destinations, such as the Caribbean or Asia, fly cruises are usually sections of a longer no-fly sailing such as a world cruise. If taking part in a fly cruise, Fred. Olen take care of your transfers from airport to cruise port and vice versa.