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Dining on board Fred. Olsen Cruise

Fred Olsen Dining

At a Glance Guide:

  • Traditional set dining times in the main restaurant, with a formal dress code.
  • Open seating dining available in the informal restaurants, including Braemar Garden Cafe on Black Watch, Secret Garden on Boudicca, Palms Cafe on Balmoral and the Palms Cafe on Braemar.
  • Themed dining evenings offered during the cruise.
  • Afternoon Tea in the Observatory Lounge.

Fred Olsen Cruises offer a traditional cruise holiday dining experience, from set dining times that are pre-arranged at the time of booking and a formal dress code in the main restaurant, to casual buffet dining and Afternoon Tea.

Dining onboard with Fred Olsen offers a great variety, designed to suit your needs and mood. As well as the dining rooms, you can enjoy a poolside alfresco meal, or relax in your cabin with room service. Whether in port or at sea, with all the activities and entertainment on offer, having the choice of both formal dining or casual dining in the buffets and cafes mean you can enjoy your cruise however you wish.

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Dining Onboard Fred Olsen

Casual Dining

Casual dining is offered throughout the day onboard Fred Olsen's ships, in the morning and for lunch a buffet is served in the Palms Cafe on Braemar and, weather permitting, in the Poolside Cafe and Marquee Pool Bar on Black Watch, Boudicca and Balmoral. During the evenings the Braemar Garden Cafe on Black Watch, Secret Garden on Boudicca, Palms Cafe on Balmoral and the Palms Cafe on Braemar all offer casual, open seated dining, though on some nights these venues will be used for themed dining, and must be pre-booked.

Main Dining Rooms

The main dining rooms offer an elegant, traditional feel, as well as enjoying the comfort of dining at the same time and table throughout your cruise, the main dining rooms offer fabulous cuisine and impeccable service. Whether dressed for a less-formal evening, or enjoying a black-tie gala night, the restaurants ooze the quintessential charm of a British run cruise line. Each ship in the fleet offers at least two dining rooms, where you can enjoy wonderfully served breakfast, long lunches and elegant evenings throughout your cruise.

Afternoon Tea

One of Fred Olsen's most popular treats has to be Afternoon Tea. The traditional service comes at a small charge, but is more than worth it. 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, warm scones and dainty pastries.

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