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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, as well as larger mid-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

Dining onboard with Fred Olsen offers a great variety, designed to suit your needs and mood. Whether you're looking for a casual buffet, 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.

Included Dining

  • Casual Dining- offered throughout the day onboard Fred Olsen's ships, the buffet offers casual, open seated dining where guests can enjoy dishes from around the world at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Main Dining Rooms- the main dining rooms offer an elegant, traditional feel, as well as the comfort of dining at the same time and table throughout your cruise, alongside 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.

Speciality dining

If you want to try something different from the main dining rooms during your cruise, each ship has a speciality dining venue, The Grill, where mouthwatering steaks and tempting desserts are served in an elegant setting.

Afternoon Tea

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.

Entertainment

Every night Fred. Olsen Cruises provide lively and diverse onboard entertainment, ensuring an evening to remember:

  • Live music, cabaret and stand-up comedy in the main show lounge
  • Have a dance to the resident band, with dance hosts on hand should you need them

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.

Destinations

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 just £19pppn!

In addition, as well as some of the best ocean cruises available, Fred. Olsen also offer amazing river cruises in Europe.

Things to do

Spa and fitness

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.

Recreation

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.

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Fred. Olsen Suites

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.

Loyalty scheme

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.

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Flexible Booking Terms


Risk Free Booking - if your sailing is cancelled, transfer to another or receive a full refund

Flexible Terms - if you test positive for coronavirus prior to sailing and so cannot travel, transfer to a later date with no admin fees

Covid Insurance - if you become ill during your cruise, you’ll be covered with medical assistance, repatriation costs and accommodation for you and a companion should you need it. This new policy is available to all guests who meet insurance partner Holiday Extras’ health criteria, including those aged over 70

Satisfaction Guarantee - if booked at least 12 weeks ahead on a cruise of five nights or more and you don’t wish to continue within 48 hours of sailing (24 hours on Brabant river cruises), just let us know and we promise to arrange and pay for your flight back to the UK from the next port and repay the cost of your cruise

Refundable Deposit - for new bookings made now for a 2021 cruise, you can change your mind about travelling nearer the time and either move your deposit to an alternative cruise with no admin fees or receive a full refund.

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Fred. Olsen FAQs

  • The onboard currency is the British Pound Sterling.

  • Fred Olsen Cruises is not an all-inclusive cruise line as standard but you can upgrade to an all-include package for as little as £15 per person a day on cruises over 4 nights and £34 on short cruises consisting of less. 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.

  • Each Fred. Olsen sailing typically has two formal nights as well as a special “British” themed night. Men are to wear black tie suits for formal nights and simple smart-casual such as a polo shirt and chinos the rest of the time. Meanwhile, women can show off their best cocktail dress on formal nights and casual separates or summer dresses otherwise.



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