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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, adult-only cruise ships with a country club atmosphere, not only can Fred. Olsen transport 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 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.

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.

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.

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.


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?

  • Ballroom dancing
  • Language classes
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book Club
  • Quizzes
  • Library
  • Guest speakers


For those with concerns about the impact that Brexit may have on their cruise, Fred. Olsen has promised to make sure Brexit has no negative impact on your holiday. Take a look at Fred. Olsen's Brexit Promise for more information.

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.

Customer reviews for Boudicca

  • Boudicca
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 05 Sep 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed this 5 day cruise from Dover. The food and entertainment were great, we were able to relax, enjoy the sun decks and the company. We were happy to be aboard a smaller ship, a good experience all round. Thank you.

  • Boudicca
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 15 Aug 2019

Wonderful ship great service from everyone. Food excellent. Would recommend this ship to anyone. We went to the Fjords.

  • Boudicca
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 05 Aug 2019

Having just returned from the Norwegian cruise As a solo traveller, I want to reassure other Solo travellers of the friendly and supportive Atmosphere of the Fred ships. The whole ambiance Of the cruise is of course what you make it But there is plenty of scope to be private Or socialise as suits . The food quality and care is High even if you have dietary problems . The cruise staff are friendly and caring in their approach And I always find fellow travellers are friendly and inclusive Whether fellow solos or otherwise . If you are hesitating .... dont ! Im sure you wont regret it

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