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  • Diverse entertainment and activities
  • Traditional British style cruising, Sterling on board
  • Small ships
  • Ideal for couples
  • Sail from UK and fly cruises


A Fred Olsen cruise offers a traditional cruising experience. On board their small ships you will enjoy a personal and intimate ambience as well as exceptional friendly service. Predominantly sailing from the UK as well as offering some fly cruises, you will sail to a range of destinations around the world, from the icy waters of the Arctic to the sun-kissed beaches of the Caribbean.

Life on Board

You’ll never be short of things to do on a Fred Olsen cruise, with a wide range of activities and entertainment on offer. You'll have the opportunity to learn a new hobby or skill such as ballroom dancing and language classes, or you can keep fit with yoga, pilates and fitness activities. In the evening, sit back with your favourite tipple and be entertained by brilliant cabaret shows, comedy acts and live music. 

Food & Drink

Food is such an important part of a Fred Olsen cruise and you will discover that dining at sea is a special occasion every day. You will be treated to award-winning food created daily by expert chefs whenever and wherever you like. Whether you want to indulge in an elegant 5-course a la carte dinner or opt for something more relaxed, there’s something to suit your every taste and mood. And if you're still feeling peckish, there’s also a late night buffet available. 


There are room types to suit every need and budget on a Fred Olsen cruise, from cosy interiors to large suites as well as single rooms. Fred Olsen cruises are a popular choice for single cruisers as you can stay in a single room without paying a supplement for a twin room. Treat yourself to the added luxury of a suite if you’re looking to make your cruise extra special. And, when you book selected suites you can enjoy a complimentary Suite Dreams benefits package.


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    All Inclusive Cruise Sale 

    Fred. Olsen's cruises are the perfect way to see more of the landscapes and landmarks of our beautiful British Isles. Our expert journey planners carefully craft their itineraries to give as much attention to scenic cruising as to the destinations themselves. Aboard their ships you’ll experience the warm, civilised atmosphere as our friendly crew look after your every need.

    Plus, for a limited time, on selected 2021 sailings you can enjoy FREE All Inclusive Drinks, and FREE Tips too^. With all this, and a choice of UK departure ports, there’s never been a better time sail with Fred. Olsen.

    HURRY, offer ends 8th June! 


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      2021 Welcome Back Cruises

      Fred. Olsen's return to the water has arrived — come this July. For this momentous occasion, they have hand-crafted a special selection of itineraries to make sure that your return to the water is welcoming, safe and relaxing.

      You will have the choice of three regional departure ports, and all the cruises are short and sweet, between 3 and 7 nights — the perfect way to dip your toe back in the water.

      Welcome back sailings 

      These short, scenic cruises will tour around our beautiful British Isles. These will also be our new ships, Borealis and Bolette’s maiden voyages, as well as Balmoral’s return to the sea.

      Non-stop scenic cruises 

      Choose from a selection of 4-5 night holidays that offer scenic sailings around the beautiful British Isles, up to the rugged Faroe Islands and through Norway's majestic fjordland. These non-stop journeys have been specially planned to show you the very best scenery, landmarks and natural wonders.

      Touring the British Isles 

      These shorter sailings were created specifically to show you the best of the British Isles. From the remote and rugged Scottish Isles and the maritime history of Belfast, to the scenic south-west of England.


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        NEW 2022/23 Itineraries 

        We are delighted to introduce Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines brand new 2022/23 cruise programme, a diverse selection of expertly planned sailings designed to not only show you some of the world’s greatest regions, destinations and waterways, but help you experience them too.

        Whether you are looking to dip your toe back in the water with a sailing around the UK or you’re planning to cruise further afield and start exploring the world again, Fred. Olsen have a wonderful array of exciting new itineraries to choose from.

        And, with their limited time launch offer, you can enjoy a choice of FREE Drinks or FREE On Board Spending Money^ to make your cruise holiday even more memorable.

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            Shorter Cruises

            You would be surprised where Fred. Olsen can take you in just a handful of nights. Their itineraries team meticulously plan our shorter cruises to ensure that each destination is as rewarding as the next – and at the relaxed pace you would expect from a Fred. Olsen cruise. You can explore Scandinavian cities, discover the best of Europe, and even journey to Norway in just five nights. 

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              Further Afield 

              Fred. Olsen's itineraries really come into their own when sailing further afield. Our journeys are carefully planned to ensure that you’ll visit your destination at the best time to go, such as America’s famous fall, or crossing the Arctic Circle at the perfect time to witness the Midnight Sun. They also sail where larger ships simply cannot, so you can experience unique scenic cruising through rivers, fjords and canals, only made possible because of their smaller size.

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                Around the World in 80 Days 

                This epic circumnavigation of the world is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime, as Borealis follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and visits a host of iconic destinations from Mumbai to Shanghai to San Francisco in just 80 days.

                Starting off a little later than the usual world cruise, to arrive in time for an extended exploration of Japan when the cherry blossoms are set to be in full bloom. Other highlights include island-hopping in Hawaii and an overnight call in Egypt to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb.



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                  Sail from the UK 

                  Sailing from more UK ports than any other cruise line, Fred. Olsen offers are wonderful selection of expertly-crafted itineraries packed with fascinating and exciting destinations. 

                  Begin your holiday from the moment you step foot on board and set sail from UK shores to visit captivating European cities and experience their incredible history and culture; be mesmerised by the spectacular vistas of Iceland or the Norwegian Fjords; discover smaller, less-crowded Caribbean islands; or go in search of gorgeous sunshine and scenery in the Canaries and Madeira; and much more. 

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                  Booking was made easy and were very helpful during that process.

                  Booking with CruiseKings was made easy and staff were very helpful and answered any query made. They were very good in ensuring the booking was as I wanted and explained everything fully. This is my first booking with this company and so I cannot comment on the actual holiday until later. Hopefully this will go ahead without too much trouble or restrictions. I also think that you can only really know how good a company is by how the deal with any problems that may arise. Hopefully my holiday will be plain sailing with no issues.

                  Mrs Brown / June 2021

                  Was delighted with the customer care I received from Melissa! Explained everything very comprehensively and gave some great advice.

                  Mrs Brogan / June 2021


                  Really pleased with the holiday purchase. What made the experience so good was the holiday rep, Heidi. A real fountain of knowledge, explained the various options that were available to us. Would have to say without all her knowledge and patience, we probably would not have booked.

                  Mr Martini / June 2021

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