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Summary

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

Overview

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. 

Accommodation

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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2021 WELCOME BACK SAILINGS 

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'll 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 FRED. OLSEN 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 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.

On Sale Dates 

Wednesday 10th March - Oceans and guests who have had previous cruise/cruises cancelled and have chosen to keep their booking live to transfer to another sailing at future date.
Monday 15th March - On general sale

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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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SAILING AROUND THE BRITISH ISLES

Fred. Olsen's cruises are the perfect way to see more of the landscapes, coastlines and landmarks of our beautiful British Isles. Each sailings is handcrafted to give as much attention to scenic cruising as the very destinations themselves, such as the towering columns of Fingal’s Cave, Duart Castle perched on the hillside of the Sound of Mull, and the Isles of Scilly’s magnificent sandy beaches.

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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 shipssimply cannot, so you can experience unique scenic cruising through rivers, fjords and canals, only made possible because of our 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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HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The cruise line has been working hard with other UK cruise lines, CLIA and Public Health England to establish its approach, as well as reviewing the EU ‘Healthy Gateways’ guidelines to ensure that the best protocols are put into place before sailing resumes.

The Safe Sailing Charter has been developed to advise customers in all the ways which Fred. Olsen is keeping guests safe and will be continually reviewed and updated as the situation evolves over the coming months. Initially, just some of the ways which Fred. Olsen has developed its Safe Sailing Charter includes a dedicated sanitation team frequently cleaning with anti-viral solutions; development of agreed and comprehensive processes to treat guests with symptoms on-board; pre-approved tour partners and small groups; and additional port options.

ENHANCED SAFETY MEASURES INCLUDE:

  • The highest cleanliness standards – this involves a dedicated sanitation team who work throughout the day and night ensuring all surfaces in all areas are frequently cleaned with anti-viral solutions. They ensure these protocols are strictly followed with regular auditing using UV and swab testing carried out by our Sanitation Officer.
  • Specialist medical facilities on board - managed by teams of Doctors and Nurses. They are working with Public Health England, the CLIA Medical Action Group and other UK cruise lines to develop agreed and comprehensive processes for how they isolate and treat any guests with symptoms either on board or at the destination.
  • Additional port options – they will continue to follow the latest advice and guidance from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on which ports they visit when they start sailing again. If government advice changes about one of their planned ports of call during a cruise, their smaller ships have more options for alternative ports, which allow them to change course more easily.
  • Pre-approved tour partners and smaller groups - only sell shore tours from pre-approved partners in the country they are visiting and where they are confident they will uphold the standards required locally.

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Simply the best - better than all the rest????

The past year has been challenging for everyone but none more so than the cruise industry where things have been at a standstill till now but the Staff at Scotland’s Cruise Centre continue to provide professional and friendly service in what must be pretty hectic now that cruising is taking off again but with the many changes being introduced to accommodate strict Covid 19 guidelines. 10 out of 10 to every member of staff but especially to Kerry Barrett for her patience when arranging this excited cruiser’s rescheduled cruise. We’ve been using the Cruise Centre for almost 15 years now and wouldn’t consider changing this. Highly recommended - simply the best.

Mrs Crichton / April 2021

listened to what I wanted, and were flexible in their approach. And delivered an appropriate solution

Mr Hill / April 2021

Excellent service as always

They phoned at the agreed time, on the day the cruises became available, made the booking, and did so with charm

Mr Drake / April 2021

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