About Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and refined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection.  

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Why choose Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ?


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Enjoy a taste of award-winning food, made the way you like it

Cruising with Fred. Olsen is about making the most of some well-earned time away from it all, and on-board your smaller, friendlier cruise ship you can do as much or as little as you like to ensure your experience is as relaxing and rewarding as you want it to be.  

With a variety of experiences, events, classes and much more to enjoy, each day on board can be as varied as you wish. On all four Fred. Olsen ships you could start your day with a delicious breakfast, followed by an energising early morning workout in the fully equipped fitness centre or refreshing walk on the open decks; try your hand at bridge, shuffle board and deck quoits after lunch, or perhaps indulge with a traditional afternoon tea; then in the evenings, enjoy sumptuous, five-course á la carte dining or a tasty buffet before catching a show and dancing long into the night – the choice is always yours.  

One of the highlights of a Fred. Olsen cruise is the food. Expert chefs produce great dishes night after night. Every day menus are something special, with appetisers like herb-marinated salmon or crab cocktail and indulgent main courses like sirloin steak with a choice of sauces, pan seared red snapper with scallops, slow roast duckling confit or balsamic braised lamb shank.  

Of course there are vegetarian dishes and healthy choices too, with an emphasis on fish dishes inspired by our Norwegian heritage; so even if you’re watching your diet, you’re in for a treat!  

The desserts are every bit as tasty (think white chocolate parfait or mango apple tart) and the sugar free option means no-one has to miss out.

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Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

18 Jun 2019 (13 Nights) Cruise Only from £1784pp
Boudicca

South American Exploration

06 Jan 2020 (70 Nights) Cruise Only from £6754pp
Balmoral

Western Caribbean & Central America

02 Jan 2020 (14 Nights) Fly Cruise from £1398pp
Braemar

An Exploration of Remote Spitsbergen

15 Jul 2019 (16 Nights) Cruise Only from £2219pp
Boudicca

Islands of the Indian Ocean

01 Nov 2018 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £1061pp
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Iconic Australia with Sydney New Year

11 Dec 2019 (28 Nights) Fly Cruise from £3859pp
Boudicca

French River Cruising with Antwerp

15 Jun 2019 (8 Nights) Cruise Only from £964pp
Balmoral

Scenic Scottish Islands

29 May 2019 (9 Nights) Cruise Only from £1157pp
Black Watch

The Eastern Caribbean

13 Feb 2020 (14 Nights) Fly Cruise from £1398pp
Braemar

Dutch City Break

19 Mar 2020 (3 Nights) Cruise Only from £289pp
Boudicca

Amazon River Adventure

17 Jan 2019 (28 Nights) Cruise Only from £2798pp
Braemar

Cruising European Rivers & Canals

07 Aug 2019 (9 Nights) Cruise Only from £1109pp
Balmoral

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