Fred Olsen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

With all ships carrying less than 1,400 guests, Silver Travellers will be sure to enjoy the benefits of small ship cruising both aboard and ashore, from travelling to those harder to reach ports, enjoying many days of scenic cruising, and returning to the ship to a welcoming, smiling face and a team that knows your name and how you like your breakfast.

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Fred Olsen
Fred Olsen

The Fred. Olsen fleet of smaller ships can reach places the bigger ships cannot and are able to dock at smaller ports in more interesting places.

With less guests on board, the atmosphere is warm and civilised, and the service is more personal. This passion for cruising has led to them having more returning guests than any other cruise line.

Why Cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has a small team of specialist itinerary planners. They take great pride in hand-crafting each journey, to ensure they show their guests hidden gems as well as highlights on each of their sailings. 

In 2023 and 2024, Fred. Olsen cruises will depart from five local ports: Rosyth (Edinburgh), Newcastle, Liverpool, Dover and Southampton. So you are never too far away from joining a Fred. Olsen cruise.

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Destinations & Tours

Key Destinations

Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Baltics, British Isles & Ireland, Canada & New England, Canary Islands, Caribbean, Central America, Iceland, Mediterranean, North America, Northern Europe, Norwegian Fjords, South America, USA, Africa & Indian Ocean.

Solo Travellers

Fred. Olsen often features special offers for solo travellers, with a range of single cabins and/or reduced or no single supplement for twin accommodation.

Dining Choices

Dining in elegant restaurants and dining venues is a high point of every Fred. Olsen cruise. Deliciously-tempting dishes – expertly crafted by chefs – on offer throughout the day, presented with the personal touch of Fred. Olsen’s famous on board service.

Innovative Itineraries

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are famous for their hand-crafted and innovative itineraries. They have won the Cruise Critic Best Itineraries award every year since 2015. Their dedicated team of Journey Planners are passionate about travel and craft interesting itineraries which visit a mixture of popular ports and hidden gems.

Scenic Safari RIB Tours

Taking exploration to the next level are the on board Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). In operation on board both Balmoral and Braemar, these exciting crafts offer guests the chance to be immersed in destinations in a way few others get to enjoy.

Shore Excursions

A wide range of tours suit all interests and tastes, from gentle panoramic sightseeing tours to energetic adventure tours! 

Journey Guides On Every Ship

A Nature Scout, Culture Curator, Entertainment Host and a Maritime Guide are on board every ship to entertain and inspire with their insights and stories. They host talks, presentations and private lunches, and are available to anyone who wishes to find out more about their journey.

Special Offers

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Free on board spend or door-to-door transfers

Up to £480pp on board spend OR free door-to-door transfers on select 2024/2025 sailings.

Book by 31 July 2024.

For more information or to book, call Silver Travel Advisor on 0800 412 5678.

We regularly receive special offers and discounts from our travel partners.

For the latest offers and a bespoke quotation, speak to our Silver Travel Advisors on 0800 412 5678.

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Speak to a Silver Travel Advisor for advice on where to go, what to do and how to choose your perfect holiday.

Most recent Reviews



Five stars for Balmoral

This was my first time cruising with Fred Olsen and I could immediately see why ‘Fred’ has such a loyal customer base. Pre departure

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First time on Bolette

We went for the first time on Fred Olsen’s new ship, Bolette. We sailed from Dover and as we live nearby it is a

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

I have just returned from a cruise on Bolette, Fred Olsen’s new ship and despite Covid I felt very safe. We had to have

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Eastern Caribbean with Fred. Olsen

If anyone told you that you were going to have an extra week added to your cruise, at no extra cost, you’d be delighted

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