The Fred. Olsen Difference
With only 804-1,350 passengers on each voyage, guests on board Fred. Olsen cruises will experience a welcoming and intimate setting, with award-winning service that is hard to find on much larger cruise lines. Fred. Olsen’s ships are similar to a floating country house hotel and all offer their own personality with comfort and quality being a familiar trait among them all. What’s more, each ship is spacious enough to unwind and meet fellow passengers who share a similar outlook towards life.
A Fred. Olsen cruise is not about advanced technology and large ships – they are proud of their smaller-scaled vessels and aim to please those who are looking for a cruise holiday that is about relaxation, comfort, good food and exploring exhilarating ports of call. This may be one of the many reasons why they have been rated either excellent or good by 95% of their guests through Feefo reviews.
A key part of the Fred. Olsen difference is the great service that is delivered from their qualified on board crew. It’s the little things and personal touches that set Fred. Olsen apart. From the start to the end of the cruise holiday, staff focus on getting every detail right for each guest, delivering an award-winning service for which Fred. Olsen is renowned.
Daytime Delights on a Fred. Olsen Cruise
With a range of on board facilities and busy activities programme, there’s never a shortage of things to do. A Fred. Olsen cruise ship offers guests two pools, a number of Jacuzzis, a health and beauty salon, fitness centre, library and much more. Whether it’s relaxing around the pool, enjoying a spa treatment or engaging in light conversation with like-minded travellers – there’s plenty to fill the day.
Guests looking for a more hands-on experience can participate in one of the many arts and crafts classes available. Fred. Olsen offers a comprehensive on board activities programme including watercolour tutorials, language classes, ballroom dancing and more.
From time to time guest speakers make an appearance on board and offer talks and performances on a range of topics, from information on the best things to do and see at the next port, to maritime history or astronomy.
The Eagerly Awaited Evening
The sun may have gone down but evenings on board a Fred. Olsen cruise can be as relaxing or as exciting as the day. With a wide choice of entertainment available to choose from, guests won’t know where to start. Performances vary every evening and include the likes singing, dancing, cabaret and comedy. Sit back, relax and embrace the world of performing arts, with orchestras, string trios, pianists and shows taking centre stage.
Delicious Dining with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Dining on board is one of the many highlights and with 4-5 restaurants to choose from, guests are spoilt for choice. After a pre-dinner drink in one of the lounges, guests can make their way to the main restaurant for their allocated dining arrangements to indulge in a five-course a la carte sitting. The menus offer a wide variety of delicious dishes, with passionate expert chefs preparing a splendid choice of mouth-watering mains and tempting desserts. For a more casual affair, guests can feast like a king or queen in the buffet and enjoy sumptuous meals as light or indulgent as they please. ROL Cruise recommends making a reservation at ‘The Grill’ (at a supplement) on a balmy evening for an al fresco experience to enjoy the exquisite flavours while soaking up the mesmerising ocean views.
Food in the day is as tempting as the evening, with plentiful breakfasts, lunches and complimentary afternoon tea. For a premium traditional afternoon tea, guests can take advantage of the white-glove service that is available in the Observation Lounge, complemented by the on board pianist and other classical musicians. Sip premium teas from Taylors of Harrogate, along with sumptuous sandwiches, dainty pastries and warm scones – this affair is exactly how afternoon tea should be done. A small charge will be incurred.
No-fly Cruising with Fred. Olsen - The Global Cruise Line
Fred. Olsen sails from 10 ports around the UK including Southampton, Tilbury, Harwich, Dover, Falmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle and Greenock. No-fly cruising is an ideal way to see the world with embarkation ports closer to home and an increased luggage allowance.
Guests sailing from Dover or Southampton may wish to take a regional flight to one of the London airports – these are available at a supplement and Fred. Olsen will provide transfers between the airport and cruise terminal.
Fred. Olsen - Taking You Places Others Cannot
Fred. Olsen travels to 200 ports worldwide and offers enriching and exhilarating cruise journeys. Customer feedback is very important to Fred. Olsen and each year they take that on board in order to improve their much-loved award-winning itineraries. Each itinerary is carefully planned with a number of cruises designed around some of the world’s most thrilling events, such as the Monaco Grand Prix or the annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans.
The Fred. Olsen extras
Upgrade Your Cruise Package
With everything on board fairly priced, Fred. Olsen is known for great value cruising. Now passengers can save even more with when adding on an all-inclusive drinks package in advance from only £19per person, per night (£29per person, per night for festive voyages and mini breaks). The on board booking price for cruises of 6 nights or more will be from £25 per person, per night. This offer includes soft drinks, selected wine by the glass, selected branded beers, house spirits and 50% off the cost of most premium alcoholic beverages. Please note this drinks package is available on selected voyages, and further terms and conditions apply.
Fred. Olsen Oceans Club
Oceans Club is Fred. Olsen’s loyalty scheme, offering returning passengers rewards, discounts, priority news and offers. Guests are automatically enrolled and will earn one cruise point for every night they spend on a Fred. Olsen ship. Rewards and benefits are tiered on membership level, which is determined by the number of cruise points collected.
Here's what our customers say...
"We love the Fred. Olsen line because of the small ships, wonderful food, great entertainment and its happy, friendly hardworking staff"
Ms. Williams, Staines - Travelled aboard Braemar in 2016
"The standard of the food and staff was excellent and the best by far of any other line I have sailed on"
Ms. Cleminson, Warrington - Travelled aboard Balmoral in 2017
"Have cruised with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines many times and will continue to do so because of the friendly crew in all departments. Informative news letter every day informs you of all the daily activities, food is excellent, entertainment is superb, dance hosts are very good, service in restaurants and bars served with a smile. Well done Fred. Olsen."
Ms. Hopkins, Swansea - Travelled aboard Braemar in 2016