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By Higgins, Barnsley on 26th Sep 2015
By Wilkinson, Preston on 22nd Sep 2015
Discover the world on Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendlier ships, cruising to the heart of destinations worldwide. And if you haven't cruised with Fred. Olsen before, now's the time to take advantage of the 'Enjoyment Promise'. Speak to one of our consultants today to find out all about it. Book with confidence - we are fully ATOL and ABTA bonded.
A Taste of France & Spain
Balmora - 19 October 2015 - 6 Nts
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Overview: Black Watchis a comfortable but not luxurious ship best suited to the older traveler who wants a British cruise environment, wearing relatively formal attire. Cruises are well organized, with interesting itineraries and free shuttle buses in many ports of call.
By Jennifer Harvey - Oct 06 2015 12:53PM
Being pregnant myself this article really caught my eye as I wouldn’t know what to do if...
By Tom Harding - Oct 05 2015 04:36PM
When you book your cruise do you go more for the ship or the destination? With many of the newer shi...
By Barbara Hopley - Oct 05 2015 11:18AM
So on our 2nd day in St Petersburg we met our guide Tatiana at 8.30am as arranged the previous day. ...
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is all about tradition and as a family-run company with a long shipping heritage, the moment you step aboard either Balmoral, Braemar, Black Watch or Boudicca you are greeted with a personal and friendly service, which then continues throughout your cruise.
Fred. Olsen’s ships are large enough to be spacious and uncrowded, but still small enough to be the kind of place where you can feel comfortable, relaxed and able to put your feet up. Their size advantage means they can take you to places that some of the mammoth cruise ships can’t, close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and breathtaking landscapes.
On board you'll find everything you need for an unforgettable holiday, including a selection of bars, restaurants, lounges, shops, a salon & gym, swimming pools and even golf nets, where you can practice your swing on days at sea. With fewer guests, not only will you enjoy a more personal experience, you'll find you won't be fighting for space with thousands of others.
Cruise with Fred. Olsen and you'll enjoy great value with so much included in the price. So you can relax knowing that once you've booked your cruise holiday, almost everything's covered. You'll also find that the optional on board extras that are chargeable - such as wine, drinks and salon treatments - are reasonably priced and in Sterling, so you don't have to worry about exchange rates.
Now you can save even more with Fred. Olsen's 'All Inclusive' Upgrade. Now only £10 per person per night, on many 2015/16 cruise holidays. You’ll be able to enjoy selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks all day and evening. What’s more, many premium drinks and cocktails are available at half price too so you won't have to worry about your bar bill, or having that extra drink.
Experience for yourself the Fred. Olsen difference.
By Skerrett, Newton aycliffe on Sep 08 2015 04:03PM
This story began in January 2015, when the MS Boudicca caught fire. My wife and I were aboard the ship and decided to take advantage of Fred Olsen’s great offer of a half-price cruise together with a full refund for the shortened holiday. As a result, we booked another cruise, this time on the MS Balmoral. We booked the Meteors and Sunbathing trip commencing on 8th August. Because of the half-price deal, it was decided that we would take full advantage and reserve a Superior Suite, something we had never done before in forty years cruising. The total price was about equal to the cost, for each of us, of an outside cabin. Our travel to the ship was organised by Titan Tours...
By Hickman, Stratford-upon-avon on Aug 03 2015 01:39PM
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Fred Olsen Cruises are a cruise line which traditional British cruising better than anyone else, The ships are smaller than the mega ships of Royal Caribbean for instance which enables them to get further into ports of call than anyone else, for example they are the only cruise line who can get into the heart of the Norwegian Fjords, plus Fred Olsen retain all of the all timeless favourites, Afternoon Tea, luxury evening meals, formal dress and British Sterling onboard.
Fred Olsen cruises offer small ship, traditional cruising from various ports around the UK including Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Harwich, Newcastle, Avonmouth (Bristol), Greenock, Rosyth and Belfast.
Fred Olsen prove they’re dedicated to the UK by making Newcastle the new home port for flagship Balmoral during the 2016/17 period.