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By Rosemary, Clacton-on-sea on 11th Feb 2016
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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.
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Overview: Black Watchis a comfortable but not luxurious ship best suited to the older traveler seeking a British cruise environment, where relatively formal attire is the norm. Cruises are well organized, with interesting itineraries and free shuttle buses in many ports of call.
By Steve Fuller - Feb 11 2016 05:11:31:000PM
We may have waited a long time for this. Well over 100 years actually but the Titanic is to sail aga...
By Anthony Burke - Feb 10 2016 04:05:29:000PM
I was rather shocked to hear the news that Royal Caribbeans’ Anthem of The Seas was severely d...
By Freddie Moser - Feb 10 2016 10:35:51:000AM
It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for since we got married back in October, yes it’...
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.
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By Galloway, Leeds on Oct 26 2015 12:37:00:000PM
This was only our second cruise, our first being on the Island Escape last year, so I can only compare it to that and there is no comparison. Embarked at Southampton and that wasn't great but I don't think that's F.Os fault. We'd just got to our cabin when we had a short power cut, that wasn't much fun sitting in the pitch black wondering what was going on, but it only lasted a few minutes. The inside cabin was small but adequate with plenty of storage space. We met our cabin stewardess who did a fantastic job throughout our cruise. Lifeboat drill was a bit of a farce, though that was due to passengers turning up late or in couple of cases not turning up at all. We ate a few times in...
By Holt, Sandown on Dec 2 2015 04:46:00:000PM
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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.