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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

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About Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

With a welcoming, friendly reputation and a worldwide roster of destinations, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines aspires to create the jovial atmosphere of a British country house at sea.


Popular Routes

Whether you’re dreaming of crystal clear Caribbean waters, rugged Norwegian fjords or storybook European scenery, there’s plenty of routes to choose from. Explore the exotic islands of the Indian Ocean or venture into Southeast Asia to learn more about the rich culture and history there. One of Fred. Olsen’s more unique offerings are its Arctic cruises, allowing you to set sail for this remote and intriguing continent. You can also opt for European river cruises aboard a smaller boat, making your way leisurely down the Seine or cruising past tranquil Scottish Lochs.


Review Fred. Olsen Boudicca

Indian Experience


By: Ellis, HERTFORD on 24th Mar 2020

As always the staff were very helpful and friendly and all meals were of a good standard...

Baltic Adventure


By: Wellard, London on 12th Oct 2019

Very comfortable ship with a personal touch, the staff even remembered our drinks from our previous cruise! The ship is small enough to make friends with other cruisers...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ships

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Braemar is a smaller cruise ship. It's large windows bathe public areas in natural light.

Braemar Cruises


Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's ocean-going cruise ships, yet it can still navigate size-restricted waterways.

Balmoral Cruises
Fred Olsen Bolette cruise ship sailing across a calm body of water


Their brand new flagship, Bolette exudes classic, elegant style in her design features plus spacious and comfortable public spaces

Bolette Cruises
Fred Olsen Borealis cruise ship sitting in a calm body of water as the sun sets


Stylish, spacious and comfortable, Borealis offers a more traditional style of cruising with capacity for fewer than 1,400 guests.

Borealis Cruises


What's the dress code on Fred. Olsen Cruise Ships?

Fred. Olsen dress codes fit the cruise line’s traditional atmosphere. By day, you can dress in comfortable casualwear to partake in on-deck activities. Most evenings have a standard smart casual dress code. For men, this means smart jeans, trousers or chinos with a button-down or polo shirt. Ladies have plenty of options as well, ranging from summer dresses to tailored trouser suits. Shorts, T-shirts, tracksuits and trainers are banned from evening restaurants. There are also a couple of formal nights on each cruise, when you can lay on the glamour with cocktail dresses, ball gowns and dark suits and ties.


Is Fred. Olsen suitable for solo travellers?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines provide excellent entertainment, and they organise get together activities so it's not difficult to get to know new people. Also, all the usual British traditions are preserved, including Sunday roast, afternoon tea, and bingo which makes it easy to make contact.


Welcome to the family Bolette

Welcome to the family Borealis


Dining Options

Each of the Fred.Olsen ships have two or three main restaurants serving buffet and à la carte breakfast and lunches, as well as sumptuous five-course à la carte dinners every evening. Both breakfast and lunch are open-seating while there are two seatings for dinner.

The table in the main restaurant will be allocated by the Maitre’D; who will happily take requests should you have a preference, although these are not guaranteed. During the day the dress code in all restaurants is casual; the evenings are usually smart-casual, apart from Formal Nights.

Bolette | Bloomsbury & Terrace Restaurants

Borealis | Borealis & Aurora Restaurants

Balmoral | Ballindalloch, Avon & Spey Restaurants

Braemar | Thistle & Grampian Restaurants

Drinks Packages

Cruising can work up a thirst! Upgrade to the All Inclusive package and you’ll enjoy unlimited access to a bevy of beverages in the onboard bars, lounges and restaurants. This includes soft drinks, mineral waters, wine or Cava by the glass, beer, cider, and house spirits. Guests who have opted for the All Inclusive upgrade can also sip on premium or branded drinks at a 50% discount. On cruises that are 7 nights or longer, the package costs £19pp per night. On cruises that are 5 nights or fewer, the package costs £35pp per night. 



Unwind in the evenings with your choice of laid back lounging or upscale theatre. The Neptune Lounge is the venue of choice on many Fred. Olsen ships for live music, cabaret acts, and side-splitting comedy. A resident band is on hand to crank out the dance tunes, with dedicated Dance Hosts at your disposal to make sure the ballroom floor is always busy and upbeat. Are you looking for great conversation and a sense of refinement? Visit the lush Oriental Tea Room for specialty teas and an intimate atmosphere. Here are a few other venues to visit:

  • Observatory Lounge – Situated on the upper decks, this lounge offers sweeping ocean views and a grand piano tinkling in the background.
  • Morning Light Pub – This charming, friendly casual pub blends Scandinavian décor with a traditional English ambience, making the ideal place for grabbing a pint with newfound friends.
  • Bookmark Café – This onboard café is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth, dishing up champagne truffles and Taylors of Harrogate coffees.
  • Marquee Bar – Situated poolside, this bustling bar is a hotspot for daytime entertaining and cool drinks.


Amenities and Activities

Boredom is not an option on a Fred. Olsen cruise, so you can brighten up your downtime with as many (or as few) activities as you prefer. There’s a full programme of guest speakers, performers, quizzes, and art and craft lessons to help you pick up a new skill or two. Improve your fancy footwork with ballroom dancing lessons, prepare for your next port with language tutorials, or pay tribute to the stirring seascapes with watercolour painting.


  • Spa and Fitness

Feel energised with a walk around the open deck, or boost your endorphins in the Fitness Studios where you can hit the treadmill, use the rowing machine or stay strong with weight machines. A tennis court, Pilates, aerobics and yoga lessons are all on hand to spice up your fitness routine. Alternately, relax in the Atlantis Spa where you can choose from a luxurious menu of massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and hairdressing. Try out a new style for the evening or soothe tired muscles with a full body massage.


  • Luxury Amenities

Your stateroom is a home away from home with all the amenities one would expect from a world-class hotel. Each room and suite comes equipped with individual climate control, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and hairdryer.


Service Charges

Gratuities are voluntary, with a suggested charge of £5.00 per person, per day throughout your stay. This is added automatically to your onboard account, but you can adjust or remove it if you wish. These service charges are shared between the staff, including the stewards and waiters. You also have the option to pre-pay gratuities if you prefer.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines News

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Everything You Need to Know About Fred Olsen Drinks Packages

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Fred Olsen’s Enjoyment Promise: Confidence And Security Blended Into One

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