Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines Company Profile

Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers a friendly, classic experience across its fleet of four stylish, more intimate ocean cruise ships – ‘Balmoral’, ‘Braemar’, ‘Boudicca’ and ‘Black Watch’ – and its dedicated European river cruise ship, ‘Brabant’. These are all small by today’s standards, with the largest, ‘Balmoral’, carrying only 1,350 guests.

Fred. Olsen appeals to the 50-plus British cruise market, with English spoken on board and all prices in Pounds Sterling. The warm hospitality, excellent food, impressive customer service and first-class destination experience are unrivalled.

In 2018/19 Fred. Olsen’s ocean fleet will be visiting over 200 destinations in 73 countries around the globe, from five convenient UK departure ports. The compact size of Fred. Olsen ships makes them ideal for exploring some of nature’s most wondrous sights, such as the stunning Norwegian fjords, the undiscovered Arctic, scenic rivers and waterways of Europe, and hard-to-reach islands in the Pacific and Caribbean.

Fred. Olsen was delighted to be named ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic experts in 2017, for the third year running, in recognition of its commitment to ‘Bringing the world closer’.

Fred. Olsen was also proud to be named ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ in 2017 for the second consecutive year in the prestigious ‘Silver Travel Awards’, exclusively tailored to the 50+ traveller.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, visit the website at, call Reservations on Freephone 0800 0355 242 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm; Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, 10am – 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.