About Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and refined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection.  

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Why choose Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ?


Incredible Value Cruise Holidays

Enjoy a taste of award-winning food, made the way you like it

Cruising with Fred. Olsen is about making the most of some well-earned time away from it all, and on-board your smaller, friendlier cruise ship you can do as much or as little as you like to ensure your experience is as relaxing and rewarding as you want it to be.  

With a variety of experiences, events, classes and much more to enjoy, each day on board can be as varied as you wish. On all four Fred. Olsen ships you could start your day with a delicious breakfast, followed by an energising early morning workout in the fully equipped fitness centre or refreshing walk on the open decks; try your hand at bridge, shuffle board and deck quoits after lunch, or perhaps indulge with a traditional afternoon tea; then in the evenings, enjoy sumptuous, five-course á la carte dining or a tasty buffet before catching a show and dancing long into the night – the choice is always yours.  

One of the highlights of a Fred. Olsen cruise is the food. Expert chefs produce great dishes night after night. Every day menus are something special, with appetisers like herb-marinated salmon or crab cocktail and indulgent main courses like sirloin steak with a choice of sauces, pan seared red snapper with scallops, slow roast duckling confit or balsamic braised lamb shank.  

Of course there are vegetarian dishes and healthy choices too, with an emphasis on fish dishes inspired by our Norwegian heritage; so even if you’re watching your diet, you’re in for a treat!  

The desserts are every bit as tasty (think white chocolate parfait or mango apple tart) and the sugar free option means no-one has to miss out.

Latest Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Deals


Islands of the Mediterranean

04 May 2021 (18 Nights) Cruise Only from £2412pp
Black Watch

An Exploration of Remote Spitsbergen

15 Jul 2019 (16 Nights) Cruise Only from £1929pp
Boudicca

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

19 Aug 2020 (8 Nights) Cruise Only from £1157pp
Braemar

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

13 May 2021 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £1929pp
Balmoral

Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence

09 Jul 2019 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £1447pp
Braemar

Canaries & Portugal with Funchal Flower Parade

28 Apr 2020 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £1495pp
Black Watch

Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

29 Jan 2020 (20 Nights) Fly Cruise from £2412pp
Balmoral

Cruising European Rivers & Canals

07 Aug 2019 (9 Nights) Cruise Only from £964pp
Balmoral

Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

31 Oct 2020 (11 Nights) Cruise Only from £1302pp
Braemar

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

08 Jun 2020 (14 Nights) Cruise Only from £1929pp
Balmoral

Icelandic Taster Cruise

06 May 2020 (9 Nights) Cruise Only from £1350pp
Balmoral

Exploring Australia & the Far East

05 Mar 2021 (24 Nights) Fly Cruise from £3280pp
Black Watch

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