Top ten highlights in St. Petersburg – Part 1

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2014 15:38 GMT

Situated at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, St. Petersburg is known for being the ‘young city’ of Russia, having been founded in the early 18th century by Tsar Peter the Great. Despite being described as Russian’s most Western city, St. Petersburg is packed with stunning museums and monuments that epitomise the very best of Russian culture and architecture.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘Best Value for Money’ three years in a row, as voted by Cruise Critic experts

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2014 15:26 GMT

Cruise experts at influential consumer website Cruise Critic have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Best Value for Money’ in its ‘Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2014’, for the third consecutive year. The winners are selected by Cruise Critic’s international team of Editors, based on the lines and ships that they feel best represent excellence in each of the 18 categories.


Put on your blue suede shoes and celebrate The King of Rock and Roll’s 80th birthday with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Spring 2015

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2014 09:26 GMT

Join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 929-guest Braemar as she sets off from Harwich on 13th April 2015 on a 5-night Elvis cruise (M1510) with a difference! This very special ‘Elvis Party Cruise’ will celebrate what would have been The King’s 80th birthday, with a visit to the only ‘Graceland’ outside the United States, and will feature award-winning Elvis tribute acts Ben Portsmouth and Ben Thompson.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines invests in staff through training partnership with The Institute of Leadership and Management

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2014 09:25 GMT

Award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that it is working in partnership with The Institute of Leadership and Management (‘ILM’) to deliver an accredited training initiative, the ‘Supervisor and Management Development Programme’, which has been added to its Training and Development curriculum for ship-based Officers and crew.


Cruising with Fred. Olsen – 'Bringing the world closer to you'

Blog posts   •   Nov 11, 2014 14:04 GMT

Many people would agree that one of the worst parts about travelling is, well, the actual process of travelling. Long train rides; traffic jams and endless hours in airplane seats are all things that we have come to accept as part of the journey. Fortunately, this isn't strictly true; there’s a way to travel without being uncomfortable – getting on a cruise!


Exploring The Eastern Mediterranean

Blog posts   •   Nov 10, 2014 15:00 GMT

For sheer diversity, sparkling scenery and rich culture enriched by history, look no further than one of our eastern Mediterranean cruises. Trade tourist traps and long waits at the airport for a relaxing Fred. Olsen cruise and take to the seas for a memorable Mediterranean adventure. Not sure where to go? Here are a few ideas…


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch, Braemar and Balmoral to undergo refurbishment at Hamburg’s Blohm+Voss in November and December 2014

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2014 18:17 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ three ships Black Watch, Braemar and Balmoral are all due to enter dry dock at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in November and December 2014, in preparation for the forthcoming 2015/16 cruise season. This is the first time that so many Fred. Olsen ships have undergone refurbishment within such short succession.


Enjoy the Best of the Far East in 2015

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2014 11:12 GMT

If you’re looking to get the most out of your holiday but are pushed for time then look no further than our exotic fly-cruises to the Far East. These magical holidays will take you on an unforgettable journey where you'll witness beautiful beaches, jaw-dropping landscapes, mystical and exciting cities.


‘Get closer with Fred.’ in 2015 – get closer to the experience, discover the difference!

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2014 14:53 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure – ‘Get closer with Fred.’ – which highlights the factors that make cruising on board its fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships so special, unique and different. All the cruise holidays featured – with durations of between 7 and 14 nights, and prices starting from just £91 per person, per night – offer inspirational experiences, such as ...


Last chance to book on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ first-ever ‘Mystery Cruise’!

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2014 13:23 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has just a few cabins remaining on its near-sellout ‘Mystery Cruise’, which departs from Tilbury on board Black Watch on 15th November 2014, for 14 nights. A first for the cruise line, the mystery is where in the world will Fred. Olsen take you?

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About Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined 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.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

Company Reg. No: 2672435
Registered Name & Office: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU.
Place of registration: England and Wales
VAT Number: 927 5336 08


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