Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Boudicca' to undergo extensive refit

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 17:44 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest 'Boudicca' is due to undergo an extensive refit from 17th March 2018, at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. The ship will then return to the UK for a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’, departing from Dover on 29th March 2018.


​​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines takes you ‘closer’ in 2019/20, reaching 219 destinations in 75 countries

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2018 21:07 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2019/20, its fleet of four smaller, more intimately-sized ocean ships – 'Balmoral', 'Braemar', 'Boudicca' and 'Black Watch' – will be visiting no fewer than 219 destinations in 75 countries around the globe, covering 79 areas of scenic cruising. Fred. Olsen’s new 2019/20 itineraries will go on general sale from Monday 12th March 2018.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is named ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in ‘The Wave Awards 2018’

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2018 14:39 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has scooped the title of ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ at the prestigious ‘Wave Awards 2018’, held at The De Vere Connaught Rooms, London on the evening of 1st March 2018 – the first time that the Awards have acknowledged this important cruise category.


Become part of Fred. Olsen history and celebrate the ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ in Spring 2020!

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2018 17:04 GMT

Following on from the success of its ‘Four Ships in Bergen’ event in 2015, and with it exciting ‘Captains in Cádiz’ celebration in September 2018, Fred. Olsen is pleased to announce its third fleet get-together, this time in Funchal, Madeira on Saturday 4th April 2020. 'Four Fred.s in Funchal' will be packed full of lively festivities, on four specially-themed itineraries.


Fred. Olsen guests donate over £8,000 to the British Virgin Islands Red Cross to aid hurricane recovery in Tortola

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 13:05 GMT

​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was pleased to donate over £8,000 from generous guests to the British Virgin Islands ('BVI') Red Cross in Tortola, to aid the island’s hurricane recovery efforts.


Fred. Olsen wins 'Best for Entertainment' in Cruise Critic's '2018 UK Cruisers' Choice Awards'

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2018 12:21 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win two coveted 'Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment' accolades in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘2018 UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards’, chosen entirely by cruise guests, in the ‘Mid-Size’ category with its flagship, 'Balmoral', and in the 'Small Ship' category with 'Boudicca'.


Guests can vote to ‘steer the ship’ on a Fred. Olsen Baltic cruise in Spring 2018

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2018 19:45 GMT

Guests on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 'Braemar' this Spring will get the chance to ‘steer the ship’, on an innovative 14-night ‘You Choose Your Cruise’ sailing of the Baltic, departing from Southampton on 29th May 2018, for adults only.


Sail 'To the Top of the World’ and make the most of your destination with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 11:54 GMT

With destination experience topping the over-50s 'wish list' when it comes to choosing a holiday, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has released four fascinating sailings to 'The Top of the World' in 2018/19, which take in remote parts of Northern Europe.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Ben Williams appointed as new Head of Marketing

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 10:26 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Williams as its new Head of Marketing, with effect from 1st March 2018.


​Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines pays Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI a special visit!

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2018 12:44 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosted a special crew night for the Kyle of Lochalsh volunteers on Monday 15th January 2018 and joined together to watch the joint promotional video that the RNLI and Fred. Olsen recently produced to celebrate the 50-year partnership, with Fred. Olsen supplying refreshments for the evening.

Contacts 1 contact

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


  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Fred. Olsen House, White House Road
  • IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk