Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins five top accolades in the Cruise Critic ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2015’

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2015 15:25 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win five major awards in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2015’, chosen entirely by cruise guests, in two ‘Mid-Size’, and three ‘Small Ship’ categories, for Balmoral and Black Watch respectively. Notably, Black Watch scooped the maximum five out of five rating in the ‘Best Small Ship for Service’ category, and was awarded the ...


Free ‘Tips & Tipples’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines – book by 2nd March 2015!

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2015 14:07 GMT

With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ free ‘Tips & Tipples’ offer, guests can step on board and relax, knowing that almost everything is covered! As part of its ‘Cruise Sale’ – running until 2nd March 2015 – Fred. Olsen is offering a free upgrade to its ‘all-inclusive’ package on selected drinks* (normally worth £10 pppn) and all gratuities paid for by Fred. Olsen*, on sixteen great-value 2015 sailings.


Fred. Olsen’s ‘Top Five’ themed cruises setting sail in 2015

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2015 18:36 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is committed to offering its guests so much more than just a ‘sun tan’, and has created a number of fun, ‘experiential’ sailings in 2015, incorporating a range of special and unique themes, including comedy, gardening, history and even Elvis!


Discover Bordeaux and its Classic Wine Region

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2015 11:31 GMT

Whether you see yourself as a wine connoisseur in the making, or simply enjoy a quiet glass every now and then, our French River cruises are the perfect way to enjoy an educational insight into the word of wine whilst also basking in all the beauty France has to offer.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to be recognised as a Feefo ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ for the second year in a row

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2015 14:48 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been awarded the coveted ‘Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation’ by independent review site Feefo for the second year in a row. This is the second year that Feefo has run this accreditation to highlight those merchants that have consistently delivered great customer service, and is based on genuine feedback received directly from customers.


Experience a ‘Scandinavian Adventure’ in 2015 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 18:00 GMT

With it proud Norwegian heritage, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure – ‘Fred.’s Scandinavian Adventure’ – showcasing the breadth of amazing sights, cultures and natural wonders that are waiting to be discovered in the cruise line’s historic homeland, as well as across Northern Europe, with prices starting from just £84 per person, per night.


Which kind of cruiser are you?

Blog posts   •   Feb 03, 2015 16:12 GMT

Are you all about sunshine and cocktails or do you prefer adventure and intrigue? Are you a nature lover or do you prefer exploring cities and nightlife? Just like our cruises, every person is different which is why we thought it would be fun to see what type of travellers are out there, and which destinations they are most likely to visit! Are you one of the below?


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ to commence third cruise season from Harwich, on board Braemar

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2015 15:28 GMT

Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is due to commence its third cruise season from Harwich International Port, Essex on 4th April 2015, on board 929-guest Braemar, with a seven-night ‘Easter City Getaway’ cruise (M1508), with overnight stays in Hamburg (Germany) and Amsterdam (Netherlands), as well as a full day to explore Antwerp (Belgium).


Venture further, for longer with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Extraordinary Explorations’

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2015 17:56 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure – 'Extraordinary Explorations' – showcasing the amazing breadth of destinations and experiences to be enjoyed on a longer cruise in 2015. Featuring a selection of voyages, with durations from 25 to 46 nights, the new brochure includes holidays to the Adriatic, Greenland, Norway, New York, Canada, the Caribbean and Brazil.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at sea with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2015 17:52 GMT

A Fred. Olsen cruise is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, 14th February – the tranquil days at sea, exotic and exciting destinations to visit and the chance to experience outstanding service & delicious food. Plus, with the relaxing spas on board all four of its smaller, more traditional cruise ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – guests can indulge in some special ...

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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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