Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch to commence inaugural cruise season from Liverpool in Spring 2015

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2015 09:57 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 804-guest ship Black Watch is due to commence her first-ever cruise programme from Liverpool’s Pier Head Cruise Terminal on 31st March 2015, with a 13-night ‘Canary Islands Easter’ cruise – for what will be the company’s third season from the popular North Western port. In all, Fred. Olsen is offering 15 cruises from Liverpool in 2015/16, which is an increase on the 11...


Take in the scents and colours of the annual ‘Funchal Flower Festival’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Mar 23, 2015 14:32 GMT

​Gardening has long been one of the top-rated hobbies for people in the UK, and many Britons choose to spend their leisure time tending to their pots, plants and lawns. In keeping with these green-fingered tendencies, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to visit Funchal, Madeira during its spectacular annual ‘Flower Festival’, running from 16th to 22nd April 2015, on board...


Staying fit and healthy on your cruise

Blog posts   •   Mar 19, 2015 09:07 GMT

Cruising is all about exploration, relaxation and having a good time. However, many people are keen to make sure that they stay reasonably active during their voyage; after all, all of that time on deckchairs and eating great food might leave a few guests feeling a little guilty! If you’re one of those people, there’s plenty you can do!


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests eagerly await the total solar eclipse on board Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2015 17:59 GMT

Guests on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ three ships Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar are eagerly awaiting the awe-inspiring total solar eclipse on Friday 20th March 2015. The ships are all heading for the exact co-ordinates off the coast of the Faroe Islands – 64.26.3N, 6.39.0W – that will give guests the very best chance of witnessing this spectacular natural phenomenon.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates record-breaking launch of its news 2016/17 itineraries

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2015 18:20 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating breaking its record for the highest-selling day ever, taking an amazing £2.1 million in revenue on Friday 6th March 2015, following the launch of its new 2016/17 cruise programme, which went on sale on 5th March 2015.


Sail scenic seaways, discover the world and get ‘closer to the destination’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016/17, to a record 253 ports in 84 countries

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2015 17:42 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2016/17, its fleet of four ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – will be visiting no fewer than 253 destinations in 84 countries around the globe – more than ever before! The new 2016/17 itineraries will be unveiled to existing guests today [5th March 2015], and will go on general sale from 10th March 2015.


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.

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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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