Press Releases • Apr 14, 2015 14:31 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new regional multi-media advertising campaign to promote selected Summer 2015 sailings, focussing on the important catchment areas of Avonmouth (Bristol), Dover, Greenock (Glasgow), Rosyth (Edinburgh), Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton, which are all home to Fred.
TV blockbuster ‘Fortitude’ ‘drives sales North’ at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, as Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland are top-sellers for 2016
Press Releases • Apr 09, 2015 10:01 BST
Sky Atlantic’s highly-acclaimed psychological thriller, ‘Fortitude’ – set in Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, the fictional Arctic settlement of Fortitude – has been helping to ‘drive sales North’ at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, as Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland are amongst the top-selling itineraries for 2016.
Press Releases • Apr 02, 2015 16:29 BST
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest ship Boudicca is due to commence her cruise season from Dover on 7th April 2015, with a seven-night ‘France & Spain’ sailing. In all, Fred. Olsen is offering five cruises from Dover on board Boudicca in 2015/16, plus a further 16 departures on board 929-guest Braemar.
Now is the time to explore and discover ‘The World’s Top 50 Experiences’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Press Releases • Mar 30, 2015 16:44 BST
From April 2015, approximately 18 million people in the UK, aged over 55, will be given access to up to 25% of their pension – tax-free – for the first time; and every year, a further 320,000 people will become eligible. It is estimated that £6 billion will be spent within the first three months after April, with the number one discretionary spend predicted to be on holidays.
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...
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.
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 ...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
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 ...