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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines returns to Belfast Harbour in 2014

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines returns to Belfast Harbour in 2014

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2014 08:27 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘bringing the world closer’ to the people of Belfast, with two exciting cruise itineraries in August and September 2014. Sailing on board 880-guest Boudicca, guests will have the opportunity, for the second year in a row, to embark on Fred. Olsen cruises from Belfast, without having to endure an expensive flight or long ferry crossing to reach the ship.

Cruise the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ inspirational  ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016 – visit 70 destinations in 42 countries!

Cruise the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ inspirational ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016 – visit 70 destinations in 42 countries!

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2014 12:56 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is launching two new ‘Grand Voyages’ in 2016: Boudicca's 76-night ‘Around Africa and into the Indian Ocean’ cruise, D1601, departing from Southampton on 5th January 2016 - the cruise line’s first ever sailing of this kind on board Boudicca – and Black Watch's 115-night 'Around the World with the South Pacific' cruise, W1601, departing from Southampton on 8th January 2016.

Get ‘closer to the destination’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ smaller ships  to 245 ports in 81 countries in 2015/16

Get ‘closer to the destination’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ smaller ships to 245 ports in 81 countries in 2015/16

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2014 13:59 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2015/16, it will be visiting no fewer than 245 destinations in 81 countries around the globe, including 42 countries on its 2016 ‘Grand Voyages’ alone. The Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘Launch Brochure’ for the new 2015/16 itineraries will be unveiled to existing guests on 18th March 2014 and the cruises will go on general sale from 24th March.

Specials for solos with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2014/15

Specials for solos with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2014/15

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2014 09:00 GMT

To make cruising with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines even more attractive to solo guests, the cruise line has introduced a ‘no single supplement’ on certain grades of twin cabins for sole occupancy, on a selection of 2014/15 cruises. These special 'singles cruises', which come into effect from 1st March 2014, mean that a solo guest, occupying a twin cabin, will pay the same per person rate...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins top accolades in the  Cruise Critic ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines wins top accolades in the Cruise Critic ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2014 16:29 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win two major awards in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’, chosen entirely by cruise guests. Fred. Olsen’s 929-guest cruise ship, Braemar, has been recognised as the ‘Best Small Ship for Embarkation’, with a score of 4.7 out of a total of 5, and 804-guest Black Watch has been named ‘Best Small Ship for Shore Excursions’.

From Balmoral to ‘New Scotland’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ voyage to Canada and US in 2014

From Balmoral to ‘New Scotland’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ voyage to Canada and US in 2014

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 15:36 GMT

For guests with the time and curiosity to explore a bit further afield, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 32-night ‘Canadian Fall with New York & Boston’ cruise (L1413) in autumn 2014 is an absolute ‘must’! Setting sail on Balmoral from Southampton on 1st September 2014, this longer cruise is perfectly timed to coincide with the best of the glorious ‘Fall’ colours on the other side of the Atlantic, and..

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral makes maiden call at Myanmar

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral makes maiden call at Myanmar

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2014 09:42 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral, has celebrated calling at Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. The 1,350-guest ship is staying for two nights in this exotic city, and will then spend 14th February 2014 – Valentine’s Day – taking a romantic cruise to Singapore.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2014 18:21 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 and 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 ...

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates New Year sales success!

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates New Year sales success!

Press Releases   •   Feb 06, 2014 13:38 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating a strong start to the New Year, after December 2013 and January 2014 saw the highest number of guest bookings since 2008. In December 2013, revenue was up 80% year-on-year against 2012 and on January 13th 2014, the cruise line had one of its biggest sale days ever.

Getaway this spring on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Bright Lights and Overnights’ cruise with the addition of a FREE shore tour in Amsterdam

Getaway this spring on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Bright Lights and Overnights’ cruise with the addition of a FREE shore tour in Amsterdam

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2014 16:47 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' guests who book onto Black Watch's 8-night 'Bright Lights and Overnights' cruise, departing from Southampton on 8th May 2014, will receive a free shore tour to Keekenhof Gardens in Amsterdam (Netherlands), if they confirm their booking by 19th February 2014. This stunning 'city breaks' cruise has three overnight stays in Rouen (for Paris, France), Amsterdam and Hamburg.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral becomes an internet sensation, after dramatic time-lapse footage of the ship being extended goes viral

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral becomes an internet sensation, after dramatic time-lapse footage of the ship being extended goes viral

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2014 09:35 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 1,350-guest flagship, Balmoral, has become an internet sensation, after video footage of her dramatic 'stretch' by 30 metres at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 2008 was posted on popular websites for the BBC and 'Daily Mail', amongst others. The clip has now been seen and enjoyed by over 350,000 viewers online.

Escape on a mini-cruise in 2014 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Escape on a mini-cruise in 2014 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2014 15:36 GMT

In response to guest feedback for shorter cruise itineraries, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has created seven ‘mini-cruises’ – including a new product of 2-night ‘Introductory’ cruises – for the 2014/15 cruise season. Fred. Olsen’s mini-cruises of two and three nights include city breaks to Paris and Dublin, and are the perfect opportunity for guests to have a weekend escape or for first-time cruisers.

Cruise the Panama Canal 100 years on with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruise the Panama Canal 100 years on with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2014 10:19 GMT

The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, and what better way to witness one of the world’s most spectacular engineering feats than from the deck of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral? Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to commemorate the Canal’s centenary year in style with its 31-night L140141 ‘The Americas & Caribbean’ fly-cruise ex London Gatwick on 19th March

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils Black Watch’s  new ‘Morning Light Pub’

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils Black Watch’s new ‘Morning Light Pub’

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2014 13:56 GMT

As part of the recent redecoration and refurbishment of its 804-guest cruise ship Black Watch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced a new ‘Morning Light Pub’ on Lounge Deck Six. The work to redevelop the former ‘Pipers Bar’ took place during Black Watch’s 25-night ‘Christmas in the Caribbean’ cruise in December 2013.

Explore the world’s most spectacular rainforest on Fred. Olsen’s  ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise

Explore the world’s most spectacular rainforest on Fred. Olsen’s ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2014 13:00 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 35-night D1405 ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise, departing from Southampton on Boudicca on 22nd March 2014, is the perfect getaway for any wildlife enthusiast looking to experience something ‘a bit different’ on their holiday. Boudicca’s Amazon adventure will take guests far up the Amazon River, deep into the heart of the rainforest.

Cruise ‘from right on your doorstep’ in 2014  with Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca from Bristol (Avonmouth)

Cruise ‘from right on your doorstep’ in 2014 with Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca from Bristol (Avonmouth)

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2014 17:44 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be commencing its first-ever cruise season from Bristol (Avonmouth), at the Port of Bristol, in April 2014, offering guests a range of great-value holidays on board its elegant 880-guest cruise ship Boudicca, from a 14-night ‘Canary Islands & Portugal’ cruise, to a scenic 28-night sailing to ‘The Adriatic with Venice’.

Book your ‘All-Inclusive Holiday’ in 2014/15  with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Book your ‘All-Inclusive Holiday’ in 2014/15 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Press Releases   •   Dec 30, 2013 15:14 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new brochure, called 'All-Inclusive Holidays', targeted specifically at the 'yet to cruise' market. The brochure has simple, all-inclusive pricing, based on one cabin type, and tackles some of the perceived challenges of cruise head on, using more familiar mainstream cruise vocabulary, such as 'Ocean View Room', rather than 'Outside Cabin'.

‘Help for Heroes’ Official Ambassador and motivational speaker, Tony Harris, to join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’  ‘D-Day Anniversary Cruise’ in 2014

‘Help for Heroes’ Official Ambassador and motivational speaker, Tony Harris, to join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ‘D-Day Anniversary Cruise’ in 2014

Press Releases   •   Dec 30, 2013 09:51 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to be welcoming Official Ambassador for the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity and motivational speaker, Tony Harris, on its very special seven-night ‘D-Day Anniversary Cruise’, M1415, aboard Braemar, departing from Harwich, Essex on 1st June 2014.

The ‘Twelve Days of Mystery’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines!

The ‘Twelve Days of Mystery’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines!

Press Releases   •   Dec 23, 2013 12:43 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests something completely new and different in 2014…its first-ever ‘Mystery Cruise'! Departing from Tilbury on 15th November 2014 for 14 nights – on Fred. Olsen's inaugural turnaround call at this Essex port – the mystery is where in the world Black Watch will take you?

Join ‘Best Affordable Cruise Line’ Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines at the Telegraph Cruise Show 2014, ExCeL, London – 10th / 11th/ 12th January 2014, Stand 320

Join ‘Best Affordable Cruise Line’ Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines at the Telegraph Cruise Show 2014, ExCeL, London – 10th / 11th/ 12th January 2014, Stand 320

Press Releases   •   Dec 23, 2013 09:54 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines – voted ‘Best Affordable Cruise Line’ and runner-up ‘Best Cruise Line’ in the prestigious ‘Cruise International Awards 2013’ – will have a team of experts on hand at the Telegraph Cruise Show, to be held at ExCeL in London on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2014, ready to inspire and inform visitors on the right kind of Fred. Olsen cruise for them.