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Our top 5 European cruises from the UK

Our top 5 European cruises from the UK

Blog posts   •   Sep 29, 2014 17:14 BST

Embark on a Fred. Olsen cruise from the UK for a chance to experience Europe like never before! Departing from ten UK ports, our European cruises venture as far as the beautiful Baltic borders in the north, to the sunny climes of the Mediterranean in the south. In case you’re stuck for holiday ideas, we’ve put together a shortlist of our top 5 European cruises for you to consider.

Why classic smaller ships are great

Why classic smaller ships are great

Blog posts   •   Sep 05, 2014 09:18 BST

If you're planning a cruise holiday and are looking for a more personal experience, you should consider classic smaller ships. Built in a traditional style, smaller vessels have a classic feel that will make you feel more comfortable and at home while adventuring across the world. You will quickly get to know other passengers as well as the crew, meaning that you will enjoy a sociable atmosphere.

Why you should book your cruise early

Why you should book your cruise early

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2014 16:57 BST

Booking a cruise is an exciting time as you plan your journey to discover the world and create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s also the perfect opportunity to visit new destinations whilst only having to unpack once, travelling in comfort and convenience. It’s easy to see why cruising is more popular than ever, and if you’re unsure about whether to book early or last minute, read our ...

Set sail for a warmer winter with Fred.

Set sail for a warmer winter with Fred.

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2014 16:34 BST

So, it’s all nice and warm now, but what about the winter? None of us like the grey skies and rain so why not keep the summer spirit alive and go on a cruise in sunnier climes during the latter months of the year. A winter warmer cruise means you can set sail to some tropical cruise destinations and beat the winter blues, swapping woolly hats for shades and hot cocoa for cocktails.

Why take a Fred. Olsen river cruise?

Why take a Fred. Olsen river cruise?

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2014 15:13 BST

If you’re looking for an intimate and immersive holiday, then booking a river cruise is the perfect opportunity for a scenic adventure that’ll leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Although oceanic cruises also offer a fantastic experience, sometimes something a little smaller in scale may be just what you need. Smaller cruises mean that you can explore smaller areas, resulting in a ...

How to Choose a Holiday

How to Choose a Holiday

Blog posts   •   Jul 15, 2014 13:55 BST

Need help picking your perfect holiday destination? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information being thrown at you from all directions? Then fear not, as we are here with a specially devised list to help make the journey to holiday heaven that step easier. Don’t settle for second best or all-inclusive packages that take away all the fun from planning your trip – instead, ...

South America Cruise Highlights

South America Cruise Highlights

Blog posts   •   Jul 09, 2014 11:35 BST

If you’re looking for the next place to add to the list of your travels, make sure to visit South America, the exciting and dynamic continent that has it all. With diverse culture, wildlife, pre-Colombian history, pan pipes, tango and salsa, there’s so much to see and do! From the world wonders of Machu Picchu in Peru and Rio Di Janero’s Christ the Redeemer, cruises to South America bring you ...

Adventure in Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City

Adventure in Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City

Blog posts   •   Jun 16, 2014 10:15 BST

Picture the winding streets of an energetic and colourful city, spanning both sides of the Saigon River, north-east of the tranquil Mekong Delta and you will have a snapshot of one of Vietnam’s most vibrant cities.

The Great Wall of China: from Tianjin

The Great Wall of China: from Tianjin

Blog posts   •   Jun 14, 2014 11:45 BST

Standing the test of time, the ancient and iconic Great Wall is a jaw-dropping sight to be experienced, and one that you can now have the opportunity to tick off your must-do list, with a Fred. Olsen Far East voyage.

Kobe (Osaka) : hidden gems of Japan

Kobe (Osaka) : hidden gems of Japan

Blog posts   •   Jun 12, 2014 10:15 BST

Japan is one of the most incredible destinations in the world and one we all aspire to go to, mainly because it feels so out of our reach, a mere pipedream. With a Fred. Olsen cruise you can dock in Kobe and explore the wider districts and destinations, including the hustle and bustle of Osaka or enchanting Kyoto.