Skip to content

News archive

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launch lighthouse design competition to support Southampton’s Light the South art trail

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launch lighthouse design competition to support Southampton’s Light the South art trail

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is calling on budding artists to design its lighthouse sculpture as part of a charity art trail in Southampton – with the chance to win a cruise for two.
The Light the South art trail, in aid of Southampton Hospitals Charity, will feature 40 captivating 8ft-tall lighthouse sculptures installed in and around Southampton and Cowes from July to September this year. Each li

From left to right: Rock Paper Scissors' Chloe Peacock, Clare GIbson from Suffolk Community Foundation and Lulu Horsfield from Rock Paper Scissors. Credit: Rock Paper Scissors

Community arts programme, Rock Paper Scissors, receives donation from the Fred. Olsen Community Fund

An Ipswich based community arts programme which offers free creative workshops to young learners, has received a £1,986 donation from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines through the Fred. Olsen Community Fund.
Since 2019, grassroots arts programme Rock Paper Scissors has supported children and their families by providing an inclusive space to build confidence and curiosity through a variety of creative se

Cask of single malt set to whisky its way around the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cask of single malt set to whisky its way around the world with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

We all know whisky goes well with water – so a leading cruise line has offered up space on board its world cruise to help age a barrel of local single malt.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, whose headquarters are based in Ipswich, has teamed up with Suffolk-based brewer Adnams to host a nine-year-old cask that is in its final year of maturation.
The gentle movement of the ocean on board the ship Bo

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis bids a fond farewell to Liverpool after calling the city home for more than two years

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis bids a fond farewell to Liverpool after calling the city home for more than two years

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Borealis will be bidding a fond farewell to Liverpool today as the ship prepares to set sail on an around the world adventure.

Since joining the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet in 2020, Borealis has called Liverpool her home since her maiden voyage in July 2021, offering more than 50 sailings to destinations around the world, making a significant impact on the local

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines award £2,000 to Headway Suffolk through the Suffolk Community Foundation

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines award £2,000 to Headway Suffolk through the Suffolk Community Foundation

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has donated a £2,000 grant to Headway Suffolk as part of funding through the Suffolk Community Foundation.
The charity, which helps rebuild the lives of individuals who have had a stroke, brain injury or other neurological conditions, have used the donation for their Art for the Mature Person Project.
The initiative uses art play to help people regain motor skills, e

Standing from left to right: Award recipients Fitter Roberto Rebite, 1st Engineer Jose Villalobos, Oiler Victor Magbanua, Room Stewardess Carmelita Lao and Assistant Housekeeper Ruth Manaog.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines crew receive award for clocking up more than 270 years of service

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ crew have been awarded Norwegian Ship Owners Association Medals for their long service at sea.
Eight members of crew have amassed more than 270 years’ worth of service on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships.
The longest serving crew members Victor Magbanua and Carmelita Lao have racked up an incredible 37 years each.
Victor, an Oiler, who began his career with

Show more

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen House, White House Road
IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom