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New generation embrace the “golden gap year” as they head to retirement, according to survey

New generation embrace the “golden gap year” as they head to retirement, according to survey

A new generation of traveller is here with more than two fifths of over 55s (42%) claiming to be adventurous, according to a recent survey.
A poll by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines found that 37% of retirees surveyed described themselves as adventurous with almost a quarter (24%) of 55 and overs saying they have got more adventurous with age and three in 10 (29%) admitting they travel more now they a

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

Choir breaks out into song during boarding

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Celebrates 20 Years of Sailing from Liverpool with a spectacular flash mob choir

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines marked two decades of sailing from Liverpool with a surprise celebration at the Cruise Liverpool terminal.
Guests were treated to a spontaneous performance from enchanting flash mob choir A Handbag of Harmonies choir, organised in collaboration with Cruise Liverpool and paying homage to the cruise line's 20 years of sailing from Liverpool.
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Michaela enjoys dinner with guests

Renowned wildlife presenter set to board a second cruise in a month after success of the first

A much-loved wildlife presenter who joined guests onboard a cruise received such a welcome, she arranged to join a second a fortnight after disembarking.
Michaela Strachan joined Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ guests onboard Borealis for four nights at the start of the month August to join the Exploring Rugged and Remote Greenland and Iceland cruise.
She delivered two talks – one about British wi

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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
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