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

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 special treatments, too!

Fred. Olsen always celebrates Valentine’s Day in great style across its fleet, and this year will be no different! Guests will be able to enjoy a romantic atmosphere on board, and each will interpret the theme in its own individual way; traditionally, the bars and restaurants are decked out in red and white, and the romantic theme is reflected in the daily quiz, evening entertainment and, of course, the food, with heart-shaped cakes for tea and special Valentine’s cocktails in the bars. There is a Valentine’s themed dinner, with a matching dress code, such as ‘Hint of Red’ to inspire guests’ imaginations and a special ‘message dedication’ service, whereby guests can leave romantic messages or request songs for loved ones at Reception throughout the day and during the evening entertainment these will be played or read out. In addition, for this year, on board Fred. Olsen’s Black Watch, there will be a ‘Grand Tea Dance’ during the day.

All four Fred. Olsen ships will be well-positioned to celebrate this special date: Black Watch is at sea, en route to Arica in exotic Chile; Braemar is in Cuba’s enchanting and vibrant Havana; Boudicca is in Santa Cruz, Tenerife and Balmoral will be in Port Klang, for tours to Kuala Lumpa, in Malaysia.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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Ellis Orchard

Ellis Orchard

Press contact Public Relations Manager Public Relations 0755762265

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

Company Reg. No: 2672435
Registered Name & Office: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU.
Place of registration: England and Wales
VAT Number: 927 5336 08

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