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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines awarded ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks 2022

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines awarded ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks 2022


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been crowned ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks 2022.

Cruise Critic Editors highlighted Fred. Olsen’s organised social occasions such as welcome drinks parties, mixed dining tables and the introduction of their two newest ships, Bolette and Borealis, as cementing their commitment to single passengers.

With over 140 solo cabins across their fleet, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers a host of on board activities including arts and craft sessions, dance hosts for solo guests and dedicated solo traveller events, giving guests the opportunity to socialise and meet new people during their cruise.

When booking before the 31st January 2023, Fred. Olsen’s solo travellers can enjoy savings on over 20 cruises with sailings from just £699 plus a free drinks package or on board spend on selected sailings. These cruises give solo travellers the chance to unwind on the sandy beaches of the Canaries for a Christmas Break on board Borealis, experience the best of Bergen with wintertime Norwegian fjords or discover northern Spain on board their flagship Bolette.

The award follows on from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ two consumer-voted wins in November, including ‘Best Cruise Line for No-Fly Cruise Holidays’ at the British Travel Awards 2022 and being named ‘Favourite Ocean Cruise Line’ at the Wave Awards 2022.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We’re delighted to have been awarded Best for Solo Travellers, we love welcoming our solo guests on board and having our dedication to these guests recognised by a panel of industry expert judges is incredibly important to us.

“Our smaller ships mean that those guests who travel alone can expect to feel at home from the moment they step on board and whether they chose to join in with events, or enjoy the cruise on their own, they’re assured to be looked after and in the best company.”

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ solo offers include:

Balmoral’s 14-night L2234 ‘Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries’ cruise. Departing from Portsmouth on 22nd December 2022. Prices start from £2,399 per person when booked before 31st January 2023.
Itinerary: Portsmouth, England – Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (overnight port) – Santa Cruz De La Palma, Spain – Arrecife, Spain – Las Palmas, Spain – Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain (overnight port) – Portsmouth, England
For more details:
Visit Balmoral's L2234 'Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries' cruise.

Bolette’s six-night T2303 ‘Wintertime Norwegian Fjords’ cruise. Departing from Southampton on 5th February 2023. Prices start from £1,399 per person when booked before 31st January 2023.
Itinerary: Southampton, England – Bergen, Norway – Flåm, Norway (anchor port) – Stavanger, Norway – Southampton, England
For more details:
Visit Bolette's T2303 'Wintertime Norwegian Fjords' cruise.

Bolette’s six-night T2329 ‘Discover Northern Spain’ cruise. Departing from Southampton on 13th November 2023.Solo prices start from £699 per person with free drinks or on board spend when booked before 31st January 2023.
Itinerary: Southampton, England – Gijon, Spain – Getxo (Bilbao), Spain – Cruise by Royal Palace of Magdalena, Spain – Santander, Spain – Southampton, England
For more details: Visit Bolette's T2329 'Discover Northern Spain' cruise.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ solo traveller offers visit www.fredolsencruises.com/singles-cruise-deals. Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent.


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

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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

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