Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils brand new 106-night ‘Voyage of Exploration Around the World’ cruise, inspired by journeys of historic and fictional explorers
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced a brand new World Cruise for 2025, inspired by journeys taken by famous historical explorers.
Departing from Southampton on 6th January 2025, flagship Bolette will follow a similar route to the first world circumnavigation by explorers Magellan and Elcano in 1519.
The cruise, which will take guests to destinations including Brazil, Argentina, French Pol
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to welcome war veteran Simon Weston CBE when Balmoral visits Falkland Islands in 2023
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be welcoming war veteran Simon Weston CBE aboard Balmoral in 2023, when the ship visits the Falkland Islands as part of its epic 78-night voyage to South America and the Antarctic.
Simon Weston CBE will join guests onboard for 14-nights during the call into Port Stanley, and will share his experiences of his time in the Falklands.
Simon is well-known in the Un
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sails from Scotland for the first time since 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is cruising from Scotland once again, for the first time since 2019, when smaller ship Balmoral heads off to explore the Norwegian fjords.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomes third ship back into service as Balmoral begins summer programme of sailing
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has welcomed its third ship back into service, with the return of Balmoral marking the start of a summer season of sailing from Newcastle and Rosyth.
Balmoral will split her summer sailings between the two ports, ahead of a programme of winter sailings from Southampton and Dover, with two new Captains, Captain Valentin Giuglea and Captain Steffan Ravneng, at the helm. <
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils new hand-crafted programme of cruising for 2023/24
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled its full programme of cruising for 2023/24, with more than 100 hand-crafted sailings and the introduction of new Journey Navigators across its fleet of smaller ships.
The new programme includes opportunities to witness Norway’s famous Langfoss Waterfall in the spring, when the water is at its heaviest, explore the remote islands of the Azores, and visit La
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils first new-look fleet reunion with Fleet in Funchal celebration for 2023
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled the first reunion of its new-look fleet, with all four of its smaller ships to come together in Funchal, Madeira, in November 2023.
It will be the third fleet reunion to be held by the cruise line, and will see the four ships, Bolette, Borealis, Balmoral and Braemar, set sail on four separate cruises, hand-crafted specially to allow them to come toge
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils 93-night ‘Intrepid Beauty of Africa and Indian Ocean’ Grand Voyage for 2023
Adventurers will have the chance to seek out lemurs in Madagascar, spend time with a Dabbawala in Mumbai and walk the dunes of the Namibian desert aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ brand new Grand Voyage in 2023.
The cruise, which will set sail from Southampton in November 2023, has been hand-crafted by Fred. Olsen Jnr himself alongside his team of dedicated Journey Planners, and takes in well-
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils brand new programme of hand-crafted sailings for summer 2023
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled a brand new programme of cruising for summer 2023, offering a host of scenic sailings, cultural discoveries and calls that coincide with special events ashore.
The new sailings feature the chance to explore the Adriatic’s lesser-known cities of Durrës in Albania, Neum in Bosnia and Koper in Slovenia; witness the Midnight Sun in sailings to Arctic Norw
Suffolk-based Fred. Olsen companies fund lorry to send team donations to Ukraine
Suffolk-based companies Fred. Olsen Ltd, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Fred. Olsen Travel have jointly funded a lorry to send aid donated by team members to support Ukrainian refugees.
Between them, the team filled 61 boxes to help those in need, containing women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, medication for adults and children, toiletries, nappies, blankets, batteries and power packs, therm
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines teases first look at new summer 2023 programme with launch of Adriatic and Arctic sailings
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering a first look at its new summer 2023 programme with the early release of two cruises venturing to hot and cold climates next year.
In May 2023, Borealis will take guests on a journey through centuries of history and culture when she sets sail to many of the Adriatic’s most fascinating ports. Among them will be Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance peri
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sees bumper January as sales return to pre-pandemic levels
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has enjoyed a bumper January, with sales returning to pre-pandemic levels across its small-ship ocean fleet.
The strong start to 2022 was reflected in new bookings across Fred. Olsen’s 2022 and 2023 programme currently on sale, with last minute bookings for late winter and early spring proving particularly popular.
It follows the introduction of Fred. Olsen’s Trave
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines adds reassurance for guests with launch of new Travel Ready Service
Fred. Olsen has launched a new Travel Ready Service, meaning guests can look forward to their cruise safe in the knowledge that all paperwork and tests will be sorted by the cruise line before they travel.
As part of the package, Fred. Olsen will take care of all the paperwork they are permitted to, including Passenger Locator Forms and NHS vaccination letters, and they’ll order any tests that
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers adventurers chance to relive record-breaking experience in new Corinth Canal sailing in 2023
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is giving adventurers the chance to relive history, by joining small ship Braemar for a repeat of its record-breaking transit of the Corinth Canal in May 2023.
In 2019, 22.52-metre-wide Braemar made history when she became the largest ship to ever traverse the 6.4-kilometre-long Corinth Canal in Greece, which is just 24-metres wide at its narrowest point. The sell-out
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines makes return to homeland Norway as new ship Borealis’ sets sail to seek out Northern Lights
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is making a return to its homeland of Norway today as new ship Borealis sets sail in search of the Northern Lights, the natural phenomenon after which she is named.
This is Fred. Olsen’s first cruise to Norway since the line resumed sailing in the summer, and marks the start of a hand-crafted programme of cruising to the region, with 22 sailings across all four seas
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship Bolette makes inaugural sailing from Southampton ahead of winter season of cruising
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship Boletteis setting sail on her first venture from Southampton today, marking the start of its inaugural season of sailing from the city.
Between now and August 2022, Bolette will offer 26 hand-crafted sailings from Southampton, including opportunities to witness the Northern Lights in Norway and the Geminid Meteor Shower in the Canary Islands.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines named Best Cruise Line in Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2021 – for record tenth year!
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been crowned the Best Cruise Line for Groups at the Group Leisure and Travel Awards 2021 – for a record tenth year.
The cruise line was named the winner at a virtual awards ceremony earlier this afternoon, hosted by actress, TV presenter and veteran cruiser Julie Peasgood.
Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager for Groups and Affinity at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines introduces spa experiences for those with long-term health conditions
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines introduces Made for Life Organics aboard new ships to offer inclusive spa experience
Wednesday, 8thSeptember 2021
Fred. Olsen has become the first cruise line to partner with wellbeing experts Made for Life Organics, to offer inclusive spa experiences including for those living with long-term health conditions.
New ships Bolette and Borealis will be the first in
Escape the winter blues on selection of sunshine sailings with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, including £100 per person saving
Travellers looking to escape the winter blues can join Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines aboard a number of international sailings, departing between October 2021 and February 2022 - including extra savings of up to £100 per person.
As the darker mornings and evenings draw in, Fred. Olsen is shining a spotlight on its autumn and winter cruises, with hand-crafted sailings including those visiting the sh
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines becomes first operator to complete international sailing as Borealis returns to UK from Iceland
Fred. Olsen has become the first cruise line to complete an international voyage since the resumption of cruising, as Borealisreturned to the UK from Iceland this morning.
New ship Borealis set sail for the rugged landscapes of Iceland on Saturday, 14th August with around 800 guests on board. It was the first international voyage to set sail from British waters since all UK cruise operators pa
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new flagship Bolette sets sail from Dover on scenic Maiden Voyage
New flagship Bolette had the white cliffs of Dover as her backdrop when she set sail on a scenic Maiden Voyage with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on Monday afternoon (16th August).
Bolette will offer scenic sailing of the Isles of Scilly’s 140 islets, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famed for its rock formations and long, sandy beaches, and the dramatic coastlines of the Channel Isl