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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 wins top accolades in the Cruise Critic ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is delighted to win two major awards in Cruise Critic’s prestigious ‘UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards 2014’, chosen entirely by cruise guests. Fred. Olsen’s 929-guest cruise ship, Braemar, has been recognised as the ‘Best Small Ship for Embarkation’, with a score of 4.7 out of a total of 5, and 804-guest Black Watch has been named ‘Best Small Ship for Shore Excursions’.
From Balmoral to ‘New Scotland’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ voyage to Canada and US in 2014
For guests with the time and curiosity to explore a bit further afield, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 32-night ‘Canadian Fall with New York & Boston’ cruise (L1413) in autumn 2014 is an absolute ‘must’! Setting sail on Balmoral from Southampton on 1st September 2014, this longer cruise is perfectly timed to coincide with the best of the glorious ‘Fall’ colours on the other side of the Atlantic, and..
Experience the beauty of the annual ‘Funchal Flower Festival’ with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to visit Funchal, Madeira during its spectacular annual ‘Flower Festival’, running from 1st to 7th May 2014, on board Braemar’s ten-night ‘Sunshine, Shopping & Spring’ fly-cruise, M1412, departing from Santa Cruz, Tenerife on 3rd May 2014, returning to Harwich on 13th May 2014.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral makes maiden call at Myanmar
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral, has celebrated calling at Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. The 1,350-guest ship is staying for two nights in this exotic city, and will then spend 14th February 2014 – Valentine’s Day – taking a romantic cruise to Singapore.
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 ...
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates New Year sales success!
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is celebrating a strong start to the New Year, after December 2013 and January 2014 saw the highest number of guest bookings since 2008. In December 2013, revenue was up 80% year-on-year against 2012 and on January 13th 2014, the cruise line had one of its biggest sale days ever.
Getaway this spring on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ‘Bright Lights and Overnights’ cruise with the addition of a FREE shore tour in Amsterdam
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' guests who book onto Black Watch's 8-night 'Bright Lights and Overnights' cruise, departing from Southampton on 8th May 2014, will receive a free shore tour to Keekenhof Gardens in Amsterdam (Netherlands), if they confirm their booking by 19th February 2014. This stunning 'city breaks' cruise has three overnight stays in Rouen (for Paris, France), Amsterdam and Hamburg.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral becomes an internet sensation, after dramatic time-lapse footage of the ship being extended goes viral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' 1,350-guest flagship, Balmoral, has become an internet sensation, after video footage of her dramatic 'stretch' by 30 metres at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 2008 was posted on popular websites for the BBC and 'Daily Mail', amongst others. The clip has now been seen and enjoyed by over 350,000 viewers online.
Escape on a mini-cruise in 2014 with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In response to guest feedback for shorter cruise itineraries, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has created seven ‘mini-cruises’ – including a new product of 2-night ‘Introductory’ cruises – for the 2014/15 cruise season. Fred. Olsen’s mini-cruises of two and three nights include city breaks to Paris and Dublin, and are the perfect opportunity for guests to have a weekend escape or for first-time cruisers.
Cruise the Panama Canal 100 years on with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014, and what better way to witness one of the world’s most spectacular engineering feats than from the deck of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship, Balmoral? Fred. Olsen is offering guests the chance to commemorate the Canal’s centenary year in style with its 31-night L140141 ‘The Americas & Caribbean’ fly-cruise ex London Gatwick on 19th March
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils Black Watch’s new ‘Morning Light Pub’
As part of the recent redecoration and refurbishment of its 804-guest cruise ship Black Watch, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has introduced a new ‘Morning Light Pub’ on Lounge Deck Six. The work to redevelop the former ‘Pipers Bar’ took place during Black Watch’s 25-night ‘Christmas in the Caribbean’ cruise in December 2013.
Explore the world’s most spectacular rainforest on Fred. Olsen’s ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 35-night D1405 ‘Amazon River & the Beaches of the Caribbean’ cruise, departing from Southampton on Boudicca on 22nd March 2014, is the perfect getaway for any wildlife enthusiast looking to experience something ‘a bit different’ on their holiday. Boudicca’s Amazon adventure will take guests far up the Amazon River, deep into the heart of the rainforest.
Cruise ‘from right on your doorstep’ in 2014 with Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca from Bristol (Avonmouth)
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be commencing its first-ever cruise season from Bristol (Avonmouth), at the Port of Bristol, in April 2014, offering guests a range of great-value holidays on board its elegant 880-guest cruise ship Boudicca, from a 14-night ‘Canary Islands & Portugal’ cruise, to a scenic 28-night sailing to ‘The Adriatic with Venice’.