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 makes it even easier to enjoy an ‘Around UK’ getaway
Since a proportion of the UK population does not hold either a valid passport or photo card driving licence, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has amended its policy to widen the appeal of an 'Around UK' cruise, to include anyone who can produce other acceptable forms of photographic identification at Check-in.
Adventure in Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City
Picture the winding streets of an energetic and colourful city, spanning both sides of the Saigon River, north-east of the tranquil Mekong Delta and you will have a snapshot of one of Vietnam’s most vibrant cities.
Kobe (Osaka) : hidden gems of Japan
Japan is one of the most incredible destinations in the world and one we all aspire to go to, mainly because it feels so out of our reach, a mere pipedream. With a Fred. Olsen cruise you can dock in Kobe and explore the wider districts and destinations, including the hustle and bustle of Osaka or enchanting Kyoto.
Indonesia: The Borobudur Temple
Many backpackers, Indonesian locals, and Buddhists come here in search of peace and meditation on their pilgrimage - the views aren’t half bad either!
The Lost City of Petra : from Aqaba, Jordan
Walk in the footsteps of Pharaohs and shadows of legends.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomes back award-winning ‘Talon’ in 2014
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is pleased to welcome ‘Talon’ back on board in 2014. The band – described as ‘Awesome!’ by The Sun – will perform a series of songs from their new album, ‘The Acoustic Collection’, on three separate evenings during Balmoral’s seven-night L1409 ‘Discover France, Spain & Guernsey’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 20th July 2014.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is voted ‘Best Affordable Cruise Line’, for the second year running, at the 2013 ‘Cruise International Awards’
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was delighted to be voted ‘Best Affordable Cruise Line’, for the second year running, at the 2013 ‘Cruise International Awards’, as well as being awarded runner-up ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best Cruise Line’ category.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines commences new partnership with Eavesway Travel Ltd.
With effect from April 2014, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be working with Wigan-based Eavesway Travel Ltd., which has been established for over 70 years, as its preferred supplier of coach services for cruise guests. Route details and fares will be featured in Fred. Olsen’s ‘Worldwide Cruises 2014/15’ brochure, due to be launched in mid-September 2013.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomes back The Central Band of the Royal British Legion
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomes back The Central Band of the Royal British Legion on a 2014 'Baltic City Breaks' cruise
Learn all about the ‘Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ difference’ at the Birmingham Telegraph CRUISE Show 2013
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will have a team of experts on hand at this autumn’s Telegraph CRUISE Show in Birmingham, to be held at the NEC on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2013, ready to inspire and inform visitors on the right kind of Fred. Olsen cruise for them.
‘Get booking’ on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ best-selling 2014 cruises to avoid price rises
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has revealed its best-selling cruises for 2014, and guests are encouraged to ‘get booking’ before the main ‘Worldwide Cruises 2014/15’ brochure is launched to avoid price rises, coming into effect from 19th September 2013.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines introduces a fourth winter Caribbean fly-cruise for early 2015
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has listened to its guests and is introducing a fourth Caribbean fly-cruise in 2015 to satisfy demand, to go on sale from 9am on 3rd September 2013.
Learn all about the ‘Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ difference’ at the Manchester Telegraph CRUISE Show 2013
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will have a team of experts on hand at this autumn’s Telegraph CRUISE Show in Manchester, to be held at Manchester Central on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2013, ready to inspire and inform visitors on the right kind of Fred. Olsen cruise for them.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ crew raise £3,000 in memory of much-loved dancer, Faye Knowles-Chapman
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ kind-hearted crew have raised £3,000 for The Faye Knowles-Chapman Foundation. The Foundation has been set up in memory of Faye Knowles-Chapman, from West Yorkshire, who worked on board Braemar as a dancer with Explosive Productions from 2008 to 2011, before sadly losing her battle with cervical cancer on 30th March 2013, aged just 27 years old.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral receives a third warm welcome in the historic Port of Cobh
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ flagship Balmoral was delighted to receive a very warm welcome from the ladies of the 'Cobh Animation Team' when the ship called at Cobh, Ireland on 25th August 2013, as part of its five-night L1312 ‘Gaelic & Garlic Discoveries’ cruise to France and Ireland; guests were able to stay overnight to take advantage of the Irish ‘craic’ at this historic port.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomes its 1.5 millionth guest through the Port of Dover
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcomed its 1.5 millionth guest to pass through the Port of Dover on 14th August 2013. Pam Allen, with her husband John, was boarding Fred. Olsen's 929-guest ship, Braemar, for a nine-night around the UK and Ireland ‘Celtic Experience’ cruise.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines introduces two new winter Caribbean fly-cruises in early 2015 to meet demand
Due to unprecedented demand, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has made the decision to introduce two more new Caribbean fly-cruises in January and February 2015 after the first cruise sold out in just five days.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches ‘Warmer Cruising’ brochure of great-value winter 2013/14 cruises
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a new ‘Warmer Cruising’ brochure, offering a selection of tempting cruises, departing between September 2013 and February 2014. These cruises are ideal getaways for the winter and offer some excellent savings, with prices starting from just £49 per person per night.
Belfast Harbour welcomes back Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is ‘bringing the world closer’ to the people of Belfast, with three exciting cruise itineraries in Autumn 2013. Sailing on board 880-guest Boudicca, guests will have the opportunity, for the first time since 2007, to embark on a Fred. Olsen cruise from Belfast, without having to endure an expensive flight or long ferry crossing to reach its ships.