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Fred. Olsen’s 2018/19 fly cruise worldwide

Summer Sale

Special offers on June – December 2017 sailings

Enjoy Summer Sale offers on select itineraries. There are over 30 different itineraries to choose from, departing from around the UK, along with three Exotic Fly-Cruises too. There’s a great choice of destinations available – all you have to do is choose your favourite places to visit.

Discover faraway cultures, fascinating wildlife and exotic landscapes on a fly-cruise of the Indian Ocean islands, or embark on an island-hopping adventure to the sun-kissed Caribbean. Glide along impressive waterways into the heart of European cities, or indulge in the traditions, tipples and treasured landmarks of mainland Spain and Portugal. Lose yourself in the beauty of Norway’s stunning fjordland, or seek out spellbinding natural wonders in the breathtaking Arctic. Uncover the myths and legends of the Islands of the Aegean, or sail the length and breadth of the historic British Isles. All this and much more can be found in this fantastic sale, with special prices if you book now.

Whichever part of the world you choose to explore, Fred. Olsen’s friendly, welcoming crews and traditionally built, smaller-scaled ships will be the perfect companion to your adventures, taking you closer to the very best highlights.

Book before 31st July 2017 to enjoy these amazing prices.

Upgrade to All Inclusive from only £15 per person, per night*

More than half of Fred. Olsen guests choose to take advantage of this great option. The upgrade covers a wide choice of drinks from just £15 per person, per night or £34 per person, per night on short breaks (cruises of four nights or less) and speciality sailings. You’ll enjoy selected house wines by the glass, along with selected house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day, with 50% off many premium drinks too. Whether it’s that refreshing juice by the pool or a G&T to round off your evening in style, it’s all included in one fixed cost. Relaxing all the way, that’s what a holiday with Fred. Olsen is all about.

Terms and conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

Below you will find just a few of our favourite deals - Call today or click through to the brochure to find out more about the other itineraries involved in this sale.

Itinerary Departs Ship Port Nights Inside cabin from price per person Outside cabin from price per person Single cabin from price
Lochs of Scotland  Mon 14-Aug-17  Black Watch Rosyth 7 £799 £899 £1,399
Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers Tue 29-Aug-17  Boudicca Liverpool 8 £799 £749 £1,399
Scenic Spain Fri 22-Sep-17 Boudicca Liverpool 8 £799 £949 £1,399
Indian Ocean Islands Thu 14-Dec-17 Boudicca Port Louis 14 £2,649 £2,999 £3,849
Baltic Wed 26-Jul-17 Braemar Southampton 10 £1,199 £1,349 £2,099
Historic Castles & Highland Games Tue 29-Aug-17 Braemar Southampton 10 £899 £1,199 £1,799
River Seine Sojourn Fri 08-Sep-17 Braemar Southampton 3 £299 £349 £499
Spain & the Algarve Mon 09-Oct-17  Braemar Southampton 11 £999 £1,199 £1,799
Authentic Andalusia  Sat 01-Jul-17 Balmoral Newcastle 15 £999 £1,199 £1,799
A Voyage to the Coast of Africa Sun 15-Oct-17 Balmoral Southampton 14 £1,199 £1,549 £2,299
A Caribbean Discovery   Sun 29-Oct-17  Balmoral Southampton 32 £2,399 £2,899 £3,999
City Break Thu 30-Nov-17 Balmoral Southampton 8 £599 £699 £999

Fred. Olsen’s 2018/19 fly cruise worldwide

Fred. Olsen Worldwide Fly-Cruises 2017-19

Discover the World with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines range of 2017-19 fly-cruises.

This is Fred. Olsen's most extensive fly-cruise programme ever, with unique new holidays reaching the most spellbinding sites on Earth. There’s a world of choice, designed to exhilarate you every step of the way.

Take the islands of the Indian Ocean for example. The advantage of these innovative, newly-created sailings of the Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar and South Africa is that along with stunning beaches you can discover faraway cultures, engrossing history, volcanic landscapes and spectacular wildlife, including chances to encounter ‘the big five’ of the animal kingdom.

In late 2018 the recently upgraded Black Watch tours the world in style. Choose your favourite part to discover. Will it be the fireworks bursting over Sydney Opera House at New Year? Spying Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat? Walking the outstanding ruins of empire at Ephesus? Or admiring the spectacular beauty of Thailand’s James Bond Island?

Within this programme you’ll find exotic destinations galore, including Mexico and Cuba, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, Costa Rica, the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. Step aboard for the Amazon Rainforest, Table Mountain, the Great Barrier Reef and the 365 beautiful beaches of Antigua... the list goes on and on.

Fred. Olsens passion for showing their guests the very best of every part of the world has led to the creation of this truly incomparable selection of fly-cruises.

Book now for an adventure you’ll never forget.

Terms and conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

Ship Itinerary Departs Nights Interior room price from per person Ocean View Room price from per person Balcony Room price from per person Suite price from per person
Boudicca Remote Islands and Desert Dunes 08-Feb-18 21 £1,999 £2,299 £3,499 £3,599
Boudicca Islands of the Canaries 01-Mar-18 7 £699 £799 £1,249 £1,299
Boudicca Spain and Portugal 08-Mar-18 7 £599 £699 £1,049 £1,099
Boudicca Authentic Arabia 20-Sep-18 14 £1,499 £1,749 £2,699 £2,799
Boudicca Authentic India 04-Oct-18 14 £1,699 £1,999 £3,049 £3,099
Boudicca Colombo to Mauritius 18-Oct-18 14 £1,799 £2,099 £3,199 £3,249
Boudicca Islands of the Indian Ocean 15-Nov-18 14 £1,699 £1,999 £3,099 £3,199
Black Watch Sydney New Years Eve & Pacific Island Christmas 26-Nov-18 39 £4,399 £5,199 £7,999 £8,099
Boudicca Islands of the Indian Ocean 29-Nov-18 14 £1,699 £1,999 £3,099 £3,199
Boudicca Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar 13-Dec-18 14 £1,899 £2,199 £3,399 £3,449
Braemar Caribbean Christmas & New Year 20-Dec-18 14 £1,699 £1,949 £3,299 £3,999
Boudicca Islands of the Indian Ocean 27-Dec-18 14 £1,899 £2,199 £3,399 £3,449
Braemar Caribbean Cruise 03-Jan-19 14 £1,299 £1,499 £2,449 £2,949
Black Watch Australia & the Contrasts of Asia 05-Jan-19 30 £3,299 £3,899 £5,899 £6,199
Boudicca India, Arabia & Ancient Middle East 10-Jan-19 34 £3,399 £3,999 £6,099 £6,249
Braemar Amazon Cruise 17-Jan-19 14 £1,499 £1,749 £3,099 £3,499
Braemar Amazon Cruise 31-Jan-19 14 £1,499 £1,749 £3,099 £3,499
Black Watch Ancient Civilisations & Lost Cities 04-Feb-19 24 £2,399 £2,849 £4,299 £4,499
Braemar Caribbean Cruise 14-Feb-19 14 £1,399 £1,599 £2,899 £3,349
Braemar Caribbean Cruise 28-Feb-19 14 £1,399 £1,599 £2,899 £3,349
Braemar Caribbean Return 14-Mar-19 16 £999 £1,199 £1,949 £2,249
Boudicca Islands of the Indian Ocean 01-Nov-18 14 £1,799 £2,099 £3,199 £3,249

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ventures into new 'European River Cruising' on Brabant in 2018

17th May 2017

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today announced the launch of its new dedicated cruise programme by river boat, unveiled in its new ‘European River Cruising by Fred. Olsen' brochure. Fred. Olsen River Cruises is now offering European river cruise holidays, between 5th April and 3rd November 2018, on board 156-guest river boat, Brabant, to go on general sale from 26th May 2017.

Fred. Olsen will be operating its new river cruise programme – taking in some of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, including the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle – on a total of 30 departures in 2018, on durations ranging from five to 25 nights, complemented by a selection of high-quality chargeable shore excursions, designed to enhance guests’ experience of the destination.

Fred. Olsen will be bringing its unique style of ‘destination exploration’ to the river cruise market, with exciting itineraries visiting some of Europe’s most stunning rivers, canals and valleys. Guests can choose to sail the breath-taking Danube, taking in the major cities and wildlife-rich Danube Delta; savour the highlights of the heart of Europe, along the twists and turns of the Moselle, Rhine and Main valleys; or enjoy a ‘taster’ cruise to Amsterdam, when the tulips are in full bloom.

Fred. Olsen River Cruises, Brabant

Importantly, Fred. Olsen has also incorporated a large amount of scenic cruising in daylight hours into its new river cruise itineraries, so that guests can make the most of the spectacular scenery on offer at the best time of the day.

Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“At Fred. Olsen, we specialise in creating a ‘home-from-home’ atmosphere on our ocean cruises, and we are proud to be bringing our many decades of expertise and rich sailing heritage to the river cruise market for the very first time. In fact, the name Brabant harks back to Fred. Olsen’s historic passenger ship of the same name from the 1920s."

“Guests can rest assured that the new Fred. Olsen river cruises will be underpinned by the usual high standards, award-winning customer service and understated elegance that they have come to expect of our ocean-going offer. We firmly believe that we have crafted the perfect formula to ensure that our new river cruise guests are able to get the most out of their holiday with Fred. Olsen.”

Fred. Olsen’s new river cruise itineraries on board Brabant for 2018 include: Düsseldorf, Germany to Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Düsseldorf to Nuremberg, Germany; Nuremberg to Budapest, Hungary; Budapest to Hirsova (Bucharest), Romania; Düsseldorf to Basel, Switzerland;and Hirsova (Bucharest) to Düsseldorf.

Built in 2006, 110-metre-long Brabant is a stylish and comfortable river cruise boat, and has everything that guests will need to make their holiday a memorable one: from bright and spacious public areas, to well-equipped bedrooms and ample deck space, from which to enjoy the superb views. With just four decks – Haydn Deck 1, Strauss Deck 2, Mozart Deck 3 and Sun Deck 4 – and fewer than 80 rooms and suites, staffed by 40 crew members, Brabanthas the intimate and friendly feel that Fred. Olsen’s guests know and love.

Brabant’s classic design is smaller than many river boats, so guests will enjoy the usual hallmarks of Fred. Olsen’s 'closer’ approach to cruising. In keeping with Fred. Olsen’s ocean-going fleet, this smaller-scaled vessel has the style, atmosphere and elegance of a country house hotel. Cherry wood interiors and contemporary colours combine to make guests feel relaxed from the moment that they step on board. Juliette balconies with panoramic windows are a feature of many of the rooms, so that guests can enjoy expansive views of Europe’s most impressive waterways.

Fred. Olsen guests – who are predominantly British – will also feel at home on board Brabant, with English spoken throughout and all transactions conducted in Pounds Sterling. The British taste will also be reflected in the cuisine, customer service and shore tours on offer.

Fred. Olsen River Cruises, Brabant

All holidays featured in the new ‘River Cruising by Fred. Olsen’ brochure are based on fly-cruises, and include return flights from / to a London airport and transfers to / from the boat. Cruise-only options are also available.

An example itinerary from the new ‘European River Cruising by Fred. Olsen’ brochure is as follows:

Springtime Dutch Discovery– 5-night fly-cruise via London, from Amsterdam to Dűsseldorf, prices from £999 per person (fly-cruise package) / £749 (cruise-only, excluding flights / transfers), based on two adults sharing a Standard Room.

Selection of dates available: 5th April 2018 (R1801) to 15th April 2018 (R1803)

Ports of call: Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Cruising across IJsselmeer – Hoorn, The Netherlands – Kampen, The Netherlands – Cruising IJssel River – Deventer, The Netherlands – Cruising past Zutphen – Arnhem, The Netherlands – Cruising the Pannerden Canal & Fortress – Nijmegen, The Netherlands – Dűsseldorf, Germany

With so much variety in one short sailing, this is the perfect way to sample the river cruising experience. Starting in Amsterdam, you will be able to visit legendary Keukenhof Gardens and view the vibrant tulips in bloom.

Then, from gliding through Dutch countryside, to transiting the Pannerden Canal, there is a wealth of scenic delights to be discovered, from the elegant comfort of ‘Brabant’. Dotted along the route are towns and cities steeped in seafaring history and authentic culture.

As with its ocean cruises, peace of mind and relaxation start from the moment that guests choose a Fred. Olsen holiday! Fred. Olsen’s new river cruise programme will be reinforced by its industry-leading Enjoyment Promise: if guests book at least 12 weeks in advance, on cruises of five nights or more, and find that the cruise is not for them within 24 hours of sailing, they just need to let Reception know on board and Fred. Olsen promises to arrange and pay for their flight back to the UK from the next port and repay the cost of their cruise.

Pre-register now!


A mark of Distinction.

Welcome to the Fred Olsen fellowship.

Fred. Olsen cruises are operated by a family-run company, proud of their fleet of smaller, more intimate cruise ships which is made up of vessels called Black Watch, Braemar, Boudicca and Balmoral. This unique cruise line understands that passengers like a more personalised experience and one that is unashamedly British.

The personable and long-serving crew are well-versed in ensuring you relax the moment you step aboard. For many passengers, it is the happy blend of agreeable companions that is the Fred. Olsen distinction. Wherever you choose to cruise, you will soon feel part of the fraternity and enjoy some friendly ‘home-away-from-home’ camaraderie. Featured destinations include much of Europe as well as some outstanding Africa cruises, whilst there is also the possibility to explore Scandinavia and the Arctic Circle.

You expect quality on a good cruise ship, but Fred Olsen knows from their vast experience, and from listening to their customers, what makes a special cruise; one that is a real emotional experience and one that leaves us wanting more. On-board these cruises, everyone is treated as the individual they are. The staff has a real interest in the passengers, their likes and their dislikes, and have an amazing desire to please. We know that the home we leave at the end of each cruise will be the home we enter next time we board a Fred. Olsen Cruise Ship.

Top deals from Fred. Olsen

Cruise Ship - Boudicca

Canaries, Bermuda

9th Jun 2017 | 26 nights

On board Boudicca

Ports of call: Liverpool - Oporto - Funchal - Ponta Delgada - Horta - Hamilton, Bermuda - Lajes das Flores, Azores - Praia di Vitoria, Azores - Liverpool
Cruise Ship - Balmoral

Canaries, Europe

1st Jul 2017 | 15 nights

On board Balmoral

Ports of call: Newcastle, UK - Cadiz - Malaga - Almeria - Gibraltar - Lisbon - Vigo - La Coruna - Newcastle, UK
Cruise Ship - Boudicca

United Kingdom

21st Jul 2017 | 8 nights

On board Boudicca

Ports of call: Liverpool - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands - Lerwick - Southwold, England - Portsmouth,UK - Liverpool
Cruise Ship - Balmoral


30th Jul 2017 | 7 nights

On board Balmoral

Ports of call: Newcastle, UK - Bergen - Olden - Flam - Eidfjord - Newcastle, UK
Cruise Ship - Braemar


4th Jan 2018 | 14 nights

On board Braemar

Ports of call: Bridgetown - Castries - St Georges, Grenada - Oranjestad, Aruba - Ocho Rios - Santiago - Roadtown, Tortola - St. Kitts - St John's, Antigua - Fort de France - Bridgetown
Cruise Ship - Boudicca


8th Feb 2018 | 21 nights

On board Boudicca

Ports of call: Cape Town - Luderitz - Walvis Bay - Jamestown, St Helena - George Town, Cayman Islands - Dakar - Porta Praia - Mindelo, Cape Verde Is. - Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Cruise Ship - Balmoral


10th Mar 2018 | 14 nights

On board Balmoral

Ports of call: Southampton - Trondheim - Tromso - Alta - Narvik - Andalsnes - Bergen - Southampton
Cruise Ship - Braemar


14th Apr 2018 | 14 nights

On board Braemar

Ports of call: Southampton - Bordeaux - Seville - Rouen (Paris) - Southampton

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Blogs about Fred. Olsen

Helen Worthington – 18-05-2015 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Black Watch

A journey to Liverpool to see ‘Black Watch’ in her home port for a series of 14 sailings in 2015, completes the set for Helen Worthington of visiting or sailing on all four Fred Olsen ships.


Peter Ruck – 26-03-2015 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Boudicca - Northern Lights Cruise

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Gary Jenkins – 09-01-2014 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Balmoral

Gary Jenkins recently enjoyed a 4 day cruise holiday onboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s Balmoral – here’s what he got up to…


Ian Warren – 27-11-2012 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Braemar

My wife Ellena and I booked this 3 night cruise, with a couple of ports in France as a short break ahead of Christmas. We left Southampton on a very wet and windy Friday, and then on Saturday we were in Cherbourg and it rained most of the day.


Ian Warren – 27-05-2011 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Line - Balmoral

Although I had never cruised on Balmoral before, I did spend some time onboard at the recent UK Cruise Convention in Southampton. In fact I was lucky enough to be the video presenter for Travel Weekly and Travel TV, and spent 3 hours filming around the ship.

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