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Free On Shore Spending Money & Added Benefits
Fred. Olsen’s cruises are all about rewarding experiences. Book now and you’ll find your 2018/19 ocean cruise is even more rewarding. Book any departure from April 2018 – March 2019 of 7 nights or more, and we’ll give you €200 per room on shore spending money¹ so you can enjoy the best of your captivating destinations without having to worry about exchange rates.
PLUS, book by Friday 23rd June 2017 and receive five professional prints from your on board photoshoot - with our compliments*.
*€200 is provided in local currency as detailed below. This may be subject to slight variation due to exchange rate fluctuations. Terms and conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.
|Description||Departure||Nights||Ship||Departing||€200* on shore
|Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers||Thu 26-Apr-18||8||Black Watch||Liverpool||NOK|
|Islands of the Azores & Madeira||Fri 04-May-18||14||Black Watch||Liverpool||EUR|
|Sun, Sea & Monaco Grand Prix||Fri 18-May-18||16||Black Watch||Liverpool||EUR|
|Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers||Sun 03-Jun-18||8||Black Watch||Liverpool||NOK|
|Lochs of Scotland||Mon 11-Jun-18||7||Black Watch||Liverpool||GBP|
|A Taste of Iceland||Mon 18-Jun-18||9||Black Watch||Liverpool||ISK|
|Exploring Remote Spitsbergen||Wed 27-Jun-18||15||Black Watch||Liverpool||NOK|
|Charming Cities of France & Guernsey||Thu 12-Jul-18||8||Black Watch||Liverpool||EUR|
|Wonders of Greenland, Iceland & Norway||Wed 25-Jul-18||14||Black Watch||Liverpool||ISK|
|Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers||Wed 08-Aug-18||9||Black Watch||Liverpool||NOK|
|The Fjords of Greenland||Fri 17-Aug-18||15||Black Watch||Liverpool||ISK|
|Islands of the Azores & Madeira||Sat 01-Sep-18||14||Black Watch||Liverpool||EUR|
|Lochs of Scotland||Sat 15-Sep-18||7||Black Watch||Liverpool||GBP|
|Canada in the Fall||Sat 22-Sep-18||26||Black Watch||Liverpool||CAD|
|Mystery Cruise||Thu 18-Oct-18||9||Black Watch||Liverpool||GBP|
|Islands & Landscapes of the Canaries||Sat 27-Oct-18||14||Black Watch||Liverpool||EUR|
|Around the World with Sydney at New Year||Mon 12-Nov-18||108||Black Watch||Southampton||AUD|
|Sailing to the Caribbean||Mon 12-Nov-18||14||Black Watch||Southampton||USD|
|Pacific Island Christmas & Sydney New Year||Mon 26-Nov-18||36||Black Watch||Bridgetown||AUD|
|Australia & the Contrasts of Asia||Sat 05-Jan-19||30||Black Watch||Brisbane||AUD|
|Ancient Civilisations & Lost Cities||Mon 04-Feb-19||24||Black Watch||Dubai||EUR|
|Carnival in the Canary Islands||Thu 28-Feb-19||14||Black Watch||Southampton||EUR|
|German Waterways||Tue 03-Apr-18||10||Boudicca||Dover||EUR|
|Floral Funchal & the Canary Islands||Fri 13-Apr-18||15||Boudicca||Dover||EUR|
|Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway||Sat 28-Apr-18||7||Boudicca||Dover||NOK|
|Film Stars & Classic Cars||Sat 05-May-18||16||Boudicca||Dover||EUR|
|Scottish Highlands, Islands & Ireland||Mon 21-May-18||9||Boudicca||Dover||GBP|
|Rome, Amalfi, Tuscany & the Italian Riviera||Wed 30-May-18||22||Boudicca||Dover||EUR|
|German Waterways with Kiel Week||Thu 21-Jun-18||9||Boudicca||Dover||EUR|
|Authentic Baltic with Tallinn Medieval Festival||Sat 30-Jun-18||13||Boudicca||Dover||EUR|
|Scenic Fjords of Norway||Fri 13-Jul-18||7||Boudicca||Dover||NOK|
|Swedish Waterways & Classic Cities||Fri 20-Jul-18||10||Boudicca||Dover||SEK|
|Lochs, Islands & the Military Tattoo||Mon 30-Jul-18||9||Boudicca||Dover||GBP|
|The Fjords of Greenland||Wed 08-Aug-18||16||Boudicca||Dover||ISK|
|Scenic Fjords of Norway||Wed 29-Aug-18||7||Boudicca||Dover||NOK|
|Island-Hopping to Petra||Wed 05-Sep-18||15||Boudicca||Dover||EUR|
|Authentic Arabia||Thu 20-Sep-18||14||Boudicca||Aqaba||USD|
|Authentic India||Thu 04-Oct-18||14||Boudicca||Abu Dhabi||USD|
|Islands of the Indian Ocean||Thu 18-Oct-18||14||Boudicca||Colombo||USD|
|Islands of the Indian Ocean||Thu 01-Nov-18||14||Boudicca||Mauritius||USD|
|Islands of the Indian Ocean||Thu 15-Nov-18||14||Boudicca||Mauritius||USD|
|Islands of the Indian Ocean||Thu 29-Nov-18||14||Boudicca||Mauritius||USD|
|Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar||Thu 13-Dec-18||14||Boudicca||Mauritius||USD|
|Islands of the Indian Ocean||Thu 27-Dec-18||14||Boudicca||Mauritius||USD|
|India, Arabia & Ancient Middle East||Thu 10-Jan-19||34||Boudicca||Colombo||USD|
|In Search of 'The Lights' in Eight Nights||Mon 18-Feb-19||8||Boudicca||Newcastle||NOK|
|In Search of 'The Lights' in Eight Nights||Tue 26-Feb-19||8||Boudicca||Newcastle||NOK|
|French River Cruising to Bordeaux||Fri 06-Apr-18||8||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|River Cruising to Bordeaux & the Seville Fair||Sat 14-Apr-18||14||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|The Diversity of Green Spain||Sat 28-Apr-18||8||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|Welcome to Denmark||Sun 06-May-18||10||Braemar||Southampton||DKK|
|Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway||Wed 16-May-18||8||Braemar||Southampton||NOK|
|You Choose Your Cruise||Tue 29-May-18||14||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|Arctic Russia & Northern Norway||Tue 12-Jun-18||16||Braemar||Southampton||NOK|
|French River Cruising to Bordeaux||Thu 28-Jun-18||8||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence||Fri 06-Jul-18||16||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife||Sun 22-Jul-18||13||Braemar||Southampton||ISK|
|Cruising the Norwegian Fjords||Sat 04-Aug-18||8||Braemar||Southampton||NOK|
|Islands & Cities of Scandinavia||Sun 12-Aug-18||11||Braemar||Southampton||DKK|
|French River Cruising to Bordeaux||Thu 23-Aug-18||8||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic||Fri 14-Sep-18||14||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|Historic Towns & Cities of the Adriatic||Tue 02-Oct-18||23||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|German Rivers & Waterways||Thu 25-Oct-18||9||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|France & Belgium||Thu 08-Nov-18||7||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|Island-Hopping in the Tropics||Thu 15-Nov-18||18||Braemar||Southampton||EUR|
|Voyage to the Islands of the Caribbean||Mon 03-Dec-18||17||Braemar||Southampton||USD|
|Caribbean Christmas & New Years Eve||Thu 20-Dec-18||14||Braemar||Bridgetown||USD|
|Islands of the Caribbean||Thu 03-Jan-19||14||Braemar||Bridgetown||USD|
|Amazon River Adventure||Thu 17-Jan-19||14||Braemar||Bridgetown||USD|
|Amazon River Adventure||Thu 31-Jan-19||14||Braemar||Manaus||USD|
|Islands of the Caribbean||Thu 14-Feb-19||14||Braemar||Bridgetown||USD|
|Islands of the Caribbean||Thu 28-Feb-19||14||Braemar||Bridgetown||USD|
|Caribbean Return||Thu 14-Mar-19||16||Braemar||Bridgetown||USD|
|Islands of the Mediterranean||Tue 03-Apr-18||17||Balmoral||Southampton||EUR|
|German Cities & the Kiel Canal||Thu 26-Apr-18||7||Balmoral||Newcastle||EUR|
|Scenic Fjords of Norway||Tue 08-May-18||7||Balmoral||Newcastle||NOK|
|Swedish Waterways & Cities||Wed 16-May-18||10||Balmoral||Rosyth||SEK|
|German Waterways||Thu 31-May-18||9||Balmoral||Rosyth||EUR|
|Scandinavian Capitals & St Petersburg||Sat 09-Jun-18||14||Balmoral||Rosyth||EUR|
|Scenic Fjords of Norway||Sat 23-Jun-18||7||Balmoral||Rosyth||NOK|
|Diamonds, Chocolates & Canals||Sat 30-Jun-18||7||Balmoral||Rosyth||EUR|
|Greatest Fjords of Norway||Thu 12-Jul-18||9||Balmoral||Rosyth||NOK|
|Scenic Fjords of Norway||Sun 22-Jul-18||7||Balmoral||Newcastle||NOK|
|Scottish Highlands & Islands||Sun 29-Jul-18||7||Balmoral||Newcastle||GBP|
|Scenic Fjords of Norway||Sun 05-Aug-18||7||Balmoral||Newcastle||NOK|
|The Wonders of Iceland||Sun 12-Aug-18||11||Balmoral||Newcastle||ISK|
|Cities of Spain, Portugal & Morocco||Sun 02-Sep-18||14||Balmoral||Newcastle||EUR|
|Diamonds, Chocolates & Canals||Sun 16-Sep-18||9||Balmoral||Newcastle||EUR|
|Swedish Waterways & Cities||Tue 25-Sep-18||11||Balmoral||Newcastle||SEK|
|Uncrowded Baltic||Sat 06-Oct-18||13||Balmoral||Newcastle||EUR|
|German Waterways & Bremen Beer Festival||Fri 19-Oct-18||9||Balmoral||Newcastle||EUR|
|Islands of the Canaries||Mon 29-Oct-18||14||Balmoral||Southampton||EUR|
|Mystery Cruise||Mon 12-Nov-18||12||Balmoral||Southampton||GBP|
|Landscapes of the Canaries & Morocco||Sat 24-Nov-18||14||Balmoral||Southampton||EUR|
|Christmas Markets of Germany & Denmark||Thu 13-Dec-18||8||Balmoral||Southampton||EUR|
|Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks||Fri 21-Dec-18||15||Balmoral||Southampton||EUR|
|Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth||Sat 05-Jan-19||14||Balmoral||Southampton||EUR|
|California, Mexico & the Panama Canal||Sat 19-Jan-19||62||Balmoral||Southampton||USD|
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|
|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 Cruise Lines ventures into new 'European River Cruising' on Brabant in 2018
17th May 2017
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched 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.
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.
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, Brabant has 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.
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.
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.
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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
It was a bright and sunny day in February. My wife, Sue, and I set sail from Southampton for 16 nights on Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca, in search of the Northern Lights.
Fred. Olsen – 21-02-2014 - Iceland and why it should be on your "bucket list"
If you’re looking for a destination that is unique and at the same time offer you fantastic sights then Iceland has got to be a place for everyone’s list of "must see" places. By far the best way of seeing this fascinating country is by visiting the place on a cruise ship.
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.