Fred. Olsen Ships

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have a fleet of four ships, Braemar, Black Watch, Boudicca and Balmoral, all with a quintessentially English feel. Fred Olsen’s ships travel to some of the lesser travelled ports meaning you get to enjoy destinations that other cruisers don’t get to see.

Latest Deals from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines


Fred. Olsen’s 2018/19 fly cruise worldwide

Save up to 40% with Fred. Olsen's Warmer Cruising


Special reductions on October 2017 - March 2018 sailings

Book your autumn or winter escape today from the impressive selection of sailings in this promotion and enjoy a special saving of up to 40% off the price.

There’s a great choice of destinations available, departing between October 2017 and March 2018 – all you have to do is choose your favourite places to visit.

Discover faraway cultures, captivating wildlife and exotic landscapes of the Indian Ocean islands or embark on a sunshine escape to the Canary Islands and Portugal. Seek out the ‘Big Five’ game in South Africa or indulge in an island-hopping adventure to the Caribbean. Glide along impressive waterways into the heart of European cities or immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of German Christmas markets. Go in search of breathtaking natural wonders in Arctic Norway or experience the exuberant world-famous Rio Carnival in one of the most iconic cities on Earth.

All this and much more can be found on the following pages, with special prices if you book now. Offer ends 18th October 2017.

Fred. Olsen’s 2018/19 fly cruise worldwide

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

For even greater peace of mind, you can upgrade to All Inclusive: 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.

*Savings are shown in the prices detailed. Terms and conditions apply – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

Call today, see below or click through to the brochure to find out more about the itineraries involved in this sale.

Itinerary Departs Ship Port Nights Save up to Inside cabin
cruise only
from price
per person*
Voyage to the Caribbean 5th Dec 2017 Braemar Southampton 16 40% £599
The Caribbean & Cuba 4th Jan 2018 Braemar Barbados 14 15% £999
A Caribbean Discovery 29th Oct 2017 Balmoral Southampton 32 40% £1,899
Mexico, Cuba & the Panama Canal 5th Jan 2018 Black Watch Southampton 24 20% £2,599
South America with the Rio Carnival 23rd Jan 2018 Balmoral Southampton 46 30% £2,999
Amazon River Adventure 1st Feb 2018 Braemar Barbados 14 25% £999
Caribbean & the Tropic of Cancer 1st Mar 2018 Braemar Barbados 16 20% £699
Sailing to the Med, Zanzibar & Mauritius 14th Oct 2017 Boudicca Liverpool 33 20% £1,999
Indian Ocean Islands & Zanzibar 14th Dec 2017 Boudicca Mauritius 14 25% £1,499
Madagascar, Mozambique & South Africa 28th Dec 2017 Boudicca Mauritius 14 15% £1,799
Stunning South Africa 11th Jan 2018 Boudicca Cape Town 14 15% £1,299
Stunning South Africa 25th Jan 2018 Boudicca Cape Town 14 15% £1,299
Exploring the World’s Ancient Icons 17th Mar 2018 Black Watch Port Klang 38 30% £2,399
Sun, Souks & Siestas 13th Nov 2017 Black Watch London Tilbury 18 20% £1,799
Islands of the Canaries 1st Mar 2018 Boudicca Tenerife 7 20% £549
Madeira & the Canaries 6th Jan 2018 Balmoral Southampton 14 20% £999
Madeira, Spain & Portugal 24th Mar 2018 Balmoral Southampton 10 20% £799
Rivers & Cities of France 4th Oct 2017 Black Watch Rosyth 10 25% £849
Belgium & Holland 3rd Nov 2017 Braemar Southampton 7 40% £479
Spain & the Algarve 9th Oct 2017 Braemar Southampton 11 25% £899
Andalusia & the Algarve 10th Nov 2017 Braemar Southampton 13 30% £899
France & Belgium Break 10th Nov 2017 Black Watch Harwich 3 30% £199
European Cities 30th Nov 2017 Balmoral Southampton 8 40% £479
Scottish Winter Warmer 1st Dec 2017 Black Watch London Tilbury 6 40% £399
German Christmas Markets 7th Dec 2017 Black Watch London Tilbury 6 25% £449
City Lights & Overnights 14th Dec 2017 Black Watch Southampton 7 40% £399
River Seine Sojourn 20th Jan 2018 Balmoral Southampton 3 40% £179
Spain & Portugal 8th Mar 2018 Boudicca Malaga 7 20% £479
Easter Ireland 31st Mar 2018 Braemar Southampton 6 25% £499
Discover the Baltic 2nd Oct 2017 Balmoral Southampton 13 20% £1,099
Norwegian Christmas 21st Dec 2017 Black Watch Southampton 15 15% £1,999
Easter Mystery Cruise 29th Mar 2018 Boudicca Dover 5 20% £399

News from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines


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 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.

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, 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.

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.

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