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.

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Fred. Olsen’s Summer Sale

Fred. Olsen's BIG Fly-Cruise offers


Book your Fred. Olsen fly-cruise now and there's a number of savings to choose from to make your holiday even more tempting:

Your tips covered and FREE drinks on new 2019 & 2020 fly-cruises, and Brabant River 2019 cruises

FREE drinks PLUS your tips covered on all 2018, 2019 and 2020 Fly-Cruises featured in the Fred. Olsen fly-cruises Worldwide 2018-20 brochure when you book before 2nd July 2018*.

FREE door to door travel on new 2018, 2019 & 2020 fly-cruises

Travel up to 90 UK mainland miles FREE, when you book a select 2018, 2019 or 2020 Fly-Cruise when you book before 2nd July 2018*.

Three cruises for the price of two

Book one select cruise departing October to December 2018, along with any two other select cruises from Fred. Olsen's full Ocean & River programmes - and the lowest priced sailing is FREE when you book before 31st May 2018*.

Solo offers and your tips covered on selected 2018, 2019 and 2020 Fly-Cruises

No single supplement PLUS your tips covered on a great choice of 2018, 2019 and 2020 Fly-Cruise itineraries when you book before 2nd July 2018*.

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




Fred. Olsen’s Summer Sale

SAVE in the Summer Sale


Special offers on June-September 2018 sailings

With Fred. Olsen’s Summer Sale you can now save on 28 alluring itineraries departing from June to September 2018.

There’s a wide choice of unforgettable destinations to tempt, with departures from around the UK, so you’ll no doubt find a cruise getaway to suit.

Step aboard one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier oceangoing ships and be whisked away to your choice of remarkable destinations. Lose yourself in the beauty of Norway’s stunning fjordland or seek out fascinating natural wonders in Greenland and Iceland. Head to the French region of Provence at the perfect time to see the famous lavender fields or sail picturesque French rivers into charming cities. Immerse yourself in the architectural highlights of the Baltic or uncover Scotland’s unspoilt landscapes, remote islands and enchanting lochs.

Whichever part of the world you choose to explore, Fred. Olsen’s welcoming, attentive crews and traditionally built, smaller ships will provide the perfect base for your adventures this summer, as we take you closer to the very best highlights.

Book your select Fred. Olsen itinerary between Wednesday 11th April 2018 until Monday 2nd July 2018 and you can enjoy up to £400 off ocean cruises*, up to £300 off river cruises* and some great deals on solo cruises*.

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

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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