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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Brand new 2021 sailing brings 4 Fred’s to Lisbon


This weekend the 4 Fred Olsen Ships were due to meet in Funchal, with lots of celebrations planned for guests on board.

We know many guests were disappointed that the event had to be cancelled, which is why Fred Olsen Cruise Lines have been working hard to plan a similar event for 2021 when the 4 sister ships will come together again.

We are excited to let you know that with the launch of Balmorals new itinerary, you can join ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ in October next year.

Join Fred Olsen on your favourite of the 4 cruises below and you'll be treated to a host of activities and entertainment, both on board and ashore when Balmoral, Boudicca, Braemar and Black Watch meet again in Lisbon.




New Cruise Programme


We’re delighted to announce the launch of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 2021/22 itineraries, designed to not only allow you to explore the world, but experience it too. Travel with Fred. Olsen worldwide to over 200 destinations – including 13 maiden calls – and nearly 100 areas of scenic cruising across 86 countries.

As Fred. Olsen's ships are smaller, they can take you on the finest cruises in the world, to places out of reach to larger vessels, and much closer to the heart of the destination. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Americas or beauty of New Zealand; sail Greece’s Corinth Canal, French and Spanish rivers, or explore Norway’s glorious fjordland; experience Venice Carnival or a night at the Russian ballet in St Petersburg; discover paradise in the Caribbean; and much more.

Book any 2021 or 2022 cruise by 31st July 2020 and you’ll benefit from the following:

  • Choose your cabin
  • Choose your restaurant and dining time (book extra early to guarantee this one as dining places are limited!)
  • Low deposit – just 15%
  • Priority booking for Shore Tours
  • Priority on board arrival and departure
  • Free shuttle bus to local centre (where operating)

PLUS, ALL Tips included*

We’ll take care of your Tips for the Cabin Stewardess and Waiter for the duration of your cruise.

PLUS, at least £50 per person to spend on board*

Book now and we’ll arrange a minimum of £50 per person FREE On Board Spend to be waiting in your cabin account when you get on board

On Sale:

Wednesday 4th March 2020 – Diamond Elite, Platinum, & Gold Oceans members.
Thursday 5th March 2020 – Silver Oceans members;
Friday 6th March 2020 – Bronze Oceans members;
Monday 9th March 2020 – general on sale date.

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




Plain Sailing Guarantee


There are a lot of unknowns in the world at the moment, especially when it comes to travelling. That’s why Fred. Olsen are launching our new Plain Sailing Guarantee. It’s designed to give you every reassurance about your booking during these unusual times, and it comes completely without clauses or caveats.

No quibble refunds

If your cruise with Fred. Olsen is cancelled. Whilst we would love it if you transferred to another, you can of course have a full refund, with no quibbles, at any time.

Transfer on your terms

If your cruise is cancelled and you would like to transfer to a new one, you'll receive you a Future Cruise Voucher to spend on top of any money you have paid.

There is no rush and no pressure to make up your mind, you’ll get up to 24 months to decide.

And if you can’t find another cruise after that time, you'll receive you an additional 5% when refunding the money you have paid, to account for any interest it may have earned.

However, you don’t need to wait for us to get in touch. Any 2020 cruise can be moved, with no administration fees or loss of deposit, to any other on sale. Just give us 2 weeks’ notice.

Only pay us when you’re sure

Fred. Olsen promise to contact you at least 30 days before you sail if, your cruise is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For sailings between July and December 2020, they have also changed your balance payment date (from 90 days before sailing to 28 days). So you can pay with peace of mind, knowing you will definitely be sailing.

As you can see, Fred. Olsen have kept things beautifully simple and straightforward. What’s more, this is now standard across all new and existing bookings, you don’t have to do a thing.

Fred. Olsen look forward to welcoming you back on board when the time is right for us all.




Brexit Promise

Brexit Promise. We’re so confident that Brexit won’t affect your Fred. Olsen cruise, should the cruise be cancelled due to the UK leaving the EU, we will give you a full refund and a free cruise. What’s more, once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price. There is the security of ABTA and ATOL protection and our Enjoyment Promise giving real peace of mind. Plus Shore Tours and purchases on board our ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so you can explore the world without worrying about exchange rates. With 170 years of sailing heritage behind us we’ve seen many changes over the years, but what has never changed is our focus on giving guests the best possible experience, wherever and whenever they sail with us. With Fred. Olsen you can always book with confidence.

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