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Relive the golden age of cruising

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Established in 1848, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a family-run company that still upholds the great customs of classic cruising. These include elegant, comfortable surroundings, superb personal service and fine dining, as well as daily afternoon tea and refined entertainment. Their small to medium-size ships can sail you to the heart of destinations, entering narrow fjords, inland rivers and tiny harbours to bring you closer to stunning locations.

This is a refined, elegant way to explore destinations like the Norwegian fjords, Cuba and the Caribbean or even embark on a once-in-a-lifetime world voyage. In 2018, cruise highlights include New Year in Sydney, the Rio Carnival and the Monaco Grand Prix, plus the Tall Ships at Kiel Week, the Seville Fair and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Fans of Fred may also wish to celebrate the company’s 170th anniversary, when all four ships unite for Captains in Cadiz in September 2018.


Choose Fred. Olsen for...

  • A long-established, family-run cruise line, extremely proud of their heritage
  • A classic style of cruising that upholds all the finest traditions at sea
  • A smaller ship experience that ensures customers enjoy a more intimate and sociable atmosphere
  • Formal dining in the main restaurants, or more relaxed dining in the open-seating alternative eateries
  • The chance to sail to smaller ports, islands and harbours
  • A generous luggage allowance of 90kg per person when sailing from the UK
  • A wide variety of fly-cruises including the Caribbean, South Africa and the Indian Ocean, allowing you to begin exploring straight away
  • High levels of personal service in comfortable and cosy surroundings aboard four welcoming ships - Black Watch, Balmoral, Boudicca and Braemar
  • Fantastic value for money, with an all-inclusive drinks package worth £15 per person per day, and/or on-board gratuities worth £4 per person per day, included when you book selected cruises through Saga

This great-value package is exclusive to Cruise World, and only available when booking with Saga.

The Saga price includes all this…

  • Saga's VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Your holiday will start right at your front door, with a chauffeur who will drive you to the UK port or airport, and then pick you up on your return
  • Don't need the chauffeur? Then you can drive yourself and enjoy free car parking at or near your departure point
  • Optional travel insurance provided by Cigna Insurance Services (Europe) Limited and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Tourist visa, if required
  • All port taxes, fees and charges
  • All meals, afternoon tea, snacks and buffets
  • Free Upgrade to All Inclusive on selected cruises*
  • Free Onboard gratuities to housekeeping and restaurant staff on selected cruises^
  • Tea and coffee
  • On-board leisure facilities including a gym, swimming pools and Jacuzzis Daily on-board activities and lectures
  • Free use of the shuttle bus at most ports of call on most cruises
  • All evening entertainment including dancing, cabaret shows and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
  • Room service
  • Porterage of luggage when embarking and disembarking

*All-inclusive drinks package is worth £15 per person, per day and includes selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and 50% off selected premium brands and cocktails. ^Free on-board gratuities are worth £4 per person, per day.

Newly refurbished ships

Black Watch is the first of Fred. Olsen’s four ships to receive an extensive programme of enhancements, taking in the cabins, lounges, bars and other important spaces. The other three are looking forward to their upgrades between now and early 2018. From new restaurants and bars to extended open spaces, extra light and plush new furnishings, you can look forward to a greatly enhanced environment. Of course, all refurbishments are carried out between itineraries with no interruption to your cruising enjoyment.

Black Watch

Black Watch

A sleek and intimate ship with a spacious, airy feel

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The jewel in Fred.Olsen's crown as the largest and newest ship in their fleet.

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A handsome ship that turns heads with her classic good looks

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Fans of casual cruising will love her combination of elegant design and contemporary décor

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