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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

NEW 2021 cruise collection

Exclusive inclusions when you book with Saga:


Fred. Olsen’s brand new 2021 cruise collection is now on sale and you can choose from a host of memorable itineraries to destinations across the globe. Set sail aboard one of the fleet’s newly-refurbished classic smaller ships and discover the islands of Bali and Burma, Canada in the fall, the sun-blessed coasts of the Mediterranean, the incredible landscapes of Iceland or the remote Scottish Isles.

Alternatively, why not explore the colourful and spirited city of Havana in Cuba, see Norway's incredible Northern Lights, discover France's beautiful and charming river cities, or take a thrilling World Cruise. Book with Saga and you can enjoy great value for money with our exclusive package of inclusions. Plus, you can sail from a choice of UK ports or choose from a selection of fly cruises too.

Great-value Fred. Olsen cruises for solo guests

We're delighted to offer a dedicated solo programme aboard selected Fred. Olsen cruises. They provide a sociable atmosphere and a classic cruising experience aboard their traditional ocean cruises.

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
  • Take your exploration to the next level on an exhilarating RIB adventure, available in selected ports
  • 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

Explore Fred. Olsen’s smaller ships

On Fred. Olsen’s smaller, more personable ships, you’ll feel relaxed and at home from the moment you step on board; and you’ll soon get to know the attentive crew, your fellow guests and new-found friends. The fleet’s multi-million-pound refit in 2018 means you can enjoy fresh new interiors, upgraded cabins and enhanced facilities, and experience the welcoming country house hotel style they’re renowned for.

Black Watch

Black Watch







A RIB carrying passengers from Boudicca

RIBs (rigid inflatable boats)

The Saga price includes all this…

*All-inclusive drinks package is worth £19 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 £5 per person, per day.

When you book through Saga, selected drinks are included in the price of all Fred. Olsen cruises. The all-inclusive drinks package is normally £19 per person, per day. In addition, you can save 50% off premium and branded drinks, other red and white wines (excluding Champagne or sparkling wine), cocktails and bottled water. Here is a list of drinks included.

In the bars

  • A selection of soft drinks (post-mix on pump), served by the glass: Pepsi, lemonade, tonic waters, juices and mineral/spring water
  • A choice of three red, three white and two rosé wines by the glass
  • Selected Cava by the glass
  • Selected branded beers in cans or on draught
  • Selected cider in cans
  • Selected house spirits: white rum, gin, vodka, whisky, brandy and Irish Cream
  • The Bar Manager's own selection

In the restaurants and buffets

  • A selection of soft drinks, mineral/spring water and juices by the glass
  • A choice of three red, three white and two rosé wines by the glass
  • Selected branded beers in cans
  • Regular tea and coffee

Fred's ships sail from five ports around the UK, making it easy to join a huge range of cruises. You can depart from Dover, Southampton, Newcastle, Liverpool and Rosyth.

Gratuities are not included in the cost of your cruise holiday, and for your convenience, £5 per adult guest per day is automatically added to your on-board account to be shared by your housekeeping and restaurant staff. However tipping is entirely at your discretion, and you can contact Reception once on board should you wish to vary this amount. There are no additional service charges for spa or salon services.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are working to reduce their impact on the globe. With their smaller, friendlier, revitalised ships sailing oceans near and far, they understand it’s important to take care of the world they love to explore with their guests.

Here are just a few of the initiatives they have in place to help protect the planet:

  • Banning the use of single-use plastic on board wherever possible
  • The reuse and recycling of items wherever possible, including the donation of useful items (such as uniforms and furniture) to good causes
  • Their waste management processes follow strict environmental regulatory requirements
  • The company’s Energy Efficiency Plan regularly reviews and reduces energy demand
  • This approach follows through to their Ipswich Office too, where rooftop solar panels generate power for the office, paper and plastics are all recycled, and green initiatives are in place