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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Relive the golden age of cruising

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

Black Watch

A sleek and intimate ship with a spacious, airy feel.

Balmoral

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

Boudicca

A handsome ship that turns heads with her classic good looks.

Braemar

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

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.

When you book through Saga, selected drinks are included in the price of most Fred. Olsen cruises. The all-inclusive drinks package is normally £15 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

Fred’s ships sail from nine ports around the UK, making it easy to join a huge range of cruises. In England, you can depart from Dover, Southampton, Newcastle, Liverpool, Harwich, Tilbury and Falmouth. In Scotland, they sail from Greenock and Rosyth.

Alternatively, there is a great choice of fly-cruises. These are the quick way to voyage in faraway locations and enjoy exotic experiences, whether you fancy an African safari, a trip down the Amazon or a cruise amidst the idyllic islands of the Indian Ocean.

Gratuities are not included in the cost of your cruise holiday, and for your convenience, £4 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.

Departure Date Holiday Name Number of Nights Departure Point Lead Price  
January 4, 2018 Cuba and the Caribbean 15 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,839
January 5, 2018 Wonders of the World 108 nights Southampton £11,899
January 6, 2018 Canary Islands and Madeira 14 nights Southampton £1,589
January 18, 2018 Colours of the Caribbean and Cuba 15 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,799
January 23, 2018 Rio Carnival Cruise 46 nights Southampton £5,259
January 24, 2018 South African Game Reserves 16 nights London Heathrow Airport £3,149
February 1, 2018 Into the Amazon 15 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,899
February 15, 2018 Caribbean Colours and Cuba 15 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,979
March 1, 2018 Caribbean and the Tropic of Cancer 16 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,069
March 17, 2018 Authentic Andalusia and Seville Orange Blossom 14 nights Southampton £1,779
March 24, 2018 The Island of Madeira with Spain and Portugal 10 nights Southampton £1,299
April 3, 2018 German Waterways 10 nights Dover £1,359
April 3, 2018 Islands of the Mediterranean 17 nights Southampton £2,299
April 6, 2018 French River Cruising to Bordeaux 8 nights Southampton £1,189
April 13, 2018 Floral Funchal and the Canary Islands 15 nights Dover £2,049
April 14, 2018 French River Cruising to Bordeaux and the Seville Fair 14 nights Southampton £1,899
April 26, 2018 German Cities and the Kiel Canal 7 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £979
April 26, 2018 Fjords, Mountains and Glaciers 2018 8 nights Liverpool £1,439
April 28, 2018 Scenic Fjords and Waterfalls of Norway aboard Boudicca 7 nights Dover £1,099
May 3, 2018 Five-Night Fjords Balmoral 5 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £889
May 4, 2018 Islands of the Azores and Madeira 14 nights Liverpool £2,379
May 5, 2018 Film Stars and Classic Cars 16 nights Dover £2,349
May 6, 2018 Welcome to Denmark 10 nights Southampton £1,459
May 8, 2018 Springtime Fjords 7 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,059
May 16, 2018 Swedish Waterways and Cities 10 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,479
May 16, 2018 Serene Fjords and Waterfalls of Norway 8 nights Southampton £1,199
May 18, 2018 Sun, Sea and Monaco Grand Prix 2018 16 nights Liverpool £2,439
May 21, 2018 Scottish Highlands, Islands and Ireland 9 nights Dover £1,479
May 24, 2018 Cruise the Seine 5 nights Southampton £899
May 26, 2018 Fjords in Five Nights 5 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £889
May 30, 2018 Rome Amalfi Tuscany and the Italian Riviera 22 nights Dover £3,199
May 31, 2018 Waterways of Germany 9 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,279
June 3, 2018 Fjords, Glaciers and Mountains 8 nights Liverpool £1,399
June 9, 2018 Scandinavian Capitals and St Petersburg 2018 14 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £2,119
June 11, 2018 Lochs of Scotland 2018 7 nights Liverpool £1,269
June 12, 2018 Arctic Russia and Northern Norway 16 nights Southampton £2,369
June 18, 2018 A Taste of Iceland 9 nights Liverpool £1,499
June 21, 2018 German Waterways with Kiel Week 9 nights Dover £1,499
June 23, 2018 Scenic Fjords of Norway 2018 7 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,199
June 27, 2018 Exploring remote Spitsbergen 15 nights Liverpool £2,399
June 28, 2018 French River Cruising and Bordeaux 8 nights Southampton £1,269
June 30, 2018 Authentic Baltic with Tallinn Medieval Festival 13 nights Dover £1,999
June 30, 2018 Diamonds Chocolates and Canals 7 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,069
July 6, 2018 Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence 16 nights Southampton £2,359
July 12, 2018 Greatest Fjords of Norway 2018 9 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,559
July 13, 2018 Scenic Norway 7 nights Dover £1,279
July 20, 2018 Swedish Waterways and Classic Cities 10 nights Dover £1,699
July 20, 2018 Scottish Lochs, Highlands and Islands 5 nights Liverpool £959
July 22, 2018 Norway’s Scenic Fjordland 7 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,239
July 22, 2018 Icelandic Wonders and Wildlife 2018 13 nights Southampton £2,039
July 25, 2018 Wonders of Greenland, Iceland and Norway 14 nights Liverpool £2,299
July 29, 2018 Natural Beauty of Scotland 7 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,239
July 30, 2018 Lochs, Islands and the Military Tattoo 9 nights Dover £1,599
August 4, 2018 Cruising the Norwegian Fjords 8 nights Southampton £1,439
August 5, 2018 Spellbinding Norway 7 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,239
August 8, 2018 The Fjords of Greenland 16 nights Dover £2,749
August 8, 2018 Mountains, Glaciers and Fjords 9 nights Liverpool £1,599
August 12, 2018 The Wonders of Iceland 11 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,759
August 12, 2018 Islands and Cities of Scandinavia 11 nights Southampton £1,749
August 17, 2018 Fjords of Greenland 15 nights Liverpool £2,929
August 23, 2018 Five-Night Fjords in August 5 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £939
August 23, 2018 French River Cruising 2018 8 nights Southampton £1,399
August 24, 2018 Cruising the Seine 5 nights Dover £969
August 28, 2018 Scottish Highlands and Islands 2018 5 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £989
August 29, 2018 Scenic Summer Fjords Boudicca 7 nights Dover £1,269
August 31, 2018 The Flavour of Spain 14 nights Southampton £2,069
September 1, 2018 Portuguese Explorer 14 nights Liverpool £2,249
September 2, 2018 Cities of Spain and Portugal 14 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,899
September 5, 2018 Island-Hopping to Suez 15 nights Multiple departure points £2,799
September 14, 2018 Cruising into the Heart of the Baltic 14 nights Southampton £2,199
September 15, 2018 Scottish Lochs and Highlands 7 nights Liverpool £1,259
September 16, 2018 Canals, Chocolates and Diamonds 9 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,379
September 22, 2018 Canada in the Fall 26 nights Liverpool £3,999
September 25, 2018 Swedish Cities and Waterways 11 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,669
October 2, 2018 Historic Towns and Cities of the Adriatic 23 nights Southampton £3,299
October 3, 2018 Authentic India 16 nights London Heathrow Airport £3,899
October 6, 2018 Uncrowded Baltic 13 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,789
October 18, 2018 Mystery Cruise 9 nights Liverpool £1,329
October 19, 2018 German Waterways and Bremen Beer Festival 9 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,299
October 25, 2018 German Rivers and Waterways 9 nights Southampton £1,299
October 27, 2018 Islands and landscapes of the Canaries 14 nights Liverpool £1,929
October 29, 2018 Islands of the Canaries 14 nights Southampton £1,869
November 8, 2018 World War One Centenary Cruise 7 nights Southampton £1,069
November 12, 2018 Around the World with Sydney at New Year 107 nights Southampton £12,399
November 15, 2018 Island Hopping in the Tropics 18 nights Southampton £2,319
November 24, 2018 Landscapes of the Canaries and Morocco 14 nights Southampton £1,889
December 21, 2018 Canaries Christmas and Funchal Fireworks 18 nights Southampton £2,339
January 3, 2019 Islands of the Caribbean 14 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,739
January 5, 2019 Canaries and Madeira Warmth 14 nights Southampton £1,699
January 19, 2019 California, Mexico and the Panama Canal 62 nights Southampton £6,999
February 18, 2019 In Search of the Northern Lights 8 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,249
February 26, 2019 In Search of the Lights in Eight Nights 8 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,249
February 28, 2019 Islands of the Caribbean Sea 15 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,849
March 14, 2019 Caribbean Return 16 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,039