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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.

In 2019 you can see iconic sights such as the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, the colourful and unique city of Reykjavik and even spend two nights in vibrant San Francisco. You can enjoy a cruise closer to home exploring the British Isles, enjoy a fly-cruise to discover Singapore and Indonesia’s islands, and experience world-famous events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, the incredible Seville Fair and Estonia’s Song and Dance Festival.

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…

*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 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.

Alternatively, there is a great choice of fly-cruises. You’ll board your cruise ship in the heart of the action, so you could be exploring idyllic islands or exotic shores within hours of touching down. Discover the islands of the Caribbean, explore the Singapore and Indonesia’s islands or discover Bali and Australia.

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.

Departure Date Holiday Name Number of Nights Departure Point Lead Price  
July 25, 2018 Wonders of Greenland, Iceland and Norway 14 nights Liverpool £2,339
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 £1,549
August 4, 2018 Cruising the Norwegian Fjords 8 nights Southampton £1,439
August 5, 2018 Spellbinding Norway 7 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,199
August 8, 2018 The Fjords of Greenland 16 nights Dover £2,769
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 £2,719
August 23, 2018 Five-Night Fjords in August 5 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £879
August 23, 2018 French River Cruising 2018 8 nights Southampton £1,399
August 24, 2018 Cruising the Seine 5 nights Dover £879
August 28, 2018 Scottish Highlands and Islands 2018 5 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £899
August 29, 2018 Scenic Summer Fjords Boudicca 7 nights Dover £1,269
August 31, 2018 The Flavour of Spain 14 nights Southampton £1,979
September 1, 2018 Portuguese Explorer 14 nights Liverpool £1,989
September 2, 2018 Cities of Spain and Portugal 14 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,939
September 5, 2018 Island-Hopping to Suez 15 nights Dover £2,649
September 14, 2018 Cruising into the Heart of the Baltic 14 nights Southampton £2,099
September 15, 2018 Scottish Lochs and Highlands 7 nights Liverpool £1,259
September 16, 2018 Canals, Chocolates and Diamonds 9 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,229
September 22, 2018 Canada in the Fall 26 nights Liverpool £3,999
September 25, 2018 Swedish Cities and Waterways 11 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,599
October 2, 2018 Historic Towns and Cities of the Adriatic 23 nights Southampton £3,199
October 3, 2018 Authentic India 16 nights London Heathrow Airport £3,399
October 6, 2018 Uncrowded Baltic 13 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,699
October 18, 2018 Mystery Cruise 9 nights Liverpool £1,429
October 19, 2018 German Waterways and Bremen Beer Festival 9 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,149
October 25, 2018 German Rivers and Waterways 9 nights Southampton £1,189
October 27, 2018 Islands and landscapes of the Canaries 14 nights Liverpool £1,879
October 29, 2018 Islands of the Canaries 14 nights Southampton £1,869
November 8, 2018 World War One Centenary Cruise 7 nights Southampton £999
November 12, 2018 Around the World with Sydney at New Year 107 nights Southampton £12,999
November 15, 2018 Island Hopping in the Tropics 18 nights Southampton £2,149
November 24, 2018 Landscapes of the Canaries and Morocco 14 nights Southampton £1,649
December 21, 2018 Canaries Christmas and Funchal Fireworks 18 nights Southampton £2,369
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 £7,649
February 14, 2019 The Islands of the Caribbean 15 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,959
February 18, 2019 In Search of the Northern Lights 8 nights Newcastle-upon-Tyne £1,449
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
February 28, 2019 Carnival in the Canaries 14 nights Southampton £1,869
March 9, 2019 Canary Islands 14 nights Dover £1,869
March 14, 2019 Caribbean Return 16 nights London Gatwick Airport £2,039
March 14, 2019 Exploring Cape Verde and the Canaries 18 nights Southampton £2,429
March 30, 2019 Into the Heart of Spain and Bordeaux 8 nights Southampton £1,189
March 31, 2019 Tulips and Chocolates 7 nights Dover £979
April 1, 2019 French River Cruising 2019 10 nights Southampton £1,449
April 2, 2019 Islands of the Mediterranean 2019 17 nights Southampton £2,549
April 7, 2019 Exploring Portugal's Highlights 9 nights Dover £1,339
April 7, 2019 The Highlights of Andalusia 11 nights Southampton £1,519
April 13, 2019 Discovering the Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast 28 nights Liverpool £3,749
April 16, 2019 Norwegian Fjords 2019 9 nights Dover £1,399
April 18, 2019 Canary Islands and Madeira 2019 13 nights Southampton £1,799
April 25, 2019 Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & the Italian Riviera 22 nights Dover £3,479
April 29, 2019 Swedish Waterways and Cities 10 nights Port of Tyne £1,499
May 6, 2019 Seville’s Feria de Abril 12 nights Southampton £1,799
May 9, 2019 Capital Cities of the Baltic 14 nights Port of Tyne £2,119
May 11, 2019 Islands of the Azores and Cities of Portugal 13 nights Liverpool £1,829
May 17, 2019 Sun, sea and the Monaco Grand Prix 16 nights Dover £2,529
May 18, 2019 Norwegian Fjords and Cities 8 nights Southampton £1,289
May 26, 2019 Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic 13 nights Southampton £1,979
May 28, 2019 The Best of the Norwegian Fjords in Seven Nights 7 nights Port of Tyne £1,149
May 29, 2019 Scenic Scottish Isles 9 nights Liverpool £1,399
June 2, 2019 Waterways of Holland and Belgium 7 nights Dover £1,149
June 5, 2019 Sweden's Waterways and Cities 10 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,599
June 7, 2019 Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun 13 nights Liverpool £2,059
June 8, 2019 Cruising to the Heart of Seville and Bordeaux 13 nights Southampton £1,899
June 9, 2019 Fjords Glaciers and Mountains 2019 9 nights Dover £1,519
June 18, 2019 Icelandic Wonders and Wildlife 2019 13 nights Dover £2,159
June 21, 2019 Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway 8 nights Southampton £1,389
June 23, 2019 The Best of the Fjords 7 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,219
June 28, 2019 A Taste of Iceland 2019 9 nights Liverpool £1,599
June 29, 2019 Welcome to Denmark 2019 10 nights Southampton £1,579
June 30, 2019 Exploring the Natural Wonders of Iceland 11 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,869
July 1, 2019 Baltic Song and Dance with Rotterdam Jazz 14 nights Dover £2,289
July 7, 2019 Mountains, Glaciers and Fjords 2019 8 nights Liverpool £1,429
July 11, 2019 Baltic Capital Cities 14 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £2,269
July 15, 2019 Explore Remote Spitsbergen 2019 16 nights Dover £2,769
July 15, 2019 Exploring the Beautiful Baltic 15 nights Liverpool £2,469
July 23, 2019 The Heart of Spain and Bordeaux 8 nights Southampton £1,369
July 25, 2019 The Norwegian Fjords in Seven Nights 7 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £1,219
July 30, 2019 Fjords of Greenland 14 nights Liverpool £2,599
July 31, 2019 Fjords Mountains and Glaciers 2019 7 nights Dover £1,229
July 31, 2019 Into the Heart of the Baltic 14 nights Southampton £2,349
August 1, 2019 Scottish Isles 5 nights Rosyth, Edinburgh £859
August 7, 2019 Fjords of Greenland 2019 16 nights Dover £2,799
August 7, 2019 Cruising European Rivers and Canals 9 nights Port of Tyne £1,429
August 13, 2019 Scotland and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 8 nights Liverpool £1,329
August 14, 2019 Fjords of Norway 8 nights Southampton £1,449
August 16, 2019 The Villages, Towns and Fjords of Norway 7 nights Port of Tyne £1,249
August 23, 2019 French River Cruising in Five Nights 5 nights Dover £929
August 26, 2019 Fjords, Mountains and Glaciers 8 nights Liverpool £1,449
August 27, 2019 Spain, Portugal and Madeira 11 nights Southampton £1,769
August 28, 2019 Scenic Fjords of Norway 2019 9 nights Dover £1,599
August 28, 2019 Spain, Portugal and France 11 nights Port of Tyne £1,689
September 3, 2019 Sailing around Iconic Ireland 7 nights Liverpool £1,149
September 6, 2019 French River Cruising and Bordeaux 2019 9 nights Dover £1,499
September 8, 2019 Welcome to Scandinavia 7 nights Port of Tyne £1,279
September 10, 2019 French River Cruising with Bordeaux 10 nights Liverpool £1,649
September 14, 2019 Seville and Bordeaux 13 nights Southampton £2,059
September 15, 2019 Scandinavian Islands with Stockholm 11 nights Dover £1,799
September 16, 2019 Mystery Cruise 2019 11 nights Port of Tyne £1,649
September 20, 2019 Scenic Islands of Northern Norway 13 nights Liverpool £2,099
September 26, 2019 Waterways of Holland and Belgium 2019 7 nights Dover £1,159
September 27, 2019 German Waterways 2019 9 nights Port of Tyne £1,399
October 3, 2019 Spanish Vistas and Scenic Madeira 14 nights Multiple departure points £1,729
October 6, 2019 Uncrowded Baltic 2019 12 nights Port of Tyne £1,799
October 12, 2019 Western Med with French Riviera 16 nights Liverpool £2,489
October 19, 2019 French River Cruising in Five Nights 2019 5 nights Dover £849
October 22, 2019 Into the Heart of Spain with Bordeaux 8 nights Southampton £1,279
October 24, 2019 Spanish Cities 15 nights Southampton £2,299
October 28, 2019 The Canary Islands with Madeira 14 nights Liverpool £1,929
October 30, 2019 The Canary Islands with Madeira 2019 13 nights Southampton £1,799
November 11, 2019 You Choose Your Cruise 15 nights Liverpool £2,179
November 24, 2019 Singapore and the Scenic Islands of Indonesia 19 nights London Heathrow Airport £4,099
November 26, 2019 Spain, Portugal and Morocco 11 nights Liverpool £1,469
December 8, 2019 Iconic Australia 32 nights London Heathrow Airport £6,299