Cruise Lines - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred Olsen Cruises

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines operates a fleet of four small to medium sized cruise ships: the Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar offering everything from 2 and 3 night mini cruises to 100-night plus cruises round the world and manhy more long voyages mostly from a range of UK departure ports.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is famous for "having an extra special something" in offering additional activity, entertainment and educational programmes on a variety of topics including everything from destinations, art, wine and even antiques.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also features a new program called Vista that replaces the older Arts Club program offering cruise passengers the chance to find out more about a variety of subjects of interests without any extra costs involved. Vista a whole range of practical talks and informative lectures by a panel of well-informed and entertaining speakers.

Because of this wide range of extra features, the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has awarded with ‘Best Educational Cruise 2011’ from leading cruise magazine, Cruise International, and the Black Watch was named for ‘Best Entertainment 2012’ by Cruise Critic (in the small ship category).

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines has also won 2 awards in the Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine Awards 2013/2014.


 Fred Olsen Cruises Cruise Areas

During the winter, one ship, Braemar, is positioned in the Caribbean offering two-week cruises mostly from Barbados.

For the rest of the year, the fleet cruises to Northern Europe, Arctic, Baltic, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Africa, Caribbean, North and South America, and round the world. UK ports of departure are Portsmouth, Dover, Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle, Rosyth (for Edinburgh), and Grenock (for Glasgow).]

 Fred Olsen Cruises Cruise Ships

43,537 tons
1,350 passengers

28,388 tons
856 passengers

24,344 tons
929 passengers

Black Watch
28,613 tons
804 passengers

(Passenger numbers are based on standard occupancy, that is one person in single accommodation; two persons in twin accommodation)

Information and booking on all Fred. Olsen cruises from Borton Overseas on tel: 0800 843 0602

For more information visit the official web site at:

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