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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

On a Fred. Olsen cruise, we channel all of our 175 years of experience sailing and discovering the world into making every single day special for our guests.

The most wonderful way to sail the world is aboard a smaller ship. Our guests love the feeling of being on an elegant ship, close to the sea. They appreciate that our smaller ships can take them to more interesting places – to the furthest reaches of Norway’s lesser-known fjords, through narrow waterways and canals and to the very heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Our journey planners put so much consideration and pride into crafting our itineraries afresh each and every year. That’s because we want you to sail the most imaginative routes and to visit the world’s most wonderful destinations at the very best possible times to experience them.

The Azores when the Perseid Meteor shower streaks the night sky, Mumbai during the Holi Festival and the coast of Canada during the largest migration of Humpback whales on earth. It’s why we were awarded Cruise Critic’s ‘Best Itineraries’ for five consecutive years.

Sail from the UK


   Full Board                     Luxury Accommodation



   Entertainment                    Pool

Our team of Journey Planners change our itineraries every year. Follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as we sail around the world in 80 days, or in 2024, join us as we arrive at the perfect time to watch the fascinating bird migration cross the Straits of Gibraltar. And our Captains will always navigate to show you local wildlife or beautiful scenery along the way.

Our Norwegian heritage and knowledge of the beautiful coastline also means no one can show you the fjords quite like us.

As a result, we have won Cruise Critic’s award for best itineraries 5 years in a row.


We are incredibly proud of our fleet of three smaller ships; BoletteBorealis and Balmoral. Never sailing with more than 1,200 guests on board, each has been elegantly designed and they all look and feel like ships (not hotels or holiday resorts); with wide open deck spaces as well as lounges and restaurants which have been meticulously planned to ensure you have a wonderful experience.

With fewer guests, our crew can really get to know you and what you like. And the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and friendly.

The smaller size of our ships also allows us access to more interesting places, such as Norway’s lesser-known fjords as well as European cities with narrow waterways and size-restricted bridges. It also means we can dock in the heart of some of the world’s most fascinating cities.


Founded by three Olsen brothers in 1848, we have 175 years of maritime history. We still consider ourselves one big family, so each and every member of our team takes your experience personally. As a result, we are very proud to welcome back more returning guests than any other cruise line.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines fleet

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