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Black Friday

SAVE up to £700 per cabin* on a great selection of 2021 sailings in Fred. Olsen's Black Friday Sale.

Fred. Olsen’s Black Friday Sale is now on! For a limited time only, you can SAVE up to £350 per person and take advantage of new low fares when you book from the great selection of 2021 sailings.

With such a diverse choice of itineraries included in the sale, from short European city breaks and British Isles adventures to Norwegian fjordland discoveries and escapes to the gorgeous Azores and Madeira, you’re sure to find a getaway to tempt you. Plus, thanks to our Plain Sailing Guarantee, you can book your holiday in confidence, with the reassurance of no-risk deposits and no quibble refunds in mind.

*Terms and conditions apply, on board spend amount varies per cabin grade – see the Campaign Terms for full details.

New Ships - Bolette and Borealis

We are delighted to let you know Fred. Olsen are introducing two new vessels to our fleet.


The ships, to be named Bolette  and Borealis (previously named MS Amsterdam and MS Rotterdam), fit effortlessly within their fleet of small ships. They are the perfect option for guests when they are sailing again as they are smaller (all carrying less than 1,500 guests).  

Each ship has its own unique style and personality. We're excited about the new features the ships will bring for guests to enjoy including more balcony cabins and suites, an all-weather swimming pool with a retractable roof and a wide choice of restaurants, lounges and bars all designed with original artwork and a premium décor. Guests will also find a classic two-tiered theatre so everyone will have a great view of the show.  

These ships will be taking over the itineraries of Boudicca and Black Watch, who are being retired from our fleet.

Plain Sailing Guarantee

There are a lot of unknowns in the world at the moment, especially when it comes to travelling. That’s why Fred. Olsen are launching our new Plain Sailing Guarantee. It’s designed to give you every reassurance about your booking during these unusual times, and it comes completely without clauses or caveats.

No quibble refunds

If your cruise with Fred. Olsen is cancelled. Whilst we would love it if you transferred to another, you can of course have a full refund, with no quibbles, at any time.

Transfer on your terms

If your cruise is cancelled and you would like to transfer to a new one, you'll receive you a Future Cruise Voucher to spend on top of any money you have paid.

There is no rush and no pressure to make up your mind, you’ll get up to 24 months to decide.

And if you can’t find another cruise after that time, you'll receive you an additional 5% when refunding the money you have paid, to account for any interest it may have earned.

However, you don’t need to wait for us to get in touch. Any 2020 cruise can be moved, with no administration fees or loss of deposit, to any other on sale. Just give us 2 weeks’ notice.

Only pay us when you’re sure

Fred. Olsen promise to contact you at least 30 days before you sail if, your cruise is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For sailings between July and December 2020, they have also changed your balance payment date (from 90 days before sailing to 28 days). So you can pay with peace of mind, knowing you will definitely be sailing.

As you can see, Fred. Olsen have kept things beautifully simple and straightforward. What’s more, this is now standard across all new and existing bookings, you don’t have to do a thing.

Fred. Olsen look forward to welcoming you back on board when the time is right for us all.

A mark of Distinction.

Welcome to the Fred Olsen fellowship.

Fred. Olsen cruises are operated by a family-run company, proud of their fleet of smaller, more intimate cruise ships which is made up of vessels called Black Watch, Braemar, Boudicca and Balmoral. This unique cruise line understands that passengers like a more personalised experience and one that is unashamedly British.

The personable and long-serving crew are well-versed in ensuring you relax the moment you step aboard. For many passengers, it is the happy blend of agreeable companions that is the Fred. Olsen distinction. Wherever you choose to cruise, you will soon feel part of the fraternity and enjoy some friendly ‘home-away-from-home’ camaraderie. Featured destinations include much of Europe as well as some outstanding Africa cruises, whilst there is also the possibility to explore Scandinavia and the Arctic Circle.

You expect quality on a good cruise ship, but Fred Olsen knows from their vast experience, and from listening to their customers, what makes a special cruise; one that is a real emotional experience and one that leaves us wanting more. On-board these cruises, everyone is treated as the individual they are. The staff has a real interest in the passengers, their likes and their dislikes, and have an amazing desire to please. We know that the home we leave at the end of each cruise will be the home we enter next time we board a Fred. Olsen Cruise Ship.

Top deals from Fred. Olsen

Blogs about Fred. Olsen

Helen Worthington – 18-05-2015 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Black Watch

A journey to Liverpool to see ‘Black Watch’ in her home port for a series of 14 sailings in 2015, completes the set for Helen Worthington of visiting or sailing on all four Fred Olsen ships.


Peter Ruck – 26-03-2015 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Boudicca - Northern Lights Cruise

It was a bright and sunny day in February. My wife, Sue, and I set sail from Southampton for 16 nights on Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca, in search of the Northern Lights.


Fred. Olsen – 21-02-2014 - Iceland and why it should be on your "bucket list"

If you’re looking for a destination that is unique and at the same time offer you fantastic sights then Iceland has got to be a place for everyone’s list of "must see" places. By far the best way of seeing this fascinating country is by visiting the place on a cruise ship.


Gary Jenkins – 09-01-2014 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Balmoral

Gary Jenkins recently enjoyed a 4 day cruise holiday onboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s Balmoral – here’s what he got up to…


Ian Warren – 27-11-2012 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Braemar

My wife Ellena and I booked this 3 night cruise, with a couple of ports in France as a short break ahead of Christmas. We left Southampton on a very wet and windy Friday, and then on Saturday we were in Cherbourg and it rained most of the day.


Ian Warren – 27-05-2011 – Fred. Olsen Cruise Line - Balmoral

Although I had never cruised on Balmoral before, I did spend some time onboard at the recent UK Cruise Convention in Southampton. In fact I was lucky enough to be the video presenter for Travel Weekly and Travel TV, and spent 3 hours filming around the ship.

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