Fred. Olsen Cruises


Discover the Fred. Olsen difference, named Best Itineraries by Cruise Critic. Sail from a port near you including Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton, Rosyth, Dover, Portsmouth and Tilbury.

Whoever said that “bigger is better”? While the cruise industry has gone for bigger ships brimming with more and more people, Fred. Olsen always believed that small is better. Smaller ships bring big benefits. They mean that passengers can be treated as guests. They can dock at smaller ports, much closer to the parts of our planet that Fred. Olsen are most passionate about showing. They avoid overcrowding, both aboard and ashore, so guests can disembark easily and enjoy the freedom to see, explore and experience. They can offer warmer, more personal levels of service. It would be easy to scale up, cram in and cut corners, but to Fred. Olsen, the size they are is the size they should be.

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The Fred. Olsen Fleet

At the heart of every Fred. Olsen holiday adventure is, of course, your ship. Our smaller ships carry fewer passengers, so our crew can get to know each of our guests, and the atmosphere on board is always warm and civilised.

Each area, venue and cabin on our ships have been hand-crafted by our creative teams and Fred. Olsen Jnr, to ensure each space is elegantly designed to make you feel relaxed and at home the moment you step on board.

There's no comparison to discovering the world on a Fred. Olsen ship. Find out more about the life on board Bolette, Borealis, Balmoral and Braemar below. We can’t wait to welcome you aboard.


Proudly bearing the name of Fred. Olsen Jnr's great-great-grandmother, Bolette harbours an historic connection to the Olsen family. Exuding classic, elegant style in her exterior and interior design, and featuring spacious and comfortable public areas, as well as just 690 cabins, our flagship leads our fleet of smaller ships by example.


Thanks to her ability to cruise at higher speeds than other ships, Borealis – sister ship of our flagship Bolette – is perfectly suited for sailing our longer voyages across the globe. Cruising faster means she can include more stops, scenic discoveries and highlights into each itinerary.


Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space, including an al-fresco restaurant.


Braemar is the smallest ship in our fleet which means she can get even closer to many of the destinations we visit, including the Corinth Canal. Her flatter hull means she can sail size-restricted waterways and dock closer to city centres. Large picture windows and open deck spaces offer fantastic scenic views.

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