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Small Ship Cruises

There's something special about a Fred. Olsen cruise, a reason why guests feel so at home and return time and time again. It's because of the warmer, friendlier atmosphere on board; it's because every member of staff do their utmost to make every part of your Fred. Olsen cruise as special, and as memorable as possible – and that's the charm of smaller ship cruising.

From the moment you step on board one of the amazing cruise ships, crew will get to know you by name, find out what your favourite drink is and see what makes you smile, so that from beginning to end, your cruise is truly memorable and tailored to suit you.

You will be cruising with hundreds of likeminded people, not crowds of thousands. And because of this friendships are made on every Fred. Olsen cruise holiday – with crew members and fellow guests alike. And from the very start of your cruise, you will be sailing with new found friends.

There is a whole range of cruise entertainment and experiences for guests to enjoy. From great live performances and on board shows through to fine dining, cocktails and themed nights. There is always something going on to keep you entertained as you sail between some of the world's most incredible destinations.

Enjoy headline acts from the worlds of music and comedy.

Evening cabaret singers on board - Just as there is plenty to enjoy on board your ship during the days, there is always something interesting in the evenings. Every evening is different, with fantastic live shows ranging from toe-tapping cabaret to hilarious stand-up comedy.

Our Dance Hosts - There are hosts available to ensure that no-one need go too long without a dance partner. On each of the cruise ships there are usually four dance hosts available.

Fred. Olsen like to ensure your time on board is as memorable and enjoyable as your time ashore. That’s why they always provide a full programme of activities every day, including ports days, as well as a sparkling array of song, music, comedy and magic during the evenings.

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A cruise holiday is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself in a way you don't necessarily have time to do at home. Whether it's the chance to perfect your golf swing, enjoy a bit of pampering in our Spa, or just relax on deck with a book and occasional dip in the jacuzzi - a Fred. Olsen cruise has it all.

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From fashion, jewellery, watches, glassware and perfume, to souvenirs and mementoes - you'll come back with something special to remember your time on boad a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday.


Whatever the occasion there is a great range of watches for him or her including fashion and luxury watches from popular brands such as Anne Klein, Timex, Rotary, DKNY and Citizen. If you are after a little extra help, Watch Specialists are on hand to assist you.


If you're after a memorable souvenir from your cruise then the on board jewellery stores offer a range of beautiful pieces including bracelets, pendants and earrings from collections of Swarovski, Clogau and Antica Murrina


Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or simply treating yourself, beauty stores offer ‘tax free' savings on a wide choice of fragrances, skincare & cosmetics from top-name brands such as Leighton Denny, Marc Jacobs, Estee Lauder, Clinique and Dior.


Whether you're after a new outfit for a formal evening or something more casual for the day-time, the shops are stocked with a great range. Featuring styles for both men and women, you even have the option to try items on in the comfort of your own room.

Bags and Leather Goods

​Featuring brands such as Fiorelli, Radley, Guess and Fossil, stores are filled with a wide range of styles – from clutch to shoppers to shoulder bags, you'll be sure to find something stylish to suit your taste.

Confectionery and Gifts

Duty-free shops are perfect for stocking up on sweet treats and savoury snacks whilst on holiday, and there is also a great range of gifts to take home with a wide selection of products from Cadbury, Toblerone, Ferrero Rocher, Lindt and many more…

Cigarettes and Cigars

These can be purchased via the room shopping service at reasonable prices for consumption during your cruise or to take home. However, subject to your specific cruise itinerary, these can also be purchased at duty-free prices within the last few days of your cruise.


You can of course buy alcohol on board at very reasonable prices, but please give any that you buy on shore to a Fred. Olsen staff member for safe storage during your cruise holiday. You can also use the Room Shopping Service and take any alcohol away with you at the end of your cruise – and it's all Duty Free too!

EU and Non-EU Countries

There's no limit on the amount of goods you bring back for personal use. But a Customs Officer may ask you reasons for your purchases. If you're landing from non-EU countries there is a customs allowance.

Dining to suit every taste...

Enjoy a taste of superb food, made the way you like it, at every meal you take on board.

One of the highlights of a Fred. Olsen cruise is the food. Expert chefs lovingly produce great dishes night after night. Every day menus are something special, with appetisers like herb-marinated salmon or crab cocktail and indulgent main courses like sirloin steak with a choice of sauces, pan seared red snapper with scallops, slow roast duckling confit or balsamic braised lamb shank.

Of course there are vegetarian dishes and healthy choices too, with an emphasis on fish dishes inspired by Norwegian heritage; so even if you're watching your diet, you're in for a treat!

The desserts are every bit as tasty (think white chocolate parfait or mango apple tart) and the sugar free option means no-one has to miss out.

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Get even more from your cruise holiday and indulge in a suite.

All rooms are comfortable, but if you treat yourself to a suite you'll enjoy a distinctly superior stay. What's more, when you book selected suites the additional style, comfort and space is made even more special with a complimentary 'Suite Dreams' package of extra features.

Suite Dreams are made of this:

A bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant will be waiting for you in your cruise ship suite when you board. Afternoon canapes will be delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and when you return after enjoying the night's entertainment you can get comfy in a fluffy bathrobe and slippers.

Have your own guests over perhaps or make the most of the extra space to wind down. Relax in the sitting area or balcony*, perhaps watch a latest-release film on the flat screen TV and enjoy a drink from the fridge or mini bar.

(*Whereas all balconies have chairs, only the Owners, Premier and Marquee suites feature a sun lounger, with the exception of Superior Suites on Braemar which also have a sun lounger. We regret balcony furniture cannot be moved between balconies or to/from open decks).

Deeper into your cruise destination...

Delve deeper into your cruise holiday destination with a set of binoculars, a world atlas and country guide in your Suite. You'll also get a daily newsletter with international and national news delivered to your door.

Complimentary shuttle vouchers are provided to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them.

Enjoy the extras...

Little things like vouchers for your laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal wear make a difference. That's why they're included with the Suite Dreams package along with a free pressing service for formal wear.

*You will get all the services if you're in one of these grades: Owners' Suites (OW); Premier (PS); Marquee (MS); Superior (SS); Balcony (BS); Single (JB); Black Watch only (TS). These ones and some others are excluded from this offer: Deluxe (DS); Balcony Junior (BJ); and Junior (JS).

*Please note that flowers will not be available to pre order on a number of cruises including cruises D1725, D1726, D1727 & D1728, or on any of our Exotic Fly Cruises.

Step on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' friendly ships and start your holiday with a smile. The ships are smaller and more personal, you'll feel relaxed and at home straight away and will soon get to know the crew and your fellow guests. What could possibly be better than seeing the world, except enjoying it with new-found friends?

Each of these beautiful cruise ships has its own distinct personality, but what they have in common is the comfort and great service that we are so proud of. From great bars and restaurants through to entertainment and relaxation, no matter where your cruise is sailing you can rest assured that you are in for an unforgettable journey.

Explore Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca or Black Watch and you'll find out why we like to think Fred. Olsen ships are a little bit special.

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