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Small Ship Cruises - Leisure and Activities

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.

Here are just some of the activities you can try whilst on board:

Atlantis Spa & Salon

Each Fred. Olsen cruise ship has a well-equipped beauty salon and spa: the Atlantis Spa and Fitness Centre. Open from 8am to 8pm daily, they offer a range of beauty and relaxation treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hairdressing.

Demand for treatments is always high, so it is advised to book as soon as possible after you embark, or pre-book by emailing the Spa on board your cruise ship.

On port days, there are often special promotions on spa and salon treatments, so it's worth looking out for those in the Daily Times newsletter, delivered to your room every evening.

Indulge in your own time

Take life at your own pace. Put your feet up on deck with an engrossing book from the on board library, relax in warm Jacuzzi bubbles or catch up with new found friends about the adventures of your day ashore.

Fitness Centre & Sauna

All four cruise ships have the same high standard of facilities: enabling you to enjoy a fully equipped fitness centre with treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and a variety of free weights.

A choice of fitness classes, to suit most levels, are available throughout the duration of your cruise holiday, including yoga, aerobics, stretch & tone and pilates; all conducted by fully-qualified fitness instructors. (Please note: There may be a charge for some classes.)

Additionally, you may wish to 'smile a mile' (5 times walking around the cruise deck on Black Watch and Boudicca equals 1 mile) or swim a few lengths in the outside pool. And then, there is always the sauna and steam room for post-fitness relaxation! (Please note: there is no sauna or steam room on Balmoral).


All cruise ships have a well-appointed library on board offering a wide range of titles, including some large print books.

Gaming Tables

There is a small gaming area on all four cruise ships, where you can try your hand at Blackjack and Roulette. Please note that games of chance may not be charged back to your on board account.

Golf Nets

You can practice your golf swing to your hearts' content using the nets on board.

Time for tea

A fine cup of tea or coffee, with delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones, to the sound of live classical music. The Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service is a real treat (please note it must be booked in advance and a small fee is payable). Daily afternoon tea is included in your cruise price.

WiFi to keep in touch

Whilst on board you will be able to use your mobile, tablet and other wi-fi enabled devices to connect with friends and family at home.

You can choose to buy different packages, allowing you to email friends and family, keep up to date with the news and upload your photos as you cruise!

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