Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Traditional, family run small ship cruising from Norway, who pride themselves on British style cruising.

150 years of cruise excellence

Founded in 1848

Founded in 1848 by the three brothers in Huitsyen, a small town in Oslofjord in Norway, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has a long history of over 150 years. The brothers Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas began an international shipping company in 1901 and the business first ventured into taking passengers abroad.

Now in its fifth generation of the family, Fred. Olsen pride themselves on having adopted a traditional British style of cruising, offering a more intimate and attentive service.

The cruise line’s rich heritage and traditional cruising principles has made them one of the most popular cruise operators among British passengers today.

A variety of traditional entertainment, relaxation and fine dining may be found onboard. Owning smaller ships than a lot of their competitors, they can access ports larger ships are unable to visit. Cruises range from 1-109 nights; the fleet of 4 ships calls at 240 ports in 78 countries.

Traditional cruise ships with a personal touch

Smaller ships for better service

As a family-run cruise line, Fred. Olsen really takes your experience personally. While the rest of the cruise industry operates with bigger ships, Fred. Olsen has always believed that smaller is better. They have less guests on board so the service is personal and the atmosphere is warm and civilised. Their elegant, intimate ships can reach places the bigger ships cannot and are able to dock at smaller ports in more interesting places. This passion for cruising has led to them having more returning guests than any other cruise line.

What’s Included

On a Fred. Olsen cruise

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, buffet and snacks included in dining venues

Speciality Dining

Speciality dining venues available at an additional fee


Complimentary tea, coffee and juices. All-Inclusive drink packages or pay as you go available at an additional fee


Wi-Fi packages available at an additional fee

Room Service

Complimentary 24-hour room service


Shows, bars, lounges and other entertainment during both day and evening


Private accommodation with en-suite bathroom

Port Taxes

Port Taxes included in holiday cost


Use of swimming pools, gyms, hot tubs and whirlpools

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