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Fred. Olsen - Best for solo travellers

Fred. Olsen - Best for solo travellers

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been named ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ in the prestigious Cruise Critic ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’ – the first time that the world-leading independent cruise review website has run this dedicated category. This important accolade adds to Fred. Olsen’s recent haul of awards, as it was also voted ‘Best for Itineraries’ by Cruise Critic – for a record third consecutive year – and ‘Best Ocean Cruise Line’ by Silver Travel Advisor, the over-50s travel specialists, for the second year in a row. The winners of the ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2017’ are selected by Cruise Critic’s team of knowledgeable cruise experts, based on the lines and ships that they feel are ‘at the top of their game’, and best represent excellence in the Ocean, River and Luxury categories.

Once on board a Fred. Olsen ship, solo travellers will find gatherings exclusively for them, to enable them to get to know each other, and staff will seat them together for dinner, and arrange companions when going ashore, if required. There are also dance hosts and dance couples on board the ships to provide dancing partners for solo guests

All four ships in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet offer a wide range of dedicated single cabins. On the 1,300-passenger Balmoral there are three single balcony suites on Bridge Deck; 39 outside single cabins on Coral and Marina Decks; 13 superior inside cabins on Bridge Deck; and two inside single cabins on Marina Deck. The 930-passenger Braemar also has a wealth of solo accommodation which includes: one balcony suite on each of Marquee and Bridge Decks; two outside single cabins on Bridge Deck, five on Main Deck, four on Marina Deck and one on Lido Deck; there are six superior inside cabins on Atlantic Deck; and 15 inside singles on Marina Deck.

On the 880-passenger Boudicca there are two single balcony suites on Bridge Deck; two outside singles on Main Deck and two on Atlantic Deck; 14 superior inside singles on Main Deck; and 10 inside singles on Atlantic Deck. The 804-passenger Black Watch has one single balcony suite on Marquee Deck and three on Bridge Deck; there’s one outside single on Main, six on Atlantic and two on Marina Deck; there’s six superior inside singles on Main Deck and 11 inside singles on Atlantic Deck.

If you take a cruise on your own, you’ll find yourself in good company – literally. On average, no less than a quarter of all cruise passengers travel unaccompanied and there are few types of holiday that offer the solo traveller more of a chance to mix and socialise with like-minded people. The plight of the solo cruisers has got a great deal easier in the last few years. Surcharges can vary enormously - from as little as 10 percent to twice the fare, depending on time of year and availability – but recently cruise companies such as Fred. Olsen has offered attractive single-occupancy fares. We have a wealth of information at our fingertips so call our team on 0808 256 6742.

  • 24th January 2018