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Fred. Olsen - favourites

Fred. Olsen - favourites

The enchanting gardens of Madeira, the exquisite waterways of Sweden and the captivating Norwegian fjords are among the destinations named in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ most popular sailings for 2019/20. The locations are included in the company’s ‘Top 20 Cruises’ brochure, which highlights the most popular hand-picked itineraries for the coming year, and also includes the flourishing lavender fields of Provence and the sensational New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney – a voyage first for Boudicca.


Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we pride ourselves on bringing the world ‘closer’, which is reflected in the exceptional itineraries included in our latest ‘Top 20 Cruises’ brochure. “From exploring Northern Norway’s many scenic islands, experiencing the natural wonders of Iceland and getting immersed in the cultural delight that is the annual ‘Feria de Abril’ – the ‘Seville Fair’ – there is something to capture the hearts and imagination of all of our guests, both repeaters and newcomers.”


Highlights of Fred. Olsen’s 2019/20 itineraries include: Boudicca’s 22-night ‘Amalfi, Tuscany & the Italian Riviera’ adults-only cruise departing Dover on 25th April 2019; Balmoral’s adults-only ‘The Best of the Fjords in Seven Nights’ cruise from Newcastle on 28th May 2019; Black Watch’s nine-night ‘A Taste of Iceland’, from Liverpool on 28th June 2019; and Braemar’s 14-night ‘Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence’ cruise, departing Southampton on 9th July 2019. For added peace of mind, guests can also choose to upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s great-value ‘all-inclusive’ drinks package, from just £15 per person, per night, and enjoy a choice of selected house wines by the glass, along with house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day, with 50% off many premium drinks, too.


Unashamedly British, the entertainment takes its cue from the West End rather than Broadway; the currency is the familiar pound as opposed to the mighty dollar; and announcements are made in English eschewing a babble of disparate tongues. When it comes to that most sublime cruise pastime of dining, the British palate takes precedence. Chefs ensure that the menus are metaphors for fine-living and good taste while eschewing the modern taboo of over-imagination.


This Brit popular company’s management understands that their passengers want a more personalised experience; one where modern-day conveniences sail in harmony with traditional values. Another bonus is that Fred. Olsen cruises set sail from several regional UK departures which mean that guests can see the best of Norway in only five nights: indulge in the perfect short break, or dip their toe in the water to try Fred. Olsen for the first time without breaking the bank. To enlist for a Fred. Olsen favourite call our experienced team on 0800 484 0370.

  • 17th September 2018

Gary Buchanan


Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.