What you'll love about
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
All cruise lines will tell you they offer great service, all will tell you they travel the world, and all will tell you that cruising with them is like cruising with no other cruise line... but that doesn't help you choose the right cruise line so let us help by outlining here all those features that distinguish one cruise line from another...
So why will you love Fred. Olsen? What distinguishes Fred. Olsen from other cruise lines? What moments will I experience that only cruising with Fred. Olsen will bring?
A CRUISE WITHOUT RISK
Rare to find such a thing but so confident are Fred Olsen that you'll have a great time onboard that they offer a unique enjoyment promise!
If you get onboard and within the 1st 48 hours feel that Fred. Olsen really isn't for you then Fred promise to arrange and pay for your flight back to the UK from the next port AND repay the cost of your cruise!
This should give you some peace of mind regarding making that book and take it as a sign of the confidence the company they have in what they offer & what your comfort and enjoyment means to them. We definitely like this...
FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD:
FOOD LIKE YOU USED TO ENJOY!
We're sure you'd probably expect by now for a cruise line to have an abundance of food...this is true of Fred. Olsen but it was the taste, range and dietary options that struck us for a small ship! In fact when we heard the head chef previously worked for ultra luxury cruise line Seabourn the quality of Fred's offering made sense!
There are food options 19 hours a day with breakfast striking us as having as many options as any cruise line! The afternoon teas brought everyone to the party and the 1 hour themed traditional midnight buffets remain as popular as ever!
All dietary requirements were well catered for and if you fancied some good old fashioned comfort food...rice pudding, crumbles, pies... then they were here in abundance! Mmm!
HOME FROM HOME
WELCOME TO YOUR COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL AT SEA!
Fred. Olsen have a small fleet of 4 ocean ships but all have been refurbished over the last couple of years to a high standard. You won't find robotic or floating bars, you won't find Swarovski staircases or 4 deck atriums here. Instead you'll find ships that aim to feel like a home from home, a little like a country house hotel at sea.
There is a good sense of space as the capacities are hundreds & not thousands, so we never felt crowded. The lounges, bars, restaurants & rooms were understated but comfortable.
Think subtle and a country house style!
GO CLOSER THAN EVER:
RIGID INFLATABLE BOATS IMMERSE YOU LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Currently operating on Balmoral, Boudicca and Black Watch, with Braemar soon to follow, Fred. Olsen's Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB's) allow guests the chance to be immersed in destinations in a way few others get to enjoy.
Whether you're venturing even deeper into a stunning fjord, heading off on a scenic journey to an untouched beach, or sailing past an isolated spot of spectacular coastline only accessible by boat, you'll have achance to see things on or by the ocean that regular cruise line guests never see. With crew on board for both your safety & as tour guides you'll get to experience your destination in a way that other cruise lines can't offer!
Want to know more? Watch the video HERE
OCEAN OR RIVER:
RIVER DEEP? MOUNTAIN HIGH?
FRED. OLSEN SUPPLY
In addiiton to having 4 Ocean Cruise Ships Fred. Olsen also have a river ship called Brabant which is very much in keeping with the style of her Ocean sisters!
She contains 79 rooms & suites across 4 decks and becomes home for approximately 150 passengers. Like most river cruise ships the aim is to provide an intimate comfortable cruising experience with a focus on the destination with Fred advising that due to the ship size, Brabant can reach parts that other ships cannot reach!
So if you love the Fred. Olsen experience and have thought about river cruising...
Brabant is the ideal way to enjoy it!