The Fred. Olsen Cruise

Nancy Birtwhistle


Nancy Birtwhistle, winner of the 2014 series of The Great British Bake Off, will be joining part of Braemar’s 11-night cruise around Britain in August. Closer Magazine spoke to Nancy to find out more about her life after the BBC’s popular series and her forthcoming Fred. Olsen cruise.


Love at first sight


Imagine sitting at your favourite spot on deck, drink in-hand, as your ship glides smoothly through the sea and the deep blue hues shimmer in the sunlight. 

The Teardrop of India


Tucked under India’s southern cape, with the radiant Maldives stretching across to the south-west, Sri Lanka is often overshadowed by its alluring neighbours. 

An interview with Neil Herbert


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ newly-appointed Head of Sales, Neil Herbert joined Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in January to head up the busy Sales Department. 

Scenic Cruising Highlights


From giant floating icebergs to intriguing rock formations; from rugged, mountainous landscapes to rip-roaring waterfalls; and from sailing winding rivers and inspirational fjords to stunning lochs and glistening canals, Fred. Olsen presents scenic adventures in some of the most astonishing places on this planet – and we bring it all closer to you.

Behind the scenes with Dirk Helsig, Corporate Executive Chef


Born in Koblenz, Germany, I grew up near the Swiss/ French border where, from a young age, I helped my parents in our family restaurant. 

Magical, mesmerizing, medieval Tallinn.


Rapunzel-esque towers, Gothic church spires and ancient castles decorate Tallinn’s enchanting skyline. 

Seven reasons to visit Dublin.


The energetic ‘Fair City’ flaunts its proud history through engaging museums, resplendent gardens and plenty of the famous ‘craic’, courtesy of the notoriously lively Temple Bar neighbourhood. 


Cape Town


Once described by Nelson Mandela as a “beacon of hope”, iconic, striking Table Mountain truly embodies the recaptured spirit of fascinating Cape Town, the city it so proudly overlooks. 

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