Dining to suit every taste...
Enjoy a taste of our superb food, made the way you like it, at every meal you take on board one of our cruise ships.
One of the highlights of a Fred. Olsen cruise is the food. Expert chefs lovingly produce great dishes night after night. Every day menus are something special, with appetisers like herb-marinated salmon or crab cocktail and indulgent main courses like sirloin steak with a choice of sauces, pan seared red snapper with scallops, slow roast duckling confit or balsamic braised lamb shank.
Of course there are vegetarian dishes and healthy choices too, with an emphasis on fish dishes inspired by our Norwegian heritage; so even if you’re watching your diet, you’re in for a treat!
The desserts are every bit as tasty (think white chocolate parfait or mango apple tart) and the sugar free option means no-one has to miss out.
Let us come to you
During your cruise holiday, Fred. Olsen offers a complimentary room service for breakfast and light snacks. Our room service menu operates on board all our cruise ships between 10am and 11pm each day, offering light snacks (except during embarkation and disembarkation times) for those occasions when maybe our restaurant times just don't suit your plans for the day or you simply just fancy a bite to eat.
Details of our varied room service menu can be found in your room.
Dining at sea is a special occasion every day
With breakfasts to suit every diet, deliciously tempting soups, beautifully prepared main courses, and desserts designed to test even the strongest willpower, meals on board your chosen Fred. Olsen cruise ship are delectable and plentiful.
When the sun’s shining, tuck into a buffet breakfast, take lunch al fresco, and then enjoy a casual or elegant evening dinner.
The choice is all yours: eat wherever your taste buds take you. Our chefs are passionate about food, so wherever and whenever you choose to eat you'll be assured of the same high quality. The five-course al la carte dinner always offers something to suit everyone's taste, and we can also cater for most diets.
Meet new people and make new friends, try different dishes prepared with care by our on board chefs, all washed down with a delicious glass of cold white or ruby red wine.
Come and join us on board a Fred. Olsen cruise ship and experience all this and more. Dining with Fred. Olsen is a fabulous culinary memory that have you wanting more.
Breakfast On Board
Start the day the Fred. Olsen way
Whether you have a full day of sight seeing and shore tours, or are planning to simply take it easy, you should always start the day with a hearty breakfast. Breakfast will be served in our restaurants from 7.15 - 10 am daily (please check your Daily Times once on board for exact timings in each restaurant).
You may choose to serve yourself from our delicious buffet where options range from the usual cereals, porridge and fresh fruit, to typical cooked breakfast items. All served with a plentiful supply of coffee, tea and toast.
Alternatively, if you're looking to take it really easy, you can opt to stay in your room and have breakfast in bed, taking advantage of our room service option, which is available to all our guests. This can be pre ordered each night in your room before you go to bed, and includes pastries, toast, cereals, yoghurt, tea, coffee and fruit juices.
For those guests on warmer cruises, buffet style breakfasts are served out on deck (weather permitting) and offer the same tasty options.
There's always time for tea
Our premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service – a further enhancement of the on board cruise experience, offers just that. Guests who take advantage of this service will enjoy views from our stylish Observatory Lounge with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and other classical musicians, while a selection of premium teas from Taylors of Harrogate will be offered, served in porcelain pots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, dainty pastries and warm scones with jam and cream.
With the service proving popular, guests are asked to pre-book once on board their cruise ship, by contacting Guest Services or the Observatory Lounge Manager.
This is truly a civilised and enjoyable way to experience traditional afternoon tea: exactly how afternoon tea should be done!
Please note: This service incurs a nominal fee of just £7.95 per person. This service supplements our existing tea service, which will continue as usual on all our cruise ships.
Not forgetting our standard daily afternoon tea service offering some delicious sandwich and cake options to tempt you further. So, if you fancy a mid-afternoon snack, pop along and sample these tasty treats.
Our premium al fresco dining
Open in warm weather, you can dine while watching tranquil views of the ocean as your ship sails towards your next destination.
Enjoy a breakfast of eggs benedict or omelette, and fresh sandwiches, salads or burgers for lunch. For a small charge, you can indulge in this special dining experience in the evening too.
Specially dressed for the evening, The Grill serves a delicious premium menu for dinner, ranging from starters of seared scallops or panciotti filled with mascarpone to main courses of grilled mixed seafood, or a choice of 8 or 10 ounce prime cut grilled steaks, from rib eye to fillet. All carefully created by our chefs in the open kitchen to the side of the restaurant. there are also delicious desserts too, from creme brulee to banoffee cheesecake.
Please note that dinner at The Grill must be booked on board in advance of the evening and that a supplement applies.
The Bookmark Café
Coffee & Chocolate indulgence
Coffee shops have become ubiquitous on the high street with many people having a latte or cappuccino as a regular treat. Now you can enjoy your favourite 'caffeine fix' in the middle of the ocean. Serving a selection of delicious speciality coffees and teas and luxury chocolates.
Sip on Taylors of Harrogate intensely rich espresso and loose leaf teas and try our sumptuous selection of quality chocolates, from Pralines to Champagne Truffles, all of which are available at reasonable prices.
View our video below and be tempted by the vast array of chocolates on offer
Late Night Buffet
For those guests who are still hungry and are looking for a post dinner snack, or maybe missed the main dining time due to a late return to the ship; we offer a late night buffet.
Served daily in the Palms Cafè, Secret Garden Cafè or Braemar Garden Cafè from around 11pm serving both hot and cold buffet options to tempt you, come and see if you can squeeze in another morsel, you might surprise yourself - the choices are varied and delicious and will test your willpower to the limit! (Check your Daily Times once on board for exact timings).