A cruise holiday is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself in a way you don't necessarily have time to do at home. Whether it's the chance to perfect your golf swing, enjoy a bit of pampering in our Spa, or just relax on deck with a book and occasional dip in the jacuzzi - a Fred. Olsen cruise has it all!
On Board Leisure Activities
Here are just some of the activities you can try whilst on board with us:
Atlantis Spa & Salon
Each Fred. Olsen cruise ship has a well-equipped beauty salon and spa: the Atlantis Spa and Fitness Centre. Open from 8am to 8pm daily, they offer a range of beauty and relaxation treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair dressing.
Demand for treatments is always high, so it is advised to book as soon as possible after you embark, or pre-book by emailing the Spa on board your cruise ship.
On port days, there are often special promotions on spa and salon treatments, so it's worth looking out for those in the Daily Times newsletter, delivered to your room every evening. For a full list of treatments please view our online Treatment Guide.
Indulge in your own time
Take life at your own pace. Put your feet up on deck with an engrossing book from our on board library, relax in warm Jacuzzi bubbles or catch up with new found friends about the adventures of your day ashore.
Fitness Centre & Sauna
All four of our cruise ships have the same high standard of facilities: enabling you to enjoy a fully equipped fitness centre with treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and a variety of free weights.
A choice of fitness classes, to suit most levels, are available throughout the duration of your cruise holiday, including yoga, aerobics, stretch & tone and pilates; all conducted by fully-qualified fitness instructors. (Please note: There may be a charge for some classes.)
Additionally, you may wish to 'smile a mile' (5 times walking around the cruise deck on Black Watch and Boudicca equals 1 mile) or swim a few lengths in the outside pool. And then, there is always the sauna and steam room for post-fitness relaxation! (Please note: there is no sauna or steam room on Balmoral).
All our cruise ships have a well-appointed library on board offering a wide range of titles, including some large print books.
There is a small gaming area on all four of our cruise ships, where you can try your hand at Blackjack and Roulette. Please note that games of chance may not be charged back to your on board account.
You can practice your golf swing to your hearts' content using the nets on board all four of our cruise ships.
Time for tea
A fine cup of tea or coffee, with delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones, to the sound of live classical music. Our Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service is a real treat (please note it must be booked in advance and a small fee is payable). Our daily afternoon tea is included in your cruise price.
WiFi to keep in touch
Whilst on board you will be able to use your mobile, tablet and other wi-fi enabled devices to connect with friends and family at home.
Shop Away & Cruise Away, Duty Free
From fashion, jewellery, watches, glassware and perfume, to souvenirs and mementoes - you’ll come back with something special to remember your time with us.
Whatever the occasion we have a great range of watches for him or her. Our range includes fashion and luxury watches from popular brands such as Anne Klein, Timex, Rotary, DKNY and Citizen. If you are after a little extra help our Watch Specialists are on hand to assist you.Jewellery
If you’re after a memorable souvenir from your cruise then our jewellery stores offer a range of beautiful pieces including bracelets, pendants and earrings from our collections of Swarovski, Clogau and Antica MurrinaBeauty
Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or simply treating yourself, our beauty store offers ‘tax free’ savings on a wide choice of fragrances, skincare & cosmetics from top-name brands such as Leighton Denny, Marc Jacobs, Estee Lauder, Clinique and Dior.Fashion
Whether you’re after a new outfit for a formal evening or something more casual for the day-time, our shops are stocked with a great range. Featuring styles for both men and women, you even have the option to try items on in the comfort of your own room.Bags and Leather Goods
Featuring brands such as Fiorelli, Radley, Guess and Fossil our stores are filled with a wide range of styles – from clutch to shoppers to shoulder bags, you’ll be sure to find something stylish to suit your taste.Confectionary and Gifts
Our duty-free shops are perfect for stocking up on sweet treats and savoury snacks whilst on holiday, and we also have a great range of gifts to take home. We offer a wide selection of products from Cadbury, Toblerone, Ferrero Rocher, Lindt and many more…Cruise ship shopping tips
Cigarettes and Cigars
These can be purchased via our room shopping service at reasonable prices for consumption during your cruise or to take home. However, subject to your specific cruise itinerary, these can also be purchased at duty-free prices within the last few days of your cruise.
You can of course buy alcohol on board at very reasonable prices, but please give any that you buy on shore to a Fred. Olsen staff member for safe storage during your cruise holiday. You can also use the Room Shopping Service and take any alcohol away with you at the end of your cruise – and it’s all Duty Free too!
EU and Non-EU Countries
There’s no limit on the amount of goods you bring back for personal use. But a Customs Officer may ask you reasons for your purchases.
If you’re landing from non-EU countries there is a customs allowance. Check out the complete list of allowances here in our A-Z of cruising.