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INTRODUCING THE FRED. OLSEN FLEET

The size of our ships allows us access to more interesting places, and means we can dock in the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Bolette
Bolette

Bolette

Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet. With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

690 cabins
1,338 guests
657 crew
62,735 GT
24.5kts max speed
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Borealis
Borealis at sea

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Balmoral
Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn

Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts max speed
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Handpicked Destinations

A WORLD WAITING TO BE EXPLORED

Our Ports

Sailing from a port near you

We sail from across the UK to make joining your next Fred. Olsen cruise nice an easy.

  • Dover
  • Liverpool
  • Rosyth
  • Southampton
  • Newcastle
  • Portsmouth
  • Balmoral cruising out of Dover

    Dover

    Fred. Olsen’s diverse selection of cruises from Dover include chances to sail to the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords; discover the cultural, historical and scenic highlights of cities in Scandinavia, Northern Europe, France and Spain; indulge in a short European city break, a sun-kissed island-hopping adventure; or the sights and highlights of isles and waterways in the UK.

    Cruises from Dover
    Borealis docked in Liverpool, UK

    Liverpool

    Some of the world’s most sought after destinations are within your reach on Fred. Olsen cruises departing from Liverpool. Situated on the coast of Northwest England, this port is the ideal starting point for voyages to Scotland, Northern Europe and Scandinavia , bringing you closer to the beautiful unspoilt waterways and landscapes of the Norwegian fjords and Scottish lochs; the astonishing natural wonders of Iceland and Greenland; and remote locations within the Arctic Circle.

    Cruises from Liverpool
    Edinburgh castle , Scotland

    Rosyth

    Situated on the north bank of the River Forth, just 40 minutes from Edinburgh, the Port of Rosyth is conveniently placed for guests joining Fred. Olsen’s cruises from Scotland. There are a fantastic selection of cruises from Rosyth to choose from, each featuring incredible destinations across Europe. Cruise from Scotland to Germany or Sweden for picturesque waterways; sail to culture-rich capitals in Scandinavia, or experience the outstanding natural beauty of Norway’s magnificent fjordland.

    Cruises from Rosyth
    View from the ship in Southampton

    Southampton

    Located on England’s south coast, Southampton is the ideal departure port for an extensive selection of Fred. Olsen cruises, including rewarding European city breaks; explorations of Iceland and Norway’s awe-inspiring fjordland; chasing the Northern Lights in the Arctic, journeys to the Mediterranean and Adriatic; voyages to Africa and the Indian Ocean; and transatlantic crossings to the Caribbean.

    Cruises from Southampton
    Evening view of Port of Tyne in Newcastle

    Newcastle

    The departure port for an extensive range of exciting Fred. Olsen cruises from Newcastle; the Port of Tyne is a gateway to discovering incredible destinations across Europe. Cruise from Newcastle to Scotland, Scandinavia and northern Europe in search of spectacular highland and fjordland scenes; natural wonders in Iceland and Arctic Norway, such as the awe-inspiring Northern Lights; captivating Scandinavian cities; and picturesque German or Swedish waterways, all in less time than it would take from a southern departure port.

    Cruises from Newcastle
    Portsmouth, UK

    Portsmouth

    Fred. Olsen’s cruises from Portsmouth include winter escapes to the glorious sunshine and scenery of the Canaries; and festive cruises to Germany or Spain, Portugal and Madeira. Portsmouth is a city rich in maritime heritage, with landmarks such as the Historic Dockyard and the Spinnaker Tower. Britain’s ‘Great Waterfront City’ is situated on the shores of the beautiful Solent, east from Southampton, making Portsmouth the perfect location from which to embark on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

    Cruises from Portsmouth

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    2024 Cruises

    Cruise from ports around the UK to countries around the globe: whatever your dream cruise itinerary there's plenty to get excited about in our latest brochures.