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10 reasons to visit the Arctic Circle

18th January 2022

Remote, mystical and breath-taking - find out why a Fred. Olsen cruise to the Arctic is one of our favourite destinations in both the summer and winter months.
Northern lights over Borealis funnels

Captain Victor Stoica Interview

7th December 2021

This year, Captain Stoica celebrates 20 years of working with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Since joining us in 2001, he has become a much-loved member of our fa...
Captain Stoica and team

Our Crew's Stories

18th January 2021

Some well-known Fred. Olsen crew members share their stories of life on board while we eagerly await our guests return to our fleet of cruise ships.
Balmoral crew

When is the best time to cruise to the Baltic?

6th November 2020

Once, the prime time to cruise the Baltic was in July and August, but voyages on board Balmoral, Braemar, Black Watch and Boudicca now begin in May and run t...
Baltic cruises Blog

Five Spooky Places To Visit on a Fred. Olsen Cruise

28th October 2020

Take a look at five of our spookiest cruise destinations you can visit on a Fred. Olsen cruise via a Shore Tour - designed to set your spine tingling!

Wildlife of Iceland

By Bridget McGrouther 30th April 2020

Bridget McGrouther exploring the Natural Wonder's of Iceland – on board Balmoral in July 2019 .
Bridget McGrouther

First Time Cruising to Madeira & the Canaries with Fred. Olsen

By Paul Geater 22nd April 2020

In 2019, Paul and Judy Geater joined Boudicca for a memorable journey to Madeira & the Canaries - here they tell us of their experiences as first time cruisers.
Paul Geater

The Sunshine Islands

By Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 20th April 2020

This Spanish Canary Islands archipelago is blessed with a gloriously mild climate year round, making it popular for holidaymakers wanting to relax in the sun.
Beach Teresitas in Tenerife

Five-night Fjords: Perfect for first-time cruisers

8th April 2020

Fred. Olsen strives to create holidays that make for an ideal first foray into cruising, including a selection of five-night cruises to the Norwegian Fjords.
Geiranger, Norway

Italian Cuisine

20th January 2020

Italian food is the most popular cuisine in Europe, if not the world. Each of the regions has special flavours and recipes. There’s more to Italy than pasta...
Pizza, Naples
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