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10 reasons to visit the Arctic Circle

17th 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!

Get Closer to Marseille

12th June 2020

Take a Braemar cruise to the port city of Marseille, bringing you closer to the heart of the city that flourishes in both culture and beauty.
Braemar in Marseille

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

Sensational sightings at sea with ORCA

28th April 2020

In June 2019, a team from ORCA joined Boudicca for her Iceland cruise, to observe marine life. Some guests had the experience of seeing their first ever whale!
ORCA whale sighting

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
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