Christmas & New Year Cruises

 
 

Celebrate the festive season on a Fred. Olsen Christmas cruise and discover a world of merriment. Step aboard our smaller ships and embark on a journey to spectacular destinations, whether you are looking to find some winter sun or explore more traditional festivities, we have everything you need to make this holiday season unforgettable. 

On a Fred. Olsen cruise, you'll experience Christmas at sea. Our guests are treated to an array of joyous delights with all the trimmings. From traditional Christmas feasts to incredible onboard entertainment, our warm and attentive staff will take care of your every need, so you can relax and savour this magic season. If you opt for one of our cruises over the New Year, you'll have the chance to join in our New Year's Eve Cruise festivities for a truly memorable experience.

Whether you’re looking to cruise the sunny shores or dream of winter wonderlands in Europe, Fred. Olsen has the perfect trip for you. Bask in the Canary Islands' sunshine and arrive in Lisbon or Funchal just in time for a breathtaking New Year's fireworks display. Explore the charming Christmas markets of France and Belgium, on a Christmas market cruise, or set out on our Northern Lights Christmas cruises. Whichever one you select, you can unwind and make cherished memories.

With incredible destinations such as Madeira, Spain, and Norway to discover, Fred. Olsen guarantees an unforgettable Christmas and New Year Cruise in 2024. Explore our range of festive cruises for a Christmas to remember, and create lasting memories as you journey to exciting destinations.

"This cruise brought the magic of Christmas back for me."
Mr Abbott, River Cities and German Christmas Markets - Feefo Independent Review 

Enjoy a Christmas cruise with Fred. Olsen
Enjoy a Christmas cruise with Fred. Olsen

"This cruise brought the magic of Christmas back for me."
Mr Abbott, River Cities and German Christmas Markets - Feefo Independent Review 

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13 Ocean Cruises

13 Ocean Cruises
Spectacular Northern Lights over Tromsø at night Spectacular Northern Lights over Tromso at night Guests on deck looking out to the Northern lights, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights • S2427

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Sail from Portsmouth
Borealis
07 Dec 2024
14 nights
  • Look for the Northern Lights in 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromsø
  • Spend time with local Sámi people to learn about their way of life
  • Experience husky sledding through snowy landscapes
Landscape of Picos de Europa National Park, Spain Christmas lights in Vigo, Spain Picos de Europa National Park in Asturias, Spain

Festive Spanish Break • T2428

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
12 Dec 2024
9 nights
  • Discover the valleys and mountains of España Verde
  • Explore picturesque coastal fishing villages
  • Experience the untamed beauty of Costa da Morte
The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium

European River Cities & Christmas Markets • L2436

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Sail from Southampton
Balmoral
16 Dec 2024
6 nights
  • Browse stalls at two traditional Christmas Markets in two cities
  • Sample delicious Belgian chocolates in Antwerp
  • Explore the winding medieval streets of Rouen
Fireworks over Lisbon, Portugal Fireworks over Lisbon, Portugal Fireworks over Lisbon, Portugal

Canary Islands Christmas & Lisbon New Year • T2429

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
21 Dec 2024
14 nights
  • Celebrate Christmas Day on board en route to Gran Canaria
  • Discover volcanic landscapes in Tenerife, La Palma and Lanzarote
  • Celebrate the arrival of 2025 with New Year's Eve fireworks
Fireworks over Funchal Fireworks over Funchal Fireworks over Funchal

Canary Islands Christmas & Funchal New Year • S2428

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Sail from Portsmouth
Borealis
21 Dec 2024
14 nights
  • Explore the year-round sunshine islands of the Canaries
  • Celebrate Christmas Day festivities on board Borealis
  • See in the New Year with the annual fireworks display in Madeira
Northern lights over Sami tent, Tromso, Norway Northern lights over Sami tent, Tromso, Norway Northern lights over Sami tent, Tromso, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas • L2437

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Sail from Southampton
Balmoral
22 Dec 2024
14 nights
  • Have the chance to see the Northern Lights during the festive season
  • Celebrate Christmas Day on board Balmoral
  • Experience the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv in winter
Evening view of Hamburg at Christmas time, Germany Evening view of Hamburg at Christmas time, Germany Evening view of Hamburg at Christmas time, Germany

Hamburg Christmas Markets in Five Nights • L2531

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Sail from Southampton
Balmoral
27 Nov 2025
5 nights
  • Enjoy the traditional Christmas Market in Hamburg
  • Sample delectable treats such as lebkuchen, stollen and Glühwein
  • Discover the rich history of the long-standing German festive markets
Mirador de los Roques, Spain Mirador de los Roques, Spain Mirador de los Roques, Spain

Sub-Tropical Landscapes of the Canary Islands • L2532

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Sail from Southampton
Balmoral
02 Dec 2025
14 nights
  • Explore the volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands
  • Discover local cultures, such as La Gomera's whistling language
  • Uncover the Olsen family's links to the Canaries
Winter view of Tallinn, Estonia in the evening Winter view of Tallinn, Estonia in the evening Winter view of Tallinn, Estonia in the evening

Fairytale Castles & Old Towns of the Baltic • S2532

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Sail from Portsmouth
Borealis
08 Dec 2025
14 nights
  • Discover the magic of the Baltic's extraordinary landmarks
  • Browse around enchanting Baltic Christmas Markets
  • Experience local festive food and drink
Bolette at sea Bolette at sea Bolette at sea

Mystery Cruise • T2527

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
15 Dec 2025
7 nights
  • There will be an air of excitement as soon as you board Bolette
  • Try and guess each destination as it will be kept a secret!
  • Follow in the footsteps of explorers, navigators and seafarers

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