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 

Christmas decorations on board
Christmas decorations on board

"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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6 Ocean Cruises

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Festive Spanish Break • T2428

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Liverpool
Bolette
12 Dec 2024
9 nights
  • Enjoy festive Spanish culture on this pre-Christmas break
  • Sample pintxos, Galician mussels and Asturian cider
  • See the Tower of Hercules from the decks of Bolette
Northern lights over Sami tent, Tromso, Norway Northern lights over Sami tent, Tromso, Norway Northern lights over Sami tent, Tromso, Norway
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In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas • L2437

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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 maritime tradition of crossing the Arctic Circle
Fireworks over Lisbon, Portugal Fireworks over Lisbon, Portugal Fireworks over Lisbon, Portugal
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Canary Islands Christmas & Lisbon New Year • T2429

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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
Guests on deck looking out to the Northern lights, Norway Guests on deck looking out to the Northern lights, Norway Guests on deck looking out to the Northern lights, Norway
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In Search of the Northern Lights • S2427

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Portsmouth
Borealis
07 Dec 2024
14 nights
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in the 'Gateway to the Arctic, Tromso
  • Spend time with local Sámi people to learn about their way of life
  • Explore the historic Hanseatic city of Bergen
The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium The Great market square in Antwerp, Belgium
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European River Cities & Christmas Markets • L2436

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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 Funchal Fireworks over Funchal Fireworks over Funchal
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Canary Islands Christmas & Funchal New Year • S2428

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Portsmouth
Borealis
21 Dec 2024
14 nights
  • Visit UNESCO-listed Risco Caído archaeological site in Gran Canaria
  • Celebrate Christmas Day festivities on board Borealis
  • See in the New Year with the annual fireworks display in Madeira

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