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
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In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas • L2534

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Sail from Southampton
Balmoral
22 Dec 2025
15 nights
  • Experience the Northern Lights at Christmastime
  • Immerse yourself in the Arctic way of life with husky sledding
  • Discover the fascinating science behind the Aurora Borealis
Fireworks over funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira Fireworks over funchal, Madeira

Canary Islands Christmas & Funchal Fireworks • T2528

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
22 Dec 2025
14 nights
  • Witness the diverse, natural landscapes of the Canary Islands
  • Embrace Canaries traditions, such as lace in La Palma
  • Welcome in the new year with fireworks in Madeira
View from the Cabo Girao cliff, Funchal, Madeira View from the Cabo Girao cliff, Funchal, Madeira Fireworks over Lisbon, Portugal

Canary Islands Christmas with New Year in Lisbon • S2533

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Sail from Portsmouth
Borealis
22 Dec 2025
13 nights
  • Explore the beauty of the Canaries and Lisbon at Christmas 
  • Embrace traditional music and dance, Malvasia wine and local cuisines
  • See in the New Year with Lisbon's impressive fireworks display

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