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What time should I expect to disembark?

During your cruise you will be advised of return and disembarkation times by the on board team. Full details of timings will also be printed in The Daily Times. However, we understand that you need to arrange onward transport, or let family and friends know when to pick you up; so please locate your ship, cruise number and arrival date below for the approximate time from which you will disembark your cruise ship. Please note that times shown are approximate and are subject to change without notice.(Note: The disembarkation times shown are the approximate starting times for the disembarkation process to commence. Disembarkation is a staggered process and can take up to two hours to complete, so please allow a suitable length of time for booking onward travel connections).   Balmoral 2018 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time L1836 8th December Southampton 07:30 L1837 13th December Southampton 08:00 L1838 21st December Southampton 07:30   Balmoral 2019 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time L1839 5th January 2019 Southampton 07:30 L1902 22nd March Southampton 07:30 L1903 2nd April Southampton 13:30 L1904 21st April Newcastle 07:30 L1905 29th April Newcastle 07:30 L1906 9th May Newcastle 07:30 L1907 23rd May Newcastle 07:30 L1908 28th May Newcastle 07:30 L1909 4th June Newcastle 07:30 L1910 5th June Rosyth 07:30 L1911 15th June Rosyth 07:30 L1912 23rd June Rosyth 07:30 L1913 30th June Rosyth 07:30 L1914 11th July Rosyth 07:30 L1915 25th July Rosyth 09:00 L1916 1st August Rosyth 07:30 L1917 6th August Rosyth 07:30 L1918 7th August Newcastle 07:30 L1919 16th August Newcastle 07:30 L1920 23rd August Newcastle 07:30 L1921 28th August Newcastle 07:30 L1922 8th September Newcastle 07:30 L1923 16th September Newcastle 07:30 L1924 27th September Newcastle 07:30 L1925 6th October Newcastle 07:00 L1926 19th October Dover 07:30 L1927 24th October Southampton 07:30 L1928 8th November Southampton 07:30 L1929 15th November Southampton 07:30 L1930 29th November Southampton 07:30 L1931 20th December Southampton 07:30 L1932 22nd December Southampton 07:30 L1933 6th January 2020 Southampton 07:30 Braemar 2018 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time M1830 20th December Barbados* 09:00 M1831 3rd January 2019 Barbados* 09:00 *Note - this is for independent guests only. Braemar 2019 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time M1901 17th January 2019 Barbados* 09:00 M1902 31st January Manaus* 09:00 M1903 14th February Barbados* 09:00 M1904 28th February Barbados* 09:00 M1905 14th March Barbados* 07:30 M1906 30th March Southampton 07:30 M1907 7th April Southampton 07:30 M1908 18th April Southampton 07:30 M1909 1st May Southampton 07:30 M1910 6th May Southampton 07:30 M1911 18th May Southampton 07:30 M1912 26th May Southampton 07:30 M1913 8th June Southampton 07:30 M1914 21st June Southampton 07:30 M1915 29th June Southampton 07:30 M1916 9th July Southampton 07:30 M1917 23rd July Southampton 07:30 M1918 31st July Southampton 07:30 M1919 14th August Southampton 07:30 M1920 22nd August Southampton 07:30 M1921 27th August Southampton 07:30 M1922 7th September Southampton 07:30 M1923 14th September Southampton 07:30 M1924 27th September Southampton 07:30 M1925 22nd October Southampton 07:30 M1926 30th October Southampton 07:30 M1927 24th November Southampton 07:30 M1928 3rd December Southampton 09:00 M1929 19th December  Barbados* 09:00   Braemar 2020 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time M1930 2nd January 2020 La Romana* 09:00 M2001 16th January Barbados* 09:00 M2002 30th January La Romana* 09:00 M2003 13th February Barbados* 09:00 M2004 27th February La Romana* 09:00 M2005 12th March Barbados* 09:00 Boudicca 2018 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time D1825 13th December Mauritius *Disembarked by 09:00 D1826 27th December Mauritius *Disembarked by 09:00 D1827 10th January 2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka *Disembarked by 09:00 *Note - this is for independent guests only. Boudicca 2019 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time D1901 13th February Dover 07:30 D1902 18th February Newcastle 07:30 D1903 26th February Newcastle 07:30 D1904 9th March Dover 07:30 D1905 23rd March Dover 07:30 D1906 31st March Dover 07:30 D1907 7th April Dover 07:30 D1908 16th April Dover 07:30 D1909 25th April Dover 07:30 D1910 17th May  Dover 07:30 D1911 2nd June Dover 07:30 D1912 9th June Dover 07:30 D1913 18th June Dover 07:30 D1914 1st July Dover 12:00 D1915 15th July Dover 07:30 D1916 31st July Dover 07:30 D1917 7th August Dover 07:30 D1918 23rd August Dover 07:30 D1919 28th August Dover 07:30 D1920 6th September Dover 07:30 D1921 15th September Dover 07:30 D1922 26th September Dover 07:30 D1923 3rd October Dover 09:00 D1924 10th October Tenerife* 09:00 D1925 31st October Cape Town* 09:00 D1926 14th November Victoria* 09:00 D1927 28th November Phuket* 09:00 D1928 12th December Bali* 09:00 D1929 9th January 2020 Cairns* 09:00   Boudicca 2020 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time D2001 23rd January 2020 Bali* 09:00 D2002 6th February Colombo* 09:00 D2003 20th February Dubai* 09:00 D2004 5th March Limassol* 09:00   Black Watch 2018 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time W1825(World Cruise) 28th February 2019 Southampton 07:30 W1827 5th January 2019 Brisbane, Australia* 09:00   Black Watch 2019 -  Cruise No. Disembarkation Date Disembarkation Port Approx. Disembarkation Time W1901 4th February 2019 Brisbane* 07:30 W1902 28th February Dubai* 07:30 W1903 14th March Southampton 07:30 W1904 1st April Southampton 07:30 W1905 11th April Southampton 07:30 W1906 13th April Liverpool 07:30 W1907 11th May Liverpool 07:30 W1908 24th May Liverpool 07:30 W1909 29th May Liverpool 07:30 W1910 7th June Liverpool 07:30 W1911 20th June Liverpool 07:30 W1912 28th June Liverpool 07:30 W1913 7th July Liverpool 07:30 W1914 15th July Liverpool 07:30 W1915 30th July Liverpool 07:30 W1916 13th August Liverpool 07:30 W1917 21st August Liverpool 07:30 W1918 26th August Liverpool 07:30 W1919 3rd September Liverpool 07:30 W1920 10th September Liverpool 07:30 W1921 20th September Liverpool 07:30 W1922 3rd October Liverpool 07:30 W1923 12th October Liverpool 07:30 W1924 28th October Liverpool 07:30 W1925 11th November Liverpool 07:30 W1926 26th November Liverpool 07:30 W1927 21st December Southampton 07:30 W1928 22 December Southampton 07:30 *Note - this is for independent guests only. If you are sailing on board our river boat, Brabant, please click here to see Embarkation and Disembarkation times.

What are the flight timings on your Fly-Cruises?

Our cruise holidays are typically on sale before airlines release details of their flight times, so unfortunately we are not always able to confirm details at the time of booking. If details are not available when you make your cruise booking, we'll ask you to select your preferred airport (subject to availability), and once we have flight details, they will be advised on your confirmation invoice closer to departure date. When confirmed, your flight information will also be available to view via the 'My Cruises' section of our website. My Cruises Fly-Cruise holidays

What time is check-in?

Your check-in time will be indicated clearly for you on your cruise ticket, which you can expect to receive approximately 21 days prior to your cruise departure. We kindly request you arrive within your allocated time period to ensure we are able to operate a smooth and timely embarkation for all guests joining the vessel. On arrival at the port you will be directed to the luggage drop-off area where porters will be on hand to take your luggage from you. We kindly request that all luggage is labelled and that you carry dress and suit carriers as hand luggage, as these may get damaged when passing through the security scanners. Once the porters have taken your luggage, it will next appear in your room. At check-in you will need to produce both your ticket and passport, so please ensure you have both close at hand. Once checked in, you will be issued with your ship’s pass and you can relax in the cruise terminal lounge until called to board. To assist you with planning travel to the port on the day of departure we provide recommended arrival/check-in times for each cruise, which can be found on your cruise ticket. If you arrive earlier than the time shown for your cruise, you are likely to experience delays in embarking. If you find you will be arriving earlier, we suggest that you take a break for a drink or snack somewhere before heading to the cruise terminal. For fly-cruise holidays, please refer to your flight tickets for details of your check-in time at the airport.  You can find the time for your chosen cruise by locating your ship, cruise number and departure date below for the time we request you arrive from. Balmoral 2018 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than L1837 8th December Southampton 12:00 L1838 13th December Southampton 12:00 L1839 21st December Southampton 12:00   Balmoral 2019 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than L1901 5th January 2019 Southampton 12:00 L1903 22nd March  Southampton 12:00 L1904 2nd April Southampton 12:00 L1905 21st April Newcastle 12:00 L1906 29th April Newcastle 12:00 L1907 9th May Newcastle 12:00 L1908 23rd May Newcastle 12:00 L1909 28th May Newcastle 12:00 L1910 4th June Newcastle 12:00 L1911 5th June Rosyth 12:00 L1912 15th June Rosyth 12:00 L1913 23rd June Rosyth 12:00 L1914 30th June Rosyth 12:00 L1915 11th July Rosyth 12:00 L1916 25th July Rosyth 12:00 L1917 1st August Rosyth 12:00 L1918 6th August Rosyth 12:00 L1919 7th August Newcastle 12:00 L1920 16th August Newcastle 12:00 L1921 23rd August Newcastle 12:00 L1922 28th August Newcastle 12:00 L1923 8th September Newcastle 12:00 L1924 16th September Newcastle 12:00 L1925 27th September Newcastle 12:00 L1926 6th October Newcastle 12:00 L1927 19th October Dover 12:00 L1928 24th October Southampton 18:00 L1929 8th November Southampton 12:00 L1930 15th November Southampton 12:00 L1931 29th November Southampton 12:00 L1932 20th December Southampton 12:00 L1933 22nd December Southampton 12:00   Balmoral 2020 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than L2001 6th January 2020 Southampton 12:00   Boudicca 2018 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than D1826 13th December Mauritius 14:00 D1827 27th December Mauritius 14:00 Boudicca 2019 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than D1901 10th January 2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka 14:00 D1902 13th February  Dover 12:30 D1903 18th February  Newcastle 12:30 D1904 26th February  Newcastle 12:30 D1905 9th March  Dover 12:30 D1906 23rd March Dover 12:30 D1907 31st March Dover 12:30 D1908 7th April Dover 12:30 D1909 16th April Dover 12:30 D1910 25th April Dover 12:30 D1911 17th May Dover 12:30 D1912 2nd June Dover 12:30 D1913 9th June Dover 12:30 D1914 18th June Dover 12:30 D1915 1st July Dover 12:30 D1916 15th July Dover 15:00 D1917 31st July Dover 12:30 D1918 7th August Dover 12:30 D1919 23rd August Dover 12:30 D1920 28th August Dover 12:30 D1921 6th September Dover 12:30 D1922 15th September Dover 12:30 D1923 26th September Dover 12:30 D1924 3rd October Dover 12:30 D1925 10th October Tenerife* 14:00 D1926 31st October Cape Town* 14:00 D1927 14th November Victoria* 14:00 D1928 28th November Phuket* 14:00 D1929 12th December Bali* 14:00 Boudicca 2020 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than D2001 9th January 2020 Cairns* 14:00 D2002 23rd January Bali* 14:00 D2003 6th February Colombo* 14:00 D2004 20th February Dubai* 14:00 D2005 5th March Limassol* 14:00 * For independent fly cruise guests. Braemar 2018 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than M1831 20th December Barbados 14:00 Braemar 2019 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than M1901 3rd January 2019 Barbados* 14:00 M1902 17th January Barbados* 14:00 M1903 31st January Manaus* 14:00 M1904 14th February Barbados* 14:00 M1905 28th February Barbados* 14:00 M1906 14th March Barbados* 14:00 M1907 30th March Southampton 12:30 M1908 7th April Southampton 12:30 M1909 18th April Southampton 12:30 M1910 1st May Southampton 12:30 M1911 6th May Southampton 12:30 M1912 18th May Southampton 12:30 M1913 26th May Southampton 12:30 M1914 8th June Southampton 12:30 M1915 21st June Southampton 12:30 M1916 29th June Southampton 12:30 M1917 9th July Southampton 12:30 M1918 23rd July Southampton 12:30 M1919 31st July Southampton 12:30 M1920 14th August Southampton 12:30 M1921 22nd August Southampton 12:30 M1922 27th August Southampton 12:30 M1923 7th September Southampton 12:30 M1924 14th September Southampton 12:30 M1925 27th September Southampton 12:30 M1926 22nd October Southampton 12:30 M1927 30th October Southampton 12:30 M1928 24th November Southampton 12:30 M1929 3rd December Southampton 12:30 M1930 19th December Barbados* 14:00 Braemar 2020 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than M2001 2nd January 2020 La Romana* 14:00 M2002 16th January Barbados* 14:00 M2003 30th January La Romana* 14:00 M2004 13th February Barbados* 14:00 M2005 27th February La Romana* 14:00 M2006 12th March 2020 Barbados* 14:00 Black Watch 2019 -  Cruise No. Embarkation Date Embarkation Port Arrive No Earlier Than W1901 5th January 2019 Brisbane* 14:00 W1902 4th February Dubai* 14:00 W1903 28th February Southampton 12:30 W1904 14th March Southampton 12:30 W1905 1st April Southampton 12:30 W1906 11th April Southampton 12:30 W1907 13th April Liverpool 12:30 W1908 11th May Liverpool 12:30 W1909 24th May Liverpool 12:30 W1910 29th May Liverpool 12:30 W1911 7th June Liverpool 12:30 W1912 20th June Liverpool 12:30 W1913 28th June Liverpool 12:30 W1914 7th July Liverpool 12:30 W1915 15th July Liverpool 12:30 W1916 30th July Liverpool 12:30 W1917 13th August Liverpool 12:30 W1918 21st August Liverpool 12:30 W1919 26th August Liverpool 12:30 W1920 3rd September Liverpool 12:30 W1921 10th September Liverpool 12:30 W1922 20th September Liverpool 12:30 W1923 3rd October Liverpool 12:30 W1924 12th October Liverpool 12:30 W1925 28th October Liverpool 12:30 W1926 11th November Liverpool 12:30 W1927 26th November Liverpool 12:30 W1928 21st December Southampton 14:00 W1929 22nd December  Southampton 12:30 If you are sailing on board our river boat, Brabant, please click here to see Embarkation and Disembarkation times.

What facilities are available at my departure port?

Just like airports, the facilities between cruise departure ports does differ. However, the majority of them offer comfortable seating areas, refreshments and Wi-Fi, enabling you to relax and start to enjoy your cruise holiday from the moment you arrive at the cruise terminal. We kindly request you arrive at your departure port during the time period indicated on your final cruise ticket; this is to ensure we are able to operate a smooth and timely embarkation process. Find out more information on how to get to your chosen departure port.  If you'd like to find out more about your specific departure port, please find links to our departure port's websites below: Dover Edinburgh (Rosyth) Liverpool Newcastle Southampton

What's the procedure for disembarking the ship at the end of my cruise?

We do our utmost to ensure the end of your cruise is a smooth as possible, allowing you to return home relaxed and ready to share your cruise experience with friends and loved ones. To assist you with disembarkation, clear instructions are placed in your room at least 24 hours before your ship docks. We request that your luggage is placed outside your room door on the final night of your cruise holiday, where it will be transferred to the cruise terminal for you. We ask that you adhere to this request as this process helps to reduce unnecessary obstruction of your cruise ship's corridors on the day of disembarkation, enabling you to disembark the cruise ship with ease. On arrival into UK ports, your ship has to be cleared by Customs and Immigration Officials before the disembarkation process can begin. During this time, we invite guests to vacate their rooms, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and relax in one of the public lounges before being called forward for disembarkation. Assistance will be given to those guests with wheelchairs. Should you have a flight home to catch, please speak to Guest Services whilst on board. The team will ensure you disembark in enough time to meet your transfer back to your chosen airport. Once leaving the vessel, please ensure you collect all your luggage from the reclaim area before continuing your onward journey. As luggage reclaim is arranged according to deck colour, it is very important to ensure that your original luggage tags are still attached. Be sure to only take your own belongings, guests who take luggage that doesn't belong to them will incur any charges required to get the luggage back to its rightful owner. Find out more about Disembarkation Times >

Which items am I prohibited from bringing on board?

To ensure a safe and secure environment for our guests and crew, there are strict regulations regarding items that may be considered to be an offensive weapon (in particular knives, including skean-dhu's with a blade over 7cm). Any such items found will be confiscated. Please note only alcohol purchased on board can be consumed on board. Any purchased ashore will be stored for you until the end of your cruise. The safety of our guests is our highest priority and a security check according to Department for Transport’s regulations will be carried out prior to embarkation.  

Are flights included within the price of a Fly-Cruise?

Flights and transfers are included in the price of a Fred. Olsen fly-cruise holiday. Our fly-cruise packages take away the hassle of researching and arranging your own flights and transfers, as we will arrange these for you and include them as part of your holiday. As part of our dedicated flight programme, available on 2018/19 fly-cruises, we also offer the following:  A Duty Management team at the airport to assist with any enquiries Inflight-pack which includes an eye-mask, socks, toothbrush & toothpaste and ear plugs A two-course meals and drinks service If you choose to book ‘Cruise Only’, you will have to arrange flights and transfers yourself. This option gives you the freedom to select your own flight times and departure airport, and enjoy time to explore a destination before or after you cruise. Look for these options online when booking your fly-cruise, or call our friendly Reservations Team on 01473 742 424. Fly-Cruise holidays

What facilities are available at my departure port?

Just like airports, the facilities between cruise departure ports does differ. However, the majority of them offer comfortable seating areas, refreshments and Wi-Fi, enabling you to relax and start to enjoy your cruise holiday from the moment you arrive at the cruise terminal. We kindly request you arrive at your departure port during the time period indicated on your final cruise ticket; this is to ensure we are able to operate a smooth and timely embarkation process. Find out more information on how to get to your chosen departure port.  If you'd like to find out more about your specific departure port, please find links to our departure port's websites below: Dover Edinburgh (Rosyth) Liverpool Newcastle Southampton

What transfers are available to get to the port or airport?

Eavesway Cruiselink is a great way to travel to and from your next Fred. Olsen cruise* from Southampton, Dover or Newcastle. As the official UK coach travel provider to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, you can be confident of an efficient and punctual service, making getting to and from the port as relaxing and stress-free as possible. All of their coaches come free equipped with air conditioning, WC/washroom and ample legroom, with Wi-Fi available on most vehicles. And with selected pick-up points across the UK taking you right up to the terminal, it’s easier than ever to join one of our comfortable and spacious Cruiselink vehicles driven by our team of friendly, experienced drivers. To book your Cruiselink seats today simply call us on 01942 727 985, speak to your travel agent or visit www.eaveswaytravel.com *Cruiselink service only available for Fred. Olsen cruises of 5 nights and above, operating to/from Southampton, Dover and Newcastle. Offices open Mon-Fri 0900-1700hrs, Sat 0900-1300hrs. Closed Sun & Bank Holidays. Routing and service details subject to change; please check before booking your cruise. Full T&Cs at www.eaveswaytravel.com/terms Alternatively, if you would prefer to make your own way to your ship, you'll find that there are great road and rail links to each of our ports. For driving directions, parking, trains routes and taxi information for your specific port, please click the relevant link below.  > Departing from Dover > Departing from Southampton > Departing from Newcastle > Departing from Rosyth > Departing from Liverpool

Can I pre-book my seat on my flight?

On dedicated flights operated by Thomas Cook Airlines on behalf of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, guests can pre book their seats. This applies on flights to/from Aqaba, Abu Dhabi, Barbados, Colombo, Manaus & Mauritius. Economy CabinTo pre-book seats in the economy cabin, you will need to book directly with Thomas Cook Airlines. You can book in two ways; OnlineYou can access Thomas Cook Airlines website at www.thomascookairlines.com Click on ‘manage my booking’ Select the ‘other tour operator’ option Using the drop down menu, select ‘Fred. Olsen’ Via telephoneYou can call Thomas Cook Airlines on 01733 224330, (selecting option four, then option two and finally option two), to make your booking.When making your booking, please have the following information to hand; Date of flight(s) Flight number(s). This can be found on your booking confirmation or flight itinerary. If you are unsure of your flight number, please call Fred. Olsen Guest Services on 0800 0355 120. Important – Please double check your flight number when pre-booking your seat as Thomas Cook often operate their own seperate scheduled flight on the same route and same same day. Flight route (i.e. Gatwick to Barbados) Fred. Olsen booking reference. This can be found in the top right section of your Booking Confirmation Names of all guests travelling Date of birth for all guests travelling Contact e-mail address & telephone number for the lead guest Credit, or debit card Prices to pre-book economy seats start from just £22 per person one way. Premium CabinIf you are travelling in Premium Class, please contact Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines directly on 0800 0355 120 to pre-book your seat. At time of booking, you will need your Fred. Olsen Booking Reference. For flights operating in the Winter 2018/19 season, there is no charge to pre-book your flight seat in Premium Class. You can view the Premium Cabin seating plan for your selected flight here:> Barbados, Aqaba & Abu Dhabi.pdf > Manaus, Colombo & Mauritius.pdfTerms & Conditions:  Economy Cabin:Full payment due at time of booking.Booking must be made direct with Thomas Cook Airlines.Economy cabin seat bookings close 48 hours prior to departure.Cancellation charges - free of charge if more than 12 weeks prior to departure. Within 12 weeks of departure, 100% cancellation charges apply.Premium Cabin:Booking must be made direct with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.Premium cabin seat bookings close four working days prior to departure.