First Time Cruises

Beautiful views of Flam, Norway

If you're thinking of booking a first time cruise, here at Fred. Olsen, we have a fantastic selection of shorter duration cruises that are sure to appeal. A Fred. Olsen cruise offers you the chance to experience the friendliness of our on board teams, who will go the extra mile to ensure your time spent on board our smaller-sized cruise ships is a memorable one.

If you're cruising for the first time, choose from a selection of shorter cruises to the Norwegian Fjords, sailing around the British Isles, Northern Spain or Scandinavia. You'll experience fantastic scenic cruising, as our ships are able to get you closer to interesting points of interest. At Fred. Olsen, we're perfect for first time cruisers, with our Signature Experiences enabling you to watch local treats of the region being made; or enjoy 'An Audience with...' one of our officers, to learn about life on board a cruise ship.

 

 

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44 Ocean Cruises

44 Ocean Cruises
Garenin blackhouse village on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Garenin blackhouse village on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Garenin blackhouse village on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland,

The Life & Nature of Scotland's Scenic Isles • L2415

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Newcastle
Balmoral
28 May 2024
8 nights
  • Discover natural wonders and wildlife close to home
  • Join ORCA to spot marine life from Balmoral's decks
  • Take a tour to Skara Brae from Kirkwall
Seven sisters waterfall in Geirangerfjord, Norway Seven sisters waterfall in Geirangerfjord, Norway Seven sisters waterfall in Geirangerfjord, Norway

Springtime Norwegian Fjords • T2412

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Liverpool
Bolette
30 May 2024
9 nights
  • Scenic cruise along UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord 
  • Tour to Trollveggan and Trollstigen and discover troll folklore
  • Experience the outdoor Norwegian culture of friluftsliv
Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway

Spring Falls, Glaciers & Norwegian Fjords • L2416

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Newcastle
Balmoral
05 Jun 2024
7 nights
  • See the natural highlights of the Norwegian fjords in spring
  • Witness the power of the sprawling Fureberg Waterfall
  • Hike to the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier from Olden
Basilica of Our Lady of Battles, Covadonga, Asturias, Spain. Basilica of Our Lady of Battles, Covadonga, Asturias, Spain. Basilica of Our Lady of Battles, Covadonga, Asturias, Spain.

Discovering Northern Spain • T2413

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Liverpool
Bolette
08 Jun 2024
7 nights
  • Call into three fascinating cities and experience local culture
  • Discover the origin of Asturian cider in Gijón
  • Visit Santiago de Compostela from La Coruña 
Flam Railway, Norway Flam Railway, Norway Flam Railway, Norway

Springtime Falls & Norwegian Fjords • S2413

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Southampton
Borealis
19 Jun 2024
8 nights
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along Lysefjord on board Borealis
  • See the magnificent Maurangerfjord Waterfall
  • Take a ride on the world-famous Flåm Railway
Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway

Summertime Norwegian Fjords, Landscapes & Vikings • L2419

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Rosyth
Balmoral
27 Jun 2024
7 nights
  • See the magnificent Briksdal Glacier with a local expert
  • Enjoy a scenic diversion past the cascading Fureberg Waterfall
  • Embrace the Norwegian lifestyle concept of friluftsliv
Old Man of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye, Scotland Old Man of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye, Scotland Old Man of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Wildlife & Traditions of the Scottish Isles • L2420

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Rosyth
Balmoral
04 Jul 2024
8 nights
  • Enjoy birdwatching as Balmoral sails past Sumburgh Head
  • Search for whales with help from ORCA
  • Marvel at the Isle of Skye's scenery
The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland Old Man of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scenic Landscapes & Wildlife of the British Isles • S2416

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Dover
Borealis
22 Jul 2024
9 nights
  • Discover the Scottish isles of Orkney, Lewis and Skye
  • Uncover traditions such as ceilidh dancing and whisky making
  • Join ORCA to spot birds and marine life from Borealis
Kayaking in Lysefjorden, Norway Kayaking in Lysefjorden, Norway Kayaking in Lysefjorden, Norway

Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2423

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Rosyth
Balmoral
02 Aug 2024
5 nights
  • Experience the natural beauty of Norway in just five nights
  • Cruise the serene waters of Nordfjord, Innvikfjord & Lysefjord
  • Sail under Pulpit Rock and past the Hornelen sea cliff
Beautiful views of Nordfjord, Norway Beautiful views of Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord fjord, mountains, forest and glacier, Norway

Summertime Norwegian Fjords • S2418

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Dover
Borealis
14 Aug 2024
8 nights
  • Visit the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda from Eidfjord
  • In Flåm, join a boat tour along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord
  • Take the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen for a hike

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