Journey Guides

Journey navigators

Our new Journey Guides are an innovation that comes from what is perhaps our most dearly held belief; “It’s all about the people”.

Joining us on board from 2022, they are here to inspire you with their expertise, insights and stories of the ports of call on your journey with us. Chosen for their enthusiasm, they are fascinating to talk and listen to and will host talks, presentations and private lunches throughout your cruise.

You will find our Journey Guides – including a Nature Guide, Culture Guide, Maritime Guide and Entertainment host on board every Fred. Olsen ship

Nature Guides

Guest on deck whale watching with scouts

Our Nature Guides are hired for their expertise and passion for the natural world. They are on board to share their knowledge with you, helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit in a more informed and interesting way.

You will often find them on deck, keen to point out and discuss the most interesting aspects of your journey and help you spot sea life. On selected cruises, our Nature Guides will also accompany smaller groups on our RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) for Scenic Safaris, which allow you to explore even closer to the coastline.

Culture Guides

Guest looking out in Dubrovnik

You won’t find any humdrum lectures on board our ships. Instead, our charming Culture Guides deliver fascinating talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we visit.

They will host talks in The Neptune Lounge and in The Auditorium. For those who want to go even further, they will also host private breakfasts and lunches in smaller groups which will give you the chance to chat to them personally.

Maritime Guides

Figure head, Borealis funnels

The Olsen family have been in shipping for nearly 200 years. Our Maritime Guides love to share that history with our guests. From hosting Bridge and Galley Tours to delving below deck and hosting Q&A sessions with key members of our crew, they are on board to bring maritime traditions and the workings of our wonderful smaller ships to life.

Entertainment Hosts

Bolette show company

Our Entertainment Hosts are there to ensure your days and nights can be filled with an exciting programme of live music, dancing, quizzes, competitions and all other forms of fun and games on every cruise.

Proudly introducing our Signature Experiences

Guests enjoying cookery demonstration

To complement our new Journey Guides we have also designed five new signature experiences for 2023, which you will find on every Fred. Olsen sailing.

Each experience has been created to encapsulate what we think is special about the way we cruise and to make sure that those who love to travel get the most out of their journey and the destinations they visit with us.