The Arts Society Tours with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cathedral of spilled blood in Russia

NEW 2019/20 cruises on sale now

Here, at award-winning Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we feel it is a real privilege to undertake this wonderful new joint venture with The Arts Society Tours. A number of your members and Accredited Lecturers have already experienced the Fred. Olsen difference and the benefits of smaller ship cruising on our four more intimate, classically-designed ocean ships: Balmoral, Boudicca, Black Watch and Braemar – and we look forward to welcoming you on board for many more exciting voyages to come!

For enquiries or to order a Fred. Olsen brochure please call our reservations department on 0800 0355 116, quoting the Arts Society code AFN0001

Bridge over Gotherburg Canal

Swedish Waterways

29th April 2019 | 10 nights | Balmoral | L1906 | Newcastle

Get set for a special journey exploring the cultural highlights and exquisite waterways of Sweden. You’ll encounter a network of fjords, the beauty of which can only be truly appreciated while cruising, and discover two captivating cities by day and by night. You can also experience the splendour of Stockholm’s unique archipelago; call into the Hanseatic city of Visby; and have the chance to enjoy mesmeric architecture and canal boat tours.


Twin room from £1199pp

Single room from £1999pp

£70 FREE on board spend

Waterfall running through the hills in Flam

Norwegian Fjords

28th May 2019 | 7 nights | Balmoral | L1909 | Newcastle

Breathtaking fjords, soaring cliffs and tumbling waterfalls are seemingly endless as you sail a host of exquisite Norwegian waterways. From the captivating Nordfjord to the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, you’ll see the very best of fjordland via the most scenic routes – many of which are accessible only to smaller ships like Balmoral. Ride the scenic Flåm Railway, discover the impressive Briksdal Glacier and experience the historic, Hanseatic city of Bergen.


Twin room from £1049pp

Single room from £1849pp

FREE £25pp on board spend

View of Boudicca and mountains in Eskifjordur

Icelandic Wonders

18th June 2019 | 13 nights | Boudicca | D1914 | Dover

Join Boudicca for an unparalleled adventure across the landscapes of Iceland to uncover the natural wonders of this delightful destination. From the whales of Akureyri to the puffins of Ísafjörður, Iceland’s amazing mix of wildlife is sure to thrill, as will the natural spectacles of geothermal lagoons, gushing geysers and mighty waterfalls. With a short hop to the captivating Orkney Islands on your return, prepare to be spellbound every step of the way.


Twin room from £1849pp

Single room from £3199pp 

£75 FREE on board spend


Welcome to Denmark

29th June 2019 | 10 nights | Braemar | M1916 | Southampton

You’re assured a warm welcome every step of the way on this exploration of one of the world’s happiest countries. The feel-good factor will be especially heightened in Fredericia, where military costumes and fireworks will mark the annual 6th July celebrations. Elsewhere, there’ll be unique Viking re-enactments to enjoy too. Braemar will dock centrally in every port, including charming Copenhagen, which is your gateway to the Danish royal residences.


Twin room from £1299pp

Single room from £2299pp

£50pp FREE on board spend

Peterhof gardens in Russia

The Baltic

1st July 2019 | 14 nights | Boudicca | D1915 | Dover

This unmissable journey combines many of the region’s popular, attraction packed destinations with very special events from the world of music. Alongside unique opportunities to be part of the Estonian Song & Dance festivals – which are held simultaneously every five years – there’s a call into Rotterdam in time for the annual North Sea Jazz Festival, which has seen performances from a plethora of famous names over the years.

Twin room from £1899pp

Single room from £3199pp

£85pp FREE on board spend

Traditional Maderia house

Madeira, Spain & Portugal

27th August 2019 | 11 nights | Braemar | M1922 |  Southampton

Experience Madeira’s enchanting beauty on a shorter-than-usual escape to this floral island. Although your holiday is less than two weeks in length, you’ll still enjoy an overnight stay in Funchal, giving time to discover fragrant gardens, majestic natural wonders and more. There are stops at La Coruña, Vigo and Lisbon for a wealth of diverse attractions, too.

Twin room from £1499pp

Single room from £2499pp

£75pp FREE on board spend

Dunns River Falls,near Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Western Caribbean & Central America

30th January 2020 | 14 nights | Braemar | M2003 | La Romana

Mixing opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich history, heritage and culture of diverse destinations in Central and South America with time spent soaking up the glorious sunshine and unspoilt scenes of dreamy islands, you’re in for unforgettable experiences throughout this incredible 14-night cruise.


Twin room from £2399pp

Single room from £3449pp

£90pp FREE on board spend

 Singapore, Bali & Burma

23rd January 2020 | 14 nights | Boudicca | D2002 | Benoa (Bali)

Encompassing a collection of contrasting destinations, each as wonderfully rewarding as the next, this cruise offers an unforgettable taste of Asia’s remarkable diversity. You can capture the scenic beauty of stunning islands; uncover the modern icons of magnificent cities; and even visit one of the world’s most spectacular spiritual sites, all on one 14-night holiday of a lifetime aboard Boudicca.

Twin room from £2999pp

Single room from £4299pp

Up to £100pp FREE on board spend

Wadi Rum desert Aqaba, Jordan

 Oman, Petra & Suez Canal

20th February 2020 | 14 nights | Boudicca | D2004 | Dubai 

With chances to dig deeper and immerse yourself in centuries of extraordinary history, there’s much more to this exciting cruise than the ports listed on the itinerary. In fact, at each destination, you’ll be within reach of some of the oldest, most famous and best-preserved ‘lost cities’ and holy sites, so every stop will be as rewarding and as fascinating as the next.

Twin room from £2299pp

Single room from £3299pp

Up to £100pp FREE on board spend

These Terms and Conditions are in addition to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ (FOCL) standard Terms and Conditions. Standard and offer Terms and Conditions are available in full on our website, and on request. Both must be read before booking. All offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notice, cannot be combined, are subject to availability and cannot be applied retrospectively. Freedom Fare terms and conditions apply. 

*FREE Door-to-Door transfer offer: only applicable on new 2019 or 2020 departures of 9 nights or more in duration, departing from Southampton, Dover, Newcastle, Liverpool & Edinburgh Rosyth, for new bookings made from 07/03/18 to 30/04/18, inclusive. Offer is applicable for departures within 90 UK mainland miles of your home each way; additional mileage must be paid to the transport provider at the time of booking. You may be required to share the transport for all or part of the journey.  

* FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade & Tips Covered: Complimentary drinks-inclusive package comprises selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, see website. Offer applicable on new 2019 & 2020 Fly-Cruises, for new bookings made from 29/10/18 to 31/01/2018 inclusive.

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