Life on board

Guests walking down the stairs on deck, Balmoral

We really believe that a cruise with Fred. Olsen is all about the journey you experience once you are on board. From relaxing by our well-appointed pools, to enjoying a delicious morning coffee at The Bookmark Café with a good book; to learning more about the destinations we are visiting and bringing them to life.

Our on board Journey Guides are specially selected for their expertise, and will inspire you with their talks and presentations about the nature and cultures you’ll encounter. Take time to enjoy our Sky at Sea experience at sunrise or sunset, with knowledgeable experts helping you seek out phenomena such as the Northern Lights; and join our on board chefs as they create delicious dishes relating to the destinations you’ll visit – with a chance to sample them too.

Joy of The journey

Sperm whale fin with Faial, Azores, in the background

We have designed our on board experience so that you can discover more about the nature and culture of the destinations we visit - bringing the hidden gems of our destinations to life as well as the highlights, so you can get more out of your time ashore.

Crew Stories

Paul Goodenough

A cruise ship is only as good as the people who work on it and, at Fred. Olsen, we’re particularly proud of ours. We’ve chosen them for their personalities and skills in providing a warmer, more personal service. And they’ve chosen us because smaller ships create a family home-from-home atmosphere.

Signature Experiences

Guests trying Treats of the Region

To complement our Journey Guides we have designed five new signature experiences, 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.

Treats & Pastimes

Atlantis Spa

As well as our signature experiences, we have a host of other activities for you to enjoy whilst you are on board with us. Whether you would like to sit and watch the world go by, or would prefer to fill your time meeting your fellow guests and enjoying our entertainment programme, there are plenty of options for you to try. Check your Daily Times once on board for full details of the events and activities that are available each day.

Speciality dining

Colours & Tastes

Dining in our elegant restaurants is the high point of every Fred. Olsen cruise. This experience can be made even more special with an evening in one of our exclusive speciality dining restaurants. Vasco offers an authentic taste of Goa, where each menu has been created by our Goan chefs on board. For a taste of Asian Fusion, Colours & Tastes offers an eclectic combination of flavours in an intimate dining setting.


Sommelier with guest at Wine bar on Bolette

On sea days, we will be hosting a series of tastings and experiences. You can shake up a storm in one of our martini experiences, join our Sommelier for a series of special wine tasting sessions or join us for an oriental tea tasting. Details for many of our experiences and tasting sessions can be found on your My Cruises account. Spaces are limited so we recommend booking before you sail to avoid disappointment.