Our Ships

Balmoral and Bolette, Olden, Norway
Balmoral arriving into Olden, Norway

We believe smaller is better

We are incredibly proud of our fleet of smaller ships. Each has been elegantly designed and they all look and feel like ships (not hotels or holiday resorts); with wide open deck spaces as well as lounges and restaurants which have been meticulously planned to ensure you have a wonderful experience.

With fewer guests, our crew can really get to know you and what you like. And the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised.

The smaller size of our ships also allows us access to more interesting places, such as Norway’s lesser-known Fjords as well as European cities with narrow waterways and size-restricted bridges. It also means we can dock in the heart of some of the world’s most fascinating cities.

Bolette, cruising Loch Eriboll, Scotland



Our flagship vessel proudly bears the name of Fred. Olsen's Great Grandmother, Bolette, thus maintaining a historic connection to the Olsen family.

Exuding classic, elegant style in her exterior and interior design, and featuring spacious and comfortable public areas, as well as just 690 cabins, our flagship leads our fleet of smaller ships by example. 

Borealis at sea



Borealis is ideally suited for enjoying scenic cruising. From cruising past historic landscapes to capturing the beauty of the natural world.

Elegant, spacious and comfortable, she is perfect for our style of cruising.




Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. 

Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space, including an al-fresco restaurant.