Short Breaks

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Fred. Olsen's short cruises from the UK have been hand-crafted by our journey planners to offer you a memorable and rewarding break. With our short cruise itineraries that are seven nights or less in duration, and featuring diverse destinations across Europe; these short, yet enriching adventures are the perfect way for you to escape from it all or experience sailing with Fred. Olsen for the first time.

With our short cruises from Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle or Rosyth, journey into the breathtaking Norwegian fjords as your ship diverts away from the usual cruising route to showcase soraing cliffs, rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls and picturesque villages; enjoy a European city break combined with unforgettable scenic river cruising; or perhaps discover delights closer to home, such as Scotland's rugged isles and lochs.

A Fred. Olsen cruise will offer you the chance to discover how we channel our 175 years of sailing experience and discovering the world into making every single day special for our guests. No matter which of these short break cruises you choose, you'll discover what makes Fred. Olsen smaller ship cruising so special. 

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57 Ocean Cruises
View on Langfoss waterfall, Norway View on Langfoss waterfall, Norway View on Langfoss waterfall , Norway

Mighty Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords • L2411

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Newcastle
Balmoral
26 Apr 2024
7 nights
  • Admire Langfoss and Fureberg waterfalls
  • Enjoy fjordland scenery from the Rauma Railway
  • Enjoy a tour to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands. Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands. Dutch windmill and colorful tulips in spring garden of flowers Keukenhof, Holland, Netherlands.
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Dutch Tulips & Waterways in Five Nights • S2408

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Southampton
Borealis
02 May 2024
5 nights
  • A bank holiday break of traditional Dutch experiences
  • In Amsterdam, see the Keukenhof tulips in bloom 
  • Sail the peaceful Nieuwe Maas
Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord, Norway
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Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2412

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Newcastle
Balmoral
03 May 2024
5 nights
  • Explore scenic Norwegian Fjords on a Bank Holiday escape
  • Experience the Norwegian way of life by spending time outdoors
  • Scenic cruise along some of Norway's most spectacular fjords
Passengers looking out to Fingals cave from onboard, UK Passengers looking out to Fingals cave from onboard, UK Passengers looking out to Fingals cave from onboard, UK

Scenic Isles of Scotland in Five Nights • T2409

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Liverpool
Bolette
03 May 2024
5 nights
  • Enjoy a relaxing break over the May Day Bank Holiday
  • Join ORCA on deck of Bolette to spot whales 
  • Visit Orkney and the Isle of Lewis for historic sites 
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view of Port of Ness on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides view of Port of Ness on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides View of Port of Ness on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides
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Wildlife & Culture of the Scenic Scottish Isles • S2409

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Southampton
Borealis
07 May 2024
7 nights
  • Marvel at the volcanic Giant's Causeway
  • Go on a Scenic Discovery past Sumburgh Head
  • Spot marine and birdlife at two remote Scottish isles
Beautiful views of Nordfjord, Norway Beautiful views of Nordfjord, Norway Beautiful views of Nordfjord, Norway
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Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2414

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Newcastle
Balmoral
23 May 2024
5 nights
  • Enjoy a taste of the Norwegian fjords in five nights
  • Sail the picturesque Nordfjord on board Balmoral
  • Learn how the Briksdal Glacier has changed over time
Saint Peter port, Guernsey Saint Peter port, Guernsey Saint Peter port, Guernsey
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Discovering Normandy & the Channel Islands • S2411

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Southampton
Borealis
25 May 2024
5 nights
  • Sample camembert and Calvados in Honfleur
  • Discover the history of St. Peter Port in Guernsey
  • Enjoy the sub-tropical microclimate of the Isles of Scilly
Views of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland Views of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland Views of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Scenic Scottish Isles in Five Nights • T2411

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Liverpool
Bolette
25 May 2024
5 nights
  • Discover the awe-inspiring scenery of the Hebrides
  • Join ORCA on deck to spot marine life
  • Discover seabird and marine life of the Scottish Isles
Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway Balmoral cruising by Furebergsfossen waterfall, Norway
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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.
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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 

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