Welcome to The Bridge
Whilst we are all at home, we’ll use this page and our social media channels to bring you virtual cruises, things to do and some links to other videos and articles that we think you’ll be interested in.
On our latest Virtual Cruise, we're discovering some of the world's most scenic waterways, from magnificent man-made canals to narrow fjords and rivers that are perfect for our smaller ships to explore.
“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey” – Pat Conroy
We have taken the difficult decision to pause our ocean cruise operations until 11th July. Learn more >
Read our Plain Sailing Guarantee, designed to give you every reassurance about your booking. Learn more >
We announced Four Fred.s In Lisbon 2021, which will see all four Fred. Olsen ships reunite at the same port. Learn more >
Currently based in Scotland, our ocean fleet were recently at anchor in the Firth of Forth but are now alongside at Port Babcock in Rosyth. The fleet's new location will make it much easier for our crew to move between the ships, and allow the maintenance of the ships to run more efficiently during the period we are not sailing.
Around the World Challenge
Our head office staff have set themselves a challenge to 'travel around the world' in a bid to raise £1,000 for NHS Charities Together.
That's a total of more than
miles between us!
Since we started the challenge on 1st May, the team has already run, walked or cycled 27% of the total distance collectively, and everyone is doing their bit to hit the target.
So that you can keep up-to-date with our progress, we will be sharing updates each Wednesday as part of our Virtual Cruising #walkamilewithasmile each week, so stay tuned!
Virtual Ship Tours
Here are some links to some health and wellbeing videos and articles that we thought you might be interested in whilst you’re at home.
Toe tapping, thigh slapping, board treading!
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We have been searching the web to bring you the following links which we think you’ll love.
As we virtually cruise some of the world's most beautiful rivers and canals, as well as a few lesser-known waterways, it's the perfect time to spend a few moments relaxing and reading about the 'real life' discoveries of Graham Alderson, an amateur photographer and keen blogger who shares inspirational tales from his times on Fred. Olsen cruises.
Whilst seeing the world on board our ships, Graham has been lucky enough to experience unforgettable scenic cruising - take a look at some of his blogs by clicking the links below to learn about his journeys.
Perfect while we're unable to see, explore and experience the world for ourselves, Google Earth provides a fascinating, interactive and exciting way to satisfy your wanderlust. As 'the world's most detailed globe', Google Earth allows you to explore the world and discover your favourite places, as well as destinations you've dreamt of or never even heard of before, with just a few clicks of your mouse or swipes on your screen. You can create your own 'itinerary', share photos and stories of places you've been to with other users, and even embark on virtual guided tours with adventurers, storytellers and scientists.
Take a look >
With it's selection of brain teasers, crosswords, sudoku grids and much more, the online selection of puzzles from Puzzler is - much like the Puzzler books you find in newsagents, train stations and airports - fantastic for when you want to sit back, relax, put your thinking cap on and while away a few moments taking on a challenge or two. To access Puzzler's online puzzles, simply register, login and enjoy!
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