Fred. Olsen ships are more personal, classic ships. While they are considering new ships on the drawing board they are definite that the image will be continued. On these ships, you will soon get to know the crew and your fellow guests and feel right at home, which is why we encourage you to join the communities and stay in touch. Please help us share your pictures of these ships on the chat site, and even here.

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DRESS CODE: Evening wear is simple on a Fred. Olsen cruise; most evenings are Smart Casual with a Formal Night or two providing the chance to dress up. And just to add some fun to the cruise, there may also be some optional Theme Nights on longer sailings. Cruises of six nights or longer will have at least one Formal Evening – Most men opt to wear either a dinner jacket, or a dark suit and tie. Ladies are often seen looking fabulous in anything from a cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown or evening suit. Fred Olsen  current webpage explanation DRESS CODE PAGE

SMOKING: Fred. Olsen operates a strict ‘no-smoking’ policy in all inside areas. Smoking will only be permitted on cabin balconies excluding Terrace Balconies, this is a policy that causes some travellers to consider other cruise lines where the next cabin cannot do this.

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Balmoral cruising out of Dover, UK

1,350 guests | 510 crew | 10 Passenger decks | Length 218m | Beam 28m | Restaurants 6 | Swimming pool | Spa | Gym | Jacuzzi | Library | Speed 43,537 GT | 18.5 knots | Built by Meyer Werft | Fully Stabilised | Launch 1988 as the Crown Odyssey (then Norwegian Crown) | lengthened by 30 m in 2008

FRED. OLSEN FACEBOOK GROUPBalmoral Page on Fred. Olsen own website

Fred Olsen dress code while on board the ship click here for their current webpage explanationDRESS CODE PAGE

Fred. Olsen MS Borealis cancels 38 day cruise and turns back

It could happen to any ship, but the Borealis has had to cancel their cruise and turn back.

4 Fred Olsen ships sail together

The four ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet sails together in formation in the Firth of Forth.

How do you cruise so much? I want to cruise more.

How can you cruise more? I saw this on the SAGA site

FRED OLSEN CHAT – the chat site for those loving these small classic ships

Cruise Chat is the greatest way to share and discover. Fred Olsen Cruise group

HONNINGSVAG, Norway – overview from the air by DRONE

The Fred Olsen ship Balmoral in the Honningsvag Fjord.

Balmoral, Fred Olsen Cruise lines

Balmoral is the largest ship of the Fred Olsen fleet, but it still only takes 1350 guests.

Balmoral, Fred Olsen ship sails gracefully out of the Tyne

It is nice to know exactly what your ship, or floating hotel will look like

Rio Carnival – the bucket list lifetime party

The Rio Carnival has to be one of the worlds most famous events.

Braemar docked in Dominica

924 guests | 401 crew | Rooms 485 | 4 Restaurants | Swimming Pool | Spa | Gym | Jacuzzi | Length 196m | Beam 22.5m | Library | 24,344GT | Speed 17 knots | Fully Stabilised | Launched 1993 as Crown Dynasty (then Cunard Crown Dynasty, Crown Majesty, Norwegian Dynasty, Crown Dynasty)

FRED. OLSEN FACEBOOK GROUP Braemar Page on Fred. Olsen own website

Fred Olsen dress code while on board the ship click here for their current webpage explanationDRESS CODE PAGE

Fred. Olsen MS Borealis cancels 38 day cruise and turns back

It could happen to any ship, but the Borealis has had to cancel their cruise and turn back.

4 Fred Olsen ships sail together

The four ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet sails together in formation in the Firth of Forth.

BRAEMAR – tight squeeze

Braemar is now the smallest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet. It has an uncrowded,

How do you cruise so much? I want to cruise more.

How can you cruise more? I saw this on the SAGA site

FRED OLSEN CHAT – the chat site for those loving these small classic ships

Cruise Chat is the greatest way to share and discover. Fred Olsen Cruise group

Aabenraa, Denmark – a Baltic cruise stop used by Fred Olsen

A Fjord in the Baltic, Aabenraa in Denmark is a tiny port that only the Braemar goes into.

OSLOFJORD – The style and Cuisine that is Fred. Olsen – started in a Fjord

Fred. Olsen started in this Fjord, at the start of the Baltic cruise. They take immense pride in their boutique fleet of smaller-scaled vessels

Braemar in Eidfjord

Wild life videographer Paul Dining from Cornwall was in the Fjords on the Braemar,

1,338 Passengers | 615 Crew | 690 Cabins | 12 decks | 2 Swimming pools | 6 Restaurants | 8 Bars | Show Lounges | Fitness Centre | Spa | Gym | 2 Jacuzzis | Culinary Theatre | Library | 237m long | 32m beam | 62,735GT | Speed 25 knots | Built by Fincantieri | $400m | Launched 2000 as MS Amsterdam

FRED. OLSEN FACEBOOK GROUPBolette Page on Fred. Olsen own website

Fred Olsen dress code while on board the ship click here for their current webpage explanationDRESS CODE PAGE

Fred. Olsen MS Borealis cancels 38 day cruise and turns back

It could happen to any ship, but the Borealis has had to cancel their cruise and turn back.

BOLETTE – a first look at the new ship to Fred. Olsen

The flagship ship Bolette shares the name of Fred. Olsen Jnr’s great-great-grandmother.

4 Fred Olsen ships sail together

The four ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet sails together in formation in the Firth of Forth.

How do you cruise so much? I want to cruise more.

How can you cruise more? I saw this on the SAGA site

FRED OLSEN CHAT – the chat site for those loving these small classic ships

Cruise Chat is the greatest way to share and discover. Fred Olsen Cruise group

MS BOLETTE – New Fred Olsen ship

The new Fred Olsen flagship is named after Fred Olsen Jnrs great-great-Grandmother.

1,360 Passengers | 662 Crew | 702 Cabins | 12 decks | 237.5m long | 32m beam | Speed 25 knots | 1 Swimming pool | 6 Restaurants | 8 Bars | Show Lounges | Fitness Centre | Spa | Gym | 2 Jacuzzis | Culinary Theatre | Library | 61,849GT | Built by Fincantieri | $400m | Launched 1997 as MS Rotterdam

FRED. OLSEN FACEBOOK GROUPBorealis Page on Fred. Olsen own website

Fred Olsen dress code while on board the ship click here for their current webpage explanationDRESS CODE PAGE

Fred. Olsen MS Borealis cancels 38 day cruise and turns back

It could happen to any ship, but the Borealis has had to cancel their cruise and turn back.

4 Fred Olsen ships sail together

The four ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet sails together in formation in the Firth of Forth.

How do you cruise so much? I want to cruise more.

How can you cruise more? I saw this on the SAGA site

FRED OLSEN CHAT – the chat site for those loving these small classic ships

Cruise Chat is the greatest way to share and discover. Fred Olsen Cruise group

MS BOREALIS – Fred Olsen

The MS Borealis is now a Fred Olsen ship, and the Olsen’s used

RIVER CRUISING - To locate the current position of the ship, click on the picture. The scale + or - choose the - and zoom out leaving the world behind.

160 passengers | 78 staterooms | 2 Suits | 4 Decks | 110m long | 22m Wide | Built 2006 as Amadeus Princess, refurbished 2018 | 1,566 GT

Chartered from Amadeus River Cruises on a short term 2-year lease in 2018 after a major refit for Fred Olsen, COVID hit and it appears the lease has not been immediately renewed. The Brabant, now back as the Amadeus Princess and tracked here sails the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube. She is tracked here.

 

FRED. OLSEN FACEBOOK GROUPBrabant Page on Fred. Olsen own website

Fred. Olsen MS Borealis cancels 38 day cruise and turns back

It could happen to any ship, but the Borealis has had to cancel their cruise and turn back.

River Cruising – the ships of Vikings

If you have been to any city on a river, you must have seen river ships. In some cities,

4 Fred Olsen ships sail together

The four ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet sails together in formation in the Firth of Forth.

Fred. Olsen Brabant – River Cruising

Chartered from Amadeus River Cruises on a short term 2-year lease in 2018 after a major refit for Fred Olsen, COVID hit and

How do you cruise so much? I want to cruise more.

How can you cruise more? I saw this on the SAGA site