Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Founded in 1848 in Huitsyen, Norway, and started by 3 Olsen brothers, Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has a long history of over 150 years.

The brothers began an international shipping company, and in 1901, the business first ventured into taking passengers abroad. Now in it’s fifth generation of the family, Fred. Olsen pride themselves on having adopted a traditional British style of cruising, offering a more intimate and attentive service.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines set themselves apart from the current trend of 'bigger is better'. For those seeking a 'home away from home' Fred. Olsen is the perfect choice of cruise line due to their smaller ships. The smaller sized ships mean that guests can visit a wider range of destinations across the world. From the shimmering shored of the Mediterranean to their grand voyages in Africa and the Indian Ocean, every itinerary ensures that guests receive the best possible experience in each port of call. 

No matter which ship you choose, you will be sure to find everything you need to enjoy your cruise holiday. There is a variety of traditional entertainment, bars, lounges, salons, gym and swimming pools, not to mention the exceptional range of fine dining venues on board.

Cruises range from 2-119 nights; the fleet of 4 ships calls at 240 ports in 78 countries. Fred. Olsen’s rich heritage and traditional cruising principles has made them one of the most popular cruise operators among British passengers today.

Why cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Line?

  • Friendly atmosphere - After your first cruise with Fred. Olsen, you'll realise just how friendly their ships are. Crew will welcome you onboard like a loyal friend, and fellow passengers are as equally friendly with ample lounges perfect for socialising.
  • Perfect for solos - Travelling alone can be daunting, but with Fred. Olsen, their intimate ships are perfectly designed for striking up conversations and meeting new people.