There is no better way to explore the beautiful coastline of the British Isles than on a cruise. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of four modestly-sized ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – is small enough to offer access to a number of lesser-known, tucked-away ports, on tiny islands, making a cruise around Britain a truly fascinating experience.
Fred. Olsen has a proud maritime heritage, having been established by the Olsen family in Norway over 160 years ago, and is ideally suited to the more traditional, discerning cruise guest. With a very ‘British’ atmosphere on board, there is a definite ‘home-from-home’ feel throughout the fleet, and Fred. Olsen was proud to be named ‘Cruise Line of the Year’ in the first-ever ‘Cruise International Awards’ in 2011.
Very much a favourite of the 55-plus age group, Fred. Olsen ships offer a relaxed style of cruising, yet retain those aspects that make a cruise such a ‘special’ form of holiday, such as dressing for dinner. The décor is stylish and elegant, and staff quickly get to know guests by their name, in keeping with the Fred. Olsen ethos of ‘It’s all about the people!’
Fred. Olsen offers a variety of departures from convenient, regional UK ports, sailing from Dover (England), Southampton (England), Portsmouth (England), Newcastle (England), Rosyth (for Edinburgh, Scotland), Greenock (for Glasgow, Scotland), and in 2013 from Harwich (England), Liverpool (England) and Belfast (Northern Ireland).
Source: Fred Olsen Cruises