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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 57 nights
  • Departs 17 Sep 2025
  • Sails from Southampton
  • Ship Balmoral
  • Cruise code ‍2145126
  • Voyage code ‍L2523
  • Countries visited Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Portugal

Your Itinerary

Transfer

Your FREE door-to-door service will transfer you to the port in style Wed 17 Sep 2025

Transfer
Embark Balmoral

Embark Balmoral Wed 17 Sep 2025

Embark Balmoral

Upon arrival in Southampton, embark Balmoral for your 57 night grand Mediterranean voyage

Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Wed 17 Sep 2025

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At Sea Thu 18 Sep 2025

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Cruises to La Coruna

La Coruna, Spain Fri 19 Sep 2025

Cruises to La Coruna

La Coruña, perched on Spain's rugged northwest coast, is a maritime jewel blending history and natural beauty.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sat 20 Sep 2025

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A panoramic view of Cádiz

Cadiz, Spain Mon 22 Sep 2025

A panoramic view of Cádiz

Nestled on the sun-drenched shores of southwestern Spain, Cádiz beckons as a timeless gem steeped in history and Mediterranean charm.

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At Sea Tue 23 Sep 2025

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A panoramic view of Ibiza

Ibiza Wed 24 Sep 2025

A panoramic view of Ibiza

Ibiza, a radiant jewel in the Mediterranean Sea, is synonymous with electrifying nightlife, stunning beaches and a bohemian spirit that enchants all who visit.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain Thu 25 Sep 2025

Barcelona, Spain

One of the Western Mediterranean's most colourful metropolises, Spain's cosmopolitan second city overflows with interest, it's mood infused with a vibrant Catalan spirit and heritage. You'll catch the pulse of Barcelona when you stroll the mosaic paved Ramblas, the city's social hub, with open-air cafes, street entertainers and flower displays - and meet its unique cultural heritage in the ancient Gothic Quarter, the surrealistic architecture of Antonio Gaudi, and some outstanding museums and parks.

A panoramic aerial view of Valencia

Valencia, Spain Fri 26 Sep 2025

A panoramic aerial view of Valencia

Valencia, nestled along Spain's eastern coast, is a captivating blend of modern innovation and rich history.

A panoramic view of Mahon

Mahon, Menorca Mon 29 Sep 2025

A panoramic view of Mahon

Mahón, the charming capital of Menorca, is a hidden Mediterranean gem known for its serene harbour, historic architecture and rich tapestry of cultures.

Propriano, Corsica Tue 30 Sep 2025

The dramatic maquis-covered landscapes of Corsica - ruled by the Genoese for centuries and often seemingly more Italian than French - span 650 square miles of fretted, beach-fringed coastline, alp-like mountains that soar to 9,00ft, cool pine and chestnut forests, sunburst vineyards and olive groves. From the little resort of Propriano by the sands of the Gulf of Valinco you can explore the capital, Ajaccio (birthplace of Napoleon), and the unspoilt scenery of Corsica's wild interior.

The view of La Spezia from a cliff

La Spezia, Italy Wed 01 Oct 2025

The view of La Spezia from a cliff

La Spezia, nestled along the enchanting Ligurian coast of Italy, is a coastal gem that serves as the gateway to the stunning Cinque Terre region.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Thu 02 Oct 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
A panoramic view of Naples

Salerno, Italy Fri 03 Oct 2025

A panoramic view of Naples

Naples, a vibrant city in southern Italy, is a captivating blend of history, culture and Mediterranean charm.

A panoramic view of Naples

Naples, Italy Sat 04 Oct 2025

A panoramic view of Naples

Naples, a vibrant city in southern Italy, is a captivating blend of history, culture and Mediterranean charm.

A panoramic view of Sorrento

Sorrento, Amalfi Coast Sun 05 Oct 2025

A panoramic view of Sorrento

Nestled atop rugged cliffs overlooking the azure expanse of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Sorrento is a picturesque jewel in Italy's Campania region.

View of Rome's St Peter's Cathedral from the river

Civitavecchia, Italy Mon 06 Oct 2025

View of Rome's St Peter's Cathedral from the river

Rome, the Eternal City, stands as an unparalleled testament to millennia of history, culture and influence.

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Strait of Messina Thu 09 Oct 2025

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Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 10 Oct 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Bay of Kotor

Kotor, Montenegro Sat 11 Oct 2025

Bay of Kotor

Nestled within the dramatic fjords of Montenegro's Adriatic coast, Kotor is a hidden gem that blends natural splendour with a rich history.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 12 Oct 2025

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A panoramic view of Koper

Koper, Slovenia Mon 13 Oct 2025

A panoramic view of Koper

Koper, a hidden gem on Slovenia's Adriatic coast, is a captivating blend of historical grandeur and modern charm.

A panoramic view of Sibenik

Sibenik, Croatia Tue 14 Oct 2025

A panoramic view of Sibenik

Šibenik, nestled on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, is a hidden gem that combines history, culture and coastal beauty.

A panoramic aerial view of Split

Split, Croatia Wed 15 Oct 2025

A panoramic aerial view of Split

Split, Croatia's coastal jewel on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, exudes a captivating blend of history, culture and Mediterranean beauty.

A panoramic view of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia Thu 16 Oct 2025

A panoramic view of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic, is a Croatian coastal gem that transports travellers back in time with its stunning medieval architecture, fortified city walls and cobblestone streets.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sat 18 Oct 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Saint Theodore Lantern in Argostoli

Argostoli, Greece Sun 19 Oct 2025

Saint Theodore Lantern in Argostoli

Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, Greece's largest Ionian island, beckons with its blend of natural beauty and Mediterranean charm.

Kalamata, Greece Mon 20 Oct 2025

Built on the site of ancient Pharai, Kalamata, the second largest city in Peloponnes is fantastic destination for museum lovers. It has a small, but attractive, old town, which was rebuilt having been completely destroyed by the Turks in the war of independence.

A panoramic view of Mikrolimano along the marina in Piraeus

Piraeus (Athens), Greece Tue 21 Oct 2025

A panoramic view of Mikrolimano along the marina in Piraeus

Piraeus, often referred to as the "Port of Athens," stands as Greece's maritime gateway to the world.

A view of the traditional Santorini houses

Santorini, Greece Wed 22 Oct 2025

A view of the traditional Santorini houses

Santorini, the jewel of the Aegean Sea, is a Greek island renowned for its stunning beauty and captivating allure.

Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Agios Nikolaos, Crete Thu 23 Oct 2025

Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Built around a pretty lake against a backdrop of imposing red-rock cliffs and tall trees, Agios Nikolaos is one of Crete’s most picturesque towns. A vibrant ‘resort’ throughout the holiday season, the town attracts thousands of visitors every year thanks to its blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, interesting historic sites and fantastic beaches. Although Agios Nikolaos appears imposing, with its typically Greek whitewashed buildings towering over Lake Voulisméni and Merabello Bay, it is in fact very easy to explore on foot. Taking a stroll along the town’s tree-lined streets, alleys and boulevards in the Mediterranean sunshine is the best way to take in the attractions. Plenty of bars, shops and restaurants serving fine local cuisine, several charming Byzantine-era churches and interesting archaeological, folklore and national history museums all await discovery. The stunning marina and sandy beach of Ammus are well worth taking the short walk from the town centre to discover too.

Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, Greece Fri 24 Oct 2025

Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, the radiant jewel of the Aegean Sea, beckons travellers with its compelling blend of history, culture and natural beauty.

Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum, Turkey Mon 27 Oct 2025

Bodrum, Turkey

On Turkey's Aegean coast, this lively little resort boasts a captivatingly picturesque setting - with tiers of whitewashed houses ablaze with flowers rising from the colourful port and yacht marina to windmill topped heights. Birthplace of Herodotus, the ‘Father of History', it was founded some 2,500 years ago as a Greek colony. No visit should miss the ruined tomb of King Mausolous (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), the 15th century Crusader castle dominating the town - and the many shops selling leather ware and jewellery.

Kusadasi, Turkey

Ephesus (from Kusadasi), Turkey Tue 28 Oct 2025

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kuşadasi, a vibrant coastal gem on Turkey's Aegean shores, beckons travellers with its sun-soaked beaches, ancient treasures and welcoming Turkish hospitality.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Wed 29 Oct 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey Thu 30 Oct 2025

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Istanbul, the enchanting metropolis straddling two continents, is a city where history and modernity converge in a seamless fusion.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 31 Oct 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The sun rising over Valletta

Valletta, Malta Sun 02 Nov 2025

The sun rising over Valletta

Valletta, the capital city of Malta, is a stunning jewel of the Mediterranean, renowned for its rich history, architectural elegance and vibrant culture.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Mon 03 Nov 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
A panoramic view of Málaga

Malaga, Spain Wed 05 Nov 2025

A panoramic view of Málaga

Málaga, a sun-drenched jewel on Spain's Costa del Sol, beckons with a vibrant blend of history, culture and coastal allure.

A panoramic view of Gibraltar

Gibraltar Sat 08 Nov 2025

A panoramic view of Gibraltar

Nestled at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar stands as a captivating British Overseas Territory, where history, culture and nature collide in a unique blend.

A panoramic view of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal Sun 09 Nov 2025

A panoramic view of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal's radiant capital, enchants with its timeless allure and vibrant spirit.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Tue 11 Nov 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Thu 13 Nov 2025

Cruises from Southampton

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Disembark the ship

Disembark the ship Thu 13 Nov 2025

Disembark the ship
Transfer

Your FREE door-to-door service will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you home style Thu 13 Nov 2025

Transfer

Your Grand Voyage Highlights

CINQUE TERRE, ITALY

The charming city of La Spezia, located on the Ligurian coast of Italy, offers a colourful blend of maritime heritage, natural beauty and culture. The tranquil bay in La Spezia is known as the “Gulf of Poets”, and has inspired many writers and poets, including Lord Byron and Mary Shelley. The city is also gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cinque Terre, with its beautifully coloured villages perched on rugged cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

RHODES, GREECE

Largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, Rhodes importance as a maritime city rose after the death of Alexander the Great in 332BC when the navy was robust and economy thrived. Today, there are still examples of these ancient time, including the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town and the wonderfully preserved Acropolis which overlooks the town. The island is also famed for its delicious honey, and the local mountains provide many varieties of ingredients to ensure the honey from Rhodes tastes the best

SORRENTO, ITALY

Sorrento’s rugged cliffs line the Amalfi Coast above the topaz-hued waters, where it is possible to see Capri Island and Mount Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples. Many of the town’s structures date back to Roman times, including St. Francis Monastery and the Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Nearby is Pompeii, the best-preserved ancient Roman city in the world, famously destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD

What's included *

  • Exclusive SAVINGS of up to £3,650
  • Oceans Members SAVE 5%
  • 57 NIGHTS full board no-fly cruising on Balmoral, including:
  • FREE Door-to-Door transfers, up to 200 miles each way, for all bookings
  • FREE On Board Spend of up to £600 for all bookings
  • PLUS, Exclusive FREE BONUS On Board Spend of up to £450 for Ocean View cabins & above
  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabarets and dancing, with a different show each night
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Ocean Club rewards with Fred. Olsen*
  • Fred Olsen Signature Experience - Itinerary Insights | Discover the history, culture and local wildlife of the destinations
  • Fred Olsen Signature Experience - The Ship & The Sea | Join Fred Olsen's 'audience with' interviews with key crew members
  • Fred Olsen Signature Experience - The Sky At Sea | Join sunset and stargazing events on board
  • Fred Olsen Signature Experience - Tastes Of The Region | Meet the chefs and learn how to prepare local dishes from the destinations visited
  • The Olsen Way Promise | Fred Olsen are confident that if after a couple of days on board you find it is not right for you - They will fly you home and refund your cruise in full (T&C's apply)~
  • All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade is available from only £24.99pp, per night

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Superior Interior

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Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

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Interior Cabin

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This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Atlantic Deck 5. It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Superior Single Inside Cabin

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This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. It has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Single Interior Room

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These rooms are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3. They have a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Superior Ocean View Cabin

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This room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Ocean View Cabin

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These rooms are approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4. They have a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Single Ocean View Cabin

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This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3. It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Superior Ocean View Single Cabin

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This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, a TV, mini fridge, telephone, safe and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note rooms 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony.

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Superior Balcony Cabin

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These cabins are approximately 248 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. These cabins have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Balcony Cabin

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This cabin is approximately 260 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. It has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies

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Marquee Suite

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This suite is approximately 472 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10. This suite has a bedroom with a large double bed and a sitting area, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Owner's Suite

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The spacious and tastefully decorated Owner's Suites on Balmoral are approximately 1181 square feet in size and are situated on Highland Deck 10. These suites feature all the amenities guests may need, with plenty of room, and a full length balcony, plus a few extra touches for a comfortable and memorable stay. Deck: Highland Deck 10 Size: 1181 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with twin or double bed Separate sitting area Separate dining area Bathroom with bath and shower Walk in wardrobe Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers Large floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

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Premier Suite

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This suite is approximately 601 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 11. This suite has a sitting room, balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Superior Suite

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This suite is approximately 341 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Balcony Junior Suite

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This suite is approximately 279 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8. This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies. Please note, cabins 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.

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Single Balcony Suite

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This suite is approximately 274 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies. *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.

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The Ship - Balmoral

  • Occupancy1,325
  • Tonnage43,537 tons
  • Length715 ft (217.93 m)
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Balmoral is one of the largest ships in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet. Despite her size, she retains the intimate, midship feel for which the cruise line is known. While on board, embrace the friendly ambience that is found across all Fred. Olsen ships. The attractive interior, which features a blend of the modern and traditional, delivers a home-from-home feel.

What’s onboard: Art Gallery, Atlantis Spa, Ballindalloch Restaurant, Boutiques, Card Room, Fitness Centre, Future Bookings Desk, Gaming Tables, Golf Net, Jacuzzi, Library, Lido Lounge, Marquee Bar, Morning Light Pub, Neptune Lounge, Observatory Lounge, Palms Cafe, Photo Gallery, Shore Tours Office, Spey Restaurant, The Bookmark Cafe, The Grill and much, much more.

Balmoral

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL licence protects all our packages or tailor-made holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award-winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines FAQs

What is the dress code onboard a Fred Olsen cruise?

Most evenings, your chosen ship will have a smart casual dress code. For men, trousers, chinos or smart dark jeans with a shirt or polo shirt are required. For ladies, outfits range from tailored trouser suits/casual separates to stylish dresses. Depending on the length of your chosen cruise, there may be one or more formal evenings. On these occasions, men wear either a dinner jacket or dark suit and tie while ladies may wear cocktail-style dresses or full-length ball gowns.


What is included in my cruise fare with Fred Olsen?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers incredible value via inclusive fares. The following will be included in the price of your cruise; comfortable cabins with tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning, tempting cuisine, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, in-room sandwiches and snacks, evening entertainment, Captain’s Drink Party and Gala Buffet, use of leisure facilities including pools and gym, a vast range of onboard activities, all UK port taxes, luggage porterage at embarkation and disembarkation and flights (as part of fly cruises).


What currency is used onboard a Fred Olsen cruise?

The onboard currency is pound Sterling.


Do I need to pay for gratuities with Fred Olsen?

Gratuities (applicable to youths aged 12 to 17 and all adults) will be applied to your onboard account. The amount (around £5 per person per night) is not compulsory and can easily be altered by visiting Guest Services onboard. You are welcome to tip personally if you prefer. You can also pre-pay gratuities before travelling (please ask at the time of booking).


Do Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

Onboard all ships, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines accommodate most dietary requirements. Vegetarian, vegan, low fat, low cholesterol, low salt, dairy-free, lactose-free, wheat-free and gluten-free food are all catered for.


Can I take alcohol onboard a Fred Olsen cruise ship?

No, guests cannot take alcohol on their Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines cruise. Should guests purchase alcohol during their time ashore, they will be required to hand it to security upon rejoining the ship. These will be returned during disembarkation.


Can I smoke onboard a Fred Olsen cruise ship?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ operate a strict no-smoking policy in all inside areas. Smoking is only permitted on cabin balconies and in designated open deck areas.


Can I access the internet while onboard a Fred Olsen cruise?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s Wi-Fi package allows you to connect to the internet via your smartphone, tablet, laptop and other devices to send emails, keep up to date with the latest news and share your holiday experiences on social media as you cruise.


Are drinks packages available with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers an All-Inclusive Drinks upgrade package. From only £24.99 per person per night, (£35 per person per night on cruises of 5 nights or less and Speciality Sailings), you can enjoy selected white, red and rosé wine by the glass and selected house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day throughout your cruise. This package also extended to the restaurants onboard where you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, a choice of wines by the glass and selected branded beers in cans.

Find out more about Fred. Olsen drinks packages.


How do I pay for gratuities with Fred Olsen?

Gratuities (applicable to youths aged 12 to 17 and all adults) will be applied to your on board account. The amount (around £5 per person, per night) is not compulsory and can easily be altered by visiting Guest Services on board. You are welcome to tip personally if you prefer. You can also pre-pay gratuities before travelling (please ask at the time of booking).


What entertainment is available in the evenings on a Fred Olsen cruise?

Each evening you can enjoy a live show after dinner courtesy of resident and guest entertainers. From music to magic, cabaret to comedy, there’s so much to keep you entertained during your time on board - all you need to do is sit back and enjoy it all with your tipple of choice.


Are drinks packages available?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer an All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade package. From only £24.99 per person, per night (£35 per person, per night on cruises of five nights or less and Speciality Sailings), you can enjoy selected white, red and rosé wine by the glass and selected house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day throughout your cruise. This package also extends to the restaurants on board where you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, a choice of wines by the glass and selected branded beers in cans.


What dining options are available on board?

Upon arrival, you’ll find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin which will detail your evening dining time and allocated table number for the duration of your cruise. Dining times consist of two sittings; First Sitting (18:15) and Second Sitting (20:30). For guests on Freedom Fare, you will be offered the choice of your preferred slot at the time of booking, subject to availability. While guests on Saver Fares can select their dining time for a nominal supplement in advance of sailing. Informal open seating is offered to evening diners in Palms Café on Balmoral. On selected evenings, The Grill restaurant offers premium speciality dining (for a small supplement) in exclusive indoor or al fresco locations. Here, expect to dine on succulent steaks and seafood as well as world cuisine inspired by the waters you sail in.


* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Pricing is subject to availability, is capacity controlled, and may change at any time. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Tours are at a supplement and are subject to change. Please note, tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are per booking and dependant on grade/voyage booked. Fred. Olsen enjoyment promise T&C’s apply. Wildlife and Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed. On board spend is per cabin. Bonus on board spend is for Ocean View cabins & above only. Door-to-door transfer service is one transfer (each way) per booking, up to a maximum of 200 UK mainland miles for all guests, from the lead guest address. Outbound and inbound mileage cannot be combined should you only require a one-way transfer. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. Guests may be required to share the transport for all or part of the journey. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

5% Oceans Member Discount is applicable to Oceans Members, is tiered depending on membership level and is subject to T&Cs. ~The Olsen Way Promise - The Olsen Way Promise excludes Party Nights and cruises for 4 or less nights. The promise only applies to Bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead. The Olsen Way Promise only applies to Passengers who have contracted with FOCL and excludes cruises on vessels operated by FOCL but booked through third Party operators. Should you wish to invoke the Olsen Way Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of the Vessel's departure from the original port of embarkation at the latest. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to the UK. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs.~

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