5 Reasons to Consider a Fred. Olsen Cruise

Take a look below at our Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines infographic for 5 reasons you should consider cruising with this traditional British cruise company.
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Fred. Olsen is a Norwegian family owned and run company since 1848 with their first cruise sailing taking place in 1987.

Today, the corporation is based in Suffolk, England and embarks from 10 UK ports including Belfast, Dover, Greenock, Leith, Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton. This makes it convenient for the British passenger as there is no need to fly and pay for excess luggage.

Their ships sail all over the world with an emphasis on the British Isles, Mediterranean, the Baltic, Norway and Africa. Cruise holidays to the Caribbean are available in the winter months.

A cruise holiday onboard the Balmoral, Boudicca, Black Watch or the Braemar is unique and offers a refreshing change. Fred.Olsen concentrate on a more focused approach to the passenger and can do so as their ships accommodate far less people than some of the other major lines.

With a small passenger to staff ratio and travelling to remote destinations, this has caused a jump in popularity for the brand, proving that smaller is better.

Their ships interiors reflect traditional design features. Dressing for dinner on formal nights is required. There is also an endless amount of entertainment options available too.

While other cruise lines are building mega ships that carry more than 3000 passengers, Fred.Olsen’s success story of time honoured style speaks for itself.

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Cruising Around the World

When you imagine a round the world trip you probably think of young twenty-somethings carrying backpacks, partying relentlessly and enduring seemingly never ending bus and train journeys peppered with numerous flights in order to get to all the places you want to visit. It’s not a very glamorous picture, is it?

Well, if the idea of embarking on a round the world trip appeals to you, then why not do it in effortless and elegant style on a luxurious round the world cruise? You’ll still have the pleasure and excitement of experiencing new destinations, exotic locales and immersing yourself into different cultures, with none of the stress of planes, trains and automobiles, and the constant worry about losing your luggage in the process!

Cruise companies such as Cunard, Fred Olsen and P&O Cruises offer exciting and varied round the world itineraries. Most of these trips last well in excess of a hundred nights. I always like to think of how many new friends I could make on board in a hundred nights, by the end you’d surely have made some friends for life. It would be a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and get to know the staff who serve you better as well. This would also be great on smaller cruise ships where there wouldn’t be too many passengers to get to know.

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For anyone who is uncomfortable when flying, or afraid of flying, a round the world cruise could be the perfect solution. This type of cruise allows passengers to visit countless different ports that they would otherwise be unable to without enduring a few flights.

Round the world cruises are also perfect for anyone who is less mobile and feel that they simply couldn’t cope with a traditional round the world journey. With a cruise, you are transported effortlessly to your next destination and don’t have any of the stress of actually getting there, it’s all taken care of.

One major benefit of round the world cruises is that cruise ships often spend more time in certain ports than they would if they were visiting that port as part of a shorter itinerary. This could mean that your ship would spend two day in a port where it would ordinarily only have docked for twelve hours. This means you can allow more time to explore the port, and the area around it, and see more of what it has to offer in the extra time you have. This is one benefit of a round the world cruise that I know I would definitely enjoy.

With round the world cruises sounding like the perfect way to see the world, your only tough decision might be picking which itinerary to embark upon.