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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Mini Cruises

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From £849 pp*

Thursday 23 May 2019

Norway 5-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on Balmoral from Newcastle
  • Thu 23 May to Tue 28 May
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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Mini Cruise Calendar

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Sail DateDurationOperator & ShipDeparture PortDestinationsMore
Wednesday 13th February 20194 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BoudiccaDoverAmsterdam and AntwerpInfo
Thursday 11th April 20192 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchSouthamptonGreat BritainInfo
Wednesday 1st May 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BraemarSouthamptonAmsterdam and Antwerp UnavailableInfo
Thursday 23rd May 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralNewcastleNorwayInfo
Friday 24th May 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchLiverpoolGreat BritainInfo
Tuesday 4th June 20191 nightFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralNewcastleGreat BritainInfo
Thursday 1st August 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralRosythGreat BritainInfo
Tuesday 6th August 20191 nightFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralRosythGreat BritainInfo
Wednesday 21st August 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchLiverpoolGreat BritainInfo
Thursday 22nd August 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BraemarSouthamptonAmsterdam and Antwerp UnavailableInfo
Friday 23rd August 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralNewcastleNorwayInfo
Friday 23rd August 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BoudiccaDoverHonfleur and RouenInfo
Saturday 19th October 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralDoverHonfleur and RouenInfo
Friday 20th December 20192 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralSouthamptonHonfleur FestiveInfo
Friday 14th February 20205 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchSouthamptonAmsterdam and AntwerpInfo
Thursday 19th March 20203 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BoudiccaDoverAmsterdam and RotterdamInfo
Tuesday 24th March 20202 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchSouthamptonGreat BritainInfo

Who is Fred Olsen Cruise Lines?

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is a UK-based and Norwegian-owned cruise line.

The operation, founded in 1848, and headquartered in Ipswich, Suffolk, has a fleet of four small ships.

Despite its Norwegian heritage, the onboard experience fiercely caters to Brits, with Pounds and Pence the currency used onboard its ships. Expected in-cabin tea and coffee making facilities, familiar mealtime favourites, and entertainment geared to a British audience.

Passengers tend to be older, in part thanks to Fred Olsen’s selection of longer and world cruises. Its use of ports around the British Isles makes it an excellent option for those who prefer no-fly cruises or who cannot easily travel to Southampton.

The company does not cater specifically to children but does not prohibit them onboard. During school holidays, the cruise line puts on limited entertainment for children when enough kids are on the sailings. It is a more popular choice for families with babies and infants and families with older teens than it is for families with children between these groups.

Fred Olsen enjoys a high repeat custom rate, and its passengers are usually strong advocates for the line. Many of the passengers I spoke to on Balmoral had previously sailed with P&O Cruises and Saga Cruises.