Discover The Fred. Olsen Fleet

31 Aug 2017


The flagship of the Fred. Olsen fleet, Balmoral is also the largest. Despite this, she is still relatively small in modern standards, carrying just over 1,200 passengers. Balmoral has four restaurants. The main dining room is the Ballindalloch restaurant on Deck 6 and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Two smaller dining rooms with large round windows are located towards the aft of Deck 10. A comfortable buffet restaurant opens out onto the aft terrace decks. The Neptune Lounge is the main entertainment venue aboard Balmoral and is home to cabaret-style shows, headline acts, and comedians. The Lido Lounge is another entertainment venue and plays host to daily trivia, game shows, live music, and the nightly disco. The Observatory Lounge offers views overlooking the bow of the ship and is a perfect quiet spot to relax on a sea day with a drink. A white-gloved Afternoon Tea service is also served here on selected days. The Spa and Gym also overlooks the front of the ship, giving you perfect views as you burn off those cruise calories.

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At 24,000 GT, Braemar is the smallest of the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines fleet as is the perfect embodiment of the small ship, friendly service experience Fred. Olsen guests love. With a five-deck atrium letting in plenty of natural day light, as well as polished wood and brass fixtures, Braemar has a country manor house charm. Onboard, you'll find a superb selection of restaurants, bars and lounges offering sumptuous cuisine, a wide range of beers, wines and spirits and fantastic entertainment.

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Black Watch

Black Watch is a sister-ship to Boudicca, yet each ship remains distinctly different in terms of both layout and decor. Carrying 880 passengers in spacious accommodation, Black Watch has plenty of outdoor deck space and spacious lounges to enjoy a drink in, such as the nautical-themed Observation Lounge offering unbeatable scenic views over the bow. In 2016, Black Watch received a multi-million pound makeover, which saw modernisation and improvements to all cabins, the restaurant as well as a new speciality restaurant, inspired by Scottish heritage.

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Boudicca is a sister-ship to Black Watch, yet each ship remains distinctly different in terms of both layout and decor. Boudicca has spacious interiors, comfortable accommodation and a dedicated and hard-working crew. Boudicca is the perfect ship for a traditional cruising experience, coupled with amazing service, and a fantastic sociable atmosphere, which is why Fred. Olsen is so popular among solo travellers.

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Brabant is the latest ship to join the Fred. Olsen fleet, offering the first-ever Fred. Olsen River Cruises. Carrying just 156 guests along Europe's most breath-taking waterways, Brabant is the perfect option for loyal Fred. Olsen guests, those who enjoy the friendly and intimate atmosphere the cruise line is known for, and for those who would like to experience their first river cruise with a brand they already know and love. Brabant has four decks, and features 79 beautiful rooms, plus a swimming pool and small fitness area, in addition to an intimate lounge bar and fantastic restaurant.