The cruise line has launched a virtual programme for people to take in the Norwegian fjords from home, with more videos and resources to be released about different places from around the world.

Fred Olsen Cruise Line's Black Watch in Norway

Getting cruise withdrawal? Enjoy a virtual visit to Norway to get your fix for now. 

The scheme that officially launched over the Easter weekend provides website visitors with video footage described as showcasing the best of small ship cruising in Norway. You can see the video here.

Next week, there will be a focus on the Canary Island, Madeira and the Azores, with a full itinerary to be posted across Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ social media channels at the start of the week. You can see its Twitter page here and its Facebook page here for further updates.

During the lockdown and travel restrictions, the initiative is a way of guests getting their cruising fix with all of Fred. Olsen’s journeys currently paused until further notice. 

Ben Williams, head of digital at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We know that so many of our guests are missing their time at sea, just as much as we are missing having them on board.

“We may not be able to cruise across our wonderful world as we normally would, but we can bring many of the joys of cruising to our guests at home, and what better way to kick this off than with a celebration of our Norwegian Heritage?

“It has been a great opportunity for us to interact with our guests, and we have loved receiving comments and messages of support from all those who have enjoyed our virtual cruising journey so far.”

The cruise line, which was named Best Cruise Line at the 2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards, has also introduced a short story writing competition, with guests taking part to be in with a chance of winning a five-night cruise for two in 2021.

Ben continued: “We are particularly looking forward to reading your short stories, and can’t wait to welcome the lucky winner on board with us next year.”

More to keep you occupied at home

The team are also encouraging people to share pictures of themselves taking part in their daily exercise every Wednesday for its ‘Walk a Mile with a Smile’, usually held each morning on each of the the four ocean ships: Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch. 

An online content hub called ‘The Bridge’ has also been created on the cruise line’s website to include recipe ideas, short workouts, videos and blog posts.

Booking Reassurance Guarantee 

If you’re worried that your upcoming cruise booked with Fred Olsen. Cruise Lines may not be able to go ahead, the team has introduced a Booking Reassurance Guarantee.

If you have a 2020 ocean or river cruise booked, you can now transfer it to any 2020, 2021 or 2022 sailing if you give at least 14 days’ notice. 

For more information about all of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ online resources, visit