Group Leisure & Travel Awards Best Cruise Line Winner logo 2021 for Fredl. Olsen Cruise Lines

As a family-run cruise line, Fred. Olsen really takes your experience personally. While the rest of the cruise industry has gone for bigger ships, Fred. Olsen has always believed that smaller is better. They have fewer guests on board so the service is personal and the atmosphere is warm and civilised. 

And when it comes to groups, they really excel, having won the Best Cruise Line category at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards no less than 11 times, more than anyone else.

The dedicated groups team is on hand to help you plan your cruise. Plus, your party can enjoy a choice of the following added value benefits (terms and conditions apply):

  • Discounted group fares.
  • Free cruise places for group travel organisers if you hit a group passenger target (these usually vary between 15 and 30 guests).
  • Funding towards coach transfers to/from the port or airport (subject to availability).
  • Free on board spend, from £25 to £180 per person.
  • Free group drinks party, including wine, sherry, soft drinks and cold canapés (subject to minimum numbers).
  • Preferential group dining on request (subject to availability).
  • Private group Afternoon Tea (on request).
  • Group photograph (on request).
  • Exclusive use of onboard facilities such as the Card Room, lecture and meeting rooms.
  • Priority group disembarkation for parties travelling by coach.
  • Free support arranging exclusive group shore tours (on request).
  • Free personalised materials to assist you with your group promotion.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen

Source: Fred. Olsen

Take in the spectacular scenery of Norway on board Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral.

With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, you can sail from regional UK ports with itineraries available from Rosyth (Edinburgh), Newcastle, Liverpool, Southampton, Dover and Portsmouth in 2024 and 2025.

You are never too far away from joining a Fred. Olsen cruise, with Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral taking groups to hundreds of destinations around the world. 

Find out more

Contact the award-winning group sales team on 01473 746169 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) or email