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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines leverages its 175 years of maritime expertise to ensure each day is extraordinary for its guests.

Their itinerary planners not only guide you to remarkable destinations but also select the optimal times to visit them. Whether it’s witnessing the dazzling Northern Lights in the Arctic, experiencing the majestic migration of humpback whales along the Canadian coast, or marvelling at the Perseid meteor shower in Tenerife, every journey is meticulously crafted to offer unparalleled experiences.

This commitment to excellence is evident as Fred Olsen Cruise Lines carefully curate their itineraries year after year.

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From the radiant Caribbean isles to the awe-inspiring fjords of Norway and secluded, off-the-grid communities in the Arctic.

British Isles
Canary Islands
Indian Ocean
North America
Northern Europe
South and Central America


Dining is an integral part of the cruise experience, offering ample variety for passengers to enjoy: Indulge in delicious five-course dining at the main restaurants; savour speciality Asian cuisine at signature restaurants, Vasco and Colours and Tastes; opt for more casual dining at sumptuous buffets; and on Bolette and Borealis, find a menu of light bites poolside during the day.

All food is freshly prepared onboard, including mouth-wateringly delicious homemade bread.

The restaurant teams take great pride in the food they prepare, and they enjoy chatting and sharing their passion with passengers.

Additionally, warm and attentive waiting staff are always on hand to assist passengers.

Treats & Pastimes

Beyond the Signature Experiences, passengers can delight in a plethora of onboard offerings.

Upon boarding, a copy of the Daily Times awaits in your cabin each evening, detailing the array of activities and events scheduled for the following day.

Spa & Fitness

Ocean Wellness, spanning nearly 1,000 square meters, prioritises the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of all guests, guaranteeing their onboard experience is enriching and satisfying. This concept is deeply ingrained in the essence of Explora Journeys. With 11 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor fitness amenities, and multisensory areas such as a hydrotherapy pool, Finnish sauna, ice fall, and salt cave, along with hair services and a barber.

What’s Included

  • Comfortable cabins and suites
  • Irresistible culinary delights await daily during your cruise, featuring five-course à la carte dinners, relaxed breakfasts and lunches, sumptuous buffets, afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches and cakes, and late-night snacks.
  • Self-service tea and coffee in selected venues
  • In-cabin dining and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, live music and dancing
  •  Use of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and Fitness Centre
  • A wide choice of on board activities, talks and demonstrations throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/ pick-up point

*Once on board, everything is priced in Sterling, so there is no need to worry about currency fluctuations.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines ships


  • Length: 238m
  • Width: 34.45m
  • Staterooms: 690
  • Passengers: 1,338
  • Crew: 645


  • Length: 237.9m
  • Width: 34.45m
  • Staterooms: 702
  • Passengers: 1,353
  • Crew: 642


  • Length: 218.91m
  • Width: 32.3m
  • Staterooms: 710
  • Passengers: 1,325
  • Crew: 537
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Cruise Line Highlights

  • Fresh itineraries are crafted annually.
  • Passengers relish the intimate experience of being aboard a smaller vessel, creating a feeling of being closer to the sea.
  • Three stunning vessels renowned for their perpetual warmth, personalised service, and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Engaging activities await on every voyage, ranging from culinary showcases to enlightening presentations.

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