Fred Olsen Cruise Lines unveils 2023/24 cruising programme

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines unveils 2023/24 cruising programme

Durations range from two to 93-nights, with departures from six UK ports

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has unveiled its programme of cruising for 2023/24, with more than 100 sailings and the introduction of new specialist “Journey Navigators” across its fleet of smaller ships: Bolette, Borealis, Braemar and Balmoral.

The new programme includes opportunities to witness Norway’s Langfoss Waterfall in the spring, explore the remote islands of the Azores and visit Lapland in the summer months. In addition, the programme features the return of the line’s fly-cruise programme, with Braemar to be based in the Caribbean for the winter months.

The new brochure also unveils Fred Olsen’s new Journey Navigators. These are dedicated nature scouts, culture curators, maritime guides and entertainment hosts who are on hand to create new signature experiences.


Head of itinerary planning and destination experience Martin Lister said: “This has been such an exciting programme to curate. Our smaller ships allow us to offer so many special experiences for our guests, and we’ve been really creative with our itinerary planning to shine a spotlight on this.

“We will be cruising scenic waterways that are out of reach to larger ships, including the Kiel Canal and the Seine and Loire rivers. Other highlights include docking close to the heart of Seville, Antwerp and Havana. Braemar is also set to repeat her record-breaking feat of transiting the ultra-narrow Corinth Canal – an experience not to be missed.”

He added: “We also know that our guests want to have authentic experiences ashore, and so we are developing a programme to support this. In Madeira, for example, rather than simply visit the world-famous gardens, guests can meet with a local orchid expert for a tour of the gardens, including a family-run orchid farm.

“And it’s not just about the experiences ashore. Guests will find our new Journey Navigators on board each of our ships to really bring to life the Joy of the Journey and all that is great about being at sea, from holding stargazing events out on deck, to tours of the Bridge to celebrate our maritime history.”

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