Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a UK-based, Norwegian-owned cruise shipping line with four cruise ships. The company is owned by Bonheur and Ganger Rolf and is headquartered in Ipswich, Suffolk, in the United Kingdom. The company is part of the Fred. Olsen Group.

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway. Founded in 1848 by three Olsen brothers, Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andras, who purchased their first ships and began an international shipping company. The company is now into the fifth generation of the family and operates various companies within the cruise and passenger shipping trade, as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries. The Fred. Olsen Group also has business interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development and electronics companies.


MV Bolette – Past and Present

MV Bolette – Past and Present

MV Bolette Ex Amsterdam Bolette – © Brian Donovan (Rosyth, 23/07/2021) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Fincantieri Breda, Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No 6052) for Holland…
MV Borealis – Past and Present

MV Borealis – Past and Present

MV Rotterdam - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1997 by Fincantieri Breda, Venedig Italy (Yard No 5980) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Holland America Line
MV Black Prince – Past and Present

MV Black Prince – Past and Present

MV Ola Esmeralda Ex Prince, Black Prince, Venus, Black Prince, Venus, Black Prince Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 at Lubecker Flender-Werke, Lubeck (Yard No 561) for Fred…
MV Boudicca – Past and Present

MV Boudicca – Past and Present

MV Boudicca, ex Royal Viking Sky - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Oy Wartsila Ab, Helsingfors, Finland (Yard No 396) for Det Nordenfjeldske D/S, Trondheim under…
MV Braemar – Past and Present

MV Braemar – Past and Present

MV Braemar, ex Crown Dynasty, ex Norwegian Dynasty, ex Crown Majesty, ex Crown Dynasty - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Union Naval de Levante, Valencia, Spain…
MV Black Watch – Past and Present

MV Black Watch – Past and Present

MV Black Watch, ex Royal Viking Star - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Oy Wartsila Ab, Helsinki, Finland (Yard No 395) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship…
MV Balmoral – Past and Present

MV Balmoral – Past and Present

MV Balmoral, ex Norwegian Crown - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1988 by Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 616) for Royal Cruise Line, Piraeus, Greece
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