Placed firmly at the "traditional" end of the scale, Fred Olsen cruises are all about a relaxed and old-fashioned British cruising experience - even the on-board currency is pounds sterling rather than the usual dollars! Passengers must dress for dinner - including black tie on formal nights - and entertainment is traditional singing, dancing and cabaret without the modern bells and whistles.
Days on board can be spent enjoying quiet time on deck, reading in the library or learning something new at the ArtsClub where they offer a daily enrichment programme. Sessions cover everything from gardening to wine tasting and painting to history, so you're sure to find something to suit. Expect sailing days to be relaxed affairs and enjoy the lack of distractions.
Thanks to the traditional on-board atmosphere, Fred Olsen Cruises are popular with retired cruisers, although during the school holidays you will also find plenty of families on board. During these times you will find kids' activities added to the daytime programme.