A delicious afternoon tea is served on board daily (except
on days of embarkation/disembarkation), providing sandwiches,
beverages and sweet treats to fill the gap between lunch and dinner.
For an even more indulgent experience, our Premium Traditional
Afternoon Tea service – available from just £8.95 per person –
combines premium Taylors of Harrogate teas or coffee with an
array of finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam
and clotted cream. It’s all served by white-gloved waiters in the
stylish Observatory Lounge, with mellow musical
accompaniment from our on board pianist.
Our mobile app contains helpful information to assist you
pre-cruise and during your time on board and ashore. Details of
daily events, restaurant and bar menus, itineraries, and the top
attractions in each port can all be found. You can also use the
App to find useful information before you travel and find out
more about the Oceans Loyalty Club and its members-only
benefits. You can even book your next cruise!
APPLIANCES & ADAPTORS
To ensure your electrical appliances are safe to use, please check
with Guest Services on board. The voltage on each ship is 110
volts – 60Hz (a U.S.-style 2-pin plug is required) and 220 volts –
60Hz (a Continental-style 2-pin plug is required). Adaptors can be
hired on board or purchased from the shop.
Bathrobes are provided for guests travelling in Suites; in all other
cabin grades these are subject to availability. A refundable deposit
is required and a charge is applied to cover laundry costs.
THE BOOKMARK CAFÉ
The peaceful Bookmark Cafés across the fleet feature a range
of speciality coffees and tea blends, accompanied by quality
chocolates and other sweet treats.
BUREAU DE CHANGE
All ships operate an on board Bureau de Change, where major
foreign currencies may be purchased or sold, subject to local
currency restrictions. Exchange rates are competitive and there
are no commission charges.
CHILDREN TRAVELLING ON BOARD
If you are travelling overseas with children under the age of 18
for whom you are not the parent or legal guardian, it is a legal
requirement that you obtain the written consent of the parent/
legal guardian and produce this upon request when checking in
at the port / airport. A Child Travel Consent Form can be found
on our website, or requested from our Guest Services Team.
Failure to produce this documentation may result in refusal of
passage. For safety reasons, infants must be older than six
months to travel.
On selected sailings, usually during the Easter and summer
holidays, the ‘Little Skippers’ kids’ club operates on board. This
offers children aged 5-11 a fun-filled programme of activities
each day.* Details regarding the 2021/22 programme will be
confirmed on our website in due course.
*Please note: The Little Skippers Club also welcomes children under five, however in these
cases parents must provide supervision at all times. The club operates subject to minimum
numbers being reached.
On Sundays at sea, the Cruise Director (or Deputy) will lead
prayers and readings. During Easter and Christmas cruises and on
cruises of 21 days or more, a member of the clergy will lead an
Dance Hosts are on-hand for all cruises to ensure guests never
go too long without the option of a dance partner. There are
usually four Dance Hosts available on each ship.
You’ll find a wide array of daytime activities on all our cruises,
from craft workshops to ballroom dancing lessons and games
to quizzes. There are gyms, pools and golf nets too (and even a
tennis court on Black Watch); you can join in with as much or as
little as you wish. Each evening, a Daily Times newsletter will be
placed in your cabin, detailing event schedules as well as Shore
Tour timings, dress code guidelines and any time zone changes.
Daily events are also detailed on the ships’ WiFi portal and on the
Fred. Olsen App.
We cater for vegetarian, low fat and for dairy, gluten and wheat free
diets on board. Please let us know any special requests in advance
(giving as much notice as possible). We will do our utmost to
source the products required, but cannot guarantee specific
brands. It’s worth noting that some requests may not be possible,
due to the location of the vessel and availability at local ports.
There are many ways in which you can maintain your healthy
lifestyle while on board, such as taking a walk out on the open
deck (five laps is equal to a mile on Boudicca and Black Watch).
Our four ocean ships have a fully equipped Fitness Centre, offering
treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers, exercise bikes and a
variety of free weights. Fitness classes to suit most levels are
available throughout your cruise, including yoga, aerobics and
Pilates. All are conducted by qualified fitness instructors. A small
charge applies for some classes. It’s worth noting that guests will
need to climb steps to access the Fitness Centres on Black Watch
and Boudicca as they are not served by a lift.
FOREIGN CURRENCY SERVICE
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has joined with City Forex (FCA ID
524412), a specialist provider of foreign exchange services, to
offer a bespoke service for guests. Order foreign currency before
your cruise departs (at least a week prior to departure) and you
can collect your personal currency pack from Guest Services at
the beginning of your cruise.* Advantages of this service include:
• Competitive rates
• No concerns over postal deliveries or collection from the
• No commission charges and a buy-back guarantee for US Dollar,
Norwegian Krone and Euro notes (only when exchanged on board)
• No guesswork with exchange rates, since your rate is fixed at
the time of order
• No hidden transaction costs
For details, terms and conditions, visit fredolsencruises.com.
To order, W: cityforex.co.uk E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 020 7621 0090.
*Service may not be available on some non-UK departures.
For more information, visit fredolsencruises.com, see your travel agent or call 0800 0355 144