Public rooms & areas

Our smaller ships have all the facilities you will ever need for the perfect cruise holiday. From intimate and charismatic show lounges to spacious and accommodating bars, you will always find somewhere to sit back and relax on board. On warmer days you can watch the scenery pass on one of many deck areas, and in cooler climes you relax with a good book in the library or with new found friends in the Bookmark Cafe. And for those who like a spot of shopping, each ship features a boutique.

Show Lounges

Each of our ships feature an intimate show lounge which plays host to a plethora of exciting acts – from full scale productions to classical soloists, we have something for everyone. And the way dining is arranged on board means that every guest will have the chance to enjoy the vast array of entertainment on board.

If dancing is more your thing, the show lounges are utilised for dancing before and after show time. And if you are looking for a partner to showcase your latest ballroom move, each ship features dance hosts so no one has to miss out.

The show lounges are also utilised for enrichment lectures, port talks as well as other specially organised events.


Each of our ships features numerous bars on board within which to relax for an after dinner cocktail, or to dance the night away to live music as your ship gently sails on wards to your next destination.

During the day the bars are the perfect place to meet up with new friends, or old friends, and relax while sharing stories. Each ship also features a traditional English pub to fit in with our quintessential British cruising experience.

For a quieter, more laid back feel, head for the Observatory lounge and indulge in a drink of your choice to the backdrop of a classical pianist. You’d be surprised how many hours pass as you relax and admire the panoramic views on offer.

The Bookmark Café

Relax and indulge in The Bookmark Café, the perfect place to meet with friends and reflect on the day’s highlights. Sip on your favourite coffee or perhaps indulge in a loose leaf tea from quintessential English brand, Taylor’s of Harrogate. And of course there’s the large array of delectable chocolates to choose from, from luxurious Champagne Truffles to melt-in-the-mouth pralines.

The Bookmark Café features on all four of our ships, so no matter which cruise you choose, you can indulge in a little bit of luxury whilst at sea.


Whether you’re looking for that perfect gift, a unique memento, or a simply something special for yourself, you will find what you’re looking for in our on board boutique and port shop.

Featuring some of the world’s most famous brands, our boutiques offer a premium shopping experience in an relaxed environment. Shop the new handbag collection from Radley or Guess, test the latest fragrances from Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, or indulge in the latest jewellery from Pandora or Swarovski – our boutique has it all. We also feature a range of designer clothing in case you have forgotten to pack anything.

Our port shop caters for the everyday essentials, from sun cream to shampoo, from travel adaptors to unique gifts. There is also a large range of sweet and savoury snacks, just in case you feel a bit hungry in between meals.

Card Room/Casino

Whether you prefer playing cards for fun, or fancy your chances at a game of Blackjack, our ships cater for both.

Each ship features a card room where you’ll often find guests locked in a game of Bridge. Those more adventurous head for the gaming tables for a spot of Blackjack or Roulette. The casino on board all of the ships is located in close proximity to a bar.

Please note that the gaming area on Fred. Olsen ships are a lot smaller than those typically found on larger American cruise lines.

Pool Decks

If there’s one thing Brits are fond of it’s the great outdoors – whether this be relaxing in the sun with your favourite drink, or marvelling at awe-inspiring scenery on a gentle stroll with friends. And on Fred.’s cruise ships there is plenty of space on deck to enjoy this British past time.

Unlike some larger cruise lines, we don’t crowd our decks with go cart tracks, surf machines or climbing walls, instead we ensure there is plenty of room on our pool decks to enjoy the sun, take a gentle swim or relax in the Jacuzzis. And because our fleet are smaller and more traditional in style, each ship features a cascading stern, making this the ideal place to enjoy sail away parties or areas of beautiful scenic cruising.