Imagine basking in the sun’s rays by the pool before taking a cool dip, followed by an evening of fine dining and fun-filled entertainment – cocktail in hand - with fellow single cruise guests. Sounds like a dream? In actual fact it’s never been easier.

One of the cruise lines to cater specifically for the solo traveller is Fred. Olsen. With much as 10% of all rooms in the Fred. Olsen fleet dedicated to solo travellers, this family-run company has one of the highest proportions of cabins for solos in the industry.

Fred. Olsen account Manager Michelle Tingley answered a few of our questions and tells us why she believes you should consider Fred. Olsen for your first solos cruise.

Which ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet is best for solos crusiers?

Michelle: All our ships have cabins to accommodate solo travellers, so whichever cruise ship our guests choose to sail on really depends on personal preference. Overall, the Fred. Olsen fleet has 190 dedicated rooms for solo guests: Braemar offers 40, Black Watch and Boudicca each have 43 and Balmoral has 64. All our ships are classic and stylish and our single guests can expect to receive a warm welcome from the crew.

What grades of cabins are available for singles?

Michelle: We have a number of room options available on each of our four ships, covering all grades, from ‘Single Interior’ and ‘Single Ocean View’ cabins, to ‘Single Balcony Suites’.

What can solo guests expect on a Fred. Olsen cruise?

Michelle: Solo guests are invited to exclusive gatherings so they can get to know each other, and staff on board will seat them together for dinner. If guests prefer, we can arrange companions for them when they go ashore and, in the evening, Gentleman Hosts and Dance Couples are available on board all our ships to provide dance partners for single guests.

How big are the Fred. Olsen ships?

Michelle: The relatively small size of Fred. Olsen’s fleet, and the inviting on board atmosphere, makes Fred. Olsen cruises especially attractive for those travelling alone and our staff do all they can to help our solo guests feel comfortable the moment they step on board. Plus, our inspirational itineraries ensure a cruise holiday with Fred. Olsen is memorable for all the right reasons!

Add to this the fact that in 2018/19, Fred. Olsen’s four smaller, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Boudicca, Black Watch and Braemar – will sail from five convenient UK departure ports and visit no fewer than 228 destinations in 73 countries around the globe, covering 91 areas of scenic cruising, and solos can look forward to exciting adventures ahead.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Solo Cruise

At Solos, we feature a selection of wonderful and contrasting cruising itineraries by Fred. Olsen.

See our complete range of Fred. Olsen cruises.


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