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Bars & Lounges

With fewer people on board Fred Olsen’s smaller, more intimate fleet, it’s easy to find live entertainment to enjoy, a bar stool to perch on as you chat with new-found friends or a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink and a good book. 


The tranquil atmosphere and elegance of The Observatory makes it the perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails and evening drinks, accompanied by the resident Pianist. With panoramic windows, this is also the perfect spot for scenic cruising when the weather is not being kind.

This stylish venue is also where they host the premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which offers a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones to be enjoyed with top quality teas and unforgettable scenic views.

Afternoon tea can be pre booked 8 weeks before departure, via your My Cruises account.


The Bookmark Café is the perfect spot to relax and and enjoy your choice of speciality coffee or tea. Perhaps an Earl Grey or delicious latte in the morning, or a luxury hot chocolate with all the trimmings after a busy day ashore; accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of handmade chocolates and freshly baked cakes and treats.

To make your coffee or tea selection for your cruise even easier, pre-book your Bookmark Bestseller card, and it will be added to your cabin account when you  arrive on board, all ready for use immediately. With 7 hot drinks for you to enjoy, and a bag of milk or mixed truffles too, why not treat someone special and arrange a Bookmark Bestseller card for their cruise? 

You can pre book your Bookmark Bestseller card 8 weeks before departure, via your My Cruises account.


Named after a four masted ship which the Olsen family bought back in 1892, this space has been designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed while you enjoy your cruise. You will find live music and an extensive range of drinks and cocktails.


The inviting, spacious and sociable Ocean Bar is situated close to the Neptune Balcony on Lounge Deck 5, and so is the perfect place in which to enjoy a drink or two before taking in the evening show.

It is a great post-show venue too; the Ocean Bar really comes to life in late evening when the resident band or DJ provides the music, and invites you to the floor to dance into night.


During a cruise, and especially during time at sea, there are not many better ways to relax and enjoy your time on board than to simply sit back and listen to the restful sounds of music played by a talented pianist.

At the Piano Bar, you can do exactly that. Perhaps take a seat before dinner and settle into your evening with a cocktail, or visit this stylish, spacious venue after the evening show to wind down.


Elegant and opulent, with its exotic décor and stylish furnishings, and offering a menu of finest quality teas and herbal infusions, The Oriental Tea Room provides guests with an authentic Far Eastern experience.

Enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends from back home, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. Or for something cold and refreshing, the choice of tea cocktails and delicious bottled beer, including Tiger and Tsingtao, are sure to tempt too.

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