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Dining & Restaurants

Dining in one of Fred. Olsen’s elegant restaurants and dining venues is a high point of every cruise. There are deliciously-tempting dishes – expertly crafted by their chefs – on offer throughout the day, presented with the personal touch of Fred. Olsen’s famous on board service. With something light like fresh fruits and cereals or perhaps something more substantial, like a hearty ‘full English’, you can tailor your breakfast to suit the day ahead.

At lunchtime, there are varied and interesting menus, complemented by hot and cold buffet options. Savour scrumptious sandwiches, scones and cakes during complementary Afternoon Tea, before the main event – a fabulous, five-course á la carte feast. For those who may be peckish at bedtime, their late buffet will get you through the night.

*Prices shown on menus are subject to change at any time without notice.


BreakfastÀ la carte & buffet
LunchÀ la carte & buffet
Afternoon TeaÀ la carte & buffet
DinnerÀ la carte & buffet
Supper ClubBuffet


Speciality Dining | £10pp* before cruise departure | Booked on board £15pp*
Traditional Afternoon Tea | £11.99pp*
The Bookmark Café | Coffees & Chocolates

Main Restaurants

Each of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships has two or three main restaurants serving buffet and à la carte breakfast and lunches, as well as sumptuous five-course à la carte dinners every evening. Both breakfast and lunch are open seating while there are two seatings for dinner.

The table in the main restaurant will be allocated by the Maitre’D; they will happy take requests should you have a preference, although these are not guaranteed. During the day the dress code in all restaurants is casual; the evenings are usually smart-casual, apart from Formal Nights.

Bolette | Bloomsbury & Terrace Restaurants

Borealis | Borealis & Aurora Restaurants

Balmoral | Ballindalloch, Avon & Spey Restaurants

Casual Dining Menu

For a more flexible, relaxed experience, with a casual dress code at all times, there is the option to eat in the buffet restaurant on each ship. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, you’ll find a wide variety of quality dishes, which the crew are more than happy to serve to you.

Bolette | The View Buffet Restaurant

Borealis | The View Buffet Restaurant

Balmoral | Palms Café

Speciality Dining

While the main restaurants are always popular, during your cruise you may be tempted to try something different for an evening or two. When you’re in the mood for something extra special, each ship in the fleet features speciality dining (a small supplement applies).

BoletteColours & Tastes – £10pp*
Vasco – £10pp*
BorealisColours & Tastes – £10pp*
Vasco – £10pp*
BalmoralSpeciality Dining – £10pp*

Booking ahead is highly recommended at the speciality dining venues from 13 weeks before and up to 1 day prior to departure. Please note, there is a £10* per person supplement for this dining option, speciality dining booked on board is chargeable at £15* per person.

*Prices shown are subject to change at any time without notice.

Room Service

All rooms and Suites have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more while you’re in your home-from-home at sea you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

*Menus are subject to change at any time without notice.

Afternoon Tea

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

During sea days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea*. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish The Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from the on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.

Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Rare Tea Company is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream – all for only £11.99 per person*.

*Chargeable to your on board account. Please note our Traditional Afternoon Tea service takes place on sea days only at 3pm and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. 

*Prices shown on the menu are subject to change at any time without notice.

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