Call us free on
1800 507 777

What is the traditional afternoon tea service?

Nothing beats the quintessential experience of afternoon tea on board a cruise. Guests who take the opportunity to enjoy the premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service will take in views from the stylish Observatory Lounge with musical accompaniment from the on board pianist and other classical musicians. A selection of premium teas from The Rare Tea Company will be offered, served in porcelain pots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, dainty pastries and warm scones with jam and cream.

As this truly civilised treat is particularly popular, Guests are asked to pre-book once on board, by contacting Guest Services or the manager in The Observatory.

Please note: This service incurs a nominal fee of just £11.99* per person, and is a supplement to the existing afternoon tea service of delicious sandwich and cake options, which will continue as usual on all their ships.

Sample Menu (see below)


Smoked salmon with lemon butter & watercress on sourdough bread
Cucumber with cream cheese, apple, mint & parsley on wholegrain bread
Breast of chicken with tarragon creamy mayonnaise, crispy bacon & rocket on wholegrain bread
Egg & caper mayonnaise with mustard cress & chopped shallots on white bread

Warm home baked scones with Cornish clotted cream, butter & strawberry preserve
Warm home baked cheddar scones with pickled celery & figs

Gin, citrus & pink peppercorn eclairs
Fresh berry tarts
Salted caramel & macadamia brownies
Mini pistachio Bakewell tarts


White bean, roasted pepper, basil & avocado on white bread

Warm home baked scones with plant based cream, butter & strawberry preserve

Mini Victoria sponges


English Breakfast – RAF Tea for Heroes
Earl Grey
Wild Rooibos

£11.99 per person*
*Gluten & sugar free free options are available on request, please specifiy along with any food allergies at time of booking. Prices subject to change without notice.


Lanson Black Label Champagne, 175ml glass £12.35*
Lanson Black Label Champagne, 375ml bottle £28.90*
Kir Royale, 175ml glass £10.10*


Pimm’s Cup No. 1 £6.10*
Pimms No.1, Lemonade
Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry, 50ml £3.35*

*Prices subject to change without notice.

    Sign up to specials & packages. Be the first to hear about new offers from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines (represented by Cruise Traveller in Australia)

    Are you a travel agent?