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16 Fred. Olsen Holiday Cruise Reviews

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Parsman
Member Since 2008
13 reviews
725 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We sailed on the "Balmoral" on 21 December. The "meet and greet" parking at Southampton was very courteous and efficient. Although the City cruise terminal was being renovated the temporary departure lounge was satisfactory. Boarding was ... Read more
Nicola31
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2013
My husband and I had the worst cruise in 25 years of cruising. We were due to leave Southampton on 20th December but the Captain announced that due to heavy storms we would have to stay in port overnight and leave the following afternoon. ... Read more
nannynemo
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boarded at Portsmouth in no time and luggage already at cabin.Cabins have been refurbed and it was sufficient for our needs and conveniently positioned near the spa.and lifts. Everyone on board seemed to contract the cabin cough, however, ... Read more
soccerref
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
692 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This review will be quite detailed and is only my opinion but, as I'm a bit of a compulsive note taker, I have recorded information on the ship and ports which may be useful to others so here goes........... Background This was our first ... Read more
jeanlyon
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
3,887 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first cruise with Fred Olsen and it won't be our last! We liked the Braemar immediately, the decor is lovely. Staff were mostly Philippino and excellent. Our cabin was definitely small, but was not a problem. Our first cabin was ... Read more

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Tim Moore
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Spending Christmas with the Queen of the Iceni ? Don't worry, no time travel required just a delightfully smooth train journey to Portsmouth Harbour where a complimentary shuttle was waiting to whisk us to the sparkling Cruise Ferry ... Read more
Sailoruk
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
We booked this cruise extremely last minute as the cruise we had originally booked on was cancelled a few days before we were due to sail!! Boudicca was sailing in and out of Portsmouth and within easy distance to our home, managed to get ... Read more
P Dooley (rent15c)
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We began our holiday at Southampton City cruise terminal. The car parking was slightly different from what we are used to. In the past we have sailed from the Mayflower terminal where they seem to have got it together better in as much ... Read more
Mike Smith
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2011
Smooth and well organised embarkation, nice welcome from staff as we entered the ship. The cabin was spacious with ample storage, we had a wardrobe each with space for shoes & suitcases, the cabin was clean & tidy and the beds were really ... Read more
Harvo
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For this cruise to the Red Sea for Petra in Jordan ,we travelled to the NEC Cruise Show in October 2010.We were informed the ship was almost full and we were offered a total of 4 cabins to choose from.We thought we received a ... Read more
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seabourndt
Member Since 2001
13 reviews
2,958 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2011
I booked this cruise originally with SHIPS MONTHLY MAGAZINE as a group cruise. But due to not enough numbers we did it on own at their reduced price but without organiser or bridge visits or free excursions. GETTING TO PORT Cruise left ... Read more
Paul Naden
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
After an unscheduled overnight stay in Southampton due to technical problems with a lifeboat and its certification (why is there never an inspector on 24 hour call outs,surely the cruise company fraternity can give someone a good wage to ... Read more
Gelbel
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
233 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've just come back from a transatlantic repositioning cruise to the Caribbean on Fred Olsen's Braemar. We are fast becoming seasoned cruisers and, having done this cruise with P&O two years ago, can make valid comments comparisons. ... Read more
Joan Jones
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First timers with Fred Olsen Line This was our 12th cruise and the first one with Fred Olsen on the Balmoral.We selected this cruise because we wanted to sail from Dover/Southampton and avoid the present problems associated with flying. ... Read more
Parsman
Member Since 2008
13 reviews
725 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As a regular cruiser with Fred. Olsen having taken several longer cruises eg sectors of the world cruise I decided to take a festive short cruise to escape the Winter weather in the UK. It was my third cruise on the "Balmoral" and it still ... Read more

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Kevin & Margaret Fenn
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
M V Braemar Christmas Caribbean Cruise 22/12/08 - 08/01/09 Gatwick was typical chaos but Miami was surprisingly problem free, taking only 1 hour from plane to transfer bus. We joined a ship that had been extended in the ... Read more

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