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89 Fred. Olsen Senior Cruise Reviews
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troath
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Most pleasant cruise to date. My husband and I have just returned from a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords with Fred Olsen. In a nutshell, it was a joy from start to finish. The organisation getting everyone on the Balmoral was fantastic, ... Read more
mikejudy
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
First we found out after boarding the ship that she was flat bottomed which of coarse meant there was much more movement in when cruising. Poor sailors beware. The cabins were very clean, the size adequate. The food varied from good ... Read more
muffin1952
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Having sailed with Fred Olsen 5 times previously, we had high expectations of this longed for trip to Italy. However, it was the first time we had sailed on the Boudicca. The first thing that was a shock was the embarkation from Falmouth, ... Read more
Mijem
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
One of our bucket list items was a cruise to the Fjords of Norway. Our first ever cruise was booked in December 2016 via Thomson and we booked on the Braemar - Fred Olsen. This was definitely the right choice. The ship was exactly right ... Read more
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Trebor2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Having cruised on P & O and enjoyed the experience, we thought that Fred Olsen with its smaller ships stopping at ports unavailable to larger ships would be better. There are many positive things to say about this cruise including the ... Read more
Mary and Alan
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
we chose this cruise for its interesting itenary and size of ship...and the fact that one didn't need to fly to join her...as we booked late we selected an anchor package which suited our budget well... the staff cabin activities and ... Read more
bartonhillbum
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I had the Cruise booked for me by my Daughter, direct with Fred Olson. I had never been on a cruise before, except across the Mersey and to the Isle of Man once, many years ago. Arrived at Southampton to be kept waiting whilst 'Green ... Read more
mrsliz
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
This cruise was chosen because of the ports of cal -. Caribbean, Panama Canal, Easter Island and Tahiti. It met my expectations. Great service, entertainment, lectures and tours. The meals were a good portion size, varied and not too ... Read more
High Society
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Short break. Old ship but friendly and very clean Adapted cabin Well positioned Close to lift.. Twin beds . Bed next to window very cold. Impossible to sleep even with extra quilts and heating full on plus very noisy children ... Read more
PennineDave
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I have sailed with Fred Olsen on the Boudicca before and enjoyed it, so thought we'd like to try one of Fred's other ships. The cabin was just about adequate in terms of living space although storage and wardrobe space was ... Read more
Deck Cargo
Member Since 2014
14 reviews
29 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Once and Once Only My wife and I have over the years taken many cruises with many different lines, but had never been with Fred Olsen before and won’t be going again. We had heard mixed reviews about Fred, with some friends liking ... Read more
Steviemk14a
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Taste of Iceland (and Faroes). Third F.O cruise. We have gradually moved up decks each cruise and travelled paying near top-price for a suite this time. Four negative experiences took the edge of an otherwise excellent cruise. ... Read more
spragg011@virginmedia.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We are fit 70 plus ex-teenagers from Middlesbrough. Travelling from Newcastle to Port of Tyne is very convenient and quick for us. We chose this cruise because our previous 2 Fred Olsen cruises, one to the Baltic and the other to the ... Read more
lakeotter2
Member Since 2016
1 review
42 helpful votes
We selected the Fred Olsen cruise to The Baltic 1) because it coincided with our 30th wedding anniversary and 2) We would be in St Petersburg for 2 days - the highlight of our trip. As a bonus there will be a gym, a library, and self ... Read more
lakeotter
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
“Worse things happen at sea.” They did. BE WARNED. . . . . We selected the Fred Olsen cruise to The Baltic 1) because it coincided with our 30th Wedding anniversary and 2) We would be in St Petersburg for 2 days the ... Read more
Maryursula
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Went with our active retired group.It was my first cruise and I had a BALL.Cabin very comfy. Food to suit all tastes. Staff very attentive and courteous.Activities to suit all.The highlight for me was the dancing .The hosts were fantastic ... Read more
Paul Lucida
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Review of Cruise W1610 Black Watch: Arctic Adventure and Exploration July 17th- August 12th “Not again, even with discounts….” PART 1 THE REVIEW: This is at best a mixed reaction and review of a specialist ... Read more
megeric
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I had never cruised on my own before, though I had cruised with my husband before he passed away. This was my first experience with Fred Olsen. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute. From being greeted at Greenock, to leaving the ... Read more
cheryllesley
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Tried a Fred Olsen cruise purely because it left from Greenock. Had an enjoyable time. The cabin a balcony suite was excellent, clean, spacious and an added bonus we could smoke on our balcony. Must be the only cruise line which allows ... Read more
emur
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because the Newcastle port is near home. Awkward embarkation because you go through check-in in the terminal and, after security check, are then back outside catching a bus to the quayside. Getting off the bus, there's a ... Read more
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Gillyharman
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 helpful votes
Chosen fro nights at sea and atlantic crossing. We had a major fire on board we were without water, sanitation, lights and power for many hours and adrift without engines or steering for 10 hours in the atlantic ocean. The crew saved ... Read more
brihead
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Only ever cruised with Fred. over many years. Black Watch is still to me the best. Excellent food all crew member were excellent Entertainment excellent ( I especially liked the choir performed by some passengers. Some crew ... Read more
townley1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
A smaller ship than most cruise ships and somewhat old by comparison but nonetheless the overall facilities where very good. Our cabin was twin berthed (could have been for 4) and adequate, not as luxurious as the more modern ships. It ... Read more
Dodge ram
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We wanted to see fjords. Do not go on this ship if you are under 70 as you will feel you are in a nursing home no disrespect meant as I admire some of the older clients for attempting the trip one lady was 101 . We had to avoid ... Read more
chas1066
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for three reasons. Firstly we wanted to visit the Norwegian Fjords. Secondly e liked the idea that it sailed from a UK port and finally it was organised by SAGA and we trust their services. We were picked up by car ... Read more

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