Fred. Olsen Senior Cruise Reviews

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62 Fred. Olsen Senior Cruise Reviews

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Gillyharman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Dodge ram
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 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
0 forum posts
7 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
BaldEagle100
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We thought we would give FO a second chance having cruised with them before. We tried an inside cabin for the first time as it was only two nights. We have cruised many times before and know what is normal this time we were ... Read more

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susan08
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have travelled on three cruises with Braemar so we know the ship well. It is remarkable in the friendliness of the crew and excellent service both in the cabins, the restaurants and around the ship in the various lounges and services. ... Read more
Hazel Marr
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We've just returned from this cruise to Durban. Some of the places we visited were very different from the normal cruising destinations and were enjoyable as a result. Great if you like sea days too (a few too many for our liking - hence ... Read more
marchie1053
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
184 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Background: My wife and I (aged 60 & 62) are new to cruising - we took a Last Minute Budget All Inclusive Mediterranean 7 Day Cruise in June 2014 to see if this type of holiday suited us before committing to a more expensive and ... Read more
tykeexpat
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Fred Olsen are having to advertise greatly. Are they losing customers for the way in which they treat customers sailing ' Anchor Fare ' ? Yes, the fares are a bit cheaper but you are treated as second class. As members of Fred Olsens ... Read more
Reebok
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
38 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my 2nd trip with F.O. first on Braemar. It was excellent !. My previous voyage on Boudicca. My wife's first cruise with Fred, not to sure what to expect. But she was pleasently surprised. Braemar was in very good condition and ... Read more

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VictorMeldrew
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised with FOCL many times, several times on Braemar. Thomas Cook chartered flight from Gatwick two hours late so not a great start! Embarkation fine though. Cabin OK, but don't expect the space or luxury of larger ships. Food ... Read more
molenney
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This our third time on this cruise ship and it gets better each time ,We have cruised many times with other companies is Thompson,P @ O Cunard,We like this ship because of its smaller size and find the clientele a little older as we are ... Read more
RandLH
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We were unable to specify a cabin as Olsens allocated this under their terms of the booking, The cabin allocated on deck four was to the rear of the ship and was noisy from the off in Southampton. The noise and vibration increased as the ... Read more
Dougster48
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
The worse cruising experience I have ever had. From beginning to end. My wife and I have cruised with Fred Olsen cruises on three occasions this was to be our fourth, we booked a cruise for my mother and father in law, my sister and ... Read more
NIrn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Having read some of the reviews on this site about cruising on the Black Watch we were a little concerned about the holiday we had booked. Contributors commented about noisy cabins and about the quality of the food. This was our 4th ... Read more
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Spitfire24
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were attracted to this most enjoyable cruise (our eighth - we have previously sailed only with Cunard and P & O) for three reasons: (1) the dates (working patterns only allow school holidays); (2) the destinations (we had never ... Read more
wemsie#6
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We are all retired young at heart couples travelling for a birthday celebration with my husbands brother and his wife. We travelled on the door to door service organised by Saga which was very good. Embarkation was very good. We ... Read more
Steviemk14a
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
2nd cruise with F.O. Met our expectations. Dover embarkation good in all respects (disembarking was not so brilliant, with muddle around the luggage and coach/car/taxi pick-up points). Ship recently repainted and in good order ... Read more
Wayne 089
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Fred. Olsen, our first was aboard Boudicca last year. Braemar's friendly staff and quality of cuisine lived up to the high standard we experienced on Boudicca. We chose the smaller Grampian Restaurant on ... Read more
toadwarble
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I went on a previous cruise in March - see my review "Absolutely magical experience" - this time with my wife, so the previous cruise was fresh in my mind and my descriptions in hers. This time departing from Rosyth, we found ... Read more

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bwatch
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was the second cruise on Braemar following 4 on the Black Watch. As on all 6 cruises, from embarkation, 5 from Dover and 1 from Southampton, everything was straightforward and very efficient. The same remark applies to disembarkation. ... Read more
Donkeylady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The ship was fantastic, small but very friendly as you got to know lots of people. The food the entertainment and all the staff were fantastic. This was my first cruise and I worried that there may not be enough to do.What a joke we ended ... Read more
Cruiseing123@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are very recently retired couple, and due to sensible investments we have acquired the funds we will need to ensure that our retirement is as enriching as our both extensive working lives have been. Our closest friends of the past ... Read more
Annie cox t
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
Went on Braemar to the fjords from 23 to 30 May 2015 My husband and I love cruising been on twenty two been with all the big hitters you may says his was first time with Fred Olsen we were a little doubtful after reading some of the ... Read more
Cyanide
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We boarded the Balmoral on 30 March 2015 in Singapore after spending 2 nights in a lovely hotel in Singapore. After waiting 3 hours for my luggage I went in search of it only to find it was in security because I had approx half a bottle of ... Read more

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