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26 Fred. Olsen Tenerife Cruise Reviews

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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
tring
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
1,124 forum post
2 helpful votes
The flight out was total chaos. We arrived at Manchester airport at 6.30am for our 9.30am flight with Condor (Thomas Cook group). Check in had commenced, yet we stood in the queue for an hour before we reached the check in desk and the ... Read more
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WelshWalker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our first Fred Olsen Cruise although we have cruised previously with P&O. The food was excellent and superior to any we have had before from the point of view of variety, quality, temperature and service. Although people's ... Read more
VictorMeldrew
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 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

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RAYBURY
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
I booked this cruise almost a year ago to be away for my husband's 80th birthday. We took family members with us making a party of 8. We took the upgrade offered us to the owners suite. We sailed from Tenerife with Monarch. I know now how ... Read more
Ldwhampton
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with quite low expectations but would cruise with Fred again. In fact, already booked next January on Braemar from Jamaica to Barbados. The ship was beautiful, the staff very friendly and efficient, and the food, in ... Read more
Jackieshaw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Got off Braemar 30th December doing Cape Verdi Islands. After 20+ cruises have to say this was the worse cruise we have had. At 64 years old I felt like a teenager there was no atmosphere bars were empty all day and after the mediocre ... Read more
stephenhad
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Fred Olsen and we booked it because of the itinerary and because it got us away from the madness that is Christmas in the U.K. The initial itinerary was changed and the Gambia and Senegal were dropped from ... Read more
sammysgranny
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
60 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2014
Having done a similar cruise last year on the braemar and had a really lovely time, I decided to book a similar one which also took in the Cape Verde Islands. This turned out to be a mistake, largely because of a vile sewage stench which ... Read more

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Hazel Marr
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
On the positive side, the cruise was very enjoyable, with the more unusual Canary Islands being visited - La Palma & La Gomera and also Madeira, Lisbon & Oporto, all very interesting venues. The size of the Braemar helped in being ... Read more
Cuzlin
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
We have done 23 cruises in all but this was the first with Fred Olsen. We enjoyed the cruise very much but we think this was more due to the friendliness of the crew and passengers than any other feature of the cruise. The ship has very ... Read more
chrisbev
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
Just got back from west Africa cruise on the Fred Olsen Braemar, What a fantastic cruise experience it was.We have cruised with many cruise lines including P&O, Celebrity, Princess, Thomsons, NCL,The service was excellent, nothing is ... Read more
Limejock
Member Since 2009
1 review
122 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
Being from Canada, this was our first British style cruise. We are British ex-pats. The itinerary was not the most exciting compared to some of the cruises we have taken, but we took the cruise to meet up with friends from England. The ... Read more
roz1812
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
I have just come back from cruising to Cape Verde, Gambia and Senegal on the Braemar and had a wonderful cruise. As a solo cruiser on my first cruise I was apprehensive but I need'nt have been as from day one everyone was so friendly, the ... Read more

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VictorMeldrew
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We are regular Fred. Olsen cruisers and this was one of the best experiences we’ve had with them. Let’s get the negative out of the way first – charter flights with Monarch are never good news! So little leg room. We had ... Read more
Prof de F
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned home from a lovely cruise on Fred Olsen's Braemar to Cape Verde, The Gambia and Senegal and fully understand why people travel more than once on this ship. We certainly will! Having previously travelled on P and O, ... Read more
Yachties
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked "cruise only" as we live too far from Manchester or Gatwick to book flights with indeterminate timings. Flew from Heathrow to N. Tenerife which also gave us chance to stay a couple of nights either side of the cruise in Santa ... Read more
treesrgreen
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
We have cruised 20 plus times before on both small and larger ships but I have to say Fred Olsen is our least favourite Cruise Line to date. There were many people on board who have never sailed with any other cruise line, had done many ... Read more
Bollinger_Babe
Member Since 2007
17 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I are veteran cruisers and this was our second time on FOCL's Braemar. We have been on all the 'Fred' ships and the Braemar is my own personal favourite as she is just the right size to make a more personal experience. We ... Read more

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Maudash
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
Fred Olsen flew us to Tenerife via Monarch from Manchester. We couldn't book seats in advance as there was some kind of tension between Monarch and Fred Olsen. The Monarch plane was appalling. Extra seats had been installed and there was ... Read more
shainracy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
Our trip to Cape Verde, Gambia & Senegal...was not as warm and rougher seas than many on board had hoped for, still that's nature and it was a lot better than home!! We had a sleepless experience in cabin 7006 which ruined our trip ... Read more
keithhanson
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
Having just been on a cruise with Fred starting at Tenerife to Cape Verdi and west Africa an back to Gran Canaria and Fuertaventura I am going to give it 5 star rating. The ship is good. It is not as glitzy as some but is neat, tidy and ... Read more
paul westhead
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
flew from manchester on monarch to tenerife good flight baggage reclaim about 20 minutes coach journey to santa cruze 45 minutes slight delay checking in due to one coach in front of us 25 minutes later onboard braemar the ship from ... Read more
eremenkosboot
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2013
We have just returned from our Cape Verde cruise on board the Braemar, this was our second with Fred Olsen, the last one on the Boudicca. We have cruised around seven times with Thomson, and been on all their ships, so we thought we would ... Read more

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