Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

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Braemar is one of the most welcoming cruise ships you're likely to experience. Wherever you sit -- out on deck, in the lounges or waiting for a drink at the bar -- you are guaranteed to be able to turn around ...
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131 Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

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linda2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
WE had very loud engine noise below us on the first night . Had no sleep ,so had to move decks. Restaurant at night noisy also,we could not hear the people on the opposite side of the table.Had no explanation for this which continued ... Read more
Auntybaba
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Because my friend and I wanted to go to the places this cruise visited. I have cruised a few times and this is the first Fred Olsen and best one I've been on. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, I particularly liked the way you were ... Read more
tring
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
1,188 forum post
8 helpful votes
Overall a good cruise, but we will not be tempted to sail anywhere from Dover in the future! It's access and the lack of decent hotels and taxis in the area is an absolute nightmare. As we were travelling down by train the day before the ... Read more
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gbs1112
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Cabin 7020 is a large cabin that has been created by joining two cabins. Cabin 7022 is missing from the deck plan. Though big there is a lot of waste space. The cabin that would be the original 7020 has no window but an angled outer wall ... Read more
Number34
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
188 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because of the itinerary - German waterways and that was everything we hoped for. Great stops at Flensburg, Travemunde, Hamburg and Bremen and peaceful and scenic cruise down the rivers and Kiel canal. At all ports we ... Read more

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heatherraine@ymail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was one of the best, most relaxing cruises I have been on. The highlight was cruising along the Seine, to and from Rouen. We also cruised inland to Bordeaux, and that is a beautiful city. Evening entertainment was very good, and we ... Read more
LTNJET
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our sixteenth cruise and our first with Fred Olsen. What a brilliant find. We thought the whole experience was fantastic from the minute we saw the ship in Bridgetown to when we left Braemar in Dover. It was such a pleasure to ... Read more
fraj1
Member Since 2012
1 review
144 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Just back from this cruise - fantastic itinerary - 11 islands and only two sea days! Crew excellent, shows good but was disappointed with food having traveled once before with Fred and been much more impressed. My other 'gripe' was that ... Read more
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Skyepye1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
have just returned from panama and mayan temple cruise loved it.(6th cruise with FO) weather was fantastic. first time doing a warmer climate.crew as you come to expect with fred olsen were superb. Waiters in bar always knowing your ... Read more
margarets blog
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Overall a good cruise, good ports of call. Not to many sea days. Excellent crew, very good choice of food. The minus points, the first two weeks no port talks, very few activities or lectures on sea days, the Neptune show lounge has too ... Read more

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susan08
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
Judy82
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We have just returned from our first ever cruise. We went to the Caribbean on the Braemar and I had no idea what to expect but I am very impressed with Fred.Olsen cruises and we had a great time. The cabin was small but well designed and ... Read more
Flamenco98
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
As a widow I find Braemar to be an exceptionally friendly ship for single people. I have made friends with people so easily and have always asked for a table of 6 or 8 in the Grampian dining room which is a good social mix. The cabins ... Read more
tykeexpat
Member Since 2013
1 review
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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tring
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
1,188 forum post
5 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
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
4 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
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
doyoukeepatroshin
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have just returned from a round britain cruise on Breamar. First the good points. The food in the thistle restaurant on most occasions was some of the best we have ever had on cruise lines. The staff were excellent and the ... Read more

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armartveh
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Having travelled on over 40 different cruise ships since the 1980s and having been on two cruises this year already and not having tried Fred Olsen thought we would give it ago. First impressions were that the ship was very well ... Read more
Spitfire24
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
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
Andrew.Kennedy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having worked for four years in P&Os iconic ss Canberra, including her farewell cruise in 1998 prior to her being decommissioned, I have always avoided the temptation of a cruise holiday; party because I had 'been there and done that' ... 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
chusan1
Member Since 2008
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
First time with Fred Olsen and would definitely go with them again. Embarkation was drawn out especially as newcomers we had arrived early. Why, people are of the boat first thing in the morning don't they let people start boarding ... Read more

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