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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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125 Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

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LTNJET
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 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
137 forum posts
8 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
0 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
2 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
susan08
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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

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Judy82
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
0 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
0 forum posts
3 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
6 reviews
1,072 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
0 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
0 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
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
2 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
armartveh
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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

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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
Andrew.Kennedy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
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
2 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
kazl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
First time with Fred Olsen.Embarkation at Dover was a shambles. Had to be there in a one hour window then waited ages to board in small groups . Announcements not at all clear. Once on board shown in direction of cabin. Cases were waiting ... Read more
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Wayne 089
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
judidurham
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
As many have stated the ship is small and this possibly encourages the mainly friendly atmosphere. The demographic is narrow with significant numbers of elderly people and few families. A small number of so called "Chavs" still ... Read more
bwatch
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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