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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has a reputation for offering very good value-for-money to its mostly 60-plus British clientele, which enjoys traditional cruises with a smart -- but not too "tiara and sequins" -- ...
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69 Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

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What a Pity Miss Fortune
09/14
This was the maiden voyage down the Loire followed by a further river trip down the Garonne to Bordeaux. Someone came ... Read more
We cruised on the Braemar for the first time in July/August 2014 to Svalbard and were very pleasantly surprised by the ... Read more
09/14
My partner were on our first cruise. The car parking and check-in at Dover were excellent; we were given clear ... Read more
Object of the cruise was to get as far north as possible and this was achieved - having said that there were several ... Read more
BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was an unusual cruise – 8 nights away, but never getting more than 175 miles from the ... Read more

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06/14
Disappointed that had to park away from previous on site parking. Cabin small but had all needed. Had packed way too ... Read more
05/14
We have done 23 cruises in all but this was the first with Fred Olsen. We enjoyed the cruise very much but we think ... Read more
04/14
Being from Canada, this was our first British style cruise. We are British ex-pats. The itinerary was not the most ... Read more
04/14
Just got back from west Africa cruise on the Fred Olsen Braemar, What a fantastic cruise experience it was.We have ... Read more
04/14
I have just come back from cruising to Cape Verde, Gambia and Senegal on the Braemar and had a wonderful cruise. As a ... Read more

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Excellent cruise VictorMeldrew
04/14
We are regular Fred. Olsen cruisers and this was one of the best experiences we’ve had with them. Let’s get ... Read more
We have just returned home from a lovely cruise on Fred Olsen's Braemar to Cape Verde, The Gambia and Senegal and fully ... Read more
We booked "cruise only" as we live too far from Manchester or Gatwick to book flights with indeterminate timings. Flew ... Read more
I've sailed with Fred Olsen a number of times before (as well as with other more glitzy cruise lines) but this was my ... Read more
03/14
We have cruised 20 plus times before on both small and larger ships but I have to say Fred Olsen is our least favourite ... Read more

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My husband and I are veteran cruisers and this was our second time on FOCL's Braemar. We have been on all the 'Fred' ... Read more
02/14
Fred Olsen flew us to Tenerife via Monarch from Manchester. We couldn't book seats in advance as there was some kind of ... Read more
Cabin to avoid shainracy
02/14
Our trip to Cape Verde, Gambia & Senegal...was not as warm and rougher seas than many on board had hoped for, still ... Read more
02/14
Having just been on a cruise with Fred starting at Tenerife to Cape Verdi and west Africa an back to Gran Canaria and ... Read more
flew from manchester on monarch to tenerife good flight baggage reclaim about 20 minutes coach journey to santa cruze ... Read more

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This was my first cruise with Fred Olsen and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ports visited were Lisbon, Portimao (Algarve) and ... Read more
We enjoyed the cruise - especially the sail-in to Venice - which was the highlight with the stunning views from our ... Read more
12/13
This was our first time with Fred Olsen and cruising on a smaller ship. First impressions were that it was almost ... Read more
Snooze Cruise margaretm8814
12/13
First ever cruise and we were very happy overall. We selected Fred Olsen as the passengers seemed to be of the age ... Read more
Mugged on Dover Docks lincscruisers
12/13
As a regular and loyal Fred Olsen cruiser I would like to add my comments about this cruise. I chose this cruise to ... Read more

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