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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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128 Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

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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
Mabletown
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
for those of you considering a cruise with Fred Olsen, i can definately recommend it. I wasnt sure whether I would enjoy it or not - hence a mini cruise. The boat is not too big, but has plenty to do. The cabins are lovely and the one ... 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

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posh43
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was my first cruise on a Fred Olsen vessel. I usually cruise with Royal Caribbean and P&O. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, as have previously read negative reviews about this ship. I can only compare with my previous ... Read more
cruiseing Chris
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Embarkation couldn't have been any easier..our first time on a cruise I was a nerves reck but once on board and unpacked cases I was fine the ship is very stable nothing like I thought it would be..this was a special 80th birthday ELVIS ... Read more
cruiseing Chris
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Embarkation couldn't have been any easier..our first time on a cruise I was a nerves reck but once on board and unpacked cases I was fine the ship is very stable nothing like I thought it would be..this was a special 80th birthday ELVIS ... Read more
seabourndt
Member Since 2001
13 reviews
2,944 forum posts
0 helpful votes
PRE CRUISE. I saw this deal and thought it might be nice to do. I was on this ship in 1994 on my very 1st cruise then known as "CROWN DYNASTY" Running for CUNARD LINE, I went to ALASKA. I booked a single inside guarantee ... Read more
suite freak
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
After cruising with Royal Caribbean, Cunard & P & O (never had any problems) some "acquaintances" persuaded us to give Fred Olsen a try. So we thought, a quick 7 day "Easter Getaway", across the North Sea & ... Read more

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skyfall1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Our first cruise with Fred Olsen for many years, the last was in 2006 (Boudicca) and before that 2004 (Black Prince), we enjoyed travelling on Braemar. The ship has a compact cosy feel about it and if like us you regard a cruise as a means ... Read more
cruiserooney
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We (2 couples) chose this cruise due to the itinerary - Northern Lights, Eclipse etc - all interested in astronomy, and also keen to see scenic Norwegian cruising. We saw 'the lights' and experienced much of the eclipse, though we missed ... Read more
Lanky Lad
Member Since 2007
1 review
2,324 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My thoughts on MS Braemar. Cabin 3116 The cabin was quite small by modern standards and the air con was woefully inadequate so the temperature varied from warm to hot regardless of how the thermostat was set. The bed was narrow but very ... Read more
Quickers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
This was a a relocation cruise back from winter in the Caribbean to Dover. The first week was a cruise round the islands. The flight out from Gatwick on a Monarch Airbus was cramped and we were in the premium seats!. The hot meal was ... Read more
HeatherHDarling
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
As a birthday present to ourselves, my husband and I booked our very first cruise experience with Fred.OLSEN departing on 23 February for 16 nights. The voyage was a plane journey from London Gatwick to Bridgetown Barbados where we joined ... Read more

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pmw1954
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
My wife and I have cruised with a number of different companies before and had decided to try a cruise with Fred. Olsen lines - what a mistake!! Never again!! Nearly 4,000 pounds wasted in my opinion in hindsight !!! From start to finish ... Read more
Espiron
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
I have enjoyed very special times on the good ship that is the Braemar but my last cruise was such a big disappointment in so many ways, the company to me has changed so much and I have to say not for the better. The Fred Olsen policy to ... Read more
annbarker23
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Once we had got over our shock at the age profile of the clientele (first impression was that we had entered a floating retirement home) we were surprised how much fun we had. The all inclusive package for which we paid £6.99 a day ... Read more
simmy1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Just completed a Car'bean cruise on the Braemar, the flights both ways were pretty good with Monarch but have flown charter with F/O before and think Tui was much better particularly the in flight food. The cruise itself was great, ... Read more
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

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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
Mieleboy7
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
We both enjoyed the cruise despite the change of itinerary due to the very high waves and gale force winds which made it somewhat impossible to dock and explore the Island of Madeira.One must respect Captain Andreas Pooker’s decision ... Read more

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