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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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120 Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

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maggymog
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Right from the start this inaugural river cruise was beset with problems. From the second day we had the Norovirus ... Read more
Charley Parkes
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Hubby and I made he long journey to Dover for this cruise. We've done a few before including one on the Balmoral. We ... Read more
Miss Fortune
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was the maiden voyage down the Loire followed by a further river trip down the Garonne to Bordeaux. Someone came ... Read more
twotravellersLondon
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We cruised on the Braemar for the first time in July/August 2014 to Svalbard and were very pleasantly surprised by the ... Read more
Perky Penguin
1 Review
Member Since 2014
2 Forum Posts
My partner were on our first cruise. The car parking and check-in at Dover were excellent; we were given clear ... Read more

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Tnrerail
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Object of the cruise was to get as far north as possible and this was achieved - having said that there were several ... Read more
Saligo
5 Reviews
Member Since 2009
77 Forum Posts
BACKGROUND INFORMATION This was an unusual cruise – 8 nights away, but never getting more than 175 miles from the ... Read more
chelseababy
1 Review
Member Since 2011
62 Forum Posts
Disappointed that had to park away from previous on site parking. Cabin small but had all needed. Had packed way too ... Read more
Cuzlin
4 Reviews
Member Since 2012
1 Forum Post
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
Limejock
1 Review
Member Since 2009
116 Forum Posts
Being from Canada, this was our first British style cruise. We are British ex-pats. The itinerary was not the most ... Read more

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chrisbev
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Just got back from west Africa cruise on the Fred Olsen Braemar, What a fantastic cruise experience it was.We have ... Read more
roz1812
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
VictorMeldrew
3 Reviews
Member Since 2014
We are regular Fred. Olsen cruisers and this was one of the best experiences we’ve had with them. Let’s get ... Read more
Prof de F
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
Yachties
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We booked "cruise only" as we live too far from Manchester or Gatwick to book flights with indeterminate timings. Flew ... Read more

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sammysgranny
3 Reviews
Member Since 2011
46 Forum Posts
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
treesrgreen
1 Review
Member Since 2010
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
Bollinger_Babe
16 Reviews
Member Since 2007
6 Forum Posts
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
Maudash
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
shainracy
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Our trip to Cape Verde, Gambia & Senegal...was not as warm and rougher seas than many on board had hoped for, still ... Read more

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keithhanson
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
paul westhead
1 Review
Member Since 2013
flew from manchester on monarch to tenerife good flight baggage reclaim about 20 minutes coach journey to santa cruze ... Read more
jantoby
2 Reviews
Member Since 2006
159 Forum Posts
This was my first cruise with Fred Olsen and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ports visited were Lisbon, Portimao (Algarve) and ... Read more
Chycarn
1 Review
Member Since 2012
We enjoyed the cruise - especially the sail-in to Venice - which was the highlight with the stunning views from our ... Read more
Stoneybloke
1 Review
Member Since 2010
4 Forum Posts
This was our first time with Fred Olsen and cruising on a smaller ship. First impressions were that it was almost ... Read more

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