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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ships

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
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Fred. Olsen Ship Reviews

Ranked #1 of 4 Fred. Olsen Ships
72% Loved It
  • Pro: Elegant public rooms; warm, friendly atmosphere; outstanding evening entertainment
  • Con: Certain cabins small; limited toiletries unless requested; no fridge in some cabins
  • Bottom Line: Traditional British cruising with contemporary style
  • Launched: 2001/2008; Passengers: 929
Ranked #2 of 4 Fred. Olsen Ships
68% Loved It
  • Friendly environment for mature, young at heart cruisers
  • Medium sized ship with British country house ambience
  • Excellent and caring service
  • Launched: 1988; Passengers: 1,360
Ranked #3 of 4 Fred. Olsen Ships
66% Loved It
  • Pro: Old-style cruising with traditions such as set dining times, dressing up and afternoon tea
  • Con: Passengers under 60 and families will feel out of place
  • Bottom Line: Perfect if you are of a certain age and after a quintessentially British experience
  • Launched: June 1973/refurbished for Olsen January 2006; Passengers: 856
Black Watch
Ranked #4 of 4 Fred. Olsen Ships
66% Loved It
  • Ninety percent of cabins are outsides
  • Itineraries: Asia, Australia, Europe, S. Pacific
  • Value for Money -- Fred. Olsen cruises are very affordable with a £5 per person per day drinks offer (available on bookings made until November 5, 2012)
  • Launched: 1972; Passengers: 804
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Fred. Olsen Member Reviews

68% Loved It

Scenic cruise from local embarkation . From embarkation to disembarkation at port of Tyne could not have ask for better service.on board the ... Read more
by Heedarmy
We wanted to see fjords. Do not go on this ship if you are under 70 as you will feel you are in a nursing home no disrespect meant as I admire some ... Read more
by Dodge ram
This is the 2nd Fred Olsen cruise for me 1st from Southampton and latest from Newcastle which is only a 2hr drive or less from my home town ... Read more
by Norma B
Embarkation was quick and easy with only a medium queue to deal with. We got to our cabin, the bags arrived and we went up to the lounge for tea and ... Read more
by Discount lovers
A short 5 night cruise out of Newcastle which was fantastic. we both had a great time, our suite on deck 10 was better than expected with a very ... Read more
by ianharwood
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