Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ships

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Balmoral - Superior Suite Balmoral - Morning Light Pub Balmoral - The Spa Balmoral - Pub Art

Fred. Olsen Ship Reviews

Ranked #1 of 4 Fred. Olsen Ships
71% 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
Black Watch
Ranked #3 of 4 Fred. Olsen Ships
65% Loved It
  • Pros: A friendly, elegant ship with excellent food, entertainment and service
  • Cons: In need of its forthcoming refurb and some cabins are small
  • Bottom Line: A traditional vessel with a country house ambience.
  • Launched: 1972; Passengers: 804
Ranked #4 of 4 Fred. Olsen Ships
64% 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
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Fred. Olsen Member Reviews

67% Loved It

We chose this for our first ever cruise and we were delighted with it. The staff on the Balmoral were attentive and caring. Dinner was a treat every ... Read more
by Wantanothercruise
Chosen fro nights at sea and atlantic crossing. We had a major fire on board we were without water, sanitation, lights and power for many hours and ... Read more
by Gillyharman
Britain's Historic Site's & Scenic Delight's June 18th - 10 nights cruise from Newcastle Booked only 3 weeks before got a good deal half the ... Read more
by flojo1flojo1
Only ever cruised with Fred. over many years. Black Watch is still to me the best. Excellent food all crew member were excellent ... Read more
by brihead
We have been on Balmoral before, and we have been to Norway lots of times before - but who could ever tire of Norway? We chose the "Fred's ... Read more
by Bollinger_Babe
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