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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
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
Black Watch
Ranked #3 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
Ranked #4 of 4 Fred. Olsen Ships
65% 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

68% Loved It

We chose this cruise as it stayed overnight in Madeira for the Flower Festival and what a treat that was, we could not believe that we were the only ... Read more
by pickerlily
‘Easter Ireland’ on board Balmoral was our second cruise with Fred Olsen (last year’s ‘Round Britain’ cruise on Braemar ... Read more
by Spitfire24
For our Wedding Anniversary we decided to do something special and choose the Fred Olsen cruise "Easter Ireland" and booked a Premier ... Read more
by west wighter
I must start by telling readers that I am usually pretty shirt if people start moaning about perceived trivial service faults while on holiday, ... Read more
by ElizabethD
We thought we would give FO a second chance having cruised with them before. We tried an inside cabin for the first time as it was only two ... Read more
by BaldEagle100
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