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Fred's Food Failed
"I chose this cruise for the Caribbean itinerary and also because I expected to experience the fine dining boasted about in the brochures and on the internet. The public spaces and our cabin were immaculately..."Read More
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twotravellersLondon

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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60th birthday cruise

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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Sue0812

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with my husbands shifts and as it was close to my 60th birthday. We did not enjoy the "fine dining" experience but that was personal choice. We preferred the flexibility of eating in the Palms Cafe. When we originally booked we requested 2nd sitting but were allocated 1st which was too early for us. Sadly on the occasions we did eat breakfast and lunch in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Skagway

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

2 Helpful Votes


Great cruise

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cathycruiser51

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Fred Olsen cruise, and may well not be our last. Braemar is a comfortable ship, an ideal size and much more attractive than the blocks of flats next door! We flew to Barbados, and cruised various islands before returning to Barbados 2 weeks later. The staff were very pleasant, but not 'over friendly' as if seeking tips. We loved our cabin, 7005 balcony suite. Plenty of room, and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

2 Helpful Votes


WELL DONE FRED OLSEN - FRED OLSEN 1 - DRONES 0

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londonlady2

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I have to praise Fred Olsen for handling the problem with the drones at Gatwick so well. With NO notice they arranged transport to Manchester where unfortunately the crew ran out of hours so we were put up overnight (and big shout out to the Last Drop Inn in Bolton will def go back at a happier time - fabulous breakfast and staff!) then flew out arriving a day late. What the previous ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

17 Helpful Votes


Still a beautiful ship...

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goodwinmacc

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 4th cruise on Braemar, and our 5th with Fred Olsen. I have already written to the company about some of their policies (fixed dining, tipping policy, 'confiscation' of alcohol brought onboard, drinks package etc) but as far as the cruise itself was concerned, we found it to be most enjoyable. We appreciated the changes made during the 2017 refit, even those in the Neptune lounge --- ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Skagway

Cabin Type: Twin Inside

Traveled with disabled person

12 Helpful Votes


Never again

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LenaFQ

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have always wanted to spend Christmas cruising the Caribbean and decided to go with Fred Olsen on the Braemar on the 20th December 2018. This was the biggest mistake we have ever made. The cruise started badly due to the drone fiasco at Gatwick. It took two days to get to Barbados where we were due to board the ship. We were all day at Gatwick and then was forced to travel to Manchester by ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

18 Helpful Votes


FRED'S FOOD IS FINE!

Review for Braemar to Cuba

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londonlady2

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Well I had a wonderful cruise aboard this fine old lady of a ship! I expected a friendly well run ship and that's exactly what I got. Really wonderful cabin - large and kept spotlessly clean by Nim who couldn't do enough for me (and reocmmend the wash and fold service at the end of the cruise, done so well didn't need to iron anything!) I'm used to eating out in London several times a week ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

17 Helpful Votes


Very disappointed

Review for Braemar to Cuba

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Steve and sue

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

30th anniversary .spoilt by inferior cabin.not reaching Jamaica.there was unrest but the captain said Ochoa Rios safe but weather was poor this was not the case ,we then had 3 days at sea doing nothing. Santiago unsafe and polluted, Tortola devastated should not of gone very upsetting . Continually being disturbed by captain announcements whilst resting(unimportant announcements.just like ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

Cabin Type: Twin Inside

21 Helpful Votes


Fred Olsen-losing the plot

Review for Braemar to Cuba

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Portreathboy

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We sailed with Fred Olsen on the Braemar. We are not usual Olsen guests, probably slightly too young in our early fifties! we prefer more modern vessels. There are a number of issues; The ship is tired, built in 1968 she shows her age, no amount of tinkering or refits will hide this. Loyal customers talk about how friendly it is, how they love the smaller ships, but they don't have the ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin

46 Helpful Votes


A taste of the Caribbean

Review for Braemar to Cuba

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Artemisgirl

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We had not been to the Caribbean before and this cruise made it simple to visit nine destinations which were all different and gave as an insight into those islands we would like to return to. Despite initial reservations we were impressed with the chartered Thomas Cook flight and the smoothness of the disembarkation from the plane - it was lovely not to see our luggage from Gatwick until it ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin

13 Helpful Votes


Fred's Food Failed

Review for Braemar to Cuba

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twotravellersLondon

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise for the Caribbean itinerary and also because I expected to experience the fine dining boasted about in the brochures and on the internet. The public spaces and our cabin were immaculately clean. With one or two rather surly exceptions, members of staff were pleasant, friendly, approachable and helpful. Excursions and transfers were very efficiently organised. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Skagway

133 Helpful Votes


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