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Fred. Olsen Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

Fred. Olsen
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Baltic Sea
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72 Fred. Olsen Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


Caroline27 avatar

Caroline27

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Worst service and food ever

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Restaurant and staff in outside bar are offish and service for drinks slow Restaurant staff. You catch their eye and they immediately walk away Yet rush you when eating to Move you on as quickly as they can ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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kennivw48

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise on the Balmoral

Having just returned from our 5th Fred Olsen cruise, this time 11 nights from Rosyth to Iceland on the Balmoral, I can say without reservation the experience was excellent in all respects, having given some "room ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Robin and Karen

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Boring boring Sweden

Been with Fred before and loved the friendliness of the staff, the food, the service and the Balmoral is not too massive and plenty of room to sit and relax. The excursions were very disappointing. This is not a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Travellingman 210450

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Exceeded All Expectations

Its been 14 years since we did a Fred Olsen Cruise as we have mainly sailed with 5 Star Cruise Lines, but this cruise was from the Tyne and a short 15 minute taxi ride from our home and visiting some ports we had ...
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Sail Date October 2018


rory50 avatar

rory50

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent service

Mainly itinerary and the time of year, less crowded places. Embarkation swift and efficient at the Port of Tyne. Very lucky with the weather for the time of year apart from Gothenburg and Helsinki. The food ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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mwb123456

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Five star price....three star ship

Here goes, firstly the good points…the food was very good and the waiting staff where on form and attentive. The room was as expected and overall the interior of the ship was good. The entertainment from the guest ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Avram3

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Why I can't give Fred Olsen a five star rating

My wife and I chose Fred Olsen, our first time on this line, because it left and returned from England sailing to Iceland at the time we wanted to travel within these locations. The service personnel, maintenance of ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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David M Hale

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The best cruise line we have ever sailed with.

We have traveled with a number of cruise lines over 20 years but, Fred Olsen keep on giving the very best in all areas. The ships, food and most important the staff. Wonderful destinations too. We traveled with ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Rob from wales

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

This is our second cruise with Fred Olsen absolutely fantastic Staff are brilliant food etc is 5 star plus Staff are always pleasant professional and always willing to help. Food is amazing in all the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Mick C avatar

Mick C

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Shore tour

The ship was great the embarkation was good and the disembarkation was a very smooth operation and crew could not do enough for us. I could not fault the quality or quantity of food on board and the entertainment ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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linda wright

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Spring Break

Our dinner sitting was 6.15pm. My husband's parents were also on the same cruise but had an 8.30pm sitting. We were advised to ask at the restaurant if they could change to earlier so we could dine together. The 1st ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Tidderae

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

Small ship. Less 1000 passengers. Very well recommended. Cabin 7016 excellent, comfortable spotlessly clean. Lovely stewerdess. Dining, first class service, food hot, good selection, staff and service excellent. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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The happy wanderers

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

The heavenly dancers

We were on our 4th attempt to see the northern lights and we finally did it and it was worth the perseverance, 2 nights in succession they danced for us. Because of this alone we have given 5 stars. The ship and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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rwlid

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Excellent Value for Money

This was our first cruise with Fred Olsen and overall we were quite impressed with the value for money it provided. First of all the Norwegian Fjords were spectacular. The weather was a little unsettled at times, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Privatespinney

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Some points good, couple of negatives sadly

Excellent check in for self and car parking arrangements. Cabin a little tired. Well kept by stewardess great professional attitude and smile everyday. Food good services chaotic at times never offered wine with ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ThePauls

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First time on the Braemar

This was our first experience with FOCL and the Braemar. The cruise was 10 nights around the UK from Southampton; up to the first port of Leith for an overnight, then Dundee, Invergordon, Scrabster, Oban and ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Hollisla

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable from start to finish

As a present for a special birthday, we chose Fred and the Fjords. We always read reviews before booking and after eliminating the best and worst decided to sail with the Balmoral from Newcastle. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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GraylingDorset

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Cruise Convert

Chose this as we had a special anniversary & wanted to try something new. At first we were a bit wary as there is an age demographic in Cruiseville! Actually a pretty good mix & what the hell we were on ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Maura Hudson

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A pleasant surprise!

We booked this cruise mainly because of the ports of call, which we hadn't been to before, and because of there being some river cruising involved. Embarkation at Southampton was stress free and our cases were ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Sapper079

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Thanks Fred.

I did not think a holiday could be this good & relaxing. 100% effort from every body, we arrived at Port of Tyne and baggage handlers descended to take our luggage, very easy & simple check in, & of to the ship ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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jeanniedance

4 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Poor service

Chosen as embarked Newcastle.Embarkation first class suitcases outside cabin on arrival.Stayed in oceanview deck 4 quiet cabin 4116 first time in many years of cruising there was a bath if you had time to wait for ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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bluwarlok

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Avoid if you are disabled or smoke!

Been on a couple of Fred Olsen cruises before on the Balmoral & was expecting the same kind of treatment ,sadly I couldn't have been more wrong !. the ship looked shabby & dated .The ship is not disabled ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Chris36 avatar

Chris36

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carry On Sailing Shambles

The worst cruise of our lives. I became sick on the second night and was confined to cabin with my husband for 48 hours, it would seem that we came off lightly, some people had longer confinement, o e lady told us ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Leither

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Olsen needs to sort out the problems with Balmoral

We were on the same cruise as lynandjohn below and basically agree with all their comments, although not so keen on the entertainment apart from Chris Gee who did a couple of very good talks. We also did the Alla ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Hols6190

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Balmoral problems

There was much that was good about this cruise, in particular the staff, entertainment and food. However from day 2 passengers were falling ill with gastrointestinal outbreaks. This affected the facilities ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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