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Fred. Olsen Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, Reykjavik.
Thingvellir national park
Strokkur geysir
Gullfoss waterfall
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Well appointed but an attitude change may be required

Review for Borealis to Baltic Sea

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flycgb
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose the cruise as it was easier for us to reach Liverpool and was less likely to be affected by an increase in Covid infections The ship itself is very well refurbished from Holland America line. It is excellently appointed and did not disappoint in this regard. For health reasons we selected using the Freedom fare, a Premier Suite close to a lift and friends. We have mobility issues and ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Mean

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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Enobarbus
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Last time we went on a Fred Olsen cruise I said never again; if Olsen could charge for the air we breathed he would. But I succumbed. When we booked again we were offerd a drinks package at £25 or £29 a night (can't remember which) which seemed very expensive. During the criuse we learnt that late bookers had been offere free drinks packages. The moral is don't book early with Olsen. On ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Just about acceptable - but badly managed and not very good value

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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feljen
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This would have been an awkward cruise anyway - with reduced passenger numbers due to covid precautions and with half of the original destinations - most of those on the strength of which we'd originally booked this holiday - cancelled, plus an unfortunate breakdown and delay at Belfast further complicating schedules. What turned awkwardness into, at times, full-throated disaster was the ship's ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


A 'new' ship with a comfortingly familiar Fred Olsen experience

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Like many others aboard, we were just happy to get back to sea after the lockdowns and eager to sample one of the new Fred ships. We were quite influenced by the stimulating social media presence that the company had achieved during the pandemic - sad though it may sound, the quizzes was one of the highlights of our week! We had travelled on P&O's Iona's maiden voyage a few days earlier which ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


A most relaxing and enjoyable cruise

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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Escapehelpme
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had an amazing cruise with Fred Olsen family. The staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. The bathroom areas were kept immaculately clean. The ship only had 60% occupancy due to COVID-19 so it was more quiet than usual. There were plenty of activities which were I think were designed for the older cruise-goer. There were no children on board. We were in a basic cabin on the ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Liverpool to Portsmouth

Review for Borealis to Baltic Sea

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tring
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The new embarkation system due to COVID worked well (as described on the Liverpool Cruise terminal Website) and we moved on to the ship in about an hour. Perhaps too quickly as I timed our wait after the covid test was performed until we were sent to the shuttle coaches and it was exactly 20 minutes, rather than the 30 minutes normally advised by the NHS to get an accurate result for the lateral ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Borealis UK Seacation

Review for Borealis to Baltic Sea

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nooosey
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first Fred Olsen cruise and we were looking forward to being on what was the third cruise on the new to Fred Olsen ship Borealis, previously Holland America Rotterdam, age around 25 years. Originally scheduled to visit Scotland , itinerary was changed to the Scilly Isles and Portsmouth setting off from Liverpool. Embarkation was from the Liverpool ACC centre where Covid testing ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Excellent Cruise on the Balmoral

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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kennivw48
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 for improvement suggestions on our last cruise on the Black Watch", I feel it is appropriate to compliment Fred Olsen on the Balmoral, overall food was excellent, and well presented, the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Worst service and food ever

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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Caroline27
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 Food School dinners from the 50’s only worse We are in Orkney and Shetlands the ultimate fishing area in U K yet a huge bowl of crab sticks on buffet Kipper for breakfast. ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Junior Suite


Great cruise, lovely staff

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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lizzie0909
2-5 Cruises

We chose this cruise as there was a good chance of seeing wildlife. We were not disappointed. They had a naturalist onboard who spent many hours on deck looking for whales etc and then got everyone interested in looking also. The ports of call were just right especially as we stayed overnight on the ship in Reykjavik. The check in at Rosyth was so easy. Pulled up in our car and had the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Outside


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