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Fred. Olsen Barbados Cruise Reviews

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32 Fred. Olsen Barbados Cruise Reviews


Sue0812 avatar

Sue0812

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

60th birthday cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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tricia3704

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

A Re-Positioning Cruise

We thought it would be fun to cross the Atlantic and a 16 day Re-positioning Cruise offers quite good value for money, We flew to Barbados, visited Antigua, Tortola and St Kitts and, after 6 days at sea crossing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Polly 65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise

The cruise was excellent for the food, entertainment, staff, and cabins. But the quality of the AI drinks package was poor. The brands of the drinks were hidden so couldn’t see the bottles but saw the whisky le ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Ralph ricketts

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise.

We were very apprehensive With regards to the trans Atlantic part of this cruise as we thought we would be bored being st sea for so long but were extremely pleased with the amount of entertainment on board such as ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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cathycruiser51

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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debsway

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What an Amazon adventure

My first ever cruise which was a trip with my parents and brother as a special family trip and despite my reservations I really enjoyed cruising. Infact I would go again. We had an inside cabin which was actually ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ChrisLam

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing 14 night cruise

Bucket list cruise to see the Amazon River. The whole experience far exceeded all expectations. First time with Fred Olsen Right from the start everything was very well organised. The staff were all very attentive ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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londonlady2

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

WELL DONE FRED OLSEN - FRED OLSEN 1 - DRONES 0

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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goodwinmacc

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Still a beautiful ship...

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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LenaFQ

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Never again

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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londonlady2

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

FRED'S FOOD IS FINE!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Steve and sue

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Portreathboy

1 Review Written

46 Helpful Votes

Fred Olsen-losing the plot

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Artemisgirl

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A taste of the Caribbean

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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twotravellersLondon

4 Reviews Written

130 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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LTNJET

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever

This was our sixteenth cruise and our first with Fred Olsen. What a brilliant find. We thought the whole experience was fantastic from the minute we saw the ship in Bridgetown to when we left Braemar in Dover. It ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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fraj1

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

West Indies Discovery Feb 2016

Just back from this cruise - fantastic itinerary - 11 islands and only two sea days! Crew excellent, shows good but was disappointed with food having traveled once before with Fred and been much more impressed. My ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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margarets blog

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Caribbean & Cuba, Mayan Temples & Panama Canal.

Overall a good cruise, good ports of call. Not to many sea days. Excellent crew, very good choice of food. The minus points, the first two weeks no port talks, very few activities or lectures on sea days, the ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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susan08

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Another Brilliant Cruise on Fred Olsen's Ship Braemar

We have travelled on three cruises with Braemar so we know the ship well. It is remarkable in the friendliness of the crew and excellent service both in the cabins, the restaurants and around the ship in the various ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Judy82

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise Line

We have just returned from our first ever cruise. We went to the Caribbean on the Braemar and I had no idea what to expect but I am very impressed with Fred.Olsen cruises and we had a great time. The cabin was small ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Quickers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

White Sands to White Cliffs

This was a a relocation cruise back from winter in the Caribbean to Dover. The first week was a cruise round the islands. The flight out from Gatwick on a Monarch Airbus was cramped and we were in the premium ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Espiron

1 Review Written

Sad to say never again!!!

I have enjoyed very special times on the good ship that is the Braemar but my last cruise was such a big disappointment in so many ways, the company to me has changed so much and I have to say not for the better. ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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HeatherHDarling

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Plane - 'sailing'

As a birthday present to ourselves, my husband and I booked our very first cruise experience with Fred.OLSEN departing on 23 February for 16 nights. The voyage was a plane journey from London Gatwick to Bridgetown ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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pmw1954

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fred Olsen Braemar Review

My wife and I have cruised with a number of different companies before and had decided to try a cruise with Fred. Olsen lines - what a mistake!! Never again!! Nearly 4,000 pounds wasted in my opinion in hindsight ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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young64

1 Review Written

Mixed feelings

Back again after 2 years attracted by intinerary which included Panama and Colombia. First mistake was not to book cruise only and fly out BA. The Monarch charter was poor to say the least even in the premium cabin. ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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