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Fred. Olsen Barbados Cruise Reviews

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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

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


A Re-Positioning Cruise

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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tricia3704

2-5 Cruises

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 the Atlantic, stopped at Ponta Delgada in the Azores and then called in at La Coruna before docking in Southampton. We had never traveled with Fred Olsen before but had heard good ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Relaxing cruise

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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Polly 65

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 Valletta never heard of. Ginger ale tasteless out of a cheap plastic bottle. Would not pay for AI again as it would have been cheaper to go on the cruise and buy a few quality brand drinks. ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise.

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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Ralph ricketts

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 lectures, classes and facilities available that in the end there was not time to do everything. The quizzes were very good and my wife joined the choir run by Claire-Marie who was ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Amazing 14 night cruise

Review for Braemar to South America

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ChrisLam

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 and it was service with a smile through out the whole cruise. Nightmare journey home not good having to fly from Manaus to Barbados to chance crew and refuel as we couldn't get off ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


What an Amazon adventure

Review for Braemar to South America

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debsway

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 not too bad. I missed having no natural light but storage was fine and beds very comfortable. The ship, crew and trips were all excellent and I found very little to criticise. The food ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Single Inside Cabin


Still a beautiful ship...

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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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

Cabin Type: Twin Inside

Traveled with disabled person


Great cruise

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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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

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


WELL DONE FRED OLSEN - FRED OLSEN 1 - DRONES 0

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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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

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Never again

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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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


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