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Fred. Olsen Canary Islands Cruise Reviews

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Wonderful Christmas and New Year cruise

Review for Bolette to Canary Islands

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latesailor
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Wanting to celebrate Christmas and New Year away from the doom laden 2021, our plans had to be changed due to the uncertainty of travel to the U.S. A lucky chance took us to this cruise which included the Canary Islands for Christmas and to the fabulous firework display in Madeira for New Year. We have travelled with Fred only once before and found the whole experience comfortable and ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Decent Cruise

Review for Bolette to Canary Islands

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jdohants
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 26th cruise, 13th on Fred Olsen. While the cruise was ok, Olsen is not as good as it was before change of management. The outstanding feature is the crew. They are the very best of any cruise line we have been on. Efficient, friendly, helpful and always smiling. Many of them remeber us. The food was ok, The View self service restaurant is far better than the formal dining room, where ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Good cruise but not for everyone!

Review for Braemar to Canary Islands

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VictorMeldrew
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First the negatives. Passengers were very old with many needed walking aids. A bit like a floating care home. The ship is older and small and the cabins are small too. Entertainment and facilities are basic. But all these were in my mind counteracted by the excellent staff, food and friendliness of all aboard. We ate in the Grampian on the top deck with first class views. Drinks prices throughout ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Christmas, New Year and my husband's birthday

Review for Balmoral to Canary Islands

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Eurovisionfan
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Fred Olsen Balmoral – Xmas/New Year 2018/19 – Canaries All in all, this was a most enjoyable cruise and a great way to spend both the festive season and celebrate my husband’s birthday on Christmas Eve. This was our first time with “Fred”, although we’ve cruised a lot since getting the bug a decade ago. Compared with other lines, we were delighted that there was no constant hard sell, ship ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Staff cuts too far?

Review for Balmoral to Canary Islands

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sekrapdjp
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

This cruise on Fred. Olsen’s ‘Balmoral’ (‘Canaries & Madeira Winter Sun’) was the third of a ‘three-for-the-price-of-two’ offer and followed voyages on the ‘Boudicca’ and the ‘Braemar’ – all in the space of nine months. The ‘Balmoral’ compared very favourably with the other two (smaller) ships, not having the tired appearance of the ‘Boudicca’ and being more elegant that the ‘Braemar’. On all ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Suite


Waste of Good Money

Review for Balmoral to Canary Islands

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bartonhillbum
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I had the Cruise booked for me by my Daughter, direct with Fred Olson. I had never been on a cruise before, except across the Mersey and to the Isle of Man once, many years ago. Arrived at Southampton to be kept waiting whilst 'Green and Yellow Boarding cards were embarked first, I had a white one. One on board everything was fine, until I went to Dinner in the Ballindoch Restaurant, table ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Inside


Non Smokers beware !

Review for Balmoral to Canary Islands

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Brading10
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I sailed to the Canaries for some winter sun and we had superior suite 9047. Lovely cabin , perfect size and a lovely balcony on the starboard side. On the very first evening I sat out there whist my wife was getting ready , and I noticed a strange smell engulfing the balcony. I called my wife and we saw the passenger next to us smoking a pipe and the smoke was coming our way. Went ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Suite


Really felt Fred Olsen are plummeting.

Review for Balmoral to Canary Islands

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toadwarble
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We had been on two cruises with Fred Olsen before, not on the Balmoral, and we had noticed a slight reduction in quality between the first and second cruise. However we felt the standard had plummeted this time as corners were visibly cut particularly with the food. The ship hasn't been refitted for over 8 years and it showed. The smell of diesel was so strong at times you could smell it from ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


Canaries and Cape Verde

Review for Braemar to Canary Islands

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tring
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were on board Braemar from the 7th November until the 8th December 2016 on back to back cruises. Embarkation at Southampton was swift (we are gold members and had booked freedom fare, so had priority. Also the sea was kind to us throughout. We love Braemar and have travelled on her a lot over the last couple of years and on each occasion there were no problems with fumes. However, this time ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Portuguese Islands and Cities

Review for Balmoral to Canary Islands

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Parsman
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

I boarded the ship at Doper which is the most convenient cruise port for me. I parked my car in the port which efficiently organised. After check-in I boarded immediately and my luggage followed only a few minutes after. It was one of the quickest start to a cruise I have experienced and I have taken 40+ cruises. Our cruise took us to three of the islands in the Azores, Madeira, Lisbon and ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Single Outside


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