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Fred. Olsen Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Fred. Olsen
Ship
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Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

6

Very Good

8

Average

3

Poor

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

78

Family Cruises

32

First-Time Cruisers

21

Entertainment Cruises

18

Romantic Cruises

16

18 Fred. Olsen Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Polly 65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise

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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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mooredenise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas Markets of Germany & Denmark

We chose the cruise for the Christmas Markets in Europe. The Balmoral crew had made a splendid effort to make the ship festive. Lovely decorations throughout.There were beautifully made gingerbread houses in some ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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SLM8W

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mixed feelings

This was our first Fred Olsen cruise having previously sailed with Royal Caribbean and P&O. Not long after booking we got a call offering us a tour of the ship, I asked the lady to call back the next day as I needed ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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hunterseye

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Scenery

This was our very first Cruise I have to say from start to finish it was excellent, We arrived at the port where our bags were taken from us and never saw them till we got to our cabin. we checked in and with in 10 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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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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Ian. ATKINSON 9119

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Smaller, more friendly ship, local port, once again, great cruise Fred

This is our second cruise with Fred Olsen Cruises, we have been on five different cruise lines, and would say they are all pretty good. We like Fred because it probably has the the most friendly crew, smaller ship ...
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Sail Date April 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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wobblycat0

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise. Evening Shows were fantastic - The Rock Show was amazing.

My husband and I are in our late 50's and early 60's and had reservations about going on a Cruise that we had been informed consisted mainly of older clientele, however we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have ...
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Sail Date November 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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Doc-Nexie

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very good overall but disappointing drinks

On Saturday 30th April my partner and I travelled with Fred Olsen on Balmoral to Norway. My partner and I are in our early 20's, so much younger than most travellers. We found that the design of Balmoral was quite ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Trebor2017

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Nice but not great

Having cruised on P & O and enjoyed the experience, we thought that Fred Olsen with its smaller ships stopping at ports unavailable to larger ships would be better. There are many positive things to say about this ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Mary and Alan

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

We are just back...

we chose this cruise for its interesting itenary and size of ship...and the fact that one didn't need to fly to join her...as we booked late we selected an anchor package which suited our budget well... the staff ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Holly2000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Needed to move cabin but good cruise

Changed cabin after 1st night due to vibration and noise (deck 4) Changed ports of call due to bad weather, visited Santander instead of Sans Sebastian informed quicly and given the chance to book on new tours. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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dianebrad

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Cities in Spain

Chose cruise to visit cities not yet visited in Spain. Because three destinations were cancelled we still have not seen some of them. We were told of bad weather but did not experience much. Seemed premature to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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dianebrad

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Disappointed will not go on BALMORAL again

On the first night a burst pipe on the tenth floor flooded our cabin on the ninth floor and the hallway carpets were soaked. Noisy machines to dry out carpets. Took 5 days. At breakfast we were served cold tea ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Carolekinross

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very little concession for less able but brilliant medical help when needed

We chose this cruise as a stress less way of crossing to Barbados for a family gathering. The cabin (except it’s location) was excellent, food amazing, good entertainment. The distances from the ship to port ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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lesley222b

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Simply amazing

Wonderful holiday. Small ship compared to some but lovely. Spotlessly clean. Food amazing and Norway is just fantastic. The service for drinks and at dinner was slow and that's only criticism. I particularly ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Cruiser 12

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Western Caribbean & Central America - Air Conditioning too high

A good cruise and I was really looking forward to it, but was affected by the dreaded cruise cough. I believe this was due to the air conditioning being too high. In the evening before going into the Neptune Lounge ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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