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Fred. Olsen Europe Cruise Reviews

Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, Reykjavik.
Thingvellir national park
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Gullfoss waterfall
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expectations sqashed

Review for Borealis to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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debsian55
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

we arrived today for our cruise on the Borealis, albeit it should have been the Blackwatch. The cruise has been booked for other 2 years and the only reason we booked it was that we had cruised on the Balmoral the sister ship to the Blackwatch and the balcony suite was exceptional, our friends had also cruised on the Blackwatch and they assured me the balcony suite on there was equally as good. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Itinerary Excellent, but Experience on Ship Not to Normal Standard.

Review for Bolette to Europe - British Isles & Western

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tring
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary, since we were visiting Amsterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp with an overnight in each base, so we were able to spend a lot of time ashore, including in the evenings. Amsterdam was particularly good regards this as we were there for the evening of St. Patrick's day, which seems a strange mix, but the vibe was even better than we have experienced in Amsterdam ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Classic Iceland cruise on the MS Borealis.

Review for Borealis to Europe - All

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n.cartwright
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Just returned from a 9 night cruise to Iceland on the MS Borealis. What an amazing country. Nothing like I have experienced before. Sailed from Liverpool with Fred Olsen on one of the new ships to the fleet, the MS Borealis. The ship was traditional and tidy, very well appointed and clean, with so many bars, lounges and other public areas to use whilst on board. Going north in the middle ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


WE WOULD CRUISE AGAIN WITH FRED OLSEN

Review for Borealis to Europe - All

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Fluffychris
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to get away from home before we went "stir crazy" it has been a difficult 18 months! We fancied some winter sun but didn't want to sit in a 'plane for 4 hours, so went on a Fred Olsen 14 day cruise around the Canary Islands on the Borealis. This is not a new ship but Fred Olsen has done an excellent job of refurbishment; we were impressed with the overall standard of decoration and ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Almost like old times!

Review for Bolette to Europe - All

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We travelled on Bolette's second voyage in the summer and were so impressed that we booked on board for this one. A voyage to the Canaries is always one of our favourites as it is around two weeks and is usually a sunshine cruise at whatever time of year. Check in at Dover was simple and we were pleased to find that the 'probes' used in the Covid test were much more comfortable to use than the ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


First Time Lucky

Review for Borealis to Mediterranean

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Newcruiser2035
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We were originally scheduled to take this cruise in October 2020 but were able to postpone it with little or no fuss and at the price we originally paid. We had been on river cruises previously, but had not taken a sea cruise before so weren't sure what to expect. Check-in though lengthy because of covid requirements, was smooth and efficient, and to be honest the precautions were reassuring. ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Comfortable and safe return to cruising

Review for Borealis to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Handy Towne
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were wary of returning to cruising as it is a very different world to our last cruise in December 2019 but we came home, having thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and having felt safe throughout the 11 daýs - so much so that we have booked another cruise for December. You could ask for nothing more, from Fred Olsen, to reassure you over Covid protocols. We can all find faults and claim to have had ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Fred Olsen not what it was

Review for Bolette to Mediterranean

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jdohants
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I started cruising over 20 years ago and our favourite line was Fred Olsen. No longer. Since Fred jr. took over, cruise prices doubled; there is far better value elsewhere. It cost us £56 on this cruise for the Maitre D' to tap a few keys on his computer to alter our dining time ( I have medical issues and cannot dine late ) A one litre bottle of water in the cabin costs a ridiculous ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


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 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


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