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Excellent cruise

Review for Bolette to Europe - All

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Glen999
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Although we have been on 30 cruises with various cruise lines, this was our first experience with Fred Olsen and it certainly won't be our last. From the moment of embarkation to disembarking everything was handled smoothly and with professionalism. Staff went out of their way to go the extra mile, always with a happy smile. Food in the main restaurant was exceptional, far superior to other major ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Superb! Can't wait for the next one!

Review for Borealis to Mediterranean

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Eppyfish
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise as it sailed from Liverpool and we were away for our wedding anniversary and my husband's 60th birthday. We've previously only sailed with Cruise and Maritime which has since folded. But Fred Olsen is far superior in every way! Firstly, Borealis is a beautiful ship and our inside cabin was more than adequate with a great shower and more hangers and storage than you ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Dread food if you have a dietary requirement

Review for Borealis to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Janboo
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We've just returned from a trip on the Borealis to Norway and the Shetland Isles, The staff were amazing and very attentive. The ship appeared clean, though I didn't see any anti virus sprays being used, just area's wiped down with the same cloth, that would of actually spread the virus. And we had lots of dust buddies under the beds. However, the beds were super comfy and the pillows, we ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


first cruise - very disappointing

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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CB70
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I chose this cruise as it fitted in with school holidays and it was planned as a treat for my grandchildren. I booked a family cabin for my 2 granddaughters and myself and a separate cabin for my son - very expensive as charged full cost although obviously only half use of facilities and food. The family cabin was very cramped with uncomfortable beds. My son had to move cabins twice because of ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Traveled with children


Always Amazing Fred.

Review for Borealis to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Hopo84
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Fred does not have big, all singing, all dancing ships but what he does have, is a service ethos that makes everything he does, all the more impressive. We sailed Fred on the Borealis for two weeks and enjoyed every minute because the service onboard was fantastic. Everyone, from our cabin stewardess to the bar and waiting staff, were friendly, professional and I believe genuinely wanted to ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Well appointed but an attitude change may be required

Review for Borealis to Baltic Sea

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flycgb
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose the cruise as it was easier for us to reach Liverpool and was less likely to be affected by an increase in Covid infections The ship itself is very well refurbished from Holland America line. It is excellently appointed and did not disappoint in this regard. For health reasons we selected using the Freedom fare, a Premier Suite close to a lift and friends. We have mobility issues and ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Disappointing first time cruise with Fred Olson

Review for Borealis to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Dorisd64
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because it sailed from Liverpool which is only thirty minutes away from were we live. We usually sail from Southampton. This is our 11th cruise and our first time with Fred Olson. I would like to start with the positives. Embarkation was quick. Our luggage was taken off us as we arrived and was in our cabin an hour later. We opted for an inside cabin. We usually have a ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Mean

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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Enobarbus
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Last time we went on a Fred Olsen cruise I said never again; if Olsen could charge for the air we breathed he would. But I succumbed. When we booked again we were offerd a drinks package at £25 or £29 a night (can't remember which) which seemed very expensive. During the criuse we learnt that late bookers had been offere free drinks packages. The moral is don't book early with Olsen. On ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Ports Excellent but Some Disappointments on the Ship

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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tring
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We stayed in the Travelodge, Cobalt Business Park before our embarkation from Newcastle, which was a fairly new hotel. It was really good with the room, hotel and staff being excellent, so I would definitely recommend that as somewhere to stay pre-cruise. We stayed three nights, taking the opportunity to go on a boat ride to The Farne Isles one day with Serenity, which again I would recommend as ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Inside


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


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