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Fred. Olsen Europe Cruise Reviews

Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, Reykjavik.
Thingvellir national park
Strokkur geysir
Gullfoss waterfall
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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

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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


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


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