Fred. Olsen Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Fred. Olsen x
Group and Theme Cruises x
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

65% Loved It

Cruise Critic Overview

  • Traditional British-style cruising
  • Friendly atmosphere and efficient service
  • Departing from several UK ports to worldwide destinations
  • Read full overview >>
15 Fred. Olsen Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Very Good
See reviews for
Senior Cruises
First-Time Cruisers
Family Cruises
Holiday Cruises
Group and Theme Cruises
Rating Summary
Public Rooms
Value for Money
Member Since 2016
1 review
66 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I must start by telling readers that I am usually pretty shirt if people start moaning about perceived trivial service faults while on holiday, especially on a cruise where so much can go wrong but is usually so right. On this occasion I ... Read more
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We went on a mini cruise and were upgraded. However the bathroom in the cabin was awful cracked tiles and vanity units. Don't what we would have had if we weren't upgraded!! The door of the cabin had to be checked when we left the cabin ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our first Fred Olsen Cruise although we have cruised previously with P&O. The food was excellent and superior to any we have had before from the point of view of variety, quality, temperature and service. Although people's ... Read more
cruiseing Chris
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Embarkation couldn't have been any easier..our first time on a cruise I was a nerves reck but once on board and unpacked cases I was fine the ship is very stable nothing like I thought it would be..this was a special 80th birthday ELVIS ... Read more
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
4,235 forum posts
Our first cruise with Fred Olsen and it won't be our last! We liked the Braemar immediately, the decor is lovely. Staff were mostly Philippino and excellent. Our cabin was definitely small, but was not a problem. Our first cabin was ... Read more
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2012
Our friends invited us along on a cruise this year. They have done a few and love it. We did a cruise years ago with our boys with Island cruise line. This was family oriented and we knew Fred Olsen would be different. A little nervous we ... Read more
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2012
This was a special Fred Olsen cruise for a group of music afficiando's many of whom had not been cruising before,so perhaps a younger set of people than the ship is used to; this could perhaps reflect in their attitude as all bars were ... Read more
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
Having been left some money by my late adored mother I decided to spend some of it on a cruise ,something I hadn't done since about 1979 when I took a party of school children on the Uganda to the eastern Med. That had been amazing and I ... Read more
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Embarkation was from Southampton, following a long coach journey with Portlink (which was quite pleasant). Not an entirely smooth embarkation, passengers sat around for sometime until called by batch numbers, 20 a time. Initial ... Read more
Member Since 2007
18 reviews
6 forum posts
We have just returned from the much-publicised Titanic Memorial Cruise on board the MS Balmoral and we'll never experience another cruise like it again. My husband and I are veteran cruisers and this was our 29th cruise and 4th with ... Read more
romsey chechy
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
We went on this cruise because we were very attracted by the golf package. We enjoyed playing on 4 different course with the group of 18 golfers. The professional golfer was very pleasant, but several ladies agreed that he should not ... Read more
David Fuller
1 review
The itinerary for this cruise to Spitzbergen was excellent. Being quite a small ship (some 900 passengers) we were able to sail between the Norwegian coast and the many coastal islands. Much of the area is almost deserted and the views ... Read more
Member Since 2001
14 reviews
3,079 forum posts
Sailed December 2009
hi there i thought i would do a review of my cruise. BOOKING i booked this as a group cruise. i managed to get a share in an outside cabin which saved me £100. EMBARKATION i got train from waterloo east to dover priory where a ... Read more
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was advertised as an Irish Christmas Markets Cruise.Unfortunately there were NO Christmas Markets.Even after submitting an E-Mail to Fred Olsen with a copy from the Office of Tourism for Ireland stating that ... Read more
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Calling this cruise Irish Markets was a joke. First stop Falmouth which I must admit I enjoyed very much lovely day & very quaint shops. Next stop Dublin not a Christmas stall in sight oh yes one. Our last stop Cobh for Cork very ... Read more

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?