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Fred. Olsen Dover Cruise Reviews

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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


Spain

Review for Bolette to Spain

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AnneFrank75
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Fred Olsen’s Bolette; veranda cabin; mid Oct 21. Dover to Barcelona. Boarding was smooth with a flow test simple & organised. Always plenty to do on a Fred ship though for some reason they always started one or two minutes before the appointed time. The evening entertainment was a bit average. Food was generally good and we often plumped for the pool café (whatever it’s called) for ...
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Sail Date: October 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


A 'new' ship with a comfortingly familiar Fred Olsen experience

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Like many others aboard, we were just happy to get back to sea after the lockdowns and eager to sample one of the new Fred ships. We were quite influenced by the stimulating social media presence that the company had achieved during the pandemic - sad though it may sound, the quizzes was one of the highlights of our week! We had travelled on P&O's Iona's maiden voyage a few days earlier which ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Balmoral, ate Autumn cruise on the Seine, France

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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ES5331
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First time with Fred Olsen and got a great saver deal. Sailing from Dover was so easy with excellent parking arrangements at the port and easy embarkation. This smaller ship is has a very friendly crew and staff. Excellent shows and entertainers in the bars and loung areas. Drinks and spa treatments are a reasonable price - much better than any other cruise line I have been with. Five course ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Outside with Porthole


A wonderful surprise and magnificent cruise.

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords

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troath
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Most pleasant cruise to date. My husband and I have just returned from a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords with Fred Olsen. In a nutshell, it was a joy from start to finish. The organisation getting everyone on the Balmoral was fantastic, and getting off was so simple. Many people have a fear of larger ships. The Balmoral accommodates 1400 passengers. But at no time did we feel crowded. There was ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Cabin Type: Inside

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Norway

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords

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Harvey wall banger !
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having sailed with Fred before we decided to do the Norway ,Arrived Dover parked the old bus up, Check in seemed to take for ever with those above our deck taking preference on boarding, lots of old people over 60 if you catch my drift . One thing about Fred Olsen if it sank there are enough sticks on board you could build a raft and it is like a mortuary after 23.59 . Well her who is to be ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Cabin Type: Outside


Northern Spain on Balmoral

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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sjpo
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Once upon a time I was working at a shipping agency in a South American port, when a brand-new ship come into port. It was the Crown Odyssey, which belonged to the Royal Cruise Line and we were appointed agents for four calls during February and March 1989. The ship impressed even the experienced pilots by its easy manoeuvrability. Visitors and passengers were also impressed by the then ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Cabin Type: Outside with Porthole


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