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Fred. Olsen Southampton Cruise Reviews

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What was wrong

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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pillock

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

rewards for oceans members appalling compared to previously: no fred olsen pens [surely this is a free advert when cruisers leave them around or lend them , miserable selection snacks as only reward for diamond oceans members [one between two!!]. guest entertainers very poor. tap dancers may be talented but who want to have to endure two shows of them. comedian OK but other musicians no one wants ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Must Do Better

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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Mark Richards

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Very first cruise so chose a very short 2 night trip Southampton – Honfleur just to get a taste. We were told in advance that boarding would be from 13.00 (or 13.30) and we would board at 16.30 (different times for different cabins/decks so not all together in one big mad rush) and must be at the dock in time but not earlier. We arrived at 15.30 (just in case of traffic, parking etc) and sat & ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Outside


Beware this cabin!

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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feljen

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

There were lots of good things about this cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation were wonderfully swift and painless. there was no pressured up-selling, such as we'd experienced on other, more high-profile cruise lines. The food was good, even for a vegetarian like me; the drink prices on the Balmoral are far cheaper than on other cruise lines; the coffee bar is superb, with prices much cheaper ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Outside


Cities in Spain

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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dianebrad

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose cruise to visit cities not yet visited in Spain. Because three destinations were cancelled we still have not seen some of them. We were told of bad weather but did not experience much. Seemed premature to cancel two stops. Otherwise cruise was just as good as previously especially the food! Entertainment with a singer and comedian very good but ships company only average I would say. The ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


Fred's charging so much more for so much less

Review for Braemar to Mediterranean

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twotravellersLondon

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We had really been looking forward to this cruise since we had booked it for a small fortune on a special loyalty members’ booking day almost two years earlier! Fred’s promo promised “some of the most unique and authentic sights and experiences Greece has to offer, this outstanding itinerary features an extensive array of highlights. Cultural gems, ancient archaeological treasures, ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Harmony and relax atmosphere

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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luitata

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

it's my first cruise, due to i am a solo traveler. Cruise line who provided solo cabin not many choose: Fred Olsen, P & O and Cunard- Queen Mary 2. I choose Fred Olsen finally because i saw comment with Fred overall is better than another two company. Lucky i have made a right choice. i am satisfied my cruise trip. Itinerary: Day 1 : Embarkation at Southampton. I am arrived the QE II ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Single Inside Cabin


Prices up service down

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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Suewoodcock

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Out of Southampton near me. However on 12 day cruise there were only 4 port visits. The visit to Lisbon being only half day. The last 3 days at sea were purgatory. Although the weather was beyond Freds control entertaining their guests was not. All outside decks were locked. There were four entertainment staff apart from Braemar singers and dancers. They could and should have made more ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Baltic cruise 31/7/19

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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nigemarie

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Every thing was so easy. Arrived at Queen Elizabeth terminal and cases were collected from us and car taken to be parked. Walked straight into arrivals with no queue. Quick check in, told cabin was ready for us and lunch was been served in Grampian restaurant. The food throughout the cruise was excellent. Portions are not huge in the restaurant but meal is 5 courses so you are never hungry. ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

Traveled with children


Fjords for elderly June 2019

Review for Braemar to Norwegian Fjords

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Hamslab

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We choose this cruise for the destination and size of ship, it was a very special occasion for our friends, their golden wedding anniversary we are all fast approaching 70, young at heart and outgoing but this was like a care home for the eighties, and we were all treated likewise, in fact we felt like cargo. The ammount of maintenance work going on was unbelievable the continuous smell of ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Great destinations but beware Olsen cutting times in ports by up to 3 hours

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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Nitropodder

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Saturday, embarkation Upon arrival in Southampton by car ABP parking met us right by the ship. The porters who unloaded us were very slick and in no time we were at arrivals then straight on board. Very efficient. We had no idea where to go for muster so when we heard the call asked a member of staff who pointed us in the right direction. Until then we didn’t even know what time muster would ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Outside


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