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Fred. Olsen Southampton Cruise Reviews

Fred. Olsen
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Southampton

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Very Good

45

Average

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168 Fred. Olsen Southampton Cruise Reviews


Mark Richards avatar

Mark Richards

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Must Do Better

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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


feljen avatar

feljen

5 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Beware this cabin!

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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twotravellersLondon

4 Reviews Written

131 Helpful Votes

Fred's charging so much more for so much less

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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luitata

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Harmony and relax atmosphere

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Nitropodder

2 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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nigemarie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise 31/7/19

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Hamslab

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Fjords for elderly June 2019

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Loriga

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Care Home at sea

I chose this cruise because it went from the port of Southampton, I could get a cabin for single use and it went to the countries I wanted to see, which were all wonderful and very clean. Some difficulty getting ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JunoAtSea

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

"Isn't it good? .......,"

Isn't It Good? Day One, 18 May 2019. This cruise is to Norway, hence the cryptic title. Brilliant arrangements for boarding the Braemar. We arrived at noon, were met and greeted by the car parkers and porters, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JG6000

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Spain, Portugal and the Seville fair

Embarkation went very smoothly from 101 berth in Southampton, the cabin was ready when we boarded which was great, so we could leave our things there, explore the ship and have a bite to eat. The cabin was quite ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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juldowler

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

My experience with Fred Olsen

We booked this cruise at the last minute, we paid a lot for the trip. I was in a single room which was located on deck 2 at the front, the room was very nice being an inside cabin, well equiped and the bed was very ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Fubbs

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

1st time with Fred

We chose Fred's Braemar as a short break and the opportunity to try out a different cruise operator. Braemar is a well laid out ship in good overall condition for its age, they are currently doing an upgrade to ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Norfolk Women

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spain & Portugal

We choose this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding Anniversary and the special offer price was too attractive to turn down. We were let down by Guest Services in Suffolk regarding this but the staff on board more ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jdohants

6 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Fallen Standards of Fred Olsen

Previous wonderful experience with Fred Olsen over the past fifteen years. Sadly, will go with them no more unless they get back to their previous excellence. It appears that the ' Bean Counters ' have taken charge. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Dave200 avatar

Dave200

8 Reviews Written

94 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Staff , Food and Entertainment. Ship Tired in Places But Great Value.

We chose this cruise, our first with 'Fred', entirely on price as ridiculously cheap at £45 per night.pp. We have visited all the destinations before which made it quite relaxing. For the price you really can't ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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AdeAfloat

11 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Round trip UK - West Coast US. A long trip with some great people

We usually travel with P&O during the January - March period to escape the British winter but they had nothing new this year so we thought a return to Fred Olsen with a different itinerary would be different. We ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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The happy wanderers

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Many missed ports

We chose this cruise for the chance to see LA and San Francisco. what did we see . More sea than expected. All went well until we exited the Panama canal then an argument with a fishing net ( we lost) reduced our ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Sarah D avatar

Sarah D

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Couples cruise Xmas 2018 Europe Balmoral

Staff – some good some bad, certainly not at the level across the board of the more expensive cruise lines but a lot of the staff where great. Drinks – the drinks package includes so little variety I ended ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Altheaj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise experience

Chose this cruise for a last bit of sun before the winter. We had previously been on the Braemar and really liked the fact that it is a small ship with an intimate feel. It was incredibly good value and I wanted to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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sleepingcat

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

A winter birthday celebration in the warmth of the Canary Islands

Not many people post about Fred Olsen, maybe because so many passengers are returning guests, on this cruise over half those on board had silver Oceans club membership or above, so Fred must be doing something ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Artemisgirl

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Summer sun

We wanted to get away for some summer sun in January but didn't want the hassle of flying so a cruise from Southampton to Madeira and the Canary Islands sounded perfect, and it was. We couldn't believe how smooth ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Eurovisionfan

9 Reviews Written

117 Helpful Votes

Christmas, New Year and my husband's birthday

Fred Olsen Balmoral – Xmas/New Year 2018/19 – Canaries All in all, this was a most enjoyable cruise and a great way to spend both the festive season and celebrate my husband’s birthday on Christmas Eve. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Ashcombe

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall a most positive experience

We chose this as it was my husband’s first experience of cruising although I’ve been on several. The duration and itinerary were ideal, as was the ambience of a small ship. Food and service were very good and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mooredenise

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas Markets of Germany & Denmark

We chose the cruise for the Christmas Markets in Europe. The Balmoral crew had made a splendid effort to make the ship festive. Lovely decorations throughout.There were beautifully made gingerbread houses in some ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Godfrey

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

The Best Exotic Floating Marigold Hotel

This was our first Fred. Olsen experience, a repositioning cruise from Southampton to Barbados ending just before Christmas. Perhaps it was for that reason that the ship was only 2/3 full. We had picked just the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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