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23 Fred. Olsen Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

twotravellersLondon avatar


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

swanpool avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

OK but Could and Should Do Better

We chose this cruise because the sailing date and the itinerary suited us. The cabin on deck 4 was very small but well designed and the large window was beneficial. The food was excellent and the service also ...
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Sail Date October 2018

travelnan avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise name - Historic Towns and Cities of the Adriatic was so spot on.

We usually cruise on larger ships than Braemar, mainly P and O and Princess, but were attracted by the itinerary and timing of this cruise. We need not have been concerned about the ship being smaller as it turned ...
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Sail Date October 2018

Danesboro avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Happy Ship with Self-inflicted Space Problems

My wife and I have sailed many times with Fred Olsen but rarely since they ended their Flagship golf package. However, we chose to sail again with them due to the interesting ports of call on the way to Venice and ...
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Sail Date October 2018

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Rebecca Anne

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fantastic shows!

The entertainment was excellent on board, especially the Braemar entertainment team with their amazing new " queen" tribute, stunning harmonies from the singers and fast strong dancers, really a highlife of our ...
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Sail Date September 2017

jolai1 avatar


4 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Mostly OK

Fred Olsen have earned good reputation and as they were sailing ex Newcastle which is near for us we decided to give it a try. We have done 9 cruises with Thomson, which we would highly recommend but thought we ...
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Sail Date July 2017

Parsman avatar


15 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Islands of the Mediterranean

I selected this cruise as an ideal Spring getaway to interesting parts of the Mediterranean, some of which I hadn't previously visited. The "Balmoral" is my favorite of the Fred. Olsen cruise ships. it is a fine ...
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Sail Date April 2017

Trebor2017 avatar


1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Nice but not great

Having cruised on P & O and enjoyed the experience, we thought that Fred Olsen with its smaller ships stopping at ports unavailable to larger ships would be better. There are many positive things to say about this ...
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Sail Date March 2017

Jsparrowesq avatar


3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Crew

Only the second time on this ship. Checking in and embarkation very good. Muster was quick and efficient, sailed on time. Our cabin 7054 on bridge deck was adequate, although storage room was not the best we have ...
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Sail Date September 2016

cadizcruiser avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Mixed Bag

Some things on the cruise were terrific. The waiting staff were. The food generally was of a high standard, at times excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and in that respect the cruise was 5 star plus. When I ...
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Sail Date October 2015

flowers5959 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not for children

The price for two cabins were over priced as we were given cabins on the front of ship with port holes only. Cabins 5003 5001 Two Adults and three children. Cabins very dark . We were advised of children's club ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Mabletown avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amsterdam mini cruise

for those of you considering a cruise with Fred Olsen, i can definately recommend it. I wasnt sure whether I would enjoy it or not - hence a mini cruise. The boat is not too big, but has plenty to do. The cabins ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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Janet Paxton

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A lovely cruise

We have just returned from a great cruise to the Azores & Maderia. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting some of the islands in the Azores and spending time in Maderia Cabin was very clean and comfortable even if it was an ...
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Sail Date May 2015

Chycarn avatar


1 Review Written

Park at Dover Port at your peril - we lost our car - as did many other

We enjoyed the cruise - especially the sail-in to Venice - which was the highlight with the stunning views from our balcony. We've cruised many times with Fred, Olsen but were disappointed that this time - The ...
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Sail Date October 2013

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1 Review Written

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Cruise from Hell !

After having booked our cruise via a travel agent and requested first sitting, we were told that a £2.00 per person per night would apply to the booking to get 1st sitting on Braemar .We were also told that we ...
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Sail Date October 2013

shropshiregal17 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Virgins

We were encouraged to try a cruise after friends visited the Fjords last year and loved it. So as a sort of last holiday with older teenagers, us and 4 other families-17 people in total decided on a western ...
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Sail Date August 2012

callas avatar


1 Review Written

Cruise virgins get more than they bargained for.

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2012

dogfishdoug avatar


2 Reviews Written

First Fred Olsen cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2012

Elcee avatar


1 Review Written

Shake, rattle and roll

Pro's 1 The food was very good with an excellent variety. 2 Friendly helpful staff. 3 Good layout with tiered decks at the stern. 4 Cleanliness and safety are key factors observed in line with the Fred Olsen ...
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Sail Date October 2011

dun123das avatar


14 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations!

Departed on 23 April 2011 from Southampton, having stayed on the previous night at the Dolphin Hotel. For anyone cruising from Southampton, this is a cheap and cheerful option due to it's location and car-parking ...
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Sail Date April 2011

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1 Review Written

A beautiful cruise on a beautiful ship

Our first cruise was almost four weeks long and covered ten ports in the Mediterranean. Our cabin was clean, roomy and comfortable with ample storage space in both wardrobes and drawers. The bathroom was spotless ...
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Sail Date November 2009

jacwills avatar


1 Review Written

Disapointing Not as good as PO

From a cruise we expect good quality food,hate buffets, good entertainment, good value for money. Friendly and helpful staff Sailed 5th Sept 09, Meditarian Western. Ship sailed approx 4 hours late, due to bad ...
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Sail Date September 2009

Happysingle avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship beautifully maintained

Mystery cruise was great fun ,no idea where we were going until we entered port .very well organised and the crew kept the secrets well .Fellow passengers were annoying in their determination to tell you they knew ...
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Sail Date November 2018

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