Fred. Olsen Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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60th birthday cruise

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Braemar

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Sue0812
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with my husbands shifts and as it was close to my 60th birthday. We did not enjoy the "fine dining" experience but that was personal choice. We preferred the flexibility of eating in the Palms Cafe. When we originally booked we requested 2nd sitting but were allocated 1st which was too early for us. Sadly on the occasions we did eat breakfast and lunch in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Western Caribbean & Central America - Air Conditioning too high

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Braemar

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Cruiser 12
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

A good cruise and I was really looking forward to it, but was affected by the dreaded cruise cough. I believe this was due to the air conditioning being too high. In the evening before going into the Neptune Lounge I and many others had to put a scarf and cardigan on. I did mention this to customer services but did not get any feedback. If anybody has any hints on how to avoid this would be good ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


A Re-Positioning Cruise

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Braemar

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tricia3704
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

We thought it would be fun to cross the Atlantic and a 16 day Re-positioning Cruise offers quite good value for money, We flew to Barbados, visited Antigua, Tortola and St Kitts and, after 6 days at sea crossing the Atlantic, stopped at Ponta Delgada in the Azores and then called in at La Coruna before docking in Southampton. We had never traveled with Fred Olsen before but had heard good ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Relaxing cruise

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Braemar

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Polly 65
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise was excellent for the food, entertainment, staff, and cabins. But the quality of the AI drinks package was poor. The brands of the drinks were hidden so couldn’t see the bottles but saw the whisky le Valletta never heard of. Ginger ale tasteless out of a cheap plastic bottle. Would not pay for AI again as it would have been cheaper to go on the cruise and buy a few quality brand drinks. ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise.

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Braemar

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Ralph ricketts
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were very apprehensive With regards to the trans Atlantic part of this cruise as we thought we would be bored being st sea for so long but were extremely pleased with the amount of entertainment on board such as lectures, classes and facilities available that in the end there was not time to do everything. The quizzes were very good and my wife joined the choir run by Claire-Marie who was ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Many missed ports

Review for a World Cruise Cruise on Balmoral

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The happy wanderers
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 speed to 8 knots and our itinerary was lost as well , missed ports, reduced time in port and more tendering . LA no chance ,San Francisco 3 days down to 1and a half , We went to El ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Suite


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

Review for a World Cruise Cruise on Balmoral

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 travelled on Balmoral 10 years ago and she has been sympathetically updated since and is very well maintained. The problem we had last time still exists unfortunately - she is just not ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Suite


Amazing 14 night cruise

Review for a South America Cruise on Braemar

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ChrisLam
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Bucket list cruise to see the Amazon River. The whole experience far exceeded all expectations. First time with Fred Olsen Right from the start everything was very well organised. The staff were all very attentive and it was service with a smile through out the whole cruise. Nightmare journey home not good having to fly from Manaus to Barbados to chance crew and refuel as we couldn't get off ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


What an Amazon adventure

Review for a South America Cruise on Braemar

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debsway
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My first ever cruise which was a trip with my parents and brother as a special family trip and despite my reservations I really enjoyed cruising. Infact I would go again. We had an inside cabin which was actually not too bad. I missed having no natural light but storage was fine and beds very comfortable. The ship, crew and trips were all excellent and I found very little to criticise. The food ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Single Inside Cabin


Still a beautiful ship...

Review for a Caribbean - All Cruise on Braemar

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goodwinmacc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 4th cruise on Braemar, and our 5th with Fred Olsen. I have already written to the company about some of their policies (fixed dining, tipping policy, 'confiscation' of alcohol brought onboard, drinks package etc) but as far as the cruise itself was concerned, we found it to be most enjoyable. We appreciated the changes made during the 2017 refit, even those in the Neptune lounge --- ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Inside

Traveled with disabled person


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