Fred. Olsen Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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  • Traditional British-style cruising
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  • Departing from several UK ports to worldwide destinations
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16 Fred. Olsen Transatlantic Cruise Reviews
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Pete 800
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
For the Mardi Gras Celebrations in New Orleans - which were tremendous. The voyage started 7-8 hours late, this did not really affect us. Many passengers travelled down by pre-arranged coach from Scotland, Wales & North of England ... Read more
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 helpful votes
Chosen fro nights at sea and atlantic crossing. We had a major fire on board we were without water, sanitation, lights and power for many hours and adrift without engines or steering for 10 hours in the atlantic ocean. The crew saved ... Read more
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
10 helpful votes
Rugged & Rural Canada: May 14th to 30th 2016 This was our second cruise with Fred Olsen, having previously sailed on the 'Black Watch' some years ago. We were attracted to this cruise by our recollection of the wonderful crew on the ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our sixteenth cruise and our first with Fred Olsen. What a brilliant find. We thought the whole experience was fantastic from the minute we saw the ship in Bridgetown to when we left Braemar in Dover. It was such a pleasure to ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2015
We are all retired young at heart couples travelling for a birthday celebration with my husbands brother and his wife. We travelled on the door to door service organised by Saga which was very good. Embarkation was very good. We ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
This was a a relocation cruise back from winter in the Caribbean to Dover. The first week was a cruise round the islands. The flight out from Gatwick on a Monarch Airbus was cramped and we were in the premium seats!. The hot meal was ... Read more
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2013
My husband and I had the worst cruise in 25 years of cruising. We were due to leave Southampton on 20th December but the Captain announced that due to heavy storms we would have to stay in port overnight and leave the following afternoon. ... Read more
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
21 forum posts
Sailed April 2012
This special charter trip was booked three years ago at great expense. Unfortunately our devoted travel agent left the industry and from then on we were treated like a number and not discerning cruiser. Not only were we slugged with a ... Read more
Member Since 2007
1 review
45 forum posts
I also just returned from this truly exceptional cruise. This was organized by the Miles Morgan agency and the speakers, activities, meals, etc. were well planned and enjoyable. However, as noted by the previous reviewer (Bollinger ... Read more
Member Since 2007
18 reviews
6 forum posts
We have just returned from the much-publicised Titanic Memorial Cruise on board the MS Balmoral and we'll never experience another cruise like it again. My husband and I are veteran cruisers and this was our 29th cruise and 4th with ... Read more
Linda Gray
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2011
This was our first (and only) Fred Olsen cruise. Started well - very friendly and efficient bar and restaurant staff. Small, intimate ship. Food was OK but not the best. Lacked variety - why so much pork??? Then things turned grim. ... Read more
Karen Brown
Member Since 2001
1 review
Sailed October 2010
This was the 1st time my husband and myself had been on a cruise. So we thought we would enjoy a smaller ship, but that was a mistake. Small and friendly to us after we had done the cruise represented cramped and forced to speak to ... Read more
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
238 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We've just come back from a transatlantic repositioning cruise to the Caribbean on Fred Olsen's Braemar. We are fast becoming seasoned cruisers and, having done this cruise with P&O two years ago, can make valid comments comparisons. ... Read more
Member Since 2009
1 review
38 forum posts
3 helpful votes
A new cruiser and new-ish to these forums, this is my review, for good or bad! For me, like the curate's egg - the cruise was good in parts. Ports of call: I booked the trip based on the itinerary published in the brochure. This was ... Read more
Member Since 2008
15 reviews
782 forum posts
Sailed October 2008
This was my first cruise on the "Balmoral" although I have taken many cruises with Fred. Olsen. Although small (43537 grt) compared with today's superliners it is large in comparison with the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet. It is good ... Read more
Member Since 2017
1 review
Lovely cruise from Tenerife to the Caribbean, everything excellent apart from:- The engines on the boat are extremely smokey, particularly noticeable at night, also leaving a layer of soot on the pool deck at one point one of the pools ... Read more

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