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Fred. Olsen Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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A Re-Positioning Cruise

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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tricia3704
2-5 Cruises

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 Braemar to Transatlantic

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Polly 65
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 Braemar to Transatlantic

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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


The Best Exotic Floating Marigold Hotel

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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Godfrey
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 right time to get caught up in the Gatwick drone chaos - but we anticipate. Read on for The Case of the Disgruntled Bridegroom. The deck plans for Braemar show no facilities for ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Wonderful staff and very comfortable ship..

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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valerie8
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I had only been on one cruise previously. It was on Braemar and I enjoyed it so much that I decided I would go on Braemar again in December. The destination wasn't important. It was the Carribean and it was a wonderful experience. The most important thing in my opinion was the wonderful staff and the great food on the Braemar. Entertainment was good - but wouldn't be really important to ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Single Outside Cabin


A long, long Mardi Gras Cruise, we started slightly late, missed 4 ports of call

Review for Balmoral to Transatlantic

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Pete 800
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 and these passengers were held for 7 hours or so at Southampton departures terminal as the coaches would not/could not change their schedules. Very few disabled ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


Everything excellent on Braemar apart from very smokey engines leaving soot

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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Hgvman
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 was closed for a day as it had soot on the bottom. As an asthma sufferer I am pretty aware of this health hazard and I think this needs immediate ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


Best Cruise Ever

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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LTNJET
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 be on a small, VERY friendly ship, we have tired of the glitzy, enormous floating resorts and have now found a cruise line that treats you as an individual ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


White Sands to White Cliffs

Review for Braemar to Transatlantic

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Quickers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 inedible tasteless rubber chicken. Just hand out some good sandwiches! At least we were on time but the Manchester passengers were four hours late and were plunged ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Titanic Memorial Cruise on Balmoral

Review for Balmoral to Transatlantic

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Bollinger_Babe
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 Fred Olsen. The Balmoral is a similar size to the Titanic, being 43,000 tons against the Titanic's 46,000 tons. We sailed from Southampton in the wake of the ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Outside


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