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16 Fred. Olsen Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

tricia3704 avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

A Re-Positioning Cruise


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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019

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Polly 65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019

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Ralph ricketts

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise.

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019

Godfrey avatar


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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Pete 800

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2017

Hgvman avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Everything excellent on Braemar apart from very smokey engines leaving soot

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2016

LTNJET avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016

Quickers avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

White Sands to White Cliffs

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2015

sydney52 avatar


3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes


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 ...
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Sail Date April 2012

italycruiser avatar


1 Review Written

Titanic Memorial Cruise - Balmoral

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2012

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19 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Titanic Memorial Cruise on Balmoral

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2012

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Karen Brown

1 Review Written

First Time Cruisers

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2010

Gelbel avatar


4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Service really is king on Fred

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2010

swanseajack avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

From excellent to downright frightening!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2009

Parsman avatar


15 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Cruise to the Caribbean

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2008

valerie8 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful staff and very comfortable ship..

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018

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