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Fred. Olsen Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

The Crows Nest team
RVs at Ullapool!
Cape Wrath, Sutherland
Premier Suite
Cruiser Rating
3.3
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Sad to say never again!!!

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - Western

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Espiron
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I have enjoyed very special times on the good ship that is the Braemar but my last cruise was such a big disappointment in so many ways, the company to me has changed so much and I have to say not for the better. The Fred Olsen policy to me now seems pack em' in and get as much money as possible from each and every one. The present management that has taken over has changed the Fred Olsen company ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Balcony Suite


Great Cruise, but...

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - Western

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simmy1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Just completed a Car'bean cruise on the Braemar, the flights both ways were pretty good with Monarch but have flown charter with F/O before and think Tui was much better particularly the in flight food. The cruise itself was great, embarkation at Manchester and Barbados very good, ports good but Cuba a little dissapointing not being at Havana, but not a major issue. The food excellent and service ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


Mixed feelings

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - Western

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young64
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Back again after 2 years attracted by intinerary which included Panama and Colombia. First mistake was not to book cruise only and fly out BA. The Monarch charter was poor to say the least even in the premium cabin. Old, scruffy planes, poor food, no movies ...... no surprise that they are retiring the A330s and focussing on short haul. Cabin ok although a/c was tempremental. Probably the oldest ...
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Sail Date: January 2014

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin


First cruise with Fred Olsen

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - Western

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Batfink
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first cruise with Fred Olsen. Previously we've been on two cruises with P&O. Overall, it was friendlier and more laid back than P&O, more helpful staff and much better food. However, a major drawback is lack of availability of active onboard activities. Also, expect a less comfortable ride. One might have thought that the embarkation process would be smoother on a smaller ship, but ...
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Sail Date: December 2011


Braemar - Latin American Rhythms, March 2009, 15 nights

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - Western

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sagalout1954
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

INFO: £1173pp, 15 nights, Deck 4 inside cabin, grade G, midships. We were happy with our price, booked late Jan 09 through Thomson. Best deals seem to have been had by booking via Virgin in December (but some of the worst pre-sailing customer service apparently. Most paid approx £980 but had to arrange own transfers and stay 1 night pre sailing in Miami (hotel cost included but meant extra ...
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Sail Date: March 2009

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


Fred Olsen's Balmoral--A Unique Cruising Experience

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Western

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ilovcruisesm
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

If you've never heard of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, it's probably because it is not usually marketed to the American megaship cruising market. It is a very British cruising experience, similar to P&O Cruises (or so I've heard), but on smaller ships. The Balmoral is Fred Olsen's newest and largest ship. When I sailed in spring 2008, it had been refurbished only months before. Previously, it had ...
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Sail Date: April 2008

Traveled with children


Awful cruise on the Balmoral.

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Western

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cidsid
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

My Wife & I , both OAP's, and Cruise enthusiasts, have last week returned from our first ever `Fred Olsen Cruise' experience, aboard the newly converted and extended ship MS `Balmoral' and feel that we should express our extreme dissatisfaction, unhappiness and total disappointment that this three weeks `Back- to Back' Cruise to the Caribbean & Central America's has been for both us, and so many ...
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Sail Date: March 2008

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


Brits on the Balmoral

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Western

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1962
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

As on all previous reviews Immigration at Miami airport was chaos,once cleared you have to then reclaim your bags and transport them to the bus yourselves,which some of Fred Olsens older cruisers struggled with. Embarkation on to the ship was OK and we where shown to our Cabin 1021.We where on Highland deck in a full suite, large and clean, the bathroom is a little tired looking but fine,ladies ...
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Sail Date: March 2008


Good on the whole

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Western

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aguise
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had a good Thomson flight from Gatwick to Miami but after 10 hrs the hard seats were uncomfortable. Immigration at Miami was an experience to say the least and we will never fly there again. Our cabin smelt of rancid fried fish oil. Great! Also there was a huge black crack across the wash basin. We had written confirmation of queen set up for beds when in fact they were unmovable singles. When ...
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Sail Date: March 2008


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