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Southampton to Europe - British Isles & Western Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

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1-7 of 7 Southampton to Europe - British Isles & Western Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews


"Isn't it good? .......,"

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JunoAtSea
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Isn't It Good? Day One, 18 May 2019. This cruise is to Norway, hence the cryptic title. Brilliant arrangements for boarding the Braemar. We arrived at noon, were met and greeted by the car parkers and porters, strolled straight through check in and security, and were eating lunch by 12.15. Cabins were ready for 1 pm, luggage waiting outside. Don't you just hate airports? We spent a ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin


Spain, Portugal and the Seville fair

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JG6000
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Embarkation went very smoothly from 101 berth in Southampton, the cabin was ready when we boarded which was great, so we could leave our things there, explore the ship and have a bite to eat. The cabin was quite spacious and very clean, comfy bed and a reasonable amount of wardrobe space. The one negative was the size of the bathroom, see cabin review. We were booked in for first sitting in the ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin


1st time with Fred

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Fubbs
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Fred's Braemar as a short break and the opportunity to try out a different cruise operator. Braemar is a well laid out ship in good overall condition for its age, they are currently doing an upgrade to install a RIB as have the other ships in the fleet. This is being done during normal operation of the ship, so one area of deck and exit route from the services desk was out of bounds. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Outside


Sorry Olsen, no go

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worthing kiwi
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

The background for choosing this cruise, was a family bereavement. The purpose was to have a relaxing cruise to somewhere new. The Braemar cruise of "cruising the Seine" to Rouen then down to Honfluer, prior to return to Southampton, we thought would fit the bill. How wrong can you be. We booked via a travel agent, a suite on a guarantee bases at what we thought was a good price, then came the ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


The cruise that was not a cruise

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jackie4a
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have just returned from a trip with Fred Olsen, I hesitate to call it a cruise because as far as we were concerned (and other passengers) this was not a cruise, we booked this quite late as we had some A/L to use up and this fitted the dates, when I booked I was told that we would be getting the 'Anchor fare' and therefore we were getting it cheap, they went on to explain that because of that ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Twin Outside


River cruise

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taupo
10+ Cruises • Age 100s

We chose it to see if the small ship experience was to our taste with Fred Olsen having sailed on many other small ship cruises and also for the Ports that we wished to visit. Apart from from the first day there was no afternoon tea and cakes etc unless you were prepared to pay for them, and in fact it felt as if you had to pay for everything including the water. The ship itself was in good ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Single Outside Cabin


It was ok

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jemjax
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the river features. It was more expensive but we wanted a luxury cruise. We found out from this site it was a flat bottom boat. We would never have booked as my husband is a poor sailor. He was sick for 2 days and drugged (sea sick tabs make him very sleepy) for a few more. Many people were unwell for first few days. Embarkation was quite smooth even though a man ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Twin Outside


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