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Fred. Olsen Cruise Reviews

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Wonderful Christmas and New Year cruise

Review for Bolette to Canary Islands

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latesailor
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Wanting to celebrate Christmas and New Year away from the doom laden 2021, our plans had to be changed due to the uncertainty of travel to the U.S. A lucky chance took us to this cruise which included the Canary Islands for Christmas and to the fabulous firework display in Madeira for New Year. We have travelled with Fred only once before and found the whole experience comfortable and ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


WE WOULD CRUISE AGAIN WITH FRED OLSEN

Review for Borealis to Europe - All

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Fluffychris
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to get away from home before we went "stir crazy" it has been a difficult 18 months! We fancied some winter sun but didn't want to sit in a 'plane for 4 hours, so went on a Fred Olsen 14 day cruise around the Canary Islands on the Borealis. This is not a new ship but Fred Olsen has done an excellent job of refurbishment; we were impressed with the overall standard of decoration and ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Almost like old times!

Review for Bolette to Europe - All

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We travelled on Bolette's second voyage in the summer and were so impressed that we booked on board for this one. A voyage to the Canaries is always one of our favourites as it is around two weeks and is usually a sunshine cruise at whatever time of year. Check in at Dover was simple and we were pleased to find that the 'probes' used in the Covid test were much more comfortable to use than the ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


First Time Lucky

Review for Borealis to Mediterranean

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Newcruiser2035
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We were originally scheduled to take this cruise in October 2020 but were able to postpone it with little or no fuss and at the price we originally paid. We had been on river cruises previously, but had not taken a sea cruise before so weren't sure what to expect. Check-in though lengthy because of covid requirements, was smooth and efficient, and to be honest the precautions were reassuring. ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Spain

Review for Bolette to Spain

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AnneFrank75
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Fred Olsen’s Bolette; veranda cabin; mid Oct 21. Dover to Barcelona. Boarding was smooth with a flow test simple & organised. Always plenty to do on a Fred ship though for some reason they always started one or two minutes before the appointed time. The evening entertainment was a bit average. Food was generally good and we often plumped for the pool café (whatever it’s called) for ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Comfortable and safe return to cruising

Review for Borealis to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Handy Towne
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were wary of returning to cruising as it is a very different world to our last cruise in December 2019 but we came home, having thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and having felt safe throughout the 11 daýs - so much so that we have booked another cruise for December. You could ask for nothing more, from Fred Olsen, to reassure you over Covid protocols. We can all find faults and claim to have had ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Fred Olsen not what it was

Review for Bolette to Mediterranean

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jdohants
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I started cruising over 20 years ago and our favourite line was Fred Olsen. No longer. Since Fred jr. took over, cruise prices doubled; there is far better value elsewhere. It cost us £56 on this cruise for the Maitre D' to tap a few keys on his computer to alter our dining time ( I have medical issues and cannot dine late ) A one litre bottle of water in the cabin costs a ridiculous ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Fantastic Borealis.

Review for Borealis to Spain

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Reebok
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Embarkation went smoothly, Senior Officers at the gangway as we boarded, all very welcoming. Found our cabin very easily, well appointed single bed layout, plenty of storage, safe n wardrobes. Settee dresser and chair, tea n coffee making. Slept like a log throughout. Yani our chambermaid introduced herself and looked after ourselves very well. First stop, pool bar, where Julius greeted us and ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Just about acceptable - but badly managed and not very good value

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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feljen
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This would have been an awkward cruise anyway - with reduced passenger numbers due to covid precautions and with half of the original destinations - most of those on the strength of which we'd originally booked this holiday - cancelled, plus an unfortunate breakdown and delay at Belfast further complicating schedules. What turned awkwardness into, at times, full-throated disaster was the ship's ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


A 'new' ship with a comfortingly familiar Fred Olsen experience

Review for Bolette to Baltic Sea

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AdeAfloat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Like many others aboard, we were just happy to get back to sea after the lockdowns and eager to sample one of the new Fred ships. We were quite influenced by the stimulating social media presence that the company had achieved during the pandemic - sad though it may sound, the quizzes was one of the highlights of our week! We had travelled on P&O's Iona's maiden voyage a few days earlier which ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


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