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Beautifully refurbished ship (Nov 22) far better then P & O in every way

Review for Borealis to Arctic

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Poldark108
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Not been on Fred Olsen for a while and chose this 14 day cruise to see the Northern Lights or should I say hope to see the Northern Lights! Embarkation was at the Liverpool Cruise Terminal, and it was a doddle, far better than Southampton. There had been some cases of gastro-enteritis on the previous cruise, so we were late boarding as the ship had a top to bottom clean before we could board. ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Excellent Experience ! Refurbished 2022

Review for Bolette to Canary Islands

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Pete Coe
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have experienced 4 different types of Cruises... a block family booking of a Turkish Gulet (brilliant), a large NCL Ship 5,000 guests (Butlins-on-Sea ...not for us), a Tall Clipper Ship ( 150 guests...brilliant), and now Fred Olsen... 800 guests (600+ staff !) , We sailed to La Coruna, the Canaries and back via Madeira. We decided to ignore the negative reviews (ignore now, as the ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


NORWEGIAN FJORDS

Review for Bolette to Arctic

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CUDDLYHUSKIES
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We’d never gone Far North before. It was a ‘bucket list’ cruise. The crew, waiters and cabin staff were faultless. The ship was an ‘Olsen ship’ and we’d sailed on Balmoral several years ago so it was familiar. The shows were very good and you’d not have believed how little time they had for rehearsals. The talks were interesting but told you nothing about each destination. For that you had to ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


You don't get what you pay for. Olsen...Never again.

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Maid Marrion
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are seasoned cruisers and have been on 30 plus cruises over the past 15 -20 years, however this was our first experience of Fred Olsen. This is the only time I have felt the need, or rather obligation to go into print to warn others. We fancied a Christmas market cruise and had previously done the Rhine/Danube etc and loved it so fancied going further afield. Olsen cruises advertised this ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Superior Suite


Canada in the Fall fell way short of extectations

Review for Borealis to Canada & New England

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Joanne T
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I really don't know where to begin! Firstly, we specifically booked a cabin with bath. Our cabin was changed 5 weeks before departure and then 5 days before departure - to a cabin with no bath and very little wardrobe space for three travellers on a 19 night cruise! (We spoke with various other travellers who reported leaking showers, wet carpets, cabin windows leaking and even balcony doors being ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Entertainment dated

Review for Balmoral to Europe River

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basherdrummer
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Dover is only 30 mins from us and this is the second time we have done a French river cruise as it’s so picturesque, however when we booked the cruise although it said ‘evening sailing’ it didn’t say that the ship was relocation from Southampton so embarkation wasn’t until 6pm! For us embarkation day (usually from around midday) is a important as we love having lunch, exploring the ship and ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Marquee Suite


Excellent cruise

Review for Bolette to Europe - All

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Glen999
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Although we have been on 30 cruises with various cruise lines, this was our first experience with Fred Olsen and it certainly won't be our last. From the moment of embarkation to disembarking everything was handled smoothly and with professionalism. Staff went out of their way to go the extra mile, always with a happy smile. Food in the main restaurant was exceptional, far superior to other major ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Superb! Can't wait for the next one!

Review for Borealis to Mediterranean

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Eppyfish
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as it sailed from Liverpool and we were away for our wedding anniversary and my husband's 60th birthday. We've previously only sailed with Cruise and Maritime which has since folded. But Fred Olsen is far superior in every way! Firstly, Borealis is a beautiful ship and our inside cabin was more than adequate with a great shower and more hangers and storage than you ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Traveled with disabled person


A brilliant experience

Review for Bolette to Norwegian Fjords

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Gothic
10+ Cruises • Age 110s

I recently enjoyed a 7-nights cruise aboard Fred. Olsen's Bolette to Oslo and some fjords. It was my first trip out of the country since a cruise aboard Boudicca in February 2020 and therefore my very first cruise aboard Bolette. Like many other people I had grown very fond of both Black Watch and Boudicca but as they were approaching their 50th birthdays one knew that they would not be around ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Dread food if you have a dietary requirement

Review for Borealis to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Janboo
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We've just returned from a trip on the Borealis to Norway and the Shetland Isles, The staff were amazing and very attentive. The ship appeared clean, though I didn't see any anti virus sprays being used, just area's wiped down with the same cloth, that would of actually spread the virus. And we had lots of dust buddies under the beds. However, the beds were super comfy and the pillows, we ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


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