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Fred. Olsen Cruise Reviews

Kristiansand, Norway
Aft Deck
Aft Deck
Black Watch Bridge
Cruiser Rating
3.7
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Wonderful, well worth every penny!

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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henderj26

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Sailed from Rosyth, local for Edinburgh Short cruise, just right for a first cruise, staff all charming and nothing was too much trouble. Food was great, ship was very clean, entertainment excellent.. Shore excursions were informative. Sadly weather not great, a bit cold and grey, but the sun appeared at times. Strongly recommend dining in the 'grill' at least once. 6* dining experience. If ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled with disabled person


Fjords for elderly June 2019

Review for Braemar to Norwegian Fjords

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Hamslab

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We choose this cruise for the destination and size of ship, it was a very special occasion for our friends, their golden wedding anniversary we are all fast approaching 70, young at heart and outgoing but this was like a care home for the eighties, and we were all treated likewise, in fact we felt like cargo. The ammount of maintenance work going on was unbelievable the continuous smell of ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


A fine ship but with some odd contradictions

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Alan707

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We live in Edinburgh, the sailing was from Rosyth, and the itinerary was very interesting. The check in went slowly but smoothly, parking procedure very good. The gangway was very steep, very narrow and entirely stepped, with wide flat areas on either side. Many passengers were elderly, using sticks for support, and found it very difficult. These people make up a large part of Fred Olsen Cruises ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Outside


Great destinations but beware Olsen cutting times in ports by up to 3 hours

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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Nitropodder

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Saturday, embarkation Upon arrival in Southampton by car ABP parking met us right by the ship. The porters who unloaded us were very slick and in no time we were at arrivals then straight on board. Very efficient. We had no idea where to go for muster so when we heard the call asked a member of staff who pointed us in the right direction. Until then we didn’t even know what time muster would ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Outside


Great Scenic cruise

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords

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Sheilatay

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Always wanted to see the Fjords and this ship seemed like a good size to experience this .We has a good midship cabin near to lifts etc . the dining onboard we could not fault exceptional . The shows were all very good the service of bar staff and restaurant staff again excellent . The only complaint we had that our drinks package which we paid for did not include Sherry yet its cheaper to buy ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Outside


Boring old ship

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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jeanniedance

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Very dated ship. Mainly elderly passengers. Nothing on during the day except bridge bingo and handicrafts. More like a floating care home. Tour operator extremely unhelpful.. Don't book flam railway through olsen it's a lot cheaper to do yourself and there were plenty of seats. Guest service manager very helpful as had to move cabins as extremely noisy. Noticed a lot of cutbacks. Eg no conditioner ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


Care Home at sea

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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Loriga

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise because it went from the port of Southampton, I could get a cabin for single use and it went to the countries I wanted to see, which were all wonderful and very clean. Some difficulty getting off the ship if you could not walk too far, quite a walk to get out of the docks and onto coaches if you have booked trips. The drinks package I purchased worked out at £19 per day ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


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

Review for Braemar to Europe - British Isles & Western

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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

Review for Braemar to Europe - British Isles & Western

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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


My experience with Fred Olsen

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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juldowler

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We booked this cruise at the last minute, we paid a lot for the trip. I was in a single room which was located on deck 2 at the front, the room was very nice being an inside cabin, well equiped and the bed was very comfortable, good shower and plenty of space with loads of storage for clothes. The dowside to this room and I express this to any one looking to travel on any Fred Olsen ship, the room ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Single Inside Cabin


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