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413 Fred. Olsen Cruise Reviews


linda wright avatar

linda wright

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Spring Break

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Our dinner sitting was 6.15pm. My husband's parents were also on the same cruise but had an 8.30pm sitting. We were advised to ask at the restaurant if they could change to earlier so we could dine together. The 1st ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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boogiewoogie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Scandinavian cruise

Been on Balmoral numerous times and always enjoyed it, This time was no different. The itinerary was great. Sweden is a beautiful country and the ports of call were good, especially Visby and Stockholm. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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southamptonboy12

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A Brilliant Cruise for me...

I fancied a short cruise with some formal nights included, so this 8 night cruise ticked that box! As I stay on the ship the ships life, crew, staff, food, gym, restaurants and entertainment are important to ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Grannie1946

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Chose this cruise because I wanted to see Norwegian Fiords. Everything about the cruise was first class from embarkation to disembarkation. The Fred Olsen tours were extremely good and well organised, the crew were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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smartcruiser60

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Kiel canal and German towns including Copenhagen

We chose this cruise because it was easy to get to the port from Scotland. The itinerary was good as we had never been to Bremen, Kiel or sailed the canal. The late embarkation didn't suit everybody and the first ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Ian. ATKINSON 9119

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Smaller, more friendly ship, local port, once again, great cruise Fred

This is our second cruise with Fred Olsen Cruises, we have been on five different cruise lines, and would say they are all pretty good. We like Fred because it probably has the the most friendly crew, smaller ship ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Tytheiron

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

24 years cruising but 1st time with Fred Olsen

Its small just over 24000 tons but has 900 plus passengers, still tidy and well laid out, it was a “cut & shut” which makes it quite long (4 times around prom deck to a mile) but only 8 decks high. Our cabin on ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Tidderae

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

Small ship. Less 1000 passengers. Very well recommended. Cabin 7016 excellent, comfortable spotlessly clean. Lovely stewerdess. Dining, first class service, food hot, good selection, staff and service excellent. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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happybri

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Massive loyalty from Fred Olsen customers marred by minor penny pinching

We chose this cruise as it covered the destinations we wished to see. Unfortunately a Pilot strike at the Portugase ports prevented us from docking at Porto.so we only docked at 3 instead of 4 destinations. Not ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Josegoumal

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

Poor food, greedy tipping policy, downmarket

My elderly mother cannot fly because of health issues and wanted to visit her home country.This was the only cruise that called at ports we wanted to call at. Our experience of the cruise started poorly when ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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The happy wanderers

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

The heavenly dancers

We were on our 4th attempt to see the northern lights and we finally did it and it was worth the perseverance, 2 nights in succession they danced for us. Because of this alone we have given 5 stars. The ship and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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RhondaS

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great Staff -- Poor Organisation

We choose this cruise to experience Rio Carnival and get away from UK winter, overall we were pleased that we did. Ship - public rooms and spaces were attractive and well kept. Dinning- we ate in the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Roger Hardy avatar

Roger Hardy

2 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

A cruise to remember, well done Braemar.

To celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary and our daughter-in-laws 50th Birthday. We booked this cruise as a group of 4 persons in January 2017. Just prior to leaving the UK my son read an adverse review ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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londonlady2

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

FRED'S FOOD IS FINE!

Well I had a wonderful cruise aboard this fine old lady of a ship! I expected a friendly well run ship and that's exactly what I got. Really wonderful cabin - large and kept spotlessly clean by Nim who couldn't ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Steve and sue

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

30th anniversary .spoilt by inferior cabin.not reaching Jamaica.there was unrest but the captain said Ochoa Rios safe but weather was poor this was not the case ,we then had 3 days at sea doing nothing. Santiago ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Portreathboy

1 Review Written

46 Helpful Votes

Fred Olsen-losing the plot

We sailed with Fred Olsen on the Braemar. We are not usual Olsen guests, probably slightly too young in our early fifties! we prefer more modern vessels. There are a number of issues; The ship is tired, built in ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Artemisgirl

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A taste of the Caribbean

We had not been to the Caribbean before and this cruise made it simple to visit nine destinations which were all different and gave as an insight into those islands we would like to return to. Despite initial ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Hurricane2C

10 Reviews Written

103 Helpful Votes

Our fifteenth cruise, but only our second short trip

It's always nice to do something in the rather dismal month of January. We secured an excellent deal (just £199 each) on this 3-night short-cruise to Rouen and Honfleur and were not disappointed. We had previusly ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Codford Wanderer

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Like the Curate's Egg - Very Good in Parts

We booked this very short cruise at exceptionally short notice (book Monday sail Saturday.) We were accommodated in a suite on Deck 9. During the booking procedure I made it clear that we wished to dine at 8-30 pm ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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twotravellersLondon

4 Reviews Written

130 Helpful Votes

Fred's Food Failed

I chose this cruise for the Caribbean itinerary and also because I expected to experience the fine dining boasted about in the brochures and on the internet. The public spaces and our cabin were immaculately ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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LizzieD1976cruising2018

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise 2017

Chose cruise as had been on the two previous Christmas cruise. This year 2017 lacked any atmosphere. Everything had been cut back, no sailaways. No chefs parade. Felt cheated. Very poor. Awful. Seats in the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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gonanniego

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

A HEALTH HAZARD

This was without doubt the worst "Holiday" I have ever had - sadly it was my first cruise. We were kept hanging about at Southampton until 4pm (no reason of the delay given). Straight to Cabin and to use the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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wobblycat0

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise. Evening Shows were fantastic - The Rock Show was amazing.

My husband and I are in our late 50's and early 60's and had reservations about going on a Cruise that we had been informed consisted mainly of older clientele, however we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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nbbradford

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

A total disaster

The ship had been in dry dock prior to the cruise. The work had not been completed on time and the swimming pools were out of operation for most of the cruise. Lifts were not working for a large part of the cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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MyCruseReview

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

An overall enjoyable cruise with an interesting itinerary

We chose this cruise for two main reasons. The Newcastle port of departure and the itinerary. Fred Olsen documentation appears to indicate that port facilities at Newcastle are not as good as other ports. However, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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