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Fred. Olsen Cruise Reviews

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Round trip UK - West Coast US. A long trip with some great people

Review for Balmoral to World Cruise

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AdeAfloat

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We usually travel with P&O during the January - March period to escape the British winter but they had nothing new this year so we thought a return to Fred Olsen with a different itinerary would be different. We travelled on Balmoral 10 years ago and she has been sympathetically updated since and is very well maintained. The problem we had last time still exists unfortunately - she is just not ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Suite


Many missed ports

Review for Balmoral to World Cruise

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The happy wanderers

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the chance to see LA and San Francisco. what did we see . More sea than expected. All went well until we exited the Panama canal then an argument with a fishing net ( we lost) reduced our speed to 8 knots and our itinerary was lost as well , missed ports, reduced time in port and more tendering . LA no chance ,San Francisco 3 days down to 1and a half , We went to El ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Suite


Amazing 14 night cruise

Review for Braemar to South America

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ChrisLam

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Bucket list cruise to see the Amazon River. The whole experience far exceeded all expectations. First time with Fred Olsen Right from the start everything was very well organised. The staff were all very attentive and it was service with a smile through out the whole cruise. Nightmare journey home not good having to fly from Manaus to Barbados to chance crew and refuel as we couldn't get off ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


What an Amazon adventure

Review for Braemar to South America

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debsway

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My first ever cruise which was a trip with my parents and brother as a special family trip and despite my reservations I really enjoyed cruising. Infact I would go again. We had an inside cabin which was actually not too bad. I missed having no natural light but storage was fine and beds very comfortable. The ship, crew and trips were all excellent and I found very little to criticise. The food ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Single Inside Cabin


A winter birthday celebration in the warmth of the Canary Islands

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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sleepingcat

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

Not many people post about Fred Olsen, maybe because so many passengers are returning guests, on this cruise over half those on board had silver Oceans club membership or above, so Fred must be doing something right. We were on our fifth cruise and third with Olsen, also our second on the Balmoral The itinerary to the Canaries was similar to our previous time but we did not mind because we like ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Outside


Summer sun

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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Artemisgirl

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We wanted to get away for some summer sun in January but didn't want the hassle of flying so a cruise from Southampton to Madeira and the Canary Islands sounded perfect, and it was. We couldn't believe how smooth embarkation was. On arrival at Southampton a member of staff was ready to whisk our bags away before we had even parked and within minutes of arrival we were sat in the Observation ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Junior Suite


Great cruise

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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cathycruiser51

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Fred Olsen cruise, and may well not be our last. Braemar is a comfortable ship, an ideal size and much more attractive than the blocks of flats next door! We flew to Barbados, and cruised various islands before returning to Barbados 2 weeks later. The staff were very pleasant, but not 'over friendly' as if seeking tips. We loved our cabin, 7005 balcony suite. Plenty of room, and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Still a beautiful ship...

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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goodwinmacc

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 4th cruise on Braemar, and our 5th with Fred Olsen. I have already written to the company about some of their policies (fixed dining, tipping policy, 'confiscation' of alcohol brought onboard, drinks package etc) but as far as the cruise itself was concerned, we found it to be most enjoyable. We appreciated the changes made during the 2017 refit, even those in the Neptune lounge --- ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Inside

Traveled with disabled person


Christmas, New Year and my husband's birthday

Review for Balmoral to Canary Islands

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Eurovisionfan

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Fred Olsen Balmoral – Xmas/New Year 2018/19 – Canaries All in all, this was a most enjoyable cruise and a great way to spend both the festive season and celebrate my husband’s birthday on Christmas Eve. This was our first time with “Fred”, although we’ve cruised a lot since getting the bug a decade ago. Compared with other lines, we were delighted that there was no constant hard sell, ship ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Never again

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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LenaFQ

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have always wanted to spend Christmas cruising the Caribbean and decided to go with Fred Olsen on the Braemar on the 20th December 2018. This was the biggest mistake we have ever made. The cruise started badly due to the drone fiasco at Gatwick. It took two days to get to Barbados where we were due to board the ship. We were all day at Gatwick and then was forced to travel to Manchester by ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


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