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Fred. Olsen Cruise Reviews

Kristiansand, Norway
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Aft Deck
Black Watch Bridge
Cruiser Rating
14.3
108 reviews

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Western Caribbean & Central America - Air Conditioning too high

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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Cruiser 12

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

A good cruise and I was really looking forward to it, but was affected by the dreaded cruise cough. I believe this was due to the air conditioning being too high. In the evening before going into the Neptune Lounge I and many others had to put a scarf and cardigan on. I did mention this to customer services but did not get any feedback. If anybody has any hints on how to avoid this would be good ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


What was wrong

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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pillock

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

rewards for oceans members appalling compared to previously: no fred olsen pens [surely this is a free advert when cruisers leave them around or lend them , miserable selection snacks as only reward for diamond oceans members [one between two!!]. guest entertainers very poor. tap dancers may be talented but who want to have to endure two shows of them. comedian OK but other musicians no one wants ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Beware this cabin!

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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feljen

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

There were lots of good things about this cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation were wonderfully swift and painless. there was no pressured up-selling, such as we'd experienced on other, more high-profile cruise lines. The food was good, even for a vegetarian like me; the drink prices on the Balmoral are far cheaper than on other cruise lines; the coffee bar is superb, with prices much cheaper ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Outside


Harmony and relax atmosphere

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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luitata

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

it's my first cruise, due to i am a solo traveler. Cruise line who provided solo cabin not many choose: Fred Olsen, P & O and Cunard- Queen Mary 2. I choose Fred Olsen finally because i saw comment with Fred overall is better than another two company. Lucky i have made a right choice. i am satisfied my cruise trip. Itinerary: Day 1 : Embarkation at Southampton. I am arrived the QE II ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Single Inside Cabin


Relaxing short local cruise

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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pugwash1701

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Cruise was 5 nights from Rosyth to Orkney and Shetland then back again. Went with friends so a party of 4. First cruise for our friends who wanted a short one to see how they liked it and asked us to accompany them and "show them the ropes" (this was our 4th cruise with Fred. As usual the cabin, staff, service and facilities were excellent and our friends were very happy - the food in particular ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Outside with Porthole


Improvement

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Ceilidh8

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Delighted to say that on this cruise the regular afternoon teas were a huge improvement on last years which were a disaster. Someone must have read my last report.Still an unacceptable waiting time for orders taken in bar sometimes, but staff worked off their feet. All crew members had very pleasant attitude and were keen to engage with passengers if encouraged to do so. Atlanrtic deck cabin was ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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


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


1st time with Fred

Review for Braemar to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Fubbs

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose Fred's Braemar as a short break and the opportunity to try out a different cruise operator. Braemar is a well laid out ship in good overall condition for its age, they are currently doing an upgrade to install a RIB as have the other ships in the fleet. This is being done during normal operation of the ship, so one area of deck and exit route from the services desk was out of bounds. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Twin Outside


Good cruise but not for everyone!

Review for Braemar to Canary Islands

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VictorMeldrew

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First the negatives. Passengers were very old with many needed walking aids. A bit like a floating care home. The ship is older and small and the cabins are small too. Entertainment and facilities are basic. But all these were in my mind counteracted by the excellent staff, food and friendliness of all aboard. We ate in the Grampian on the top deck with first class views. Drinks prices throughout ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


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