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Fred. Olsen Borealis Cruise Reviews

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Ship broke down in Portsmouth Ferry terminal
"We were having a really good time until the ship moored up in Portsmouth ferry terminal and the engines couldn't be restarted.We chose not to do a tour in Portsmouth as there were no options to visit the ships in the historic dockyard, or the Spinnaker tower, or Gunwharf quays...."Read More


2-5 Cruises

Age 50s


1-10 of 18 Fred. Olsen Borealis Cruise Reviews

The Happy Wanderers Scenic Norway

Review for a Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Borealis

The happy wanderers
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Back to cruising finally after pandemic, despite saying l would not travel with Fred again due to previous disasters, having acquired 2 newer ships we were tempted again, so we booked a short 7 day Norway trip, three weeks to go Fred rang and told us our cabin was a disaster zone and they'd have to move us, would we accept an upgrade to a Premium suite, well after a lot of thought (2 ...
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Sail Date: May 2023

Traveled with disabled person

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

Review for a Arctic Cruise on Borealis

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

Canada in the Fall fell way short of extectations

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Borealis

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

Superb! Can't wait for the next one!

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Borealis

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

Dread food if you have a dietary requirement

Review for a Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise on Borealis

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

Always Amazing Fred.

Review for a Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise on Borealis

10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Fred does not have big, all singing, all dancing ships but what he does have, is a service ethos that makes everything he does, all the more impressive. We sailed Fred on the Borealis for two weeks and enjoyed every minute because the service onboard was fantastic. Everyone, from our cabin stewardess to the bar and waiting staff, were friendly, professional and I believe genuinely wanted to ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Well appointed but an attitude change may be required

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Borealis

10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose the cruise as it was easier for us to reach Liverpool and was less likely to be affected by an increase in Covid infections The ship itself is very well refurbished from Holland America line. It is excellently appointed and did not disappoint in this regard. For health reasons we selected using the Freedom fare, a Premier Suite close to a lift and friends. We have mobility issues and ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Traveled with disabled person

Disappointing first time cruise with Fred Olson

Review for a Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise on Borealis

10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because it sailed from Liverpool which is only thirty minutes away from were we live. We usually sail from Southampton. This is our 11th cruise and our first time with Fred Olson. I would like to start with the positives. Embarkation was quick. Our luggage was taken off us as we arrived and was in our cabin an hour later. We opted for an inside cabin. We usually have a ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

expectations sqashed

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Borealis

2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

we arrived today for our cruise on the Borealis, albeit it should have been the Blackwatch. The cruise has been booked for other 2 years and the only reason we booked it was that we had cruised on the Balmoral the sister ship to the Blackwatch and the balcony suite was exceptional, our friends had also cruised on the Blackwatch and they assured me the balcony suite on there was equally as good. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Classic Iceland cruise on the MS Borealis.

Review for a Europe - All Cruise on Borealis

10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Just returned from a 9 night cruise to Iceland on the MS Borealis. What an amazing country. Nothing like I have experienced before. Sailed from Liverpool with Fred Olsen on one of the new ships to the fleet, the MS Borealis. The ship was traditional and tidy, very well appointed and clean, with so many bars, lounges and other public areas to use whilst on board. Going north in the middle ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

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