2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
The itinerary sounded interesting. Sadly, Norway was closed between Christmas and New Years! So nothing to see unless you bought a lot of tours. This was not mentioned when we signed up. The food and service were great. The ... Read More
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
We wanted to get away over Christmas and New Year. This cruise was ideal but the only one we could find. We had extreme trouble in the port on the embarkation day. The Port Authority could not cope with the volume of passengers. We sat ... Read More
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
We are booked on a longish cruise on Balmoral in 2019 and wanted to refresh our Fred Olsen experience and keep our loyalty level current. So a one-night repositioning cruise was not quite as silly as it sounds. Some 200 other people ... Read More
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2017
The cruise was to take my wife to the Xmas markets in Hamburg and Germany. I had lived in Germany for many years and speak the language fluently but she did not fancy the drive ( my chosen option). The boarding at Tilbury was a ... Read More
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2017
My wife wanted to see the xmas markets in Hamburg and Bremen. the departure port of Tilbury is really only suited for containers. Containers don't mind being dumped on the dockside and they don't have to pay an extortion fee to stay there. ... Read More
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2017
Cabin , spacious, newly refurbed and very pleasant except for when at sea . Very loud intermittent banging, rattling noise. I have cruised several times and accept that when at sea there is always a certain degree of noise from engines, ... Read More
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2017
Chose this cruise as it sailed from Rosyth and expected to see Paris. First, £95 to park on wasteland, extortionate. No complaints about the ship. Dining and service in restaurant excellent. However, refused entry to restaurant on 2 ... Read More
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We chose to cruise with Fred Olsen primarily because of the close proximity of Edinburgh to their Rosyth embarkation port. Also, we had cruised with Fred Olsen twice previously and knew them to be a solid, reliable operation giving ... Read More
Black Watch Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 3.7
Dining 5.0 4.2
Entertainment 5.0 3.7
Public Rooms 5.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.5
Family 2.0 3.5
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.6
Enrichment 5.0 3.6
Service 5.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 3.7
Rates 4.0 4.4

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