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Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

Fred. Olsen
Braemar
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Excellent

70

Very Good

51

Average

34

Poor

19

Terrible

8

Cruise type

186 Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews


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Sue0812

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

60th birthday cruise

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We chose this cruise as it fitted in with my husbands shifts and as it was close to my 60th birthday. We did not enjoy the "fine dining" experience but that was personal choice. We preferred the flexibility of ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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twotravellersLondon

4 Reviews Written

131 Helpful Votes

Fred's charging so much more for so much less

We had really been looking forward to this cruise since we had booked it for a small fortune on a special loyalty members’ booking day almost two years earlier! Fred’s promo promised “some of the most ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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luitata

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Harmony and relax atmosphere

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Nitropodder

2 Reviews Written

70 Helpful Votes

Great destinations but beware Olsen cutting times in ports by up to 3 hours

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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nigemarie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise 31/7/19

Every thing was so easy. Arrived at Queen Elizabeth terminal and cases were collected from us and car taken to be parked. Walked straight into arrivals with no queue. Quick check in, told cabin was ready for us and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Hamslab

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Fjords for elderly June 2019

We choose this cruise for the destination and size of ship, it was a very special occasion for our friends, their golden wedding anniversary we are all fast approaching 70, young at heart and outgoing but this was ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Loriga

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Care Home at sea

I chose this cruise because it went from the port of Southampton, I could get a cabin for single use and it went to the countries I wanted to see, which were all wonderful and very clean. Some difficulty getting ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JunoAtSea

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

"Isn't it good? .......,"

Isn't It Good? Day One, 18 May 2019. This cruise is to Norway, hence the cryptic title. Brilliant arrangements for boarding the Braemar. We arrived at noon, were met and greeted by the car parkers and porters, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JG6000

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Spain, Portugal and the Seville fair

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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juldowler

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

My experience with Fred Olsen

We booked this cruise at the last minute, we paid a lot for the trip. I was in a single room which was located on deck 2 at the front, the room was very nice being an inside cabin, well equiped and the bed was very ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Fubbs

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

1st time with Fred

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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VictorMeldrew

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Good cruise but not for everyone!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Norfolk Women

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spain & Portugal

We choose this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding Anniversary and the special offer price was too attractive to turn down. We were let down by Guest Services in Suffolk regarding this but the staff on board more ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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tricia3704

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

A Re-Positioning Cruise

We thought it would be fun to cross the Atlantic and a 16 day Re-positioning Cruise offers quite good value for money, We flew to Barbados, visited Antigua, Tortola and St Kitts and, after 6 days at sea crossing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Polly 65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise

The cruise was excellent for the food, entertainment, staff, and cabins. But the quality of the AI drinks package was poor. The brands of the drinks were hidden so couldn’t see the bottles but saw the whisky le ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Ralph ricketts

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise.

We were very apprehensive With regards to the trans Atlantic part of this cruise as we thought we would be bored being st sea for so long but were extremely pleased with the amount of entertainment on board such as ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Altheaj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise experience

Chose this cruise for a last bit of sun before the winter. We had previously been on the Braemar and really liked the fact that it is a small ship with an intimate feel. It was incredibly good value and I wanted to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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cathycruiser51

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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debsway

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What an Amazon adventure

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ChrisLam

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazing 14 night cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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londonlady2

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

WELL DONE FRED OLSEN - FRED OLSEN 1 - DRONES 0

I have to praise Fred Olsen for handling the problem with the drones at Gatwick so well. With NO notice they arranged transport to Manchester where unfortunately the crew ran out of hours so we were put up ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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goodwinmacc

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Still a beautiful ship...

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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LenaFQ

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Never again

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Godfrey

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

The Best Exotic Floating Marigold Hotel

This was our first Fred. Olsen experience, a repositioning cruise from Southampton to Barbados ending just before Christmas. Perhaps it was for that reason that the ship was only 2/3 full. We had picked just the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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swanpool

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

OK but Could and Should Do Better

We chose this cruise because the sailing date and the itinerary suited us. The cabin on deck 4 was very small but well designed and the large window was beneficial. The food was excellent and the service also ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Braemar Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.7
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms5.03.9
Fitness Recreation5.03.6
Family2.04
Enrichment3.03.3
Service4.04.4
Value For Money4.03.7
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