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Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

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One of the ports we visited.
Amazing presentation on last day feasts
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Western Caribbean & Central America - Air Conditioning too high
"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..."Read More
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60th birthday cruise

Review for Braemar to Caribbean - All

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Sue0812
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 eating in the Palms Cafe. When we originally booked we requested 2nd sitting but were allocated 1st which was too early for us. Sadly on the occasions we did eat breakfast and lunch in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


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


Fred's charging so much more for so much less

Review for Braemar to Mediterranean

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twotravellersLondon
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 unique and authentic sights and experiences Greece has to offer, this outstanding itinerary features an extensive array of highlights. Cultural gems, ancient archaeological treasures, ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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


Prices up service down

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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Suewoodcock
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Out of Southampton near me. However on 12 day cruise there were only 4 port visits. The visit to Lisbon being only half day. The last 3 days at sea were purgatory. Although the weather was beyond Freds control entertaining their guests was not. All outside decks were locked. There were four entertainment staff apart from Braemar singers and dancers. They could and should have made more ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


Baltic cruise 31/7/19

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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nigemarie
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 lunch was been served in Grampian restaurant. The food throughout the cruise was excellent. Portions are not huge in the restaurant but meal is 5 courses so you are never hungry. ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite

Traveled with children


Fjords for elderly June 2019

Review for Braemar to Norwegian Fjords

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Hamslab
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 like a care home for the eighties, and we were all treated likewise, in fact we felt like cargo. The ammount of maintenance work going on was unbelievable the continuous smell of ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


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


Care Home at sea

Review for Braemar to Europe - All

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Loriga
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 off the ship if you could not walk too far, quite a walk to get out of the docks and onto coaches if you have booked trips. The drinks package I purchased worked out at £19 per day ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


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

Review for Braemar to Europe - British Isles & Western

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JunoAtSea
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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, strolled straight through check in and security, and were eating lunch by 12.15. Cabins were ready for 1 pm, luggage waiting outside. Don't you just hate airports? We spent a ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin


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