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Braemar Review

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Fred Olsen Braemar Review

Review for Braemar to the Eastern Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2015
Cabin: Twin Outside

My wife and I have cruised with a number of different companies before and had decided to try a cruise with Fred. Olsen lines - what a mistake!! Never again!! Nearly 4,000 pounds wasted in my opinion in hindsight !!!

From start to finish we encountered both good and extremely poor treatment whilst cruising on the Braemar during our last trip just finished. First off we turned up at Manchester Airport in plenty of time for our scheduled departure on Monarch Airlines. Now when your handed a letter from Monarch whilst waiting to book in doesn't exactly bode well for the start of your cruise experience. The letter stated that the original plane had developed a technical fault but that another airplane had been found and that our 11.00 am boarding time would still be going ahead - great. However at the appointed departure time we were still waiting o board the aircraft. No announcements were made to tell us why and eventually, when we did board the aircraft, we found ourselves on a Hi-Fly ? chartered plane with a mixed origin crew who looked anything like professionals.

What followed then beggared belief as we were then subjected to a wait of over two and a half hours delay on the ground whilst they sorted out provisioning the plane with food and drink. Why they didn't do this when they already knew they had to change planes three hours previously at check in, I don't know.

Cabin Review

Twin Outside

Cabin E

The smallest cabin we have ever slept in. Extremely noisy, Little or no cupboard space once you put your bags away, very small toilet, shower curtain thingy that you can just squeeze into, faded décor, uncomfortable single beds dirty carpet - need I say more!! Oh yes paid extra to upgrade to his room 4026 - shouldn't have bothered - extremely disappointed with cabin - and the rest of the ship.

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