Braemar Cruise Review by Donkeylady
- Sail Date: June 2015
- Destination: Arctic
- Cabin Type: Superior Suite
The cruise was excellent except we never knew exactly where we were. The day sheet for all the on board entertainment was great but we needed one to tell us where we were passing and where we were.
We took the drinks package. For me that was fine but for my sister it was a waste of money. Strongbow cider was included but Kopperberg cider which cost 5 pence more was excluded so she had to pay 50% of the price every time but she could drink rum and brandy until she fell over. Read the small print before you pay.
DO NOT BOOK ANY TRIPS WITH THE CRUISE COMPANY. They are a total rip off. Example in Bergen a trip to the Funicular including price up and down £40. Distance from ship a slow 5 mins walk. Return trip £10 on the Funicular. Do the maths yourself. And this was a cheap trip most were at least £90 each and you did not get the right time off the ship and you had no time at the attraction.
The Atlantic Road was fully booked up price £80 each. We got a taxi and did it alone for less than £50 for the 2 of us.
The ship photos are good but expensive choose carefully but the video is great.
All the services on the ship were amazing nothing was too much trouble.
I would do another Fred Olsen Cruise but not book any trips. Research them before you go and do it yourself. Would recommend the Braemar to anyone it is a first class ship with a great crew and Captain.
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