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This was our first and last time with Fred Olsen, which went to the Lochs of Scotland (plus Mull, Skye and Orkney). The selling points for us was that it went to Mull and offered an excursion to Iona, Portree in Skye (where we have family) Orkney and from Holy Loch offered a trip to the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow as well as offering free time in Glasgow City. Embarkation from Liverpool convenient and went smoothly. Table size request not honoured. Ate in casual diner instead which was surprisingly good. Didn't manage to get to Iona. Skye cancelled. No free time in Glasgow. Ship rolled at slightest sea conditions and generally very noisy. Many passengers with mobility problems. Would be surprised if no one injured. Tender intensive cruise. Ship moored further out than expected for a small ship. Very scary experience on one occasion. Junior crew excellent. Enjoyed the entertainment. Very much enjoyed the Scottish scenery and warm welcome we received from the Scots. We did enjoy our time on Orkney, Kelvingrove Museum and Dunrobin Castle. Generally felt excursions overpriced compared to other companies. Sorry but Fred isn't for us.

First and Last Time with Fred Olsen

Boudicca Cruise Review by jules57

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This was our first and last time with Fred Olsen, which went to the Lochs of Scotland (plus Mull, Skye and Orkney). The selling points for us was that it went to Mull and offered an excursion to Iona, Portree in Skye (where we have family) Orkney and from Holy Loch offered a trip to the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow as well as offering free time in Glasgow City.

Embarkation from Liverpool convenient and went smoothly.

Table size request not honoured. Ate in casual diner instead which was surprisingly good.

Didn't manage to get to Iona. Skye cancelled. No free time in Glasgow.

Ship rolled at slightest sea conditions and generally very noisy. Many passengers with mobility problems. Would be surprised if no one injured.

Tender intensive cruise. Ship moored further out than expected for a small ship. Very scary experience on one occasion.

Junior crew excellent. Enjoyed the entertainment.

Very much enjoyed the Scottish scenery and warm welcome we received from the Scots.

We did enjoy our time on Orkney, Kelvingrove Museum and Dunrobin Castle. Generally felt excursions overpriced compared to other companies.

Sorry but Fred isn't for us.
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Junior Suite
Cabin JS 5007
Pretty much as expected although noisier than expected. Cabin stewardess excellent.
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