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 paint was awful, we were woken before 8.00 one-morning to the sound of a drill above our cabins.
The keys to our cabin door did not work and we had to change this 3 times, but couldn’t get anyone to come and look at the lock.
Towards the end of holiday we were due to cruise through the Fjords but due to windy weather the previous day and not being able to get out of port we had to come straight back to Southampton, we didn’t get to see the scenery we really went for
We would all agree that the food was very good, as were the staff in dinning room.
We have been on many other cruise ships before and have never had to complain, this is the worst ever.
We would not recommend Fred Olsen cruises to anyone unless of course you need a care home..
This was the only decent cabin left availability would have preferred a balcony no night light in toilet, and it was very small.