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Fred. Olsen Newcastle (England) Cruise Reviews

Fred. Olsen
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64 Fred. Olsen Newcastle (England) Cruise Reviews


Sheilatay avatar

Sheilatay

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Scenic cruise

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Always wanted to see the Fjords and this ship seemed like a good size to experience this .We has a good midship cabin near to lifts etc . the dining onboard we could not fault exceptional . The shows were all very ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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jeanniedance

4 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Boring old ship

Very dated ship. Mainly elderly passengers. Nothing on during the day except bridge bingo and handicrafts. More like a floating care home. Tour operator extremely unhelpful.. Don't book flam railway through olsen ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Robin and Karen

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Boring boring Sweden

Been with Fred before and loved the friendliness of the staff, the food, the service and the Balmoral is not too massive and plenty of room to sit and relax. The excursions were very disappointing. This is not a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jolai1

4 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Not value for money

I consider the price we paid for the itinerary, distance travelled, entertainment, drinks package and cabin comfort (superior interior) was far too much. The A/C in the cabin was rubbish we had the setting off the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Travellingman 210450

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Exceeded All Expectations

Its been 14 years since we did a Fred Olsen Cruise as we have mainly sailed with 5 Star Cruise Lines, but this cruise was from the Tyne and a short 15 minute taxi ride from our home and visiting some ports we had ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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flip43

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Butlins afloat

My wife and I recently took our first cruise. We travelled on Deck 5 in an outer, windowed cabin, on Fred Olsen's Balmoral to the North German ports of Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel dep Newcastle 19 November. To say it ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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teddytwo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cabin experience

The reason for choosing this cruise were many One the embarkation and disembarkation port was only half hour from home so we did not have any extra travel to join the ship.TwoThe ship Balmoral, we have sailed on ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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rory50

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent service

Mainly itinerary and the time of year, less crowded places. Embarkation swift and efficient at the Port of Tyne. Very lucky with the weather for the time of year apart from Gothenburg and Helsinki. The food ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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jocap

10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Glorious Iceland

We've long wanted to visit Iceland, so this was the perfect choice- sailing out of Newcastle is easier for us than Southampton, and we were on Balmoral the previous autumn, so knew that she was a sturdy little ship, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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monkey013

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and were just viewing it as a means of getting to Orkney and Shetland and really were not expecting much. However how wrong we were. We found our inside cabin clean ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Barbara Mills avatar

Barbara Mills

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise

I’ve always wanted to try a cruise so picked this one as I’ve always wanted to go to the Shetland Islands and it was short so gave us a chance to experience cruising. Arrived on the boat to our very expensive ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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teeandjay

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Mixed feelings

A bit of a mixed bag. We had been on Balmoral before and it was not as good this time. Superficially the cabin appeared spotless but there was a large accumulation of dirt under the beds and it obviously had not ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Fmbecks

1 Review Written

Another Excellent Cruise with Fred Olsen

Always wanted to visit the Scottish Islands and this cruise gave us a great taste of what was available should we want to go back for longer visits. We took one of the organised trips but for the rest of the time ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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hunterseye

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Scenery

This was our very first Cruise I have to say from start to finish it was excellent, We arrived at the port where our bags were taken from us and never saw them till we got to our cabin. we checked in and with in 10 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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parkseygirl

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, excellent service - a fantastic time, highly recommend

We had always wanted to see the Norwegian Fjords and had never cruised before, so took the plunge and booked the 6 night cruise from Newcastle. We were lucky enough to get the all inclusive deal at the time we ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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GeoffA

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruising Experience

First, I must mention a similar cruise reviewed by Alfie111 in May 2018. It appears Alfie111 was surprised that two whole days of the tour were spent at sea transiting to and from Norway. The itinerary in the Fred ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mick C

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Shore tour

The ship was great the embarkation was good and the disembarkation was a very smooth operation and crew could not do enough for us. I could not fault the quality or quantity of food on board and the entertainment ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Grannie1946

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Chose this cruise because I wanted to see Norwegian Fiords. Everything about the cruise was first class from embarkation to disembarkation. The Fred Olsen tours were extremely good and well organised, the crew were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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smartcruiser60

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Kiel canal and German towns including Copenhagen

We chose this cruise because it was easy to get to the port from Scotland. The itinerary was good as we had never been to Bremen, Kiel or sailed the canal. The late embarkation didn't suit everybody and the first ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Ian. ATKINSON 9119 avatar

Ian. ATKINSON 9119

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Smaller, more friendly ship, local port, once again, great cruise Fred

This is our second cruise with Fred Olsen Cruises, we have been on five different cruise lines, and would say they are all pretty good. We like Fred because it probably has the the most friendly crew, smaller ship ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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MyCruseReview

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

An overall enjoyable cruise with an interesting itinerary

We chose this cruise for two main reasons. The Newcastle port of departure and the itinerary. Fred Olsen documentation appears to indicate that port facilities at Newcastle are not as good as other ports. However, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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MyCruseReview

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overall an enjoyable and relaxing cruise

We chose this cruise as it was sailing from Newcastle. This avoided the journey from Yorkshire to a South Coast port before and return after the cruise. The ports of call and the small number of days at sea also ...
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Sail Date May 2017


rwlid avatar

rwlid

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Excellent Value for Money

This was our first cruise with Fred Olsen and overall we were quite impressed with the value for money it provided. First of all the Norwegian Fjords were spectacular. The weather was a little unsettled at times, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Hollisla

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable from start to finish

As a present for a special birthday, we chose Fred and the Fjords. We always read reviews before booking and after eliminating the best and worst decided to sail with the Balmoral from Newcastle. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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GraylingDorset

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Cruise Convert

Chose this as we had a special anniversary & wanted to try something new. At first we were a bit wary as there is an age demographic in Cruiseville! Actually a pretty good mix & what the hell we were on ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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