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Tenerife to the Canary Islands Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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186 reviews
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One of the ports we visited.
Amazing presentation on last day feasts
Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands
Grenada train tour
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1-10 of 17 Tenerife to the Canary Islands Fred. Olsen Braemar Cruise Reviews


Anchor Fares, Second Class Citizens

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tykeexpat
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Fred Olsen are having to advertise greatly. Are they losing customers for the way in which they treat customers sailing ' Anchor Fare ' ? Yes, the fares are a bit cheaper but you are treated as second class. As members of Fred Olsens ' Gold Oceans Club ' ( which, in fact means nothing on anchor fares ) we were forced to pay £52 just to change our dining times from late evening to a civilised ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


Fred at its Best!

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Reebok
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was my 2nd trip with F.O. first on Braemar. It was excellent !. My previous voyage on Boudicca. My wife's first cruise with Fred, not to sure what to expect. But she was pleasently surprised. Braemar was in very good condition and spotlessly clean throughout. Late deal on an Anchor fare which was excellent value. The food would be my highlight for the entire fortnight. Special mention to ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


Great Staff, Great Food, Tired Ship!

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VictorMeldrew
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised with FOCL many times, several times on Braemar. Thomas Cook chartered flight from Gatwick two hours late so not a great start! Embarkation fine though. Cabin OK, but don't expect the space or luxury of larger ships. Food in Thistle Restaurant was great, breakfast lunch and dinner. Far better than we have had on other cruise lines. P&O last year was awful! All staff, without ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


Mostly very good.

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WelshWalker
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first Fred Olsen Cruise although we have cruised previously with P&O. The food was excellent and superior to any we have had before from the point of view of variety, quality, temperature and service. Although people's opinion of food can be rather subjective we could not fault it in any way. The waiters were efficient, cheerful and friendly as were the rest of the crew who almost ...
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Sail Date: November 2015


Cape Verde and Canary Islands

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tring
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The flight out was total chaos. We arrived at Manchester airport at 6.30am for our 9.30am flight with Condor (Thomas Cook group). Check in had commenced, yet we stood in the queue for an hour before we reached the check in desk and the queues got even longer during that time. Soon after we were through security the flight was soon showing as delayed for half an hour (10.00am). We were called ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Twin Outside


This was the worst cruise we have had

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Jackieshaw
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Got off Braemar 30th December doing Cape Verdi Islands. After 20+ cruises have to say this was the worse cruise we have had. At 64 years old I felt like a teenager there was no atmosphere bars were empty all day and after the mediocre entertainment everyone went to bed. Beware if you book an inside double cabin. Our cabin had double bed with Pullman beds overhead which meant it was basically a ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Twin Inside Cabin


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A disappointing experience.

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sammysgranny
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Having done a similar cruise last year on the braemar and had a really lovely time, I decided to book a similar one which also took in the Cape Verde Islands. This turned out to be a mistake, largely because of a vile sewage stench which pervaded my superior suite cabin on and off throughout most of the cruise and which was never resolved. On the next to the last night, the sewage smell was ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Superior Suite


Canary Islands, Madeira and Cape Verde

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Ldwhampton
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I went on this cruise with quite low expectations but would cruise with Fred again. In fact, already booked next January on Braemar from Jamaica to Barbados. The ship was beautiful, the staff very friendly and efficient, and the food, in Grampian, ranged from good to excellent. We enjoyed playing Bridge on sea days and met lots of very nice people, sharing a large table with a pleasant and ...
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Sail Date: December 2014


Canary Islands & Cape Verde December 16 2014

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stephenhad
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first cruise with Fred Olsen and we booked it because of the itinerary and because it got us away from the madness that is Christmas in the U.K. The initial itinerary was changed and the Gambia and Senegal were dropped from our original ports of call due to worries about the Ebola virus. This is quite understandable but the replacement ports of call, in particular Proto Novo in Cape ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Superior Balcony Suite


Braemar Canaries & Portugal

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Hazel Marr
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

On the positive side, the cruise was very enjoyable, with the more unusual Canary Islands being visited - La Palma & La Gomera and also Madeira, Lisbon & Oporto, all very interesting venues. The size of the Braemar helped in being able to get into the smaller ports. Oporto berth (port Lexioes) was quite a distance from Oporto itself, about 30-40 minutes by train. The entertainment for a small ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Cabin Type: Twin Inside


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