Henderson - Answered a Question by thorp (01 Dec 07 18:26)

Dont bother with Fred, go on some decent ships Bil.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Kirkby - Answered a Question by thorp (26 Nov 07 11:26)

A quick look at Fred Olsens website http://www.fredolsencruises.com/ reveals that Balmoral cruises for the first time on 30/01/08. From what I've read her style and service will be typically FO, but that she is their biggest ship.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Damant - Answered a Question by thorp (30 Nov 07 21:08)

Hope this helps. The Balmoral is an ex NCL ship and I have been on a similar one. Having only been on the Budiccia I would think the Balmoral will be a much nicer ship to sail on. A little bigger but better facilities. I hope to book a cruise on the Balmoral later this yea.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Blissett - Answered a Question by thorp (02 Dec 07 12:23)

We have cruised twice on the Black Watch, looking forward to cruising the Med on the Balmoral in May 2008. She is to be the largest in the fleet and is being converted to Fred Olsen standards at the present.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Fleming - Answered a Question by thorp (08 Dec 07 10:58)

The Balmoral was the Norwegian Crown. We cruised in the Crown from Miami thru` the Panama Canal and down the West Coast of Sth America for 14 days. A pleasant ship which has been chopped and stretched by 30 metres then refurbished to the Fred Olsens style.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Brad Smith's blog

Thomson Cruise A whole new...

By Brad Smith

Having worked for Thomson for nearly a decade before coming to www.CRUISE.co.uk, I saw the company change dramatically over the years. From the airline purchasing brand new Dreamliner planes from Boeing, to the introduction of exclusive properties to cater for every type of holiday maker.Whilst working there I saw a few minor changes to the cruise side of the business, but nothing dramatic. The ships were always old and small, but customers loved them none the less. Well, that’s changed con...

Read More

Jun 19 2017 09:31:46:000AM


Looking For School Holiday Cruises?

By Amy Ginder

Amy Ginder's blog

This time of year we have a lot of calls asking for late availability for the school holidays. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is very late in the day. Most cruise lines have filled all of their 3 and 4 berth cabins and those that have space will charge you astronomical prices.So what do you do if you are looking to cruise in the school holidays? The answer is book early! Book now for 2018, if you leave it to nearer the time not only will the prices climb but you are unlikely to ge...

Read More

Jun 19 2017 09:51:50:000AM

I wouldnt sail with Thom...

By Jo Cunningham

Jo Cunningham's blog

 Thomson Cruises have made some changes in recent years and things are really working for them, in the last 5 years they have seen an increase in passenger numbers of 40%, with 20% being in the last year alone.They have always been looked down upon by a lot of customers, although unjustly so as their reviews have always been good. But with older ships and less of the pomp and ceremony of other lines they have been viewed as being at the lower end of the market.In 2016, they made a major ...

Read More

Jun 16 2017 07:00:12:000AM