Miller - Answered a Question by Green (24 Jan 09 14:04)

Yes, it does. All Fred. Olsen ships except the "Black Prince" have this facility. Tea, coffee and biscuits are replaced on a daily basis.

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Marianne Green - replied to Miller (25 Jan 09 12:20)

Thank you for your answer - i'm a great fred olsen fan, but up until this year the braemar never went where and when i wanted to go.

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Newman - replied to Miller (27 Jan 09 17:49)

No biscuits in our cabin 4155. Should I be dashing off a letter of complaint to Fred ? :-).

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Miller - replied to Newman (28 Jan 09 09:10)

I must confess that I had the same problem on the "Balmoral" in November but was told that biscuits would be reinstated. Judging by the rough ride that ship had in the Bay of Biscay just recently I suppose they will be supplying broken biscuits! I'm sure there will be plenty of people raising this with Fred. I remember some years ago that they forgot to load the "on the pillow" chocolates and there was nearly a mutiny!

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Newman - replied to Miller (28 Jan 09 23:36)

As a point of interest, should we have had towel animals? Seriously, our cabin was probably the last on our deck to be serviced, at times we had to interrupt the stewardess at about 12.45 so we could freshen up before lunch. Is this a case of Fred cutting down on staff?

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Atkin - Answered a Question by Green (24 Jan 09 15:43)

Returned from a cruise on the Braemar yesterday. Only used facility in cabin once (suggest bottled water) because there is a 24hr tea/coffee service in the Palms Cafe. Hope you enjoy your cruise as much as our party did. We love the Braemar. Jackie.

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franks - replied to Atkin (25 Feb 09 10:32)

Do they charge for coffee/tea and biscuits supplied in the cabin? Also is the Palms Cafe 24 hour dining ? We are sailing transatlantic on the 27 October, our first time with Fred Olsen although we have cruised many times before over the years. Thank you.

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Atkin - replied to franks (26 Feb 09 10:26)

There is a kettle/supplies. I suggested bottled water because I used water from the tap and it tasted strange. To be honest I only made tea once because by the time I got up (I am single and my friends had a twin cabin), it was breakfast time and during the day there is tea and coffe available (24 hrs I think). We were out on short trips all but 3 days. Palms Cafe only operate at meal times - we always ate in The Thistle for dinner and occasionally used the Palms at lunch time (you can use any restaurant at lunch time). I have read some adverse comments which surprise me - I guess all our expectations are different but my preference is for cruising on a smaller ship and this obviously limits to some extent what can be offered. The staff/crew just excellent. Hope you enjoy your trip.

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fulthorpe - Answered a Question by Green (29 Jan 09 14:29)

Be careful,one of the hasn't.

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sibley - Answered a Question by Green (31 Jan 09 10:39)

Have been twice, once on deck 6 & once on deck 2, both had kettle etc. if deck 2 have it they should all be kitted out with them.

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