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Braemar

OVERVIEW: This handsome-looking mid-size ship suits middle-aged and older UK and Scandinavian passengers who want to cruise in a casual, unstuffy environment, in a ship with British food and entertainment. It’s a refreshing change for those who don’t enjoy larger, warehouse-size ships. But it does r

Black Watch

OVERVIEW: Black Watchis a comfortable but not luxurious ship best suited to the older traveler who wants a British cruise environment, wearing relatively formal attire. Cruises are well organized, with interesting itineraries and free shuttle buses in many ports of call.


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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 20th Aug 2014
First ever cruise-so chose 8 days-would go for 14 days next time. Travel from Cardiff to Southampton onto ship straightforward and hassle-free. Sea rocky and found this difficult; weather OK... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Boudicca / Europe
By on 20th Aug 2014
YOUR RECENT FLIER REMINDED US OF OUR BOUDICCA CRUISE LATE LAST YEAR. “TITAN 35 YEAR CELEBRATION” WHAT FUN WE HAD! SUCH ENTERTAINMENT – NOT THE USUAL FIREWORKS OR BALLOONS, BUT... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 19th Aug 2014
WE OFTEN HOLIDAY WITH MY WIFE'S UNCLE AND AUNT BUT AFTER A POOR EXPERIENCE ON P&O'S ORIANA LAST YEAR, WE WERE NOT SURE IF THEY WANTED TO CRUISE AGAIN. HOWEVER, HAVING BEEN ON BALMORAL... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Canaries
By on 19th Aug 2014
We have just returned from a cruise in the canaries on the braemar, the food was excellent as was the entertainment, the waiters and all the other staff were very friendly and efficient, there were a... Read More »
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3 of 7 people found this useful
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean
By on 18th Aug 2014
WE SAILED ON THE BALMORAL FOR A 28 NIGHT CRUISE TO THE BLACK SEA IN JUNE 2014, OUR DOUBLE BEDDED INSIDE CABIN WAS VERY COMFORTABLE WITH A WALK-IN SHOWER. YES, THE SHIP IS OLDER THAN YOU WILL FIND ON... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Northern Europe
By on 17th Aug 2014
Just returned from a great cruise up to the Arctic Circle. As always the food on Fred Olsen was excellent with so much choice at Breakfast, Lunch and Evening dinner... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Norwegian Fjords
By on 14th Aug 2014
We decided to return to the Norwegian Fjords - where we enjoyed our first cruise so much it led us to become addicted to cruising - and has taken us to The Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Canaries, ... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean
By on 12th Aug 2014
Jasper’s Cruise Log 'He writeth best who stealeth best all things both great and small, for the great mind that used them first from nature stole them all... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 11th Aug 2014
The ear-shattering alarm on my phone goes off and I know departure is only 8 hours away, it’s time to get up and get sorted out! With the last minute bits of packing done, I haul... Read More »
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51 of 55 people found this useful
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 8th Aug 2014
We've booked a family cruise, along with my parents; 6 in total. Fred Olsen have sent many leaflets to my home, advertising their cruises and Norwegian Fjords has been on my wish list... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 4th Aug 2014
Having regularly taken a weeks holiday in the UK our Probus (Retired Professional Business Men's Club) decided this year to try something new, and go for a cruise... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Boudicca / Atlantic
By on 3rd Aug 2014
This will be a review highlighting both positive & negative of this cruise on Boudicca. We are fans of Fred. Olsen and have cruised with them many times, so this review will just mention... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / River Seine
By on 2nd Aug 2014
This was only our 2nd Fred Olsen cruise, our 1st being Christmas Markets Dec 2013 on Balmoral, which we thoroughly enjoyed. This one left from Dover on Braemar on a cool, murky day! We live in the... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Arctic
By on 31st Jul 2014
My first cruise, and I boarded Fred Olsen's 'Balmoral' with some trepidation and a preconceived mental picture of the next two weeks. However, I was determined to achieve my life-long dream of... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe
By on 29th Jul 2014
We arrived at Southampton at Alternative Cruise Parking at 2.15. We were a few minutes late as the A34 north of the M4 was closed but we had been able to leave and go cross-country... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Black Watch / Baltic
By on 28th Jul 2014
Having enjoyed our Silver and Ruby Anniversaries on a cruise, there was nothing for it but to complete the hat trick when our Golden Anniversary came around this year on 'D' Day... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Boudicca / Canaries
By on 28th Jul 2014
On board the Boudicca last october we were warmly welcomed by staff but got lost on way to dinner on first night . the cruise was canarias and lisbon. we enjoyed the food choice was very good... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean
By on 26th Jul 2014
WE'D SAILED 1313 NAUTICAL MILES ABOARD BALMORAL THROUGH GREY-GREEN SEAS AND CLOUD, AND IT WAS STILL DARK WHEN WE BREAKFASTED IN THE PALMS CAFE, BUT THE SIGHT OF A LOW, RECUMBANT, CRESCENT MOON TOLD... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Boudicca / Arctic
By on 26th Jul 2014
I'm an Arctic junky. I just can't get enough of the far North. Greenland is one of the places I just had to see - especially as the area will be out of bounds to cruise ships very soon... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Boudicca / Africa
By on 26th Jul 2014
AS WE LEFT G B SUN WAS SHINEING FANTASTIC UP GRADE FROM MAIN DECK TO BALCONY SUITE WITH ALL THE TRIMINGS FRED OLSEN KNOWS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT PEOPLE, HIS SHIP BOUDICCA ONE OF THE FINEST YOU... Read More »
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