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Balmoral

OVERVIEW: Balmoralis best suited to British couples and single travelers wanting destination-intensive cruising in a ship that has European quality, style, and character, a sense of space, comfortable surroundings, decent facilities, and realistic pricing, and that provides good value for money.

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


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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Canaries
By Jennings, Cobham on 21st Apr 2014
We are confirmed Seabourn travellers and we went with them to the Caribbean in January this year. But in April we wanted to cruise the Canary islands so had to book with Fred. Olson... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Africa
By hurst, eastbourne on 21st Apr 2014
Hi, come back from travelling on Fred Olsen Braemar, (Cape verde and west Africa) i was very sceptical, when I booked, because I always had the notion FO was the geriatric line, NONE OF IT, what a great... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Africa
By Smith, middleton manchester on 19th Apr 2014
WE HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM A CRUISE TO CAPE VERDE & WEST AFRICA ON BOARD BRAEMAR, WE WANTED THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT UNUSUAL PORTS AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Black Watch / Caribbean
By Gibson, Basildon on 9th Apr 2014
1st cruise on Black Watch but overall very pleased Accommodation a bit dated but still comfortable and spacious Staff very attentive and helpful No problems with seating in bar or... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Africa
By McLeod, Aylesbury on 8th Apr 2014
Just returned from Fred.Olsen cruise to Cape Verde Islands on Braemar. I think I prefer it to the Balmoral. Just a couple of little moans. On the first night all the bars were busy, but no... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Boudicca / Northern Europe
By Pullen, Slough on 8th Apr 2014
Having taken 5 other Fred. Olsen cruises we were more than happy to finally try the Boudicca on this Christmas and New Year cruise to Northern Europe. It turned out to be a fabulous cruise, ... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Far East
By Miller, Ashford on 3rd Apr 2014
I enjoyed sailing on the "Balmoral" on the second sector of its 2014 world cruise. This was from Dubai to Hong Kong. The flight from Heathrow to Dubai on Virgin Atlantic was comfortable and on time... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Canaries
By MCGARR, Allithwaite on 1st Apr 2014
AS USUAL WITH FRED OLSEN EVERYTHING WAS TAKEN CARE OF IN AN EFFICIENT AND CALM MANNER.WE FLEW FROM MANCHESTER TO TENERIFE AND AFTER CHECKING OUR BAGS IN AT MANCHESTER SAW THEM AGAIN OUTSIDE... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Canaries
By Taylforth, Ulverston on 31st Mar 2014
Around the Canaries on the Braemar March 2014, We have been cruising since 1970 (when mere children) but this was our first time with Fred Olsen. This cruise departed from Tenerife... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / World Cruise
By Caethoven, Newcastle upon tyne on 30th Mar 2014
First time with Fred Olsen.Did some searching and contacting before I left with respect to staying on in San Diego and returning 8/10 days later.I had in mind taking advantage of first time in that... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Canaries
By WILLIAMS, bexhill on sea on 28th Mar 2014
We had a very comfortable flight to our cruise from Tenerife, with British Airways. Good leg room and refreshments on board. Much more civilised than the usual charter lines! We travelled with Titan... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / North America
By Bostock, Chertsey on 27th Mar 2014
I have just returned from the Hong Kong to San Diego leg of the Balmoral's World Cruise. The weather was not good but just what I expected for the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year - however... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Pacific
By RAYNOR, SHERINGHAM on 26th Mar 2014
This cruise section of the World cruise was from Hong Kong to San Diago over 28 nights. The flight via BA was uneventful and we were soon collected and bussed onto the Balmoral which seemed to be a... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Boudicca / Norwegian Fjords
By Fleuty, EASTBOURNE on 20th Mar 2014
Having decided to try cruising, we settled on a Northern Lights Trip to Norway with Fred Olsen on Boudicca. We were not disappointed, in fact it was more than we had expected... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Africa
By Thomas, Lytham St Annes on 18th Mar 2014
Fred Olsen's Braemar cruise to 3 of the Cape Verde Islands, Banjul in The Gambia & Dakar In Senegal (28 Feb to 12 March) was an interesting & relatively safe option for a first time visit to... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Africa
By H, Leicester on 18th Mar 2014
I think Fred cruises are like marmite you either love them or hate them! We sailed from Tenerife on Feb28th after the worst flight ever.... 2.5 hours sat on the tarmac at Gatwick having made the... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Africa
By Appleson, Leeds on 17th Mar 2014
Having sailed once before on Braemar, we knew what to expect. We prefer the smaller ships for their more personal and friendly character and chose this cruise for its itinerary, and flying out to... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Black Watch / Round World Cruise
By Farrow, Potters Bar on 14th Mar 2014
We recently returned from the first leg of the world cruise from Southampton to Valparaiso. Our preferred restaurant was the smart and comfortable Glentanar with its most professional and... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Africa
By alexander, sturminster on 14th Mar 2014
This was a most enjoyable trip which didn't start well. We flew Monarch, Gatwick to Tenerife. On the way out we were on the aircraft for two hours before take off and we were not offered any water... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Africa
By Chandler, Bromsgrove on 12th Mar 2014
Went on a Fred Olsen cruise in January chosen only because of the itenary which was the cape Verdi islands and Africa. I was a bit worried as I had heard lots of things about Fred Olsen and mostly... Read More »
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