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Cruise Reviews - Fred. Olsen Cruises

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Balmoral (islands Of The Mediterranean)

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean

on 22nd Apr 2019, by

Overall the cruise experience was good. However, the cruise ship Balmoral is ageing badly and in many respects needs a lot of TLC if it is to continue trying to compete with newer ships of a...

161 views , 9 of 19 people found this useful

Fred Olsen Poor Customer Relations, Beware.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Panama Canal

on 21st Apr 2019, by

RE: L1902 CARIBBEAN, MEXICO &USA Cruise Boarding 19th January 2019. Booking I am disabled by many conditions and this cruise was booked the last minute as I had a window of good (well good for...

232 views , 6 of 28 people found this useful

Amazon Adventure.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / South America

on 23rd Mar 2019, by

I chose the Fred Olsen Braemar cruise including the River Amazon followed by time in the Caribbean. I was initially worried about the age of this ship but I needn't have worried. Braemar is easily...

2204 views , 27 of 29 people found this useful

Nice Mystery Cruise.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 9th Mar 2019, by

We started this 12 night mystery cruise departing Southampton. It was great fun guessing which ports wed end up at which really got people talking on board as a nice ice breaker. As long as it...

969 views , 16 of 22 people found this useful

Around The World In 107 Days.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Black Watch / World Cruise

on 6th Feb 2019, by

The Black Watch left Southampton on 5th January 2018. Due to the number of single people the number of passengers was about 650. 300 were Around the World passengers and at Lima, Sydney and Port...

334 views , 15 of 15 people found this useful

Amazon January 2019 -braemar.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / South America

on 2nd Feb 2019, by

First time cruising with Fred Olsen, smoth hassel free flight and transfer, a huge bonus having our luggage taken straight to the ship and not goung through security. Well organised by Fred Olsen...

169 views , 5 of 6 people found this useful

Balmoral Christmas/new Year.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canaries

on 17th Jan 2019, by

Fred Olsen Balmoral Xmas/New Year 2018/19 Canaries All in all, this was a most enjoyable cruise and a great way to spend both the festive season and celebrate my husbands birthday on Christmas...

202 views , 8 of 10 people found this useful

Never Again.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Caribbean

on 10th Jan 2019, by

We have always wanted to spend Christmas cruising the Caribbean and decided to go with Fred Olsen on the Braemar, on the 20th December 2018. That was a big mistake. The cruise started badly due to...

883 views , 21 of 45 people found this useful , 3 comments

Christmas And New Year On The Balmoral.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canaries

on 8th Jan 2019, by

The embarkation on the Balmoral was excellent and we were looking forward to a great Christmas/new year cruise but our hopes were dashed. The first few days were fine. We arrived at on Christmas...

208 views , 2 of 9 people found this useful

Fred.olsen Southampton To Caribbean Cruise.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Caribbean

on 1st Jan 2019, by

My wife and I have just returned from a pre-Christmas re-positioning cruise from Southampton to the Caribbean for 17 days from 3rd December. This was our first cruise with Fred.Olsen and were...

914 views , 28 of 31 people found this useful , 2 comments

Transatlantic Repositioning On Braemar.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Caribbean

on 23rd Dec 2018, by

Deilivery to Southampton by Eavesway coach was quick and comfortable and check in and embarkation at 1330 completed in record time although by bag had still been delivered by the time that I...

714 views , 20 of 23 people found this useful , 2 comments

Impressed By Fred.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canaries

on 8th Dec 2018, by

In the last 20 years I have taken 12 cruises with the likes of P&O, RCI, NCL and MSC. I often wondered what it would be like to go with Fred Olsen who operate smaller, older, often secondhand...

884 views , 28 of 30 people found this useful , 1 comment

Cruise With Grandchildren.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 8th Dec 2018, by

My granddaughter was envious of my husband and I cruising all over the world. So this summer I saw a late deal with Fred Olsen going to Belgium and Holland. After consulting mum and dad plus her...

319 views , 20 of 22 people found this useful

Wonderful Braemar’s River Seine In November.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Mini Cruises

on 3rd Dec 2018, by

My reply to a former review wont go through in its entirety. PLEASE read this in conjunction with a review dated 11 November by Mr Henwood of Worthing with a very strange title I SHOULD HAVE GONE...

13585 views , 124 of 147 people found this useful , 9 comments

A Week To The War Graves On Braemar.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Europe

on 29th Nov 2018, by

We booked our 8 day break at short notice with a no frills anchor fare. We paid extra to have first sitting for dinner at 6.15pm to save any confusion about the times, as we both enjoy an early...

518 views , 22 of 27 people found this useful , 2 comments

Balmoral Mystery Cruise.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 28th Nov 2018, by

We joined Fred Olsen's Balmoral for a 'Mystery Cruise' which was advertised as the chance to visit some different destinations. The ship actually visited La Coruna, Malaga, Cartagena, Gibraltar,...

529 views , 14 of 24 people found this useful , 2 comments

Not Such A Mystery (cruise) After All.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean

on 27th Nov 2018, by

We joined Balmoral in Southampton for her Mystery Cruise on 12 November 2018. We had no idea whether we were going north or south so packing proved more difficult than normal. We were looking...

812 views , 19 of 27 people found this useful

A Mystery Cruise Really Is Great Fun!!

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Western Europe

on 26th Nov 2018, by

As I have a somewhat jaded appetite for more cruises I thought it would be fun to let Fred decide where to go next, so I booked a cabin for a Mystery cruise on Balmoral. It was an amazingly low...

1408 views , 36 of 39 people found this useful , 1 comment

I Should Have Gone On Olsen.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / River Seine

on 11th Nov 2018, by

The background for choosing this cruise, was a family bereavement. The purpose was to have a relaxing cruise to somewhere new. The Braemar cruise of "cruising the Seine" to Rouen then down to...

1670 views , 33 of 69 people found this useful , 25 comments

9 Days On German Waterways.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Braemar / Baltic

on 9th Nov 2018, by

Nine nights on Braemar around Northern Germany, Described as 'German Waterways' we weren't completely sure what was involved but this cruise did encompass the Kiel Canal (both ways) and the Elbe....

3925 views , 29 of 34 people found this useful , 1 comment
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