Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Reviews

 Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines  Reviews

Whether it’s exploring Norway’s fjordland, finding paradise at idyllic islands or finding iconic cities, Fred Olsen brings some of the world’s greatest destinations and experiences closer with their expertly crafted cruise itineraries. Opt to sail from one of five local departure ports – Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Rosyth (Edinburgh) – or head on a fly-cruise to exotic locations around the globe.

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Date: 11 November 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Norwegian Fjords Summary: I can’t fault Fred Olsen for the friendly, attentative staff who made my cruise a lovely experience. Nothing is too much trouble and they seem to enjoy working for Fred Olsen. The Balmoral is a lovely ship, quite traditional but a nice size and its an ideal ship to see the fjords as she can go all the way in so you can dock alongside the town in many places. The food is and entertainment...

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Date: 05 November 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Braemar River Cruise Summary: As we arrived into Southampton Braemar was docked behind a huge car transporter ship making it look tiny in comparison. We whizzed through embarkation where all the staff were friendly and polite, I almost felt like a VIP as check in was so quick. Once on board we made our way to our cabin, we had a mid ship balcony cabin on deck 7. It was a really good location as it was just opposite...

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Date: 04 November 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Five nights cruising the Seine in France Summary: First river cruise we have done. Check in was excellent. Food was excellent. Staff were well organised and polite in all public areas. But the cabin AWFUL No chance of getting any sleep when at sea at night. Noise from the engine very loud all night, I remember the sheer bliss of peace and quite when we docked at Dover. Had a good one hour of sleep before we woke up at 6.30 a.m. by...

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Date: 01 November 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Five nights in France! Summary: Sailed from Dover which was a first for me. The check in was the quickest/easiest ever in 47 cruises! I had a very spacious inside cabin with a bath and shower.The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.I renewed my acquaintance with Suppoj in the Observatory bar.He was in there on my last cruise on Balmoral and he remembered me from 6 months previously.The food was excellent as was the service in...

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Date: 27 September 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Brabant

Title: First River Cruise Summary: First time ever on a river cruise and was really impressed! The ship, the staff, the service and the whole experience were excellent. Really enjoyed all the places we visited as we have never been to any of them. Would 100% recommend Brabant for your first river cruise.

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Date: 25 September 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Introduction to Scandinavia Summary: The trip was in early September so the weather was not expected to be too good but it turned out better than anticipated. Check-in in Newcastle could have been better but it was OK. Staff were, as usual, superb and ere able to handle any problem. Accommodation was excellent. The ship was not full so plenty of room to sit and relax. First stop Oslo was a little disappointing and not helped by the rain....

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Date: 17 September 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Spain & France Summary: This was my third cruise with Fred Olsen, and actually my second time on Braemar. The last cruise on Braemar was actually my first ever cruise I did and was over 10 years ago, with this in mind I was interested to see how much she had changed. The initial thing I picked up on when walking round the ship was her size, she was bigger from when I was last on board and I...

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Date: 17 September 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Norway Summary: Had a lovely week in the Fjords on Balmoral. Great service, great food and a lovely friendly atmosphere on board.

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Date: 17 September 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Fantastic Fred Olsen Cruise Summary: Myself , partner and two year old have recently returned from our first Fred Olsen Cruise. We sailed on Braemar from Southampton visiting spain and bordeaux. The itinerary was brilliant . We had a great time and would highly recommend them. We loved the ship being smaller as we could easily acess all of the areas and felt the staff were all great and personal. The food on board in comparison to other cruise lines...

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Date: 17 September 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Bordeaux in the Sunshine Summary: I loved the ship, the food the staff and the ports were beautiful. I would cruise on this ship again. It is an ideal ship for the French Rivers. The target market for this brand is the 50+ age group. This is reflected in the type of entertainment & facilities on-board. It is also a good option for single travellers as the brand offers a friendly, family feel on-board and you see all types of...

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Date: 06 September 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Norwegian Fjords on board Fred Olsen’s Balmoral Summary: My family and I have recently returned from a fantastic cruise with Fred Olsen on Balmoral. We booked car parking with Fred Olsen in Newcastle. The car park was a 2-minute walk from the check-in area. Cases were taken from the car park to the ship by Fred Olsen staff and we carried our hand luggage. The car parking was a very simple process and not a bad price at £10.50 per night. Staff were...

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Date: 03 September 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Black Watch Reviews

Title: Cruise comments Summary: First cruise with Fred. Olsen and it won’t be the last!

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Date: 27 August 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: A mixed experience Summary: A lovely ship, great public areas, but the cabin was never properly cleaned on the 9 days we were in the room. Food is lovely but in the main dining room it is child-size portions. If you are taking a fussy eater like my 85-year-old mother it’s difficult as not much in the way of simple food. The fish was all unrecognisable apart from when we had Plaice one day. Shows were excellent but little...

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Date: 20 August 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Sunny Norwegian Fjords Summary: Our first time cruising, and probably won’t be our last. We went primarily to see the Fjords, rather than for a cruise. The weather was superb, which made the scenery magnificent. The ship was full, but for the most part, we were able to get where we wanted and sit where we wanted. The entertainment in the lounges was really good – just a pity that most people were using it as ‘musical wallpaper’, and...

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Date: 25 July 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Black Watch Reviews

Title: Excellent cruise Summary: Overall the ship and cruise was first class We are also booked on black watch July next year from Liverpool

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Date: 18 July 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Brabant

Title: Beyond expectations Summary: Our first experience of River cruising. We loved it. Service and food were amazing places visited were quaint pretty clean interesting and offered all sorts to see and do. On board entertainment is limited but we enjoyed it all Wine Tasting , Oompah Band and an easy listening duo after dinner choices were great for a week. We got a bargain price and got great value for money as we were nervous that River Cruising...

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Date: 08 July 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Very enjoyable Summary: Just returned from 8-day cruise on the Braemar to the Fjords. We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise the food, the staff and our suite were all excellent. We last travelled with Fred 2 years ago on the Balmoral and were disappointed then with the food but am pleased to say that this year it was much improved. All in all a lovely cruise

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Date: 02 July 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Too long at sea for the total distances travelled Summary: The itinerary only made it possible to stop in some ports for only half a day when nearly 2/3 days in one stretch were at sea twice, (Avilles and Vigo ports were to close too each other) Made it so we were “RiverCruising” sometimes in the dark !

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Date: 01 July 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Cruise to Spain & Bordeaux Summary: Excellent service as usual, as I have an intolerance to certain foods they are very accommodating, nothing too much trouble. Waiting staff so helpful and some remembered us from our last cruise with them. Choice of ports of call were excellent as they where as close to the main cities as could be. Also found tours where also very good. We have cruised with FO since 2007 and have never felt the need to change...

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Date: 01 July 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Rivers of Spain and France Summary: The itinerary made this one of our best cruises ever and we’ve done a lot. Staff shortages in the restaurant made dinner slow and food cold on occasion and it took several attempts to get management to understand that telling staff to work harder wasn’t the solution. But food excellent choice good drinks entertainment and helpfulness of staff generally made this a great holiday.

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