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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Spain, Portugal and the Seville fair
By Jan Gray on 23 May 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar Reviews

On the whole a lovely cruise, friendly helpful staff good entertainment, especially from the Braemar troupe, a couple of the individual acts were not so good, we just avoided those. Plenty of places to sit, I don’t think the ship was at full capacity, we never had any difficulty finding an empty sunbed or a table in one of the bars. We had a balcony cabin on deck seven which was of a good size...


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Caribbean
By Raymond Whiteley Whiteley on 09 April 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar Reviews

Splendid itinerary fantastic weather all the 4 weeks. Great shows and very good food as always.


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California, Mexico and Panama Canal
By Malcolm Bryce on 01 April 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

Missed several ports. Some due to mechanical problems. But others were because ship was incapable of meeting schedule in anything but a calm sea. Poor planning? Poor communication with passengers on the delays and missed ports. In fact poor communications on nornal day to day events too. I won’t be cruising with Fred Olsen again any time soon.


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Caribbean
By Sandra Turnbull on 01 April 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar Reviews

Delicious food, wonderful friendly staff, and sunshine. What more could we need.


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62 nights California Mexico and Panama Canal
By David Orrell on 01 April 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

Fantastic cruise and itinerary, Fred Olsen knows how to look after his passengers, especially the entertainments dept who worked so hard, led by Elliott Taylor. A fantastic job despite having circa 30% itinerary changes (significant) due to getting caught in a fishing line which resulted in repairs at San Diego for 3 days. After repairs, the Balmoral did not seem to cope in terms of speed with bad weather. If the crossing across the Atlantic...


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Joined sector of world cruise Brisbane to Mumbai
By Valerie Cope on 12 February 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Black Watch Reviews

The ship is old and it shows. It’s the first cruise we’ve done where we were given a key to open the cabin door. They were changing the doors throughout the cruise though. The ship was very rusty and there was a lot of mastic holding in windows. A lot of the deck was rotting. The cabin and en-suite were fine though. The food was very good and the service in the dining room excellent....


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Christmas on Balmoral
By Penny Nicholson on 14 January 2019
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

Embarkation was good so thought we were in for a good cruise – wrong. Christmas Eve was good with carol service with the staff followed by port, sherry and mince pies. Christmas morning was most enjoyable with reindeer racing with senior officers and deck party with mulled wine. Then downhill. Christmas evening meal consisted of plenty of turkey, one sprout cut in half, no parsnip, carrot or stuffing. My husband had thin slice of parsnip...


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Mystery Cruise
By Jim Manson on 04 December 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

Disappointed to learn during the cruise that formal evenings were mandatory dress. Had we known this we would not have booked. The attitude of the head waiter was pretty poor. We were on second sitting, (we did not request this) and because we were refused entry to the restaurant, we only had 20 minutes to eat at the cafe. On making a formal complaint the following morning, ( there was no one available at the...


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Good value for money
By Linda Milson on 06 November 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

This was our first cruise with Fred Olsen. We had a premier suite which was really lovely. Decor throughout was excellent. Food overall was good but only ever 2 starter choices! Also if you opted to go to the Palms cafe for dinner, the food was very limited and often dried up or lukewarm. The cafe is way too small for the guests. People were bumping into one another everywhere and there was often a...


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Uncrowded Baltic
By Lynn Moss on 29 October 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed our second cruise aboard Balmoral. This is a happy friendly ship with brilliant crew. We were not too impressed with Gothenburg but enjoyed our visits to Copenhagen, Tallin, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Oslo. St. Petersburg was very busy so I can imagine that it is a nightmare to visit in the summer months. are some amazing cathedrals and waterways in St.Peterburg and it is worth the visit. The entertainment on board was again...


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Canada in the Fall
By Michael and Dorothy Wolstencroft on 29 October 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Black Watch Reviews

Friendly service, good food, clean cabins ,quality beds and linen. At 46 years young the ship needs a lot of continuing maintenance to the superstructure and the constant chipping, grinding and banging reverberated into the cabin and around the ship. Sound insulation between cabins is poor. Norovirus impacted on swimming pools, jacuzzis and food service in the dining rooms for the final ten days of the trip with the crew making heroic efforts to isolate...


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Canada in the Fall
By J P Ashworth on 29 October 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Black Watch Reviews

We went to experience new destinations and this was achieved very well. Most of the ports on the St Lawrence Seaway and on Newfoundland are very different from your average cruise destination. The timing was exactly correct for the autumn colours. Sailing from Liverpool was highly convenient. Unfortunately, the weather on both Atlantic crossings was mostly very poor but the ship handles it well. My wife was only rolled out of bed once! The crew...


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Middle East Magic
By Margaret Bonthrone on 12 October 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca Reviews

This was a magical cruise in the Middle East. Fred Olsen came up trumps once again. Eleven cruise lines tried but only one come out top, that is Fred Olsen. This was my 28th with them. The Middle East is so different and spectacular, from all the other places in the world that I have cruised too. To add to the special experience I was upgraded 5 times from an interior cabin on deck 4...


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Four ships in Cadiz
By M Lovegrove on 01 October 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Boudicca Reviews

The captain described Boudicca as “A middle-aged lady in need of daily make-up – that’s why you will always see the crew at work with a paintbrush”. This is old style cruising in an older ship which is nevertheless maintained to a high standard with cabins and suites regularly “refreshed”. The cuisine is above average and staff in all departments are very attentive. Entertainment facilities are limited so if you want large ” glittering” West...


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Holiday
By Margaret Steen on 27 September 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Braemar Reviews

This was a very special cruise which excelled all expectations the effort that the crews from the various ships on the 10 September was exceptional and the treasure hunt was good fun. Seville and Malaga were both amazing Almeria and Lisbon were good but could have bypassed Gibraltar for me. Our waiter Jeffrey and his assistant Josef were the best we have had on any cruise. The bridge was enjoyable but disappointing with the number...


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Spain,Portugal and Morocco
By John Smith on 25 September 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

The staff were as usual very friendly and efficient. The weather was good with calm seas most days, The Captains in Cadiz day was especially good with a flamenco dance demonstration, fun games, music and the opportunity to visit the other three ships. We enjoyed all of our shore excursions.


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Captains in Cadiz
By Gillian Rodgers on 25 September 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

We had a great holiday food, service ports of call all really enjoyable. Only set back was our newly refurbished interior cabin 8058 had a separate toilet Jack and Jill sinks and a shower cubicle at the expense of any real hanging space at all. When I asked the Manager to look for himself as he claimed not to understand what the problem was he agreed one narrow closet with no full length hanging space...


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Favourite Ship
By Helen Hodgkiss on 11 September 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

Just returned from our second cruise on Balmoral this summer, both trips to the Scottish Highlands and Islands with our teenage children. The best aspect of smaller ship cruising is the more personal service and attention you receive from the crew, something we have found lacking on other cruise lines with much larger ships. It is also nice to be able to sail much closer into destinations and to be able to get on and...


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First time cruisers
By Mr /mrs Carey on 11 September 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral Reviews

Wonderful time on the Balmoral ship. Everything was perfect. Even our seventeen-year-old granddaughter really enjoyed herself. Can’t wait to book another cruise. Norway was amazing.


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Greenland iceland
By Graham Holden on 11 September 2018
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Black Watch Reviews

Just returned from Greenland lovely staff and ship food was WOW!! Entertainment brilliant, ports of call well thought out!! Lots to do on the sea days we really enjoyed it.


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