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: 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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Date: 24 June 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Fred Olsen Balmoral Summary: Still a super ship. We had a lovely holiday. But !! Two or three things not as good as last year. Embarking in Rosyth was a disaster with a computer failure. Gangways not really suitable for disabled people. Only 4 ports in 10 days First port was Malmo and the walk to the centre was about 2 miles, then when we got there the shops were closed ( A Saturday ) , I was most...

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Date: 11 June 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Boudicca Reviews

Title: Monaco Grand Prix Summary: I thought the ship and itinerary were superb with the Monaco Grand Prix the highlight. The entertainment was good but special mention to the ship`s company entertainers and Pete and Ursula the resident entertainers who were truly superb with Pete being able to play his guitar and sing in any style backed up ably by Ursula on rhythm guitar. Our only grouse was that our twin configured balcony room was really inadequate for two people...

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Date: 23 May 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Spain, Portugal and the Seville fair Summary: 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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Date: 09 April 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

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

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

Title: California, Mexico and Panama Canal Summary: 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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Date: 01 April 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Caribbean Summary: Delicious food, wonderful friendly staff, and sunshine. What more could we need.

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

Title: 62 nights California Mexico and Panama Canal Summary: 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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Date: 12 February 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Black Watch Reviews

Title: Joined sector of world cruise Brisbane to Mumbai Summary: 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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Date: 14 January 2019
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Christmas on Balmoral Summary: 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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Date: 04 December 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Mystery Cruise Summary: 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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Date: 06 November 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Good value for money Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Uncrowded Baltic Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Black Watch Reviews

Title: Canada in the Fall Summary: 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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Date: 29 October 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Black Watch Reviews

Title: Canada in the Fall Summary: 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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Date: 12 October 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Boudicca Reviews

Title: Middle East Magic Summary: 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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