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: 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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Date: 01 October 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Boudicca Reviews

Title: Four ships in Cadiz Summary: 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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Date: 27 September 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Holiday Summary: 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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Date: 25 September 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Spain,Portugal and Morocco Summary: 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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Date: 25 September 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Captains in Cadiz Summary: 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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Date: 11 September 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Favourite Ship Summary: 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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Date: 11 September 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: First time cruisers Summary: 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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Date: 11 September 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Black Watch Reviews

Title: Greenland iceland Summary: 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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Date: 11 September 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Scottish Highlands and Islands ref L1826 Summary: Our first cruise with Fred Olsen. Public areas, the layout of the ship and level of service very good. Spey and Avon restaurants were quite special compared with Ballindalloch. Entertainment was good with now fairly rare live orchestra backing in the Neptune Lounge. The cabin was perfectly clean with excellent shower room and unobtrusive stewarding. Cabin no. was 5175, and we found the L-shape bed layout strange, the transverse one having no bedside table or...

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Date: 22 August 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Boudicca Reviews

Title: Vague disappointment… Summary: Over many years I have enjoyed cruising with Fred Olsen, particularly home from Australia on the Black Watch in 2005. Haven’t cruised with Fred Olsen for about 4 years now, however, I was on the inaugural Boudicca cruise when she was first acquired by Fred Olsen with usual, expected, “creases to be ironed out” then – which was quite acceptable. However, this time (even after refurbishment I understand) there were several unfathomable atmospheres aboard; restaurant...

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Date: 20 August 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Norway the easy way Summary: We have been cruising for 10 years, but this was our first time with Fred Olsen. We chose our first cruise to Norway because of good reviews and an easy drive to Newcastle – only about 105 miles from our West Yorkshire home. The port experience was good, with easy car parking and speedy and efficient check-in. Our cabin was ready as soon as we boarded, about 14.30. Balmoral proved to be friendly, well maintained,...

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Date: 16 August 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Black Watch Reviews

Title: Wonderful destination Summary: The cruise was wonderful but I feel that Black Watch needs to look at their entertainment as there are too many piano’s needs to get a bit more modern like her sister ship Braemar. We went to Iceland/Greenland/ and Norway.

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Date: 13 August 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Cruise to Iceland and the Faroe Isles Summary: Excellent cruise. Efficient helpful staff, a very clean ship and excellent food. The entertainment was some of the best that I have experienced on board and this was my 18th cruise. Have booked to go again.

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Date: 01 August 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Black Watch Reviews

Title: Excellent service Summary: When arriving at the port and saw ship for the first time I was not impressed. It looked very old and small. Once on board I was very pleasantly surprised. The whole ship is clean and nicely decorated, the cabins very well presented, spacious and lots of storage space, lovely comfy beds. Staff all excellent as is the food and entertainment and service, nothing too much trouble. Really enjoyed the whole experience on board Black...

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Date: 06 June 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Boudicca Reviews

Title: Around Britain Summary: We had a wonderful cruise, with sunshine all the way and flat seas. We found a minor patch of dampness on our cabin carpet, and reported it to Customer Services. The plumber was there within minutes and it was sorted. However, we then received a letter offering us an upgrade to a junior suite. We turned this down, as the proposed cabin was near the ship’s bow, and, my wife being a poor traveller, we...

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Date: 04 June 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Excellent but some flaws in the upgrading of this ship. Summary: A brilliant cruise to the Swedish Waterways could not ask for better. A beautiful ship but no bar’s near to the restaurants, there is so much wasted space that could have been utilised when the ship was upgraded. In some of the bars, except the Neptune, the waiters were a little slow and would not take advice to make the service better, (like not leaving the lid off the tonic bottle so that the G&T...

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Date: 14 May 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Not as good as expected Summary: This was a repeat of a similar cruise up the French and Spanish rivers we took two years ago. The standards are dropping significantly. Most of the fairly average food was tarted up with alcohol to give it some flavour – unfortunately, I can’t digest alcohol without serious side effects and when challenged I received just a shrug of the shoulders and a suggestion to only pick from other few poor choices that I wasn’t...

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Date: 10 May 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Germany Summary: Could not fault any aspect of the cruise or the ship good entertainment and food perfect

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Date: 08 May 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Great Summary: We have done 30 cruises to date and it is the first time we have cruised with Fred Olsen and were pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the ship and the friendliness of the staff and the food was perhaps the best we have experienced on any cruise. We certainly won’t hesitate in cruising with Fred again.

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Date: 02 May 2018
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Trying Out Fred Olsen Over Easter Summary: We were trying out Fred Olsen for the first time with a week long cruise to Ireland over Easter. Our previous sailings had mainly been with P&O. Accepting the ships were smaller and the facilities were thus a bit less, on the whole we had no problem with the ship or the cruise line based on what we encountered. However, whoever drew up the itinerary for this cruise should take a long hard look at...

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