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 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: First Timers Summary: Just returned from a lovely holiday on Balmoral cruising the Norwegian Fjords. We had not travelled with Fred Olsen previously but had a wonderful time. The decor is a little dated but that was the only criticism. The staff were amazing, very courteous and accommodating. The food better than I have experienced with other cruise lines of late. We had a superior suite which had a spacious balcony, absolutely perfect to while away an hour...

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Date: 10 October 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Worst cabin on the ship Summary: I took a friend who had never cruised before on a taster weekend cruise on Balmoral, as it is one of the smaller ships, so that he would see how wonderful cruising was. Although I had booked a double room, we were given the smallest cabin set up as an L shape so much so that it could not be changed round. Needless to say it was awful. As the ship was apparently full, there...

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Date: 06 October 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Best cruise experience Summary: We have been on four cruises previously and plan to go on more. Overall we have enjoyed all our experiences for a variety of different reasons. However this was our best experience so far, food, entertainment and overnight stays were all excellent and of course as with all our previous cruises the staff were superb. The only thing I would change on this particular Scandinavian Capital Cruise would have been a longer stay in Stockholm....

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Date: 05 October 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Great summer cruise! Summary: Having sailed with P&O twice before, we weren’t sure what to expect from Fred Olsen, but we booked the ‘Authentic Andalucia’ cruise aboard Balmoral due to the fantastic itinerary and the ability to sail from Newcastle (much closer to home than Southampton). The best thing about departing from Newcastle is that we parked a short (2 minute) walk from the cruise terminal, and as soon as we pulled up our bags were whisked away to...

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Date: 02 October 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Wonderful Fjords Summary: After an easy drive to North Shields, we sailed from Port of Tyne on 8 September 2017. We had booked this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary on 16 September, we were not disappointed! We found the fjords exceptional, wonderful views and so awe inspiring. The ship cruised so close to the Fjords at times you felt you could reach out and touch the mountains. The people of Norway were so friendly and welcoming...

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Date: 26 September 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: British Ilses – May 2017 Summary: We had a fantastic time aboard Braemar in May on the British Isles cruise and we were so very lucky with the British weather. We had a Superior Suite 7027 and it was just lovely. We were totally spoilt. We dined in the smaller Grampian restaurant and all the meals on board were delicious and plenty of choice. I loved that there was plenty of room for everyone, lots of comfortable seating up on deck...

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Date: 22 September 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Smooth Sailing with Fred. Olsen Summary: Having never sailed with Fred Olsen before I was a little apprehensive for a few reasons. I was concerned that there may not be much to keep the kids entertained & that the passengers may also have been a bit put out by having kids onboard. I also thought that the shows would be quite low key and perhaps tailored towards the generation that Freds draws in. My impressions did a total 360 degree flip!!...

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Date: 21 September 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: British Isles Summary: Had a fantastic cruise on Balmoral in August round the British Isles, loved the ship and everything about it. The weather is perfect to say it was a British cruise, had some sun to enjoy the lovely deck space on Balmoral. Giants Causeway is a must for anyone docking at Belfast.

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Date: 05 September 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Norwegian Fjords cruise, five days, August 2017 Summary: Fantastic holiday from start to finish. Newcastle Port of Tyne excellent and Eidfjord out of this world. Palms cafe highly recommend on board the ship. Inside cabin 5104 great. Staff are fantastic from cleaners upwards.

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Date: 05 September 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: 5 Night Norwegian Fjord Cruise Summary: We had an excellent cruise everything was perfect and we would go on another.

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Date: 29 August 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: HAPPY DAYS Summary: Fred Olsen is not the first company you would think of for a school holiday cruise but it has never disappointed my family and the other families we have met while sailing on Fred Olsen during the summer months. What makes this company and her small fleet of classic cruise ships so appealing? Firstly, it is so easy to drive a short distance to join one of their local departure points in this instance Newcastle....

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Date: 14 August 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Lovely ship shame about the evening meals Summary: We liked the Balmoral very much and the staff were excellent and very helpful. Our cabin, a superior balcony suite, was very roomy with loads of storage space. The bathroom was definitely overdue for a refit but again was clean and quite large. The breakfast in both the Palms and the Avon restaurant were good but the evening meals in the Spey were very disappointing. There was real evidence of severe cut backs in both...

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Date: 10 July 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Cabin 4132 – holiday spoilt by lack of sleep! Summary: Wonderful food; shows brilliant; cleanliness 100%; service top notch; staff always very friendly and obliging. Kept fully informed when unable to dock because of strong winds for our final trip to shore. The cruise was spoilt for us as we had very little sleep due to the vibration and noise from the engines plus we were unable to turn down the cold air conditioning permanently blowing onto the bed near the window. This was our...

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Date: 30 May 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: A good way to do a river cruise Summary: We went on a French river cruise, we liked the idea of going on an ocean going liner from Southampton to the rivers, rather than fly to the continent and go on the small river boats. We sailed quite a way up the Gironde to Bordeaux and along the Seine to Rouen and had trips to Bayeaux Tapestry and Paris. for us it was a good way to see these things.

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Date: 30 May 2017
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Not the big ones! Summary: Our last cruise, 2016, was to the French rivers with Fred Olsen’s Braemar and for people of our age (80 +) was a well thought out cruise with good overnight stops. This was our 29th cruise (and probably our last) . We have cruised with many lines but have found Fred Olsen to be more suitable for our taste over the big lines which we found to be some what overwhelming. Like other other Fred...

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Date: 08 October 2016
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Fantastic norway cruise on Balmoral Summary: the parking and check in at Newcastle port was very efficient. We were directed to the carpark at the port, the porters took our luggage and we then walked the short distance to the terminal building. The check in was very well organised. priority check in was offered for decks 8,9 and 10 with self-service check in offered for all other passengers. We had booked a premier suite. The cabin was very spacious and was...

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Date: 21 September 2016
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Braemar Reviews

Title: Wonderful French river cruise Summary: From the pre-boarding arrangements at Southampton to luggage reclaim at end of the cruise – everything went wonderfully well! Braemar is a delightful ship that’s suits our requirements perfectly and – as only Fred Olsen ships – attracts folks rather like ourselves. As ever, the crew were first-class in their friendly & attentive service. As always, the entertainment was very enjoyable with a wide range of activities & great shows / entertainers We liked to...

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Date: 19 September 2016
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: FABULOUS HOLIDAY Summary: MY HOLIDAY WAS THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD ALL THE CREW WERE SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL IN EVERY WAY AND THE SCENERY WAS SPECTACULAR

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Date: 18 September 2016
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Balmoral Reviews

Title: Next To The North Pole Summary: Who would want to go to Svalbard in the High Arctic where in winter the sun never rises and in summer it never sets, and where the land mass is 60% glaciers and only 800 miles from the North Pole? Well we would! After consulting with Bolsover on different cruise lines sailing to Spitsbergen, and considering the quotations, we chose Fred Olsen Balmoral sailing out of Newcastle on 9th July – Newcastle is an ideal...

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Date: 01 September 2016
Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines | Ship: Boudicca Reviews

Title: Fred Olsen Boudicca – Norwegian Fjords Summary: I have just returned from a fantastic cruise in the Norwegian Fjords onboard the Boudicca. The service and food onboard was fantastic. I could not fault this at all and I would say the service I received was definitely the best I have had! The itinerary was great visiting Olden, Bergen and Flaam and this ship was a perfect size for us. There was always something to do onboard and the entertainment team were brilliant....

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