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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

4.4 | Great
  • 80% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • None
Established
  • 1848
Headquarters
  • Ipswich, UK
Trips
  • 25

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Reviews & Ratings 80% Recommend

4.4 out of 5
Excellent 42 Great 4 Average 3 Disappointing 2 Terrible 5
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4.4

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A

Recommends

it was fantastic...admirable service October 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Love Fred cruises....they just go the extra mile...we had a golden wedding anniversary in August and they made it wonderful with flowers/champagne/professional photo plus frame....anniversary cake at dinner plus singers and at no cost to us. A few years ago we sailed with fred from Singapore to Southampton...it was fantastic...admirable service...what impressed me most was the captain...moving around the ship everyday talking to passengers...joining in the fun even to the extent of taking a dip in his full uniform and most of the Captains do interact with passengers....being smaller ships you make friends so easily. If there was one bad point it is the cost of excursions....bit of a con..very overpriced and taking advantage of older folk with walking difficulties. but the rest...love it...keep up the good work fred and we will be back...time and again
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L

Recommends

Amazing country July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing cruise. We were on Balmoral to Norway. Service for drinks slow but apart from that, everything was brilliant. Special thanks to dancer Nigel who is so professional, patient and kind and also to Krishna in bar. Norway is an amazing country
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B

Recommends

Overall a really satisfying experience July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I tried a Fred Olson cruise a few weeks ago which left from Rosyth, only 40 minutes from Dundee. I must admit I had my reservations as I had tried most of the large lines before and a couple of the smaller ones . The smaller ones did not give me a good experience. However I decided to try the Bremar sailing to the Norwegian fiords. I was indeed very pleasantly surprised . I can only term the experience as a mini Princes plus experience. Staff wonderful, ship pristine, itinerary wonderful with very interesting forys up some off the more inaccessible (to larger ships), fiords.
There was a couple of small niggles such as having to pay and additional £2 per day if you want the choice of dining time and a very difficult to navigate web site to get the best possible single price . However, overall a really satisfying experience and I would certainly use them again.
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R

Recommends

My first ever cruise July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My first ever cruise ,aged 10 was on the Black Watch ,sailing out of Tilbury docks in the Easter holidays 1968. Funchal , Madeira, & several Canaries islands left lifelong memories. The cold buffet was extra special,& several coca colas were consumed. Happy days.
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C

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great entertainment July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
As a first time cruiser and with a teenager and 8 year old in tow we boarded the Balmoral for the Diamond and chocolate cruise with trepidation. We had read it was older traveller centred and some of the activities were more mature. However we were assured when booking that this cruise was more family oriented. The wee one loved it especially the show company! I think Julian has a fan for life. All the crew feted her and the ports were stunning. If I had any gripes it would be that free WiFi especially for the teenagers is a must have especially nowadays and also after asking about kids club specifically none was run. I am sure that a mock tail master class, a pool party just for the younger ones or a film or even teach them a dance to perform in the evening would be reasonably cheap and easy to organise. However this did not detract from the relaxed travelling, the sumptuous dinners without a chicken nugget or fish finger in sight, usually great entertainment and a comfy bed at the end of night. I would certainly do it again.
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J

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Absolutely brilliant June 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Absolutely brilliant, just come back from 22 night cruise, staff were fantastic, had a minor problem with our cabin, they couldn’t have been more accommodating, and even gave us an on board spend. Been with P & O before who were rubbish, Fred all the time for us, they are fantastic �������. Can’t wait to be be back on board in August, and 2 booked for next year.
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From Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and refined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection.

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.

Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Environmental Policy

Looking After The Environment

With most of the world’s surface covered by water, it is important that this valuable resource is nurtured and looked after so that it remains healthy for generations to come. Fred. Olsen is committed to following the guidelines and practices set down by global  environmental authorities to help promote this goal to protect our marine environment. Similarly, we acknowledge our responsibilities towards the air that we all breathe. To this end, we aim to operate all our vessels in the most environmentally friendly way possible. 

In addition, Fred. Olsen recognises its obligations and responsibilities to the destinations visited by our vessels, and to this end we work in partnership with ports and local service providers to maintain our environmental standards wherever in the world our vessels are located.

Fred. Olsen maintains compliance with international and national laws and regulations by careful management of our environmental practices.

In support of this philosophy, Fred. Olsen:

Monitors its management systems to ensure compliance with international requirements.

Institutes environmentally friendly systems in its land based offices and on board its vessels.

Meets, if not exceeds, regulatory requirements on marine and air pollution.

Implements practices and procedures to reduce the environmental impact of our operation.

Associations:

Cruise Lines International Association; Association of British Travel Agents

Awards:

Cruise Critic Best Itineraries 2016Silver Travel Awards Winner logoThe 2016 Group Travel Awards winner logoBritian's Best Cruise Line for Food 2015

7 days
River Cruise
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 991

Highlights

  • Explore Antwerp, it's home to plenty of other gems to discover and enjoy too.
  • Enjoy cruising through Seine river.
  • Discover Amsterdam and Rouen
  • Visit Normandy and Southampton
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13 days
Small Ship Cruise
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,479

Highlights

  • Visit famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens
  • Discover Silhouette Island, the third largest island in the beautiful Seychelles archipelago.
  • Explore Antsiranana the largest city in Northern Madagascar
  • Visit Port Louis, capital of Mauritius
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12 days
River Cruise
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,611

Highlights

  • Visit Lisbon, Seville and Vigo
  • Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!
  • Experience fantastic natural scenery by cruising through Guadalquivir river
  • Visit Granada and the Alhambra Palace
  • Explore the pretty old quarter and admiring the beautiful Neoclassical architecture.
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7 days
River Cruise
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 991

Highlights

  • Discover Antwerp
  • Enjoy cruising through Scheldt River and Nieuwe Maas
  • Experience the modern architecture synonymous with this innovative city Rotterdam
  • Visit Netherlands's historic capital Amsterdam
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