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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

4.3 | Great
  • 78% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • None
Established
  • 1848
Headquarters
  • Ipswich, UK
Trips
  • 25

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Reviews & Ratings 78% Recommend

4.3 out of 5
Excellent 37 Great 4 Average 3 Disappointing 2 Terrible 5
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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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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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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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Really fantastic experience May 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Recently went on my first cruise, Norway and the fjords. Really fantastic experience, I was probably among the youngest onboard so was not sure what to expect. The staff and crew were very friendly, helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The food could vary from very good to OK but there is lots of choice. Most of the time the food was very good, obviously not michelin star quality but you don't expect that. If I am honest I would probably book my own activities at destination ports as will be cheaper and can work around your own timings. I will definitely be going back and like the small ships of Fred Olsen as you are treated as an individual not just another customer.
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enjoyed the delicious food, wonderful service and fantastic entertainment May 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a fabulous 10 days on Black Watch - first on the Cruise to Nowhere from Southampton to Liverpool, then to the Norwegian Fjords and Shetland, via Fingal's Cave.
We were so lucky with the weather the whole journey - calm seas and sunshine. The scenery was stunning!
We enjoyed the delicious food, wonderful service and fantastic entertainment especially the Show Company productions which were amazing!
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amazing and wonderful crew March 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Off a 14 night northern lights trip. Absolutely awesome. Great fun. food and views. Special thanks to the amazing and wonderful crew of the Balmoral with special thanks to Shella and Mavi in the game room. They made playing so much fun and enjoyable. Also especially proud of Shella for her encore singing performance, such an amazing voice. Anyone wirh the opportunity book the Balmoral A.S.A.P.
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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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