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Black Watch

Amanda Peretti from Wimborne 5 Star Rating

We have cruised with Fred Olsen four times before and are yet to be disappointed. This was our second time on the Black Watch Ship and had a lovely …

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Boudicca

Beatrice Carroll from Walton-on-the-Naze 5 Star Rating

What a fantastic ship, so beautifully designed. Fred Olsen cruises are great because the passenger numbers are so small, you are never cramped like on other cruise ships! I …

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Black Watch

Benjamin Moss from Walmer Bridge 5 Star Rating

I travelled on a cruise on the Black Watch with Fred Olsen recently that was so much more than I had expected. I went just before Christmas and the …

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Braemar

Carolyn Jose from Thorne 5 Star Rating

A wonderful and interesting cruise to Cape Verde Islands and West Africa. We loved every second of our first ever Fred Olsen cruise. We mostly ate in the Grampian which …

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Black Watch

Cheryl Hayes from Teignmouth 5 Star Rating

I have just returned from my cruise with Fred Olsen on board the Black Watch. As a single traveller I was nervous about being lonely on my cruise. However I …

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Black Watch

Claire Dunmore from Swinton 5 Star Rating

The Fred Olsen ship the Black Watch was superb. We met some fantastic people on board. The staff were polite, efficient and attentive. The food was fantastic and varied …

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Balmoral

Daisy Carson from Stroud 5 Star Rating

The thing that attracted to me about Fred Olsen was the fact the ships sail out of the UK. I wasn’t particularly keen on flying, and when I saw …

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Braemar

Daphne Hanson from Stowmarket 5 Star Rating

I travelled on the Braemar in March and thoroughly enjoyed it. I travelled alone and had a single cabin. I was nervous as it was my first cruise by …

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Black Watch

Denise Poole from Stirling 5 Star Rating

It was our 1st cruise and what an experience!!! We checked in at Southampton which was quick and good. Our trip was to Norway as we wanted to do …

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Boudicca

Derek Ainsworth from Earlswood 5 Star Rating

Booked a great deal with Fred Olsen on the Boudicca. Couldnt refuse it! We have been with Fred Olsen before and like the way they have smaller ship so they …

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Braemar

Francis Bunclark from Sheffield 5 Star Rating

The Braemar with Fred Olsen was a bit of a last minute holiday for us this time, we usually go with Royal Caribbean. The dates we perfect, the cruise was …

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Boudicca

Godfrey Wheelton from Rumney 5 Star Rating

Myself and my wife have just recently come off of the Boudicca on a 12 night Baltic cruise, we had such a nice time. This was our very first …

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Boudicca

Graham Lynch from Dulwich 5 Star Rating

We have always wanted to visit Iceland, but found it to be very expensive to fly there just for a couple of nights and couldnt really justify the cost. We …

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Boudicca

Helen Riley from Red Hill 5 Star Rating

We had a fantastic time on the Boudicca and already planning our next cruise! Staff on board were superb. We had a beautiful balcony cabin on the bridge deck …

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Balmoral

Irene Passmore from Porth 5 Star Rating

We recently cruised on the Balmoral with Fred Olsen. This was our first cruise and I was quite unsure as I am wheelchair bound. We embarked in the port …

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Braemar

Jackie MacIntyre from Pinner 5 Star Rating

I travelled on this cruise and was slightly worried as I was a single passenger and had heard that the ship was small. I was very impressed and glad …

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Balmoral

James Vokes from Peterculter 5 Star Rating

The Balmoral is brilliant, me and my wife always book onto Fred Olsens ships, once you have been on one of them you have been on all of them, …

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Braemar

Janette Bethel from Penarth 5 Star Rating

I have returned from my first Fred Olsen cruise and I was a elderly single passenger. I never thought cruising would be for me but I was so wrong. …

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Black Watch

Jason Sharpe from Kent 5 Star Rating

As well established members of the oceans club both my wife and I consider ourselves to be somewhat of Fred Olsen connoisseur and expect only the best. Yet again Fred …

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Boudicca

Kathleen Rhodes from Surrey 5 Star Rating

I’ve never been on a cruise on my own before and was quite anxious about it, but after a push from my daughter I decided to go with Fred …

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Braemar

Lillian Miller from Mablethorpe 5 Star Rating

I have just returned from 1 week sailing with Fred Olsen on the Braemar and thoroughly enjoyed it. the staff were very welcoming and provided an excellent service. we …

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Braemar

Maureen Sauer from Lancashire 5 Star Rating

I am now a small ship fan after years of going on super liners, this ship is everything a cruise ship should be , she is small and intimate, …

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Black Watch

Mr & Mrs Sanders from Southampton 5 Star Rating

We decided to take the plunge and go on a cruise with our friends who have been asking us for the past 2 years to go. We were a …

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Braemar

Patrick Reynolds from Barnet 5 Star Rating

We simply love Fred Olsen, especially the Braemar. We have been on board about 5 times now I think. Some folks think she is stuffy, she isnt she is formal …

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Balmoral

Penelope Shepherd from Helensburgh 5 Star Rating

Balmoral feels like my second home floating out on the ocean taking me to beautiful places. The staff know my name, they know where I like to sit and …

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Balmoral

Rachel Norton from Hassocks 5 Star Rating

We have had a fantastic time on the Balmoral last year, it is a great ship! There is such a great personal and friendly touch to this cruise liner …

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Black Watch

Roberta Down from Gravesend 5 Star Rating

We really like dancing and we get chance to do this on here as they have proper ballroom classes and dances onboard. We go with our friends every year if …

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Braemar

Sadie Platt from Fochabers 5 Star Rating

We had never been cruising before but decided to take my mother away for 80th birthday. Our agent found a fantastic deal on a Fred Olsen Braemar sailing around …

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Boudicca

Sally Brown from Flixton 5 Star Rating

I have just returned from doing the Norwegian Fjords on the Fred Olsen Boudicca, the cabin was lovely and spacious and gave me a home from home feel. The …

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Black Watch

Sian Henderson from Exeter 5 Star Rating

We decided that the cruise to the Fjords from Dover was one of those trips you just have to do . The Dover departure worried us as being up North …

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Braemar

Siobhan Oxtoby from Erith 5 Star Rating

I love to relax when I go on a cruise, so the Braemar suited my needs perfectly. With the health and beauty salon, and the 2 pools and Jacuzzi …

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Boudicca

Tara Whale from Dunmurray 5 Star Rating

We cruised with Fred Olsen around 10 years ago and decided to give them another go. The service was fantastic this time round and we really enjoyed ourselves. Our cabin …

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Braemar

Tracey Bush from Douglas 5 Star Rating

This was my first trip on the Braemar but I can see why it attracts many repeat customers. This was due to the friendliness of the staff and other …

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Balmoral

Alan Rosenthal from St Ives 4 Star Rating

Me and my wife went on the Balmoral on a Baltic cruise. The ship was very British which we loved as weve been with lots of different cruise lines and …

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Balmoral

Andrew Cooper from Manchester 4 Star Rating

Still relatively new to cruising, overall the Balmoral delivered a high standard in practically every aspect. We had a superior outside cabin which was lovely, the picture window made it …

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Braemar

Angela Parker from Whitstable 4 Star Rating

Our first cruise with Fred Olsen and it was amazing. We had a great time onboard, and so much better than we could ever have imagined. Staff were mostly …

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Braemar

Arthur Speak from York 4 Star Rating

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar offers a charming, comfortable Home away from Home. She is not Glitzy like some of the Huge Cruise ships out there but what she lacks …

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Balmoral

Christine Barton from Poole 4 Star Rating

The crew were marvelous to those passengers who needed assistance on the excursions especially when the trips needed tenders to get off and on the Balmoral. No wonder many of …

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Boudicca

Clive Underwood from Woking 4 Star Rating

With this ship I knew that it wasn´t one of the new ships with rock climbing walls and zip liners and it was older than the rest of the cruise …

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Balmoral

Constance Falshaw from Sunderland 4 Star Rating

The staff on board were so welcoming and friendly…there was always space on board to enjoy a quiet moment. The atmosphere was so relaxed and informal. Dining Al Fresco …

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Balmoral

Cynthia Windless from Sudbury 4 Star Rating

We went on the Balmoral in October and this was our 30th Cruise!! We have never cruised with Fred Olsen before but we were pleasantly surprised. The Balmoral holds around …

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Braemar

Elisabeth Gamble from South Glamorgan 4 Star Rating

The ship was all we wanted it to be, felt like home from home! Staff on board were amazing. The ship itself had a very light and spacious feel. …

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Braemar

Gary Collom from Seaton 4 Star Rating

We booked superior outside cabin on the Fred Olsen Breamar and travelled over New Year 2012. We thoroughly enjoyed the sailing as we did with all the previous sailings …

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Balmoral

Glenda Welham from Saffron Walden 4 Star Rating

Had a lovely cruise on Balmoral, just the right size & very easy to get around I don’t like these big ships so this was perfect for me. Very …

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Boudicca

Grant Walton from Chorley 4 Star Rating

We wanted to do the German Christmas Markets, but also wanted to make a longer holiday of it, so we decided to do a cruise. We chose Fred Olsen because …

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Balmoral

Heather Cowan from Redditch 4 Star Rating

Sailing on The Balmoral was a fantastic experience for me and my Husband. There was always something to do, whether it be relaxing in the spa, or something a …

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Boudicca

Heidi Jaggs from Redcar 4 Star Rating

As a single senior traveller I have travelled on many cruise lines but always return to Fred Olsen. The ships are a lot smaller than most cruise lines so …

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Black Watch

Janine Lasky from Pakenham 4 Star Rating

Just come back from the Fred Olsen Black Watch – lovely little ship, perfect for me and my husband not too big and you won’t get lost, we like …

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Balmoral

Juliet King from Newbarnet 4 Star Rating

This is our 4th trip on this ship and we love it! The crew are great and so friendly and remember us when we go. We only have an inside …

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Black Watch

Lillian Housden from Macclesfield 4 Star Rating

Sailed on the Black Watch recently what a fantastic time we both had, the crew on board I have to say are so friendly and warm great to be …

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Black Watch

Loretta Shaw from Loughton 4 Star Rating

The Black Watch suited all of our needs perfectly, being a small ship meant it was very easy to navigate around, yet there was still plenty of choice with …

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Boudicca

Lucille York from Longfield 4 Star Rating

Fred Olsen Boudicca- a very welcome once meeting the ship, the ship was in good order and a lot of open spaces which I wasn’t expecting. Great food and …

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Black Watch

Melinda Kelly from Plymouth 4 Star Rating

I have come back from a mini cruise on Fred Olsens black watch. Having not cruised before I didnt know what to expect. When we arrived at the port we …

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Black Watch

Mr Estair from Greater London 4 Star Rating

I recently sailed on the black watch with Fred Olsen, The service and the food is outstanding on-board. The staff cant do enough for you. They were helpful everytime. …

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Balmoral

Paul Cairns from Gillingham 4 Star Rating

What a lovely ship!!! Upon entering the ship we were greeted by friendly staff on board the ship with refreshments. My first impressions of the ship was that for a …

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Black Watch

Primrose Roworth from Havant 4 Star Rating

The Balmoral is fantastic, I’ve just got back off a little Amsterdam trip on this one and it really is a charming little ship. The food was excellent in …

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Black Watch

Samantha Horbury from Fleetwood 4 Star Rating

Although the oldest of the ships it still had a presence on board…..Very intimate and everyone on board was like family! Service very good – staff knew your …

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Braemar

Sheila Lewis from Failsworth 4 Star Rating

My Husband and I have just been on the Fred Olsen Braemar to the Canaries and really enjoyed it. We normally cruise on bigger ships but wanted to do …

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Boudicca

Yvette Mann from Crewe 4 Star Rating

Evening entertainment is always a priority for us on any cruise we go on, so to have the choice of 5 bars, and 3 eateries to choose from on …

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Boudicca

Camilla Rathbone from Tiptree 3 Star Rating

This was our 4th cruise with Fred Olsen and thought we might try the Boudicca. With all of the Fred ships the staff, service and entertainment were very good. …

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Black Watch

David Gerard from Newport 3 Star Rating

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Oldest Ship, Black Watch , was voted in 2012 by Cruise Critic Readers as the Ship with the Best Entertainment! She is a vessel that will …

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Why cruise with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines?

  • Traditional British cruising
  • Small and cosy ships
  • Friendly and attentive staff

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