Written on: 05/10/2011
Smooth and efficient embarkation at Dover, cabin clean with sufficient storage space, proper wooden hangers. Bathroom clean but small. Restaurants great with tables with white table cloths, and very friendly staff, outstanding service and great and varied menu. Entertainment great - not only did they sing and dance but worked as onboard comperes and guides and always with a smile. The coral club quartet were great too, the girl singer so versatile, but we felt sorry for them because their... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2010
Much as expected - holiday camp on sea. Transfer from airport to ship took far too long as did getting our luggage. Booked balcony suite but thought that bathroom was very small and not worth what we had paid for the cabin. When sailing at night, cabin creaked and some nights we felt we would be tossed out of bed due to rough seas. On sea days (fortunately there were only 2) didn't like sitting on deck in rows like sardines and the pools were small. Enjoyed the food, the excursions we did... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2010 by Saloongirl (1 review written)
Our first cruise and we are so glad we picked this one. The crew were extremely polite and helpful, the entertainment was wonderful, Braemar show company especially. The food and restaurant service was great, couldn't have asked for more or better. The ports of call were lovely, we will be going back to some, especially Guernsey. My only niggle is tat the onboard photo's were a little expensive when buying several, we would have like the option to have them all on a CD. We will be back for... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2009
Just returned from transatlantic on the Braemar and cant complain about a single thing.
Hi 4th Dimension, enjoyed the nights in the Coral bar !! (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2009 by cazsmith (1 review written)
Problems at miami airport with husbands passport, found out that its a common problem, Fred Olsen Cruises have now pulled out of miami airport. Good food, lovely staff, nice cabin but overall too long at sea and missed out on a port due to a passengers ill health. Found it boring during the day, not enough activities and unless your over 65 years old and just want to sit around reading in the library all day then this is not the cruise for younger people. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009
As first times cruisers, didnt quite know what to expect. Didnt like going through Miami airport, wouldn't like to do that too often. Cabin better than expected. Food OK, but wasn't quite as good as we thought, that said it was perfectly acceptable. The staff were wonderful, so nice and so very hardworking. The entertainment was great. Something for all tastes., although our favourites were 4th Dimension, especially the singer. Fab voice. Went on several tours, found most reasonable for money. (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2009 by Dee25 (1 review written)
The boat was clean and well kept. The entertainment was good especially the comedian and the Braemar Show company. The staff, particularly the Philipino staff, were friendly and professional. This was our first cruise and we enjoyed it but will not travel with Fred Olsen again as we feel we can find a better cruise than this. The Braemar was okay but not what we had been expecting. We would also point out that the average on board was about 75 years. The food was not up to our expected... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2009
Fred Olsen Cruises, Braemar, its all good. I can't wait to go back. Sailed December 2008 and would recommend. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2008
Entertainers on the Braemar were good took time to speak to you. Only had four hrs in Antigua all shops were shut it was Sunday not enough time there to do island tour. We were at sea for over three days then we arrived in key west only had just over two hrs there we should have had 7. Will not go with Fred Olsen ships any more, went with first choice years ago ship not so big, food a lot better crew on board much politer. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2008
A first class holiday with lots of time to enjoy the sights on the Fred Olsen, Braemar. Friendly and helpful crew who are very experienced in dealing with British customers.
The restaurant and buffet were both very good and the evening shows and individual performers were top class.
We enjoyed it and will definitely be returning to this cruise ship and to Fred Olsen (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2007 by rrodham (1 review written)
This was our 3rd cruise on the Braemar, and so we had high hopes for a pleasant and enjoyable cruise.
However, we did have a couple of problems; starting with the miserable flight out from Manchester to Barbados with Monarch Airlines.
Even though we paid for the Premium seating, the aircraft is obviously old, with no modern video screens etc (these are individually provided to premium passengers as a separate unit). They desperately need newer aircraft.
Two of the toilets packed up... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2006 by mwe152 (10 reviews written)
You may wonder why I don't recommend the Fred Olsen Cruises, Braemar Baltic cruise when all my ratings are on the high side.
There is only one reason why I don't recommend Braemar, but it's a big reason. It's a flat-bottomed ship and it is designed for sheltered seas like the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The QE2, for example, 'slices' through big waves, but Braemar behaves like an aircraft hitting turbulence.
On the evening of October 7th (2003) the tail-end of a hurricane hit the North... (read more)
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