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Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 20th, 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Only because of the poster's history of Thompson...

Only because of the poster's history of Thompson cruising and, maybe just maybe, he/she came to this board in error.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 19th, 2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Are there any reliable figures to suggest that FO...

Are there any reliable figures to suggest that FO has more incidents than other lines?

I'm sure the 3 day break will eradicate it but how can anyone ensure that the passengers embarking for the...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 18th, 2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Interesting, so it might not have been a survey...

Interesting, so it might not have been a survey initiated by Fred?

The more I think about this I wonder....is it a wind-up??? Genuine question and no offence intended to the OP.

Is such a...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 17th, 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Can anyone give me a link to this survey? ...

Can anyone give me a link to this survey?

Thanks

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 17th, 2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Thumbs down I'm surprised it's even possible in that time...

I'm surprised it's even possible in that time scale!!

Definitely not something I would consider. Sea days are an important part of the cruise experience.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 15th, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
No experience myself, but I'm curious why you've...

No experience myself, but I'm curious why you've posted to the Fred Olsen board?? Try the Thompson board, if there is one.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 11th, 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Might be worth asking FO direct, yes I know...

Might be worth asking FO direct, yes I know that's what the TA should do, but................................

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 10th, 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Braemar is the only ship we haven't (yet) sailed...

Braemar is the only ship we haven't (yet) sailed on. Of the others, Boudicca and Black Watch are of a similar size (around 800 passengers) and Balmoral is larger (around 1300 passengers). Balmoral is...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 10th, 2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
I've heard that the airline is Monarch, which is...

I've heard that the airline is Monarch, which is not good based on the views of friends who have flown with them.

I'm trying to find out.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 5th, 2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
We saw them for the first time earlier this year....

We saw them for the first time earlier this year.

Weird. Not really for us.

wft
Forum: Cruising Technology May 31st, 2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
You can use wi-fi hotspots with your laptop,...

You can use wi-fi hotspots with your laptop, tablet or mobile. This is a different technology to that used to make calls using the iphone airtime.

Wi-fi may or may not be free.

I'm not familiar...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 31st, 2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
I was directed to this site earlier: ...

I was directed to this site earlier:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/ireland/61826/Belfast-attractions.html

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 23rd, 2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
I am not a lawyer but I imagine UK contract law...

I am not a lawyer but I imagine UK contract law would hold FO responsible, despite their efforts to rule otherwise.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 11th, 2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,738
We were on BW in January. When the outbreak...

We were on BW in January. When the outbreak started, the buffets were open but food was served by the staff wearing gloves and hats. Some of the entertainment staff were involved in this, which was...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 1st, 2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Thanks, I've often wondered if Fred read the...

Thanks, I've often wondered if Fred read the comments here.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line April 27th, 2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Agreed, but those on pre-booked excursions will...

Agreed, but those on pre-booked excursions will have priority, so it may be around 09:30 before independent cruisers will get off.

wft
Forum: South America April 25th, 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,732
Many thanks for your posts and the pictures. We...

Many thanks for your posts and the pictures. We also had a great time and really enjoyed the itinerary, particularly the Chilean Fjords, which I reckon was the highlight of the cruise.

Re Black...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line April 20th, 2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
We also were on BW in January. I agree, don't...

We also were on BW in January. I agree, don't book these if you expect privacy. Also, they've taken up the space previously available for sun bathing and walking round the ship (5 laps = 1 mile, if...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line April 20th, 2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
We've used this firm for parking at Southampton...

We've used this firm for parking at Southampton and generally it works well:

https://www.justpark.com/

The only caveat I have is the journey from the house where you park to the port....
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line March 30th, 2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
I don't think so. I checked with reception, who...

I don't think so. I checked with reception, who confirmed the crew could use them - that's why our gave ours to our cabin stewardess, like I said.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line March 30th, 2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Booking shore tours online - I did this in...

Booking shore tours online - I did this in November/December last. Yes, the site was slow and should be improved. I'm not a techie but I can't imagine it would be that difficult.

I have to say...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line March 30th, 2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
She was also CD on the South American cruise...

She was also CD on the South American cruise after Christmas. I agree, she did work very hard and her efforts were much appreciated.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 28th, 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
That sounds good, but do be aware that the...

That sounds good, but do be aware that the on-board wi-fi is, at times, pretty dismal and expensive - you are paying when you connect to the system regardless of the speeds obtained. Many people wait...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 14th, 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,678
Oh yes, I know exactly what you mean. I once...

Oh yes, I know exactly what you mean. I once asked some people nearby to stop talking during the acts and if looks could kill...............

Also happens in the Observatory lounge.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 7th, 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Hi and welcome to Cruise Critic. There is a...

Hi and welcome to Cruise Critic. There is a separate 'roll call' board specifically for this cruise and there is loads of useful information and plenty of ideas. This is the link:
...
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