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Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line Yesterday, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
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Thanks for posting. Must have been a wonderful...

Thanks for posting. Must have been a wonderful sight.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
......... unfortunately I saw people who couldn't...

......... unfortunately I saw people who couldn't be bothered to wash their hands so it seems it was necessary to have these measures...............

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Unfortunately...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line July 19th, 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
We've done a World Cruise, albeit on Balmoral....

We've done a World Cruise, albeit on Balmoral. There were many solo travellers in that age group and they are generally well catered for. Give yourself a chance to settle in, far more important for a...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line July 19th, 2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
We would be described as late sixties. With...

We would be described as late sixties. With respect, I don't understand your comments about the entertainment being designed for 'a much older age group'. The Neptune shows are generally good and...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line July 16th, 2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
I've used CF on a number of occasions. I haven't...

I've used CF on a number of occasions. I haven't compared rates in detail, but the real plus is that the ship will buy back unused currency at the original rate* so, for me, that's a bonus.

Shame...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line June 20th, 2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
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: 1,292
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: 927
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: 927
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: 927
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: 628
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: 484
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: 529
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: 8
Views: 831
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: 639
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: 392
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: 408
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: 14
Views: 1,167
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: 2,921
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: 17
Views: 1,092
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: 420
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: 4,008
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: 558
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: 791
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: 1,182
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.

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