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Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 24th, 2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
I think that's right. Those on our last 2 cruises...

I think that's right. Those on our last 2 cruises have been better than some we've seen previously.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 22nd, 2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
I guess we're talking principally about the...

I guess we're talking principally about the island of San Miguel and it's capital, Ponta Delgada. It's a regular stopping place when returning from the Caribbean.

We've stopped there on numerous...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 21st, 2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Fair enough, but the spaces offered are generally...

Fair enough, but the spaces offered are generally on the owners property (or in their block of flats), rather than impersonal big car parks, as ever, DYOR.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 19th, 2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
I have no experience of cruising from Liverpool,...

I have no experience of cruising from Liverpool, but have used these people on 3 separate occasions for other ports:

https://www.justpark.com/

It's always worked well for us - just check that...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 10th, 2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
That's all good news. Thanks for the update....

That's all good news.

Thanks for the update.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 8th, 2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Seems that Fred has got on top of the problem...

Seems that Fred has got on top of the problem since the Norway cruise at the beginning of July. Fingers crossed that will continue to be the case.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 6th, 2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
We've used the laundry service, mainly for dress...

We've used the laundry service, mainly for dress shirts and have had trousers dry cleaned.

It's good value, particularly when it means I don't have to spend precious time ironing.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 5th, 2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
We've always found plenty to do on the sea days.

We've always found plenty to do on the sea days.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 3rd, 2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
No experience with P&O, but Balmoral is Fred's...

No experience with P&O, but Balmoral is Fred's flagship.

"Worth considering the drinks package @ £10 a day, a couple of glasses of wine with dinner and a couple of other drinks during the day and...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line July 30th, 2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Thanks for posting. Must have been a wonderful...

Thanks for posting. Must have been a wonderful sight.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line July 30th, 2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
......... 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: 663
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: 1,740
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: 708
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: 683
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: 1,461
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: 1,045
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: 1,045
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: 1,045
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: 683
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: 520
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: 652
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: 996
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: 786
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: 500
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...
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