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Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line January 19th, 2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Well done Captain and crew. wft

Well done Captain and crew.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 1st, 2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Interesting, As you say, many ports...

Interesting,



As you say, many ports are at tender so I can't understand that as a reason for cancellation.

Just out of interest, when you say there is a lot of availability on other...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 16th, 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
We've been on a number of FO cruises and also one...

We've been on a number of FO cruises and also one cruise on Celebrity Eclipse. They are so different it's difficult to compare. Celebrity is much bigger, there is a noisy central area when you walk...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 24th, 2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,833
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, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
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, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
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, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,960
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, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
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, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,369
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, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
......... 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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,350
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, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
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, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
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, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
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, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
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, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
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...
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