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Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 28th, 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
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: 1,605
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: 886
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:
...
Forum: South America December 7th, 2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Thank you. You've confirmed my early impression. ...

Thank you. You've confirmed my early impression.

wft
Forum: South America December 6th, 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Puerto Madryn to Gaimon-February 2015

Quite fancy visiting this village/town(???).

Seems a fair distance from the port.

Has anyone done it by taxi, as opposed to the ships tour?

How long was the journey?

Reasonable cost?
Forum: South America December 4th, 2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Cool Weather around Cape Horn in Jan/Feb.

We are on Black Watch around South America in Jan/Feb.

I would be interested to hear about the likely weather conditions from anyone who's done a similar cruise around that time.

Many thanks
...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 1st, 2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Dreamers and cynics on the same board at the same...

Dreamers and cynics on the same board at the same time.

No hope for any of us now:p

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 21st, 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Thanks for this information. Could you do the...

Thanks for this information. Could you do the same, please, for Black Watch around South America on Jan 6th - I appreciate timings could change for all sorts of reasons.

Cheers

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 19th, 2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
The only ship we haven't been on is Braemar and...

The only ship we haven't been on is Braemar and that's not deliberate, it's just that she does a fair number of fly cruises, not our favourite way of cruising.

Providing the itinerary was to our...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 16th, 2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
We also enjoy the sea days on Fred's ships....

We also enjoy the sea days on Fred's ships. There's more than enough to do, or you just relax and don't need to be doing anything.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 13th, 2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Good point. Well said. wft

Good point. Well said.

wft
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports November 12th, 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 117,824
I can recommend Daniels Taxis from a previous...

I can recommend Daniels Taxis from a previous stop in Madeira.

I'm thinking of afternoon tea at Reids on our next visit in January - a private visit rather than a ship's tour.

I gather it's...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 1st, 2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,127
We have sailed on Balmoral a number of times and...

We have sailed on Balmoral a number of times and met several solo travellers. I'd be confident you will find enough to keep you entertained. They provide dancing hosts as well.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 28th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
I would second everything Parsman said. I think...

I would second everything Parsman said. I think FO have stopped World Cruises on Balmoral, at least for the time being - I'm guessing that's because of the cost of the Panama Canal transit????

We...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 23rd, 2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
TBH, I've never seen one except in the bar...

TBH, I've never seen one except in the bar itself, but the prices are reasonable compared to some other cruise lines, so I would say a pint of beer will cost you around £3.30

GG:mad:
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 23rd, 2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Red face You don't say for how long you normally cruise,...

You don't say for how long you normally cruise, but for, say 15 days or so, that would be fine. I doubt you would get into the Main Dining Room on Formal nights, but there is an alternative.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 16th, 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
No idea where, but it will be interesting to see...

No idea where, but it will be interesting to see the result. She was looking a little 'jaded' at the beginning of the year!!!

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 5th, 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
Question Good point actually. Previous World Cruises would...

Good point actually. Previous World Cruises would typically be split into 4/5 sectors. Balmoral's 'Grand Voyage' (i.e. not a World Cruise) next January is comprised of 9 sectors, I think, so could be...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line September 15th, 2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,831
I'm sure I've heard that you can have your...

I'm sure I've heard that you can have your luggage stored on board for your later arrival, but check with FO or your agent. There would be a charge for that service, of course.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line September 7th, 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Nevertheless, it didn't stop you airing your...

Nevertheless, it didn't stop you airing your judgements.

I have to say, the comments about some of the staff standing around talking is, sadly, well founded.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line September 7th, 2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Nice try, but I won't take the bait:D

Nice try, but I won't take the bait:D
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 8th, 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Question Thank you for sharing that with us.:confused: ...

Thank you for sharing that with us.:confused:

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 8th, 2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
I'm not making a fuss, just reporting the news....

I'm not making a fuss, just reporting the news. Might even indulge if it's where I think it is on Black Watch.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 8th, 2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
What do you think of this??????????????

Will Fred Olsen's extra-charge Grill restaurant turn out to be a mis-steak?



http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/2014/06/will-fred-olsens-extra-charge-.html




I'll keep an open...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 9th, 2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Clearly something Fred would deny, but one...

Clearly something Fred would deny, but one wonders...............

Wft
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