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Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 9th, 2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Clearly something Fred would deny, but one...

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

Wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 6th, 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Is Nathan Philpott still visiting these boards?

There was a flurry of posts in July last year for Nathan, but nothing recently. Has he stopped visiting or am I looking in the wrong place?

Thanks

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line April 26th, 2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
I agree, although it pains me to say it. We have...

I agree, although it pains me to say it. We have had some lovely cruises on Balmoral and I don't like criticising it. The fact that there are no 'grand cruises' planned post 2015 suggests, to me,...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 22nd, 2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
I had problems doing the Visa online:mad: - I...

I had problems doing the Visa online:mad: - I couldn't log back in after doing part of the form, so eventually our TA did the whole thing using a company that does them all the time and it went...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 15th, 2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Wink As someone once put it to me - 'The more you pay,...

As someone once put it to me - 'The more you pay, the more you sway':rolleyes:
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 14th, 2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Hope you don't mind me asking, how did you get...

Hope you don't mind me asking, how did you get the upgrade? Did you ask or did it come out of the blue. We have a D grade on Deck 5 and would love to go to Deck 6, having heard so much good about it....
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line December 14th, 2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,148
We were in a mid-section cabin on Balmoral for...

We were in a mid-section cabin on Balmoral for this years World Cruise and had noisy neighbours, mainly the TV. We asked them politely 2 or 3 times to turn it down. Finally, a complaint to reception...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 6th, 2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Thumbs up Fair comment, thanks for putting me right. What...

Fair comment, thanks for putting me right. What about the general principle of TA's v booking direct with FO?

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 4th, 2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with our TA...

I'm becoming increasingly frustrated with our TA (a local company) and considering changing. Can anyone recommend a good UK agent who can provide decent service and a good overall package? Thanks
...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 31st, 2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Yes, the Hassan11 mosque is definitely worth a...

Yes, the Hassan11 mosque is definitely worth a visit.:)
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 31st, 2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Thanks, but I'd be surprised if anyone had this...

Thanks, but I'd be surprised if anyone had this charge and didn't spot it???
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 16th, 2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Wink Thanks. I can tell you exactly when the Visa...

Thanks. I can tell you exactly when the Visa requirements will be changed for UK travellers - the day after we get ours.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 11th, 2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Yes, it's 6 months validity. We will...

Yes, it's 6 months validity.

We will probably do ours early next month.

wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 11th, 2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Red face Ref the Indian Visas, we've decided to do it all...

Ref the Indian Visas, we've decided to do it all online and then make an appointment to visit the Consulate office in London to collect and finalise everything - I understand it's near the Barbican -...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 7th, 2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Thanks, Parsman et al. The cost from CIBT is...

Thanks, Parsman et al. The cost from CIBT is £33pp, +VAT. That compares well with other intermediary services and isn't a lot more than making a personal visit to the Consulate. So, we'll probably go...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line October 5th, 2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Thanks. So did you deal direct with the consulate...

Thanks. So did you deal direct with the consulate or did you go through one of the Travel Agent intermediaries?

Wft
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 10th, 2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Indian Visas - any tips, please

We are sailing on Balmoral for the 2014 World Cruise - really looking forward to it and we really like this ship.

What is the best way to get the Indian Visas? I'm tempted to go for the personal...
Forum: Q&A with Nathan Philpot, Sales & Marketing Director~ Fred. Olsen Cruise Line July 10th, 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
I was disappointed to hear about the changes in...

I was disappointed to hear about the changes in dress code for dinner. It seems to me to be a sort of 'dumbing down'. We were on the Balmoral World Cruise this year and there were some instances...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 8th, 2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,842
Hi, Brian & Georgina. Good advice to try a...

Hi, Brian & Georgina. Good advice to try a shorter cruise on Balmoral. We've done a number of cruises with FO (including one on Balmoral) and went for the World Cruise just gone.

We pretty much...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line May 8th, 2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,932
We met up with one lady who is a very keen...

We met up with one lady who is a very keen ballroom dancer and she regularly travels on Balmoral.

It's not my thing, though, so I can't comment further.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line November 17th, 2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,335
As far as I can see, it's a way of offering...

As far as I can see, it's a way of offering inducements without reducing the brochure price of the 'main' cruise - if they had to do that, it would mean the price guarantees offered for earlier...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line September 1st, 2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
FO do prepare a daily sheet with quiz questions,...

FO do prepare a daily sheet with quiz questions, crosswords, etc. Not sure of the standard, though.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 29th, 2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
I have no personal experience of using wi-fi on...

I have no personal experience of using wi-fi on Fred's ships. From what I observed on BW earlier this year, you have to be in certain nominated places in the ship. I recall thinking it was...
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 28th, 2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,344
Thanks. I remember that Captain - he did the...

Thanks. I remember that Captain - he did the stargazing bit on Balmoral coming back to the UK from Cape Town at the end of the World Tour in April 2010.
Forum: Fred. Olsen Cruise Line August 28th, 2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,344
Can't answer your question, but is Captain...

Can't answer your question, but is Captain Sovdnes the man I remember from our Caribbean trip on Boudicca in Jan 2010? He was bearded, had a great sense of humour with the daily broadcasts and...
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