The Norwegian Crown

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#1
470 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
Does anyone know when the Norwegian Crown will begin cruising with Fred Olson? And where it will cruise? I cruised on it before Olson acquired it and would like to try it again with the new owners.

Charles
#2
Hampshire
75 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Originally posted by tuffy88
Does anyone know when the Norwegian Crown will begin cruising with Fred Olson? And where it will cruise? I cruised on it before Olson acquired it and would like to try it again with the new owners.

Charles
The renamed Balmoral starts it's first cruise for Fred Olsen on 30th January 08 from Dover, England. The Balmoral will then be in the caribbean until April when it will transfer to the Med for 2 months.
#6
UK
657 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
She's not sailing the Caribbean this winter....a couple of cruises Canada/New England in October then based in England mainly doing the Canary Islands.
#7
Bucktown, PA
394 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
The Balmoral is sailing in the Caribbean this winter. We are on her from Dover to Miami 2/13 and then she sails out of Miami to several Caribbean ports and back to Miami. Go on Fred.Olsen's website and you'll find the sailings. We're also sailing on her 3/3 out of Miami to St. Kitts, St. Barts, Antigua, Tortola --
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#9
UK
657 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Sorry tuffy...I thought you meant the winter coming up ! Her first sailing from Miami is not until March 3rd, when she has 4 sailings around the Caribbean. She returns to England in April and has no more Caribbean cruises in 2008. Fred Olsen's Braemar and Boudicaa will be based in the Caribbean winter 2008/9.
#11
Manchester England
305 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
Originally posted by tuffy88
Does anyone know when the Norwegian Crown will begin cruising with Fred Olson? And where it will cruise? I cruised on it before Olson acquired it and would like to try it again with the new owners.

Charles
Why o why would you want to go on the Norwegian crown ever again? It's the wost ship we ever sailed on. Fred.Olson have enlarged it I think it's the Balmoral,have look on their web site.
#12
Bletchley,England
16,763 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
the website is at http://www.newfredolsenship.co.uk/
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Past cruises:
Sept 16 - Jewel Of The Seas - Greece & Turkey Sept 15 - Celebrity Eclipse - Canary Islands May 14 - Celebrity Solstice - Alaska April 13 -Independence of the Seas Transatlantic,October 12 - Jewel of the Seas - New England ,October 11- Adventure of the Seas - Portugal, August 11 - Emerald Princess - The Baltics April 11- Independence of the Seas - Ireland October 10 Thomson Dream - Highlights of the Med, July 10 Balmoral - Spitzbergen, May 09 Seranade of the Seas - Alaska, Nov 08 P&O Artemis - Panama Canal, July 08 Queen Elizabeth 2 - Belgium & Holland,Nov 07 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Cruise, Oct 07 Vision of the Seas - Mexican Riviera, Oct 07 Norwegian Gem - Shakedown, May 07 Fred Olsen Braemar - Dutch Weekend, Oct 06 P&O Arcadia - Spirit of the Caribbean, Nov 05 Radiance of the Seas - W Caribbean, Nov 05 Radiance of the Seas - E Caribbean, May 04 Norwegian Dream - Mediterranean, Apr 03 Norwegian Sun - W Caribbean


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Originally posted by BenMurphy
Why o why would you want to go on the Norwegian crown ever again? It's the wost ship we ever sailed on. Fred.Olson have enlarged it I think it's the Balmoral,have look on their web site.

Could you please expand on your statement that this is the worst ship you ever sailed on?


Was it the food?
the service?
the size of cabin?

or what?
#15
Bletchley,England
16,763 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
yes I was one of the passengers. I was notified a few hours ago. Now I am busy looking for something else.

The official notice is that it is due to technical reasons and is all about the extra bit fitted.
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John (EJ)

MOS - E - Bartender And Stewart Trainee And Recreation Director First Class (With Hons) & England Goodwill Ambassador
Member # 006.4C WGIG
Proud member of ROS NUTZ2KKlub


Past cruises:
Sept 16 - Jewel Of The Seas - Greece & Turkey Sept 15 - Celebrity Eclipse - Canary Islands May 14 - Celebrity Solstice - Alaska April 13 -Independence of the Seas Transatlantic,October 12 - Jewel of the Seas - New England ,October 11- Adventure of the Seas - Portugal, August 11 - Emerald Princess - The Baltics April 11- Independence of the Seas - Ireland October 10 Thomson Dream - Highlights of the Med, July 10 Balmoral - Spitzbergen, May 09 Seranade of the Seas - Alaska, Nov 08 P&O Artemis - Panama Canal, July 08 Queen Elizabeth 2 - Belgium & Holland,Nov 07 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Cruise, Oct 07 Vision of the Seas - Mexican Riviera, Oct 07 Norwegian Gem - Shakedown, May 07 Fred Olsen Braemar - Dutch Weekend, Oct 06 P&O Arcadia - Spirit of the Caribbean, Nov 05 Radiance of the Seas - W Caribbean, Nov 05 Radiance of the Seas - E Caribbean, May 04 Norwegian Dream - Mediterranean, Apr 03 Norwegian Sun - W Caribbean


#16
Bucktown, PA
394 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
How many days/hours cancellation notice did FO give? We're scheduled on the 2/13 cruise but are leaving the afternoon of 2/11 to fly in a day early. If they cancel this cruise we prefer not to leave the US since we have a one-way ticket to England. And how did you receive notice - telephone? Mail? Thanks so much!
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#17
Bletchley,England
16,763 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
I received a phone call from my TA at 4:30pm on the Monday, the cruise was on Wednesday. It was almost 48 hours notice. We were due to go down the night before, so it was cutting it fine.

I have been informed that the next cruise is to depart as scheduled.
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John (EJ)

MOS - E - Bartender And Stewart Trainee And Recreation Director First Class (With Hons) & England Goodwill Ambassador
Member # 006.4C WGIG
Proud member of ROS NUTZ2KKlub


Past cruises:
Sept 16 - Jewel Of The Seas - Greece & Turkey Sept 15 - Celebrity Eclipse - Canary Islands May 14 - Celebrity Solstice - Alaska April 13 -Independence of the Seas Transatlantic,October 12 - Jewel of the Seas - New England ,October 11- Adventure of the Seas - Portugal, August 11 - Emerald Princess - The Baltics April 11- Independence of the Seas - Ireland October 10 Thomson Dream - Highlights of the Med, July 10 Balmoral - Spitzbergen, May 09 Seranade of the Seas - Alaska, Nov 08 P&O Artemis - Panama Canal, July 08 Queen Elizabeth 2 - Belgium & Holland,Nov 07 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Cruise, Oct 07 Vision of the Seas - Mexican Riviera, Oct 07 Norwegian Gem - Shakedown, May 07 Fred Olsen Braemar - Dutch Weekend, Oct 06 P&O Arcadia - Spirit of the Caribbean, Nov 05 Radiance of the Seas - W Caribbean, Nov 05 Radiance of the Seas - E Caribbean, May 04 Norwegian Dream - Mediterranean, Apr 03 Norwegian Sun - W Caribbean


#18
Bucktown, PA
394 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
I know the ship is scheduled to sail and I'm planning on that. Here in the US all TAs must go through a specific travel broker for FO so info can get delayed going through two parties to reach us. I think I'll call our TA next week and ask them to contact FO Mon am before we leave for the airport to double check. Thanks for the info -- we just hope we won't be disappointed like you were. Have you found another trip?
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#19
Bletchley,England
16,763 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
We haven't found another trip yet. We will have a look around this weekend and go away in a few weeks.
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John (EJ)

MOS - E - Bartender And Stewart Trainee And Recreation Director First Class (With Hons) & England Goodwill Ambassador
Member # 006.4C WGIG
Proud member of ROS NUTZ2KKlub


Past cruises:
Sept 16 - Jewel Of The Seas - Greece & Turkey Sept 15 - Celebrity Eclipse - Canary Islands May 14 - Celebrity Solstice - Alaska April 13 -Independence of the Seas Transatlantic,October 12 - Jewel of the Seas - New England ,October 11- Adventure of the Seas - Portugal, August 11 - Emerald Princess - The Baltics April 11- Independence of the Seas - Ireland October 10 Thomson Dream - Highlights of the Med, July 10 Balmoral - Spitzbergen, May 09 Seranade of the Seas - Alaska, Nov 08 P&O Artemis - Panama Canal, July 08 Queen Elizabeth 2 - Belgium & Holland,Nov 07 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Cruise, Oct 07 Vision of the Seas - Mexican Riviera, Oct 07 Norwegian Gem - Shakedown, May 07 Fred Olsen Braemar - Dutch Weekend, Oct 06 P&O Arcadia - Spirit of the Caribbean, Nov 05 Radiance of the Seas - W Caribbean, Nov 05 Radiance of the Seas - E Caribbean, May 04 Norwegian Dream - Mediterranean, Apr 03 Norwegian Sun - W Caribbean


#20
Bucktown, PA
394 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
Hope you find something as good or even better -- and warmer!
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