Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Fred. Olsen Cruise Line
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 10th, 2008, 07:07 PM
tuffy88's Avatar
tuffy88 tuffy88 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 470
Default The Norwegian Crown

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
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old January 11th, 2008, 08:20 AM
petergoesrock's Avatar
petergoesrock petergoesrock is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 74
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tuffy88 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old January 11th, 2008, 11:43 AM
tuffy88's Avatar
tuffy88 tuffy88 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 470
Default

Thanks. Do you know what port it cruises from in the Carribean this winter?
Charles
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old January 11th, 2008, 11:44 AM
tuffy88's Avatar
tuffy88 tuffy88 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 470
Default

Thanks. Do you know what port it cruises from in the Carribean this winter?
Charles
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old January 11th, 2008, 11:45 AM
tuffy88's Avatar
tuffy88 tuffy88 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 470
Default

Thanks. Do you know what port it cruises from in the Carribean this winter?
Charles
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #6  
Old January 11th, 2008, 02:09 PM
MrsTW MrsTW is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 545
Default

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.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old January 12th, 2008, 01:39 AM
cricket03's Avatar
cricket03 cricket03 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bucktown, PA
Posts: 320
Default

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 --
__________________
'There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only who is foreign.' Robert Louis Stevenson
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old January 12th, 2008, 09:43 AM
tuffy88's Avatar
tuffy88 tuffy88 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 470
Default cricket

Thanks. Will check the Fred Olson web site.

Chatles
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old January 12th, 2008, 12:48 PM
MrsTW MrsTW is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 545
Default

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.
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old January 13th, 2008, 12:06 PM
tuffy88's Avatar
tuffy88 tuffy88 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 470
Default

Mrs TW

Thanks.

Charles
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old January 19th, 2008, 10:56 AM
BenMurphy BenMurphy is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Manchester England
Posts: 165
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tuffy88 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old January 19th, 2008, 03:49 PM
EJNutz's Avatar
EJNutz EJNutz is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bletchley,England
Posts: 15,165
Default

the website is at http://www.newfredolsenship.co.uk/
__________________
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:
May 14 - Celebrity Solstice - AlaskaApril 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

Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old January 27th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Anorak33
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BenMurphy View Post
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?
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old January 28th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Cosmic Rays Cosmic Rays is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: England
Posts: 1,698
Default

Hot off the Press...................................

The 30th January cruise has been CANCELLED today - she is not ready!!
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old January 28th, 2008, 03:53 PM
EJNutz's Avatar
EJNutz EJNutz is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bletchley,England
Posts: 15,165
Default

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.
__________________
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:
May 14 - Celebrity Solstice - AlaskaApril 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

Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old February 1st, 2008, 06:21 AM
cricket03's Avatar
cricket03 cricket03 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bucktown, PA
Posts: 320
Default For ejnutz

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!
__________________
'There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only who is foreign.' Robert Louis Stevenson
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old February 1st, 2008, 06:27 AM
EJNutz's Avatar
EJNutz EJNutz is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bletchley,England
Posts: 15,165
Default

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.
__________________
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:
May 14 - Celebrity Solstice - AlaskaApril 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

Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old February 1st, 2008, 06:36 AM
cricket03's Avatar
cricket03 cricket03 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bucktown, PA
Posts: 320
Default Thanks for the prompt response!

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?
__________________
'There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only who is foreign.' Robert Louis Stevenson
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old February 1st, 2008, 06:43 AM
EJNutz's Avatar
EJNutz EJNutz is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bletchley,England
Posts: 15,165
Default

We haven't found another trip yet. We will have a look around this weekend and go away in a few weeks.
__________________
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:
May 14 - Celebrity Solstice - AlaskaApril 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

Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old February 1st, 2008, 06:46 AM
cricket03's Avatar
cricket03 cricket03 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bucktown, PA
Posts: 320
Default ejnutz --

Hope you find something as good or even better -- and warmer!
__________________
'There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only who is foreign.' Robert Louis Stevenson
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:38 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.