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Borealis

5

This was Fred's first international sailing since March 2020 and we cant fault them. Yes, there was lots of admin required as a result of the virus but it was handled very well and was worth a little inconvenience to get us back cruising and loving Fred again.

Iceland as a destination was superb and although all tours were escorted (we couldn't get off and just wander around) all were excellent and well worth the money.

Borealis was gorgeous and everything felt brand new (as indeed it was). Every aspect of the ship was well thought through although we felt there was little distinction between the different drinking areas - they all seemed to blend into one rather than be distinct areas.

The Bookmark cafe loyalty card was a great idea and the Borealis and Aurora dining restaurants were amazing - what a lovely setting. Food in these restaurants cant be faulted - all absolutely delicious. Food in the small cafe in the Lido was delicious too and just a nice size for a snack but sometimes the live bands in the Lido were too loud for the pool area - bands that sounded great in the Oceans Bar were too loud in the Lido.

All staff were excellent (as is usual on a Fred cruise) but a shout out to the following - Kenny (Spa), Gede (Lido Bar), Kyle (Lido Bar and Oceans Bar), Deedee (Lido Bar and Moonlight Bar), Roger (Aurora restaurant) and Hazel (manager of the restaurants, Aurora in particular was where we encountered Hazel).

We absolutely loved being back on board and have talked about our trip continuously since we got back. We cant wait for our next Fred trip which is booked for next year. Welcome back Fred :)

Gillian
Post Date: 07/10/2021
Score
Cruise Overall
5
Ship Overall
5
Dining
5
Service Onboard
5
Accommodation
5
Public Rooms
4
Boarding & Disembarking
5
Excursions
4
Value for Money
5
Customer Reviews
Terence wrote a review in Aug, 2021
Cruise was cut short due to pandemic had to return to Dover not stopping for 9 days
Michal wrote a review in Aug, 2021
The above information in the boxes are incorrect since you did not give me the opportunity to write the name of ship and destination. We went on Boudicca to Spain Portugal and Medira. It was a fabulou...
Sarita wrote a review in Sep, 2021
Embarkation was smooth, testing at port very organised, cabin, Balcony suite well appointed, bath and shower, balcony furniture very dated and needs replacing. Food was good however I feel Fred has mo...
Peter wrote a review in Sep, 2021

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