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Fred. Olsen Balmoral Cruise Reviews
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Alas, Fred Olsen
"I must start by telling readers that I am usually pretty shirt if people start moaning about perceived trivial service faults while on holiday, especially on a cruise where so much can go wrong but is usually so..."Read More
ElizabethD avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 60s


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Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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Mark Richards

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Very first cruise so chose a very short 2 night trip Southampton – Honfleur just to get a taste. We were told in advance that boarding would be from 13.00 (or 13.30) and we would board at 16.30 (different times for different cabins/decks so not all together in one big mad rush) and must be at the dock in time but not earlier. We arrived at 15.30 (just in case of traffic, parking etc) and sat & ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside

7 Helpful Votes

Beware this cabin!

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

feljen avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

There were lots of good things about this cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation were wonderfully swift and painless. there was no pressured up-selling, such as we'd experienced on other, more high-profile cruise lines. The food was good, even for a vegetarian like me; the drink prices on the Balmoral are far cheaper than on other cruise lines; the coffee bar is superb, with prices much cheaper ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Outside

44 Helpful Votes

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