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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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227 reviews
31 Awards

Many missed ports

Review for Balmoral to Around the World
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The happy wanderers
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Superior Suite

We chose this cruise for the chance to see LA and San Francisco. what did we see . More sea than expected.

All went well until we exited the Panama canal then an argument with a fishing net ( we lost) reduced our speed to 8 knots and our itinerary was lost as well , missed ports, reduced time in port and more tendering . LA no chance ,San Francisco 3 days down to 1and a half , We went to El Salvador a port I would have liked to have missed reminded me of Aden in the 60s only thing missing was the gunfire.

Management seemed very reluctant to tell the paying customers what was going on. No news being good news I suppose. This would have been the time for the cruise director and onboard show company to shine but no they didn't rise to the occasion,

Cabin Review

Superior Suite

No longer cleaned thoroughly mostly a lick and a promise , never saw a vacuum cleaner

Port Reviews

Puerto Vallarta

Tender trip dangerous

Los Angeles

2-3 hour bus to get there. No way


Did not dock

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