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Balmoral was launched in 1988 as Crown Odyssey, originally constructed for the Royal Cruise Line. It was operated by Orient Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line before being bought by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in ...
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97 Fred. Olsen Balmoral Cruise Reviews

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27
Average
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Jaydee22
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
Fred Olsen ships go to really interesting places so we wanted to like cruising with them. The cruise we went on was a ... Read more
cadizcruiser
1 Review
Member Since 2016
10/15
Some things on the cruise were terrific. The waiting staff were. The food generally was of a high standard, at times ... Read more
Margih
1 Review
Member Since 2016
We went on a mini cruise and were upgraded. However the bathroom in the cabin was awful cracked tiles and vanity units. ... Read more
marchie1053
1 Review
Member Since 2016
70 Forum Posts
Background: My wife and I (aged 60 & 62) are new to cruising - we took a Last Minute Budget All Inclusive ... Read more
missy73
1 Review
Member Since 2008
9 Forum Posts
I have just returned from a 60s party cruise on the Balmoral, sailing with 3 friends. Having enjoyed many amazing ... Read more

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jgx
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This is an old, dated ship that is in dire need of updating. The décor is a mix between a 70's social club and a ... Read more
RandLH
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We were unable to specify a cabin as Olsens allocated this under their terms of the booking, The cabin allocated on ... Read more
carolynkernow
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
1 Forum Post
we left Southampton on September 1st and sailed through the Kiel canal which was lovely only smaller ships are able to ... Read more
flowers5959
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The price for two cabins were over priced as we were given cabins on the front of ship with port holes only. Cabins ... Read more
hmp8pc@gmail.com
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We flew to Singapore and spent the next 35 days sailing back to Southampton. This was to be a cruise of a life time ... Read more

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Janet Paxton
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We have just returned from a great cruise to the Azores & Maderia. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting some of the islands ... Read more
tring
5 Reviews
Member Since 2010
985 Forum Posts
This was a Norwegian Fjords cruise. Embarkation went smoothly and our luggage was in our cabin as we got there. We ... Read more
Cyanide
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We boarded the Balmoral on 30 March 2015 in Singapore after spending 2 nights in a lovely hotel in Singapore. After ... Read more
PARDNERS 2015
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I boarded the balmoral on jan 4 in southampton as a solo traveller , going thru passport control and the embarkation ... Read more
Parsman
12 Reviews
Member Since 2008
713 Forum Posts
We sailed on the "Balmoral" on 21 December. The "meet and greet" parking at Southampton was very courteous and ... Read more

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happyafloat1967
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Embarkation was well organised and worked smoothly. The lifeboat muster was the most thorough that we have ever ... Read more
chrissylob@btinternet.com
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Had a great 7 Night cruise to France our first time on Fred Oulson we have cruised mostly with P and O must say we ... Read more
jimthesailor
1 Review
Member Since 2014
A seven night cruiser my wife and myself.  Most of the passengers were elderly and a lot had cruised many ... Read more
Parsman
12 Reviews
Member Since 2008
713 Forum Posts
I have cruised many times with Fred. Olsen and several times on the "Balmoral". It was the itinerary that attracted me ... Read more
LesG
4 Reviews
Member Since 2014
Most passengers were over 60 some with walking sticks, wheelchairs or other mobility aids and the entertainment, food, ... Read more

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StevieMK14
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Norway - Rivers and Railways cruise. First time cruisers so make of this what you will. Service, was good throughout ... Read more
schoolmaam
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We booked this cruise as a last minute holiday and therefore got a very good deal. (Less than half the original cost) ... Read more
londonlady2
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
forget the negative reviews, you'll find the ship clean, the food impeccable and the service courteous. I was slightly ... Read more
shemotorhome
1 Review
Member Since 2014
123 Forum Posts
Not rated
3/14
I'm a single lady who was on the last leg of this world cruise. Was given a very old fashioned cabin (6100) inside that ... Read more
ann clegg
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We chose this cruise primarily because we wanted to go to the Canaries at this time of year before it became too hot. ... Read more

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