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Editor's note: Balmoral will go into dry dock on December 9, 2014, for a 10-day refurbishment which will include various engineering works, general refurbishment and interior and exterior painting. The ship ...
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82 Fred. Olsen Balmoral Cruise Reviews

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Embarkation was well organised and worked smoothly. The lifeboat muster was the most thorough that we have ever ... Read more
Great 7 night cruise chrissylob@btinternet.com
10/14
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
French Cruising jimthesailor
10/14
A seven night cruiser my wife and myself.  Most of the passengers were elderly and a lot had cruised many ... Read more
I have cruised many times with Fred. Olsen and several times on the "Balmoral". It was the itinerary that attracted me ... Read more
09/14
Most passengers were over 60 some with walking sticks, wheelchairs or other mobility aids and the entertainment, food, ... Read more

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Norway - Rivers and Railways cruise. First time cruisers so make of this what you will. Service, was good throughout ... Read more
We booked this cruise as a last minute holiday and therefore got a very good deal. (Less than half the original cost) ... Read more
ABSOLUTELY SUPERB! londonlady2
08/14
forget the negative reviews, you'll find the ship clean, the food impeccable and the service courteous. I was slightly ... Read more
Worst cruise ever shemotorhome
Not rated
05/14
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
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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Never again theway
03/14
Went on a sector of a World cruise as interesting itinerary. Embarkation was a total mix up as we were taken to wrong ... Read more
I took the second sector of the "Balmoral" 2014 world cruise from Dubai to Hong Kong. The flight from London by Virgin ... Read more
Best ever cruising phildiver
02/14
We have done several cruises with Fred Olsen line on the Balmoral and compared to other cruise lines we have used , ... Read more
My wife and I have just returned from a cruise of Christmas markets aboard the Balmoral and we were very sadly ... Read more
Dropping Standards Sagitarius44
01/14
Very different from our previous cruises with Fred Olsen. Embarkation, a queue backed up onto the top of an escalator ... Read more

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01/14
Went with Fred Olson's Balmoral in November 2013 and was very disappointed - not with the Caribbean but with the ship ... Read more
Just returned from 32 day Caribbean cruise on Balmoral. Absolutely fabulous except for the All-inclusive guests (the ... Read more
Disappointed ancient
11/13
After a care free embarkation at Southampton and a prompt delivery of our cases to our cabin we were prepared for ... Read more
10/13
Our first time into the Baltic and second time on the Balmoral. The ship first: it was as good as we remembered. ... Read more
We booked our 3rd cruise on the Balmoral as a double special birthday treat. We had always wanted to see the parts of ... Read more

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In May, 6 of us travelled on the Balmoral to Norway as first time cruisers and we are now really hooked on cruising. ... Read more
06/13
Having had several holidays in Norway, including excellent trips on Hurtigruten, we chose this Fred Olsen trip as it ... Read more
Balmoral Experience tyneside foyboatman
06/13
We have experienced 12 cruises previously, with a variety of cruise lines at different times of the year in different ... Read more
Balmoral Voyage2013
05/13
Personal Background Information Widow of nearly 70 years who likes to travel Only had experience of 3 cruises, the ... Read more
Our cruise began with a charter flight from Gatwick to Santiago which was an unpleasant experience for all concerned: a ... Read more

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