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Fred. Olsen Balmoral Cruise Reviews

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Editor's note: Balmoral went into dry dock on December 9, 2014, for a 10-day refurbishment included various engineering works, general refurbishment and interior and exterior painting. The ship has also had a ...
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83 Fred. Olsen Balmoral Cruise Reviews

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Our cruise began with a charter flight from Gatwick to Santiago which was an unpleasant experience for all concerned: a ... Read more
This review will be quite detailed and is only my opinion but, as I'm a bit of a compulsive note taker, I have recorded ... Read more
11/12
This special charter trip was booked three years ago at great expense. Unfortunately our devoted travel agent left the ... Read more
09/12
My wife and I are relatively new to the cruising scene. Most certainly when many of our previous fellow passengers ... Read more
Cruise Virgins shropshiregal17
09/12
We were encouraged to try a cruise after friends visited the Fjords last year and loved it. So as a sort of last ... Read more
08/12
We like the intimacy of the Fred Olsen ships,so the Balmoral was an ideal vessel to convey us on this cruise.We had the ... Read more
Having been left some money by my late adored mother I decided to spend some of it on a cruise ,something I hadn't done ... Read more
08/12
Just returned yesterday from 14 night Cruise on Balmoral to the Baltics. We had an outside cabin which was ok size ... Read more
06/12
Embarkation was from Southampton, following a long coach journey with Portlink (which was quite pleasant). Not an ... Read more
I also just returned from this truly exceptional cruise. This was organized by the Miles Morgan agency and the ... Read more
We have just returned from the much-publicised Titanic Memorial Cruise on board the MS Balmoral and we'll never ... Read more
04/12
We like the "Balmoral" as it is large enough to have all the facilities but small enough to remain personal and ... Read more
04/12
From the long queues at embarkation, despite being given staggered boarding times, this proved to be an old-fashioned, ... Read more
03/12
I Flew to Montego Bay from London (Gatwick)on a Pullmantur charter Boeing 747 in premium (business) class. Excellent ... Read more
Simply excellent Graham Read
01/12
Various friends keen on cruising had suggested that we try it and so, after years of travelling abroad by plane and ... Read more
12/11
My husband and I decided to give the Balmoral a try since we like experiencing different cruise lines. We would ... Read more
Cocoon! JANET BATTERSBY
12/11
After extensive research I chose Fred Olsen and the BALMORAL Canaries Cruise departing Southampton 17.11.11 due to it ... Read more
We began our holiday at Southampton City cruise terminal. The car parking was slightly different from what we are used ... Read more
Christmas Markets Cruise -â€" Balmoral 10th to 17th November 2011 My wife and I have travelled with most of the ... Read more
Great little cruise Paul Naden
10/11
After an unscheduled overnight stay in Southampton due to technical problems with a lifeboat and its certification (why ... Read more
Our 8 day Balmoral cruise was quite stunning. Having previously sailed with QM2 and Celebrity, I tried Fred ... Read more
Fred's fabulous fjords! jennifer drake
09/11
we were a bit nervous of booking a cruise with Fred Olsen, we normally use more casual cruise lines (Ocean Village, ... Read more
Brilliant Cruise Ian Killick
09/11
We have just returned from 14 day Baltic cruise. The destinations were tremendous especially St Petersburg and Tallin. ... Read more
We booked an 8 night cruise to the Norwegian Fjiords and I was really looking forward to it and my husband was going to ... Read more
Norweigean fjords Mr J Tansley
07/11
This was our first trip with a smaller cruise ship having been on previos ones carrying 3000 plus passengers.We found ... Read more

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