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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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theway
1 Review
Member Since 2012
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
Parsman
12 Reviews
Member Since 2008
714 Forum Posts
I took the second sector of the "Balmoral" 2014 world cruise from Dubai to Hong Kong. The flight from London by Virgin ... Read more
phildiver
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We have done several cruises with Fred Olsen line on the Balmoral and compared to other cruise lines we have used , ... Read more
aceatch
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
1 Forum Post
My wife and I have just returned from a cruise of Christmas markets aboard the Balmoral and we were very sadly ... Read more
Sagitarius44
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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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brobanje47
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
Went with Fred Olson's Balmoral in November 2013 and was very disappointed - not with the Caribbean but with the ship ... Read more
gaffers1
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Just returned from 32 day Caribbean cruise on Balmoral. Absolutely fabulous except for the All-inclusive guests (the ... Read more
ancient
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
2 Forum Posts
10/13
After a care free embarkation at Southampton and a prompt delivery of our cases to our cabin we were prepared for ... Read more
FlashG123
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Our first time into the Baltic and second time on the Balmoral. The ship first: it was as good as we remembered. ... Read more
carolynkernow
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
1 Forum Post
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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ginamat
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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
WalkerC
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
Having had several holidays in Norway, including excellent trips on Hurtigruten, we chose this Fred Olsen trip as it ... Read more
tyneside foyboatman
1 Review
Member Since 2013
We have experienced 12 cruises previously, with a variety of cruise lines at different times of the year in different ... Read more
Voyage2013
1 Review
Member Since 2013
4/13
Personal Background Information Widow of nearly 70 years who likes to travel Only had experience of 3 cruises, the ... Read more
tankengine
1 Review
Member Since 2012
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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soccerref
4 Reviews
Member Since 2007
671 Forum Posts
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
sydney52
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
10 Forum Posts
This special charter trip was booked three years ago at great expense. Unfortunately our devoted travel agent left the ... Read more
MG John
1 Review
Member Since 2012
My wife and I are relatively new to the cruising scene. Most certainly when many of our previous fellow passengers ... Read more
shropshiregal17
1 Review
Member Since 2012
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
whetstoneview
1 Review
Member Since 2012
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

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callas
1 Review
Member Since 2012
5 Forum Posts
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
trinitytrees
6 Reviews
Member Since 2009
316 Forum Posts
Just returned yesterday from 14 night Cruise on Balmoral to the Baltics. We had an outside cabin which was ok size ... Read more
dogfishdoug
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
2 Forum Posts
Embarkation was from Southampton, following a long coach journey with Portlink (which was quite pleasant). Not an ... Read more
italycruiser
1 Review
Member Since 2007
41 Forum Posts
I also just returned from this truly exceptional cruise. This was organized by the Miles Morgan agency and the ... Read more
Bollinger_Babe
16 Reviews
Member Since 2007
6 Forum Posts
We have just returned from the much-publicised Titanic Memorial Cruise on board the MS Balmoral and we'll never ... Read more

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