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

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Great little cruise Paul Naden
9/11
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
9/11
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
8/11
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
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6/11
This was my first cruise (but not for my fellow holiday makers). We cruised on Fred Olsens Balmoral to the Norwegian ... Read more
First Time Cruising Luckystrike
5/11
After considering many options decided to go for Fred Olsen as it has a reputation for old fashioned British style ... Read more
Baltic Cruise, Fred Olsen's Balmoral, 13 - 27 May 2011I'm writing this critique to provide some balance to the other ... Read more
Myself and my husband are brand new to cruising and thought we would try a mini cruise to 'test the water'. Fred Olsen ... Read more
5/11
Although first impressions are good I was very disapointed overall in my experience as a first time cruiser on the ... Read more
Baltic Cruise on Fred Olsen's Balmoral, 13 - 27 May 2011I had a leisurely drive down to Southampton finally arriving at ... Read more
4/11
Departed on 23 April 2011 from Southampton, having stayed on the previous night at the Dolphin Hotel. For anyone ... Read more
Iberia during easter anthony mcconville
4/11
The ship is of a very good standard and is always being refurbished. Our Cabin was a little on the small size but ... Read more
12/10
We have visited the Canaries before in early 2009 and due to the good offer in the press in October we decided to have ... Read more
12/10
Took the train to Southampton to spend a week finishing my Christmas shopping with Fred Olsen. Not my first time on ... Read more
10/10
Balmoral! Where do I begin,!? My husband and I had never done a cruise till this one.We had booked another one due to ... Read more
10/10
Walking into the top of the range Premier Suite on Fred Olsen's largest cruiser - The Balmoral - my wife Sue and I were ... Read more
Norweigean fjords Mr J Tansley
7/10
This was our first trip with a smaller cruise ship having been on previos ones carrying 3000 plus passengers.We found ... Read more
7/10
ISLANDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES CRUISE - L1009 Booking We booked this last minute deal with Fred Olsen Cruises on ... Read more
First timers with Fred Olsen Line This was our 12th cruise and the first one with Fred Olsen on the Balmoral.We ... Read more
7/10
We sailed from Dover in very warm sunshine and calm seas. The "Balmoral" is an older ship but had been well maintained ... Read more
Our cruise commenced from Dover, Kent.England. This was a 15 night cruise to Spitzbergen taking in the sights of the ... Read more
Sometimes you can get lucky and score a nice cabin on an Australian Coastal leg of a "foreign" ship. This is what ... Read more
As a regular cruiser with Fred. Olsen having taken several longer cruises eg sectors of the world cruise I decided to ... Read more
12/09
hi there i thought i would do a review of my cruise. BOOKING i booked this as a group cruise. i managed to get a ... Read more

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