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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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john wilkinson
1 Review
We like the "Balmoral" as it is large enough to have all the facilities but small enough to remain personal and ... Read more
Spysmum
19 Reviews
Member Since 2010
7 Forum Posts
From the long queues at embarkation, despite being given staggered boarding times, this proved to be an old-fashioned, ... Read more
Parsman
12 Reviews
Member Since 2008
713 Forum Posts
I Flew to Montego Bay from London (Gatwick)on a Pullmantur charter Boeing 747 in premium (business) class. Excellent ... Read more
Graham Read
1 Review
Various friends keen on cruising had suggested that we try it and so, after years of travelling abroad by plane and ... Read more
tbpusa
3 Reviews
Member Since 2007
54 Forum Posts
My husband and I decided to give the Balmoral a try since we like experiencing different cruise lines. We would ... Read more

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JANET BATTERSBY
1 Review
11/11
After extensive research I chose Fred Olsen and the BALMORAL Canaries Cruise departing Southampton 17.11.11 due to it ... Read more
P Dooley (rent15c)
1 Review
We began our holiday at Southampton City cruise terminal. The car parking was slightly different from what we are used ... Read more
alanfcox
1 Review
Christmas Markets Cruise -â€" Balmoral 10th to 17th November 2011 My wife and I have travelled with most of the ... Read more
Paul Naden
1 Review
After an unscheduled overnight stay in Southampton due to technical problems with a lifeboat and its certification (why ... Read more
Robin Farrant
1 Review
Our 8 day Balmoral cruise was quite stunning. Having previously sailed with QM2 and Celebrity, I tried Fred ... Read more

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jennifer drake
1 Review
we were a bit nervous of booking a cruise with Fred Olsen, we normally use more casual cruise lines (Ocean Village, ... Read more
Ian Killick
1 Review
We have just returned from 14 day Baltic cruise. The destinations were tremendous especially St Petersburg and Tallin. ... Read more
Carolyn Davies
2 Reviews
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
Mr J Tansley
1 Review
This was our first trip with a smaller cruise ship having been on previos ones carrying 3000 plus passengers.We found ... Read more
Adrian Stallworthy
1 Review
This was my first cruise (but not for my fellow holiday makers). We cruised on Fred Olsens Balmoral to the Norwegian ... Read more

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Luckystrike
1 Review
After considering many options decided to go for Fred Olsen as it has a reputation for old fashioned British style ... Read more
malpart
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
Baltic Cruise, Fred Olsen's Balmoral, 13 - 27 May 2011I'm writing this critique to provide some balance to the other ... Read more
mistyweaver
1 Review
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
Newcomertocruising
1 Review
Member Since 2009
9 Forum Posts
Although first impressions are good I was very disapointed overall in my experience as a first time cruiser on the ... Read more
Host Sharon
8 Reviews
Member Since 2007
3,742 Forum Posts
Baltic Cruise on Fred Olsen's Balmoral, 13 - 27 May 2011I had a leisurely drive down to Southampton finally arriving at ... Read more

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Dun123das
10 Reviews
Departed on 23 April 2011 from Southampton, having stayed on the previous night at the Dolphin Hotel. For anyone ... Read more
anthony mcconville
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
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
alan pizer
1 Review
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
Sheila Varnam
1 Review
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
Gary Price
1 Review
Took the train to Southampton to spend a week finishing my Christmas shopping with Fred Olsen. Not my first time on ... Read more

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