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Cruise Critic's Review 4.0 out of 5+ star rating
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 ... read more
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Balmoral Cruise Reviews: 76

Cruise Region Date Member Rating
Fantastic first cruise to Norway and crossing the Arctic Circle by schoolmaam

We booked this cruise as a last minute holiday and therefore got a very good deal. (Less than ... continue

Baltic & Northern Europe 08/14 5+ out of 5+
ABSOLUTELY SUPERB! by londonlady2

forget the negative reviews, you'll find the ship clean, the food impeccable and the service ... continue

Spain 08/14 5+ out of 5+
Madeira and Canaries April 2014 by ann clegg

We chose this cruise primarily because we wanted to go to the Canaries at this time of year ... continue

Canary Islands 05/14 3.0 out of 5+
Worst cruise ever by shemotorhome

I'm a single lady who was on the last leg of this world cruise. Was given a very old fashioned ... continue

Panama Canal & Central America 05/14 Not Rated
Never again by theway

Went on a sector of a World cruise as interesting itinerary. Embarkation was a total mix up as ... continue

Asia 03/14 1.0 out of 5+
Mumbai, Myanmar and the Far East by Parsman

I took the second sector of the "Balmoral" 2014 world cruise from Dubai to Hong Kong. The flight ... continue

Middle East 02/14 5.0 out of 5+
Disappointing First Cruise with Fred Olsen by aceatch

My wife and I have just returned from a cruise of Christmas markets aboard the Balmoral and we ... continue

British Isles & Western Europe 01/14 2.0 out of 5+
Dropping Standards by Sagitarius44

Very different from our previous cruises with Fred Olsen. Embarkation, a queue backed up onto ... continue

Canary Islands 01/14 3.0 out of 5+
Not for the young at heart by brobanje47

Went with Fred Olson's Balmoral in November 2013 and was very disappointed - not with the ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 2.0 out of 5+
All inclusive- the negatives! by gaffers1

Just returned from 32 day Caribbean cruise on Balmoral. Absolutely fabulous except for the ... continue

Eastern Caribbean 12/13 5.0 out of 5+
Disappointed by ancient

After a care free embarkation at Southampton and a prompt delivery of our cases to our cabin we ... continue

Canary Islands 10/13 4.0 out of 5+
Beautiful Balmoral Baltic by FlashG123

Our first time into the Baltic and second time on the Balmoral.

The ship first: it was ... continue

Baltic & Northern Europe 10/13 5.0 out of 5+
Lovely lovely cruise and wonderful weather a bonus by carolynkernow

We had longed to see this part of the UK and were not disappointed

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British Isles & Western Europe 08/13 5+ out of 5+
Fred Olsen cruise to Norway by ginamat

Lovely cruise but........

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Baltic & Northern Europe 06/13 5.0 out of 5+
Norwegian Experience by WalkerC

Excellent Norwegian holiday - our first Fred Olsen Experience

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Baltic & Northern Europe 06/13 5.0 out of 5+
Balmoral Experience by tyneside foyboatman
First druise with Fred Olsen but not the last ... continue
Baltic & Northern Europe 05/13 5.0 out of 5+
Balmoral by Voyage2013
I will never use this Cruise Line again. ... continue
British Isles & Western Europe 05/13 2.0 out of 5+
Best ever cruising by phildiver

We have done several cruises with Fred Olsen line on the Balmoral and compared to other cruise ... continue

Canary Islands 02/14 5+ out of 5+
Balmoral France and Northern Spain Oct 2012 by soccerref
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and we were very pleasantly surprised by the ship and the quality ... continue
British Isles & Western Europe 11/12 4.0 out of 5+
Fred Olsen Virgins by MG John
My wife and I are relatively new to the cruising scene. Most certainly when many of our previous ... continue
Baltic & Northern Europe 09/12 3.0 out of 5+
Cruise Virgins by shropshiregal17
Too young for cruising? Definitely NOT! ... continue
Western Mediterranean 09/12 5+ out of 5+
The Beauties of the Baltic by whetstoneview
This was a much anticipated holiday which lived up to our expectations. ... continue
Baltic & Northern Europe 08/12 4.0 out of 5+
Baltic cruise on Balmoral by trinitytrees
Was not disappointed in Ports of call ... continue
Baltic & Northern Europe 08/12 4.0 out of 5+
Cruise virgins get more than they bargained for. by callas
We booked for one cruise got an unmissable offer on another and when that went wrong rebooked for ... continue
Western Mediterranean 08/12 4.0 out of 5+
First Fred Olsen cruise by dogfishdoug
Seasoned cruisers looking for inspirational activities ... continue
Western Mediterranean 05/12 4.0 out of 5+
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