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Transatlantic Balmoral Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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A long, long Mardi Gras Cruise, we started slightly late, missed 4 ports of call

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Pete 800
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

For the Mardi Gras Celebrations in New Orleans - which were tremendous. The voyage started 7-8 hours late, this did not really affect us. Many passengers travelled down by pre-arranged coach from Scotland, Wales & North of England and these passengers were held for 7 hours or so at Southampton departures terminal as the coaches would not/could not change their schedules. Very few disabled ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


TITANIC MEMORIAL CRUISE

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sydney52
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This special charter trip was booked three years ago at great expense. Unfortunately our devoted travel agent left the industry and from then on we were treated like a number and not discerning cruiser. Not only were we slugged with a fuel surcharge in AUD,much cheaper for UK passengers(when I asked Fred Olsen if everyone had to pay and also the same amount, answer was in the affirmative , yet ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Superior Balcony


Titanic Memorial Cruise - Balmoral

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italycruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I also just returned from this truly exceptional cruise. This was organized by the Miles Morgan agency and the speakers, activities, meals, etc. were well planned and enjoyable. However, as noted by the previous reviewer (Bollinger Babe) departure in New York City from this cruise, the responsibility of the Fred Olsen operations staff, was a total fiasco. I inquired early in the cruise ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Superior Balcony


Titanic Memorial Cruise on Balmoral

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Bollinger_Babe
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have just returned from the much-publicised Titanic Memorial Cruise on board the MS Balmoral and we'll never experience another cruise like it again. My husband and I are veteran cruisers and this was our 29th cruise and 4th with Fred Olsen. The Balmoral is a similar size to the Titanic, being 43,000 tons against the Titanic's 46,000 tons. We sailed from Southampton in the wake of the ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Outside


From excellent to downright frightening!

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swanseajack
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

A new cruiser and new-ish to these forums, this is my review, for good or bad! For me, like the curate's egg - the cruise was good in parts. Ports of call: I booked the trip based on the itinerary published in the brochure. This was subsequently changed and substantial port changes were made from 14 - 27 October. F.O wrote that the Canadian authorities had advised that this sector was in ...
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Sail Date: September 2009

Cabin Type: Outside


Cruise to the Caribbean

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Parsman
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

This was my first cruise on the "Balmoral" although I have taken many cruises with Fred. Olsen. Although small (43537 grt) compared with today's superliners it is large in comparison with the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet. It is good looking ship which appears to have been well-maintained. We sailed from Dover to the Caribbean via Madeira and Teherife. This entailed a six-day Transatlantic voyage. ...
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Sail Date: October 2008

Cabin Type: Outside


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