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Western Caribbean Balmoral Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Fred Olsen's Balmoral--A Unique Cruising Experience

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Western

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ilovcruisesm
First Time Cruiser • Age 20s

If you've never heard of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, it's probably because it is not usually marketed to the American megaship cruising market. It is a very British cruising experience, similar to P&O Cruises (or so I've heard), but on smaller ships. The Balmoral is Fred Olsen's newest and largest ship. When I sailed in spring 2008, it had been refurbished only months before. Previously, it had ...
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Sail Date: April 2008

Traveled with children


Awful cruise on the Balmoral.

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Western

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cidsid
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

My Wife & I , both OAP's, and Cruise enthusiasts, have last week returned from our first ever `Fred Olsen Cruise' experience, aboard the newly converted and extended ship MS `Balmoral' and feel that we should express our extreme dissatisfaction, unhappiness and total disappointment that this three weeks `Back- to Back' Cruise to the Caribbean & Central America's has been for both us, and so many ...
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Sail Date: March 2008

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


Brits on the Balmoral

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Western

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1962
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

As on all previous reviews Immigration at Miami airport was chaos,once cleared you have to then reclaim your bags and transport them to the bus yourselves,which some of Fred Olsens older cruisers struggled with. Embarkation on to the ship was OK and we where shown to our Cabin 1021.We where on Highland deck in a full suite, large and clean, the bathroom is a little tired looking but fine,ladies ...
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Sail Date: March 2008


Good on the whole

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Western

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aguise
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had a good Thomson flight from Gatwick to Miami but after 10 hrs the hard seats were uncomfortable. Immigration at Miami was an experience to say the least and we will never fly there again. Our cabin smelt of rancid fried fish oil. Great! Also there was a huge black crack across the wash basin. We had written confirmation of queen set up for beds when in fact they were unmovable singles. When ...
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Sail Date: March 2008


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