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Caribbean Balmoral Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Not for the young at heart

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Eastern

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brobanje47
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Went with Fred Olson's Balmoral in November 2013 and was very disappointed - not with the Caribbean but with the ship itself. We were allocated 2nd seating for evening meal and as my husband has IBS it was too late to eat, when we asked to change to 1st sitting we could only if we paid £4 per night WHY!!!! Overall the food was good - but beware of themed nights - Chinese, indian or thai - if you ...
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Sail Date: November 2013


All inclusive- the negatives!

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Eastern

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gaffers1
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned from 32 day Caribbean cruise on Balmoral. Absolutely fabulous except for the All-inclusive guests (the most of them) Drinking seems to be a way of life for many, so good luck to the and their livers. However when it seriously intrudes on the enjoyment of other guests, I draw the line. The usual range of middle-aged men prop up the bar from coffee time to dinner on sea days. They sit ...
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Sail Date: November 2013


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


Beautiful Balmoral

Review for Balmoral to Caribbean - Eastern

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WhiteStar
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I have been on 20 plus cruises on Celebrity, Royal Cruise Line, Princess, First European, Fred Olsen and NCL. This by far was my best cruise. I sailed on the Balmoral 12 times when she was the Crown Odyssey built in 1988 for Royal Cruise Line. She was never a 20 year old ferry as one reviewer described her. She was one of the most innovated and modern ships of her time. I am happy to say that her ...
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Sail Date: March 2008

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


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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