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Fred. Olsen Balmoral First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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11 Fred. Olsen Balmoral First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Rbits avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes



I had never been on a cruise before, this being on my Bucket List. I had a really great time, I could not fault the Ship or her Crew. The sailing was very smooth and the scenery spectacular. I would recommend ...
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Sail Date May 2016

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1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

Scenic cruise from local embarkation . From embarkation to disembarkation at port of Tyne could not have ask for better service.on board the balmoral the service on all levels were first class. Entertainment ,bar ...
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Sail Date June 2016

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Dodge ram

1 Review Written

36 Helpful Votes

Waste of &3,000

We wanted to see fjords. Do not go on this ship if you are under 70 as you will feel you are in a nursing home no disrespect meant as I admire some of the older clients for attempting the trip one lady was 101 . ...
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Sail Date June 2016

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west wighter

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Fred Olsen Cruise (Premier Suite)

For our Wedding Anniversary we decided to do something special and choose the Fred Olsen cruise "Easter Ireland" and booked a Premier Suite. We could not fault anything (perhaps apart from some of the weather - not ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Mixed Bag

Some things on the cruise were terrific. The waiting staff were. The food generally was of a high standard, at times excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and in that respect the cruise was 5 star plus. When I ...
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Sail Date October 2015

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1 Review Written

Great 7 night cruise

Had a great 7 Night cruise to France our first time on Fred Oulson we have cruised mostly with P and O must say we enjoyed the smaller ship as it was very friendly.We had one and a half days in Rouen must say what a ...
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Sail Date October 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Met our expectations: friendly ship, shore tours need finessing

Norway - Rivers and Railways cruise. First time cruisers so make of this what you will. Service, was good throughout though the pronunciation of English, yes, we know it is a world language, really was hard to ...
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Sail Date August 2014

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic first cruise to Norway and crossing the Arctic Circle

We booked this cruise as a last minute holiday and therefore got a very good deal. (Less than half the original cost) We had never cruised before and therefore we felt that getting a last minute deal was a good way ...
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Sail Date July 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Virgins

We were encouraged to try a cruise after friends visited the Fjords last year and loved it. So as a sort of last holiday with older teenagers, us and 4 other families-17 people in total decided on a western ...
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Sail Date August 2012

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing and poor value for money

Although first impressions are good I was very disapointed overall in my experience as a first time cruiser on the Balmoral. My cabin, a superior single on the Lido deck, may be described as 'tired'. Surfaces worn, ...
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Sail Date May 2011

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1 Review Written

A beautiful cruise on a beautiful ship

Our first cruise was almost four weeks long and covered ten ports in the Mediterranean. Our cabin was clean, roomy and comfortable with ample storage space in both wardrobes and drawers. The bathroom was spotless ...
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Sail Date November 2009

Balmoral Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.03.6
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