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Dover to Europe Fred. Olsen Balmoral Cruise Reviews

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Balmoral, ate Autumn cruise on the Seine, France

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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ES5331
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First time with Fred Olsen and got a great saver deal. Sailing from Dover was so easy with excellent parking arrangements at the port and easy embarkation. This smaller ship is has a very friendly crew and staff. Excellent shows and entertainers in the bars and loung areas. Drinks and spa treatments are a reasonable price - much better than any other cruise line I have been with. Five course ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Outside with Porthole


Northern Spain on Balmoral

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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sjpo
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Once upon a time I was working at a shipping agency in a South American port, when a brand-new ship come into port. It was the Crown Odyssey, which belonged to the Royal Cruise Line and we were appointed agents for four calls during February and March 1989. The ship impressed even the experienced pilots by its easy manoeuvrability. Visitors and passengers were also impressed by the then ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Cabin Type: Outside with Porthole


Disappointed

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Evenette
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Embarkation went smoothly. Entertainment team good. Meals in main restaurant good. Palms cafe under staffed and food ok. At times very unclear where soup, gravy was being served and under staffed, no clear direction. The lounge areas I felt were under staffed, on several occasions after waiting to be served then had to wait up to 15 mins or more for our drinks, which necessitated me having to ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


Disappointing and poor value for money

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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Newcomertocruising
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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, a drawer chipped and the bathroom poorly patched up (when I entered the cabin there was a rust hole at the bottom of the metal bath panel which was dealt with at some time during the ...
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Sail Date: May 2011

Cabin Type: Superior Single Balcony


A Trip up the Norwegian Fjords and across to the Arctic

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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EJNutz
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Our cruise commenced from Dover, Kent.England. This was a 15 night cruise to Spitzbergen taking in the sights of the Norwegian Fjords. As our cruise ship was smaller than the main lines we were able to cruise the Inside Passage in calm waters and see such stunning scenery. Our Captain was Norwegian and very familiar with the waters and took us into some extremely interesting fjords, e,g. Troll ...
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Sail Date: July 2010

Cabin Type: Superior Balcony


Gateway to the Arctic

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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Parsman
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

We sailed from Dover in very warm sunshine and calm seas. The "Balmoral" is an older ship but had been well maintained over the years. There were approximately 1300 passengers on board, most of whom were British. The officers are mostly European with a superb Master, Captain Olav Sovdsnes. The staff is multi-national with the domestic members mainly from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and ...
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Sail Date: July 2010

Cabin Type: Single Outside


christmas markets cruise

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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seabourndt
First Time Cruiser

hi there i thought i would do a review of my cruise. BOOKING i booked this as a group cruise. i managed to get a share in an outside cabin which saved me £100. EMBARKATION i got train from waterloo east to dover priory where a free shuttle bus was waiting to take me to the cruise terminal. the newer terminal terminal 2 was used. i entered and filling out form to say i have not been ill. i went ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Cabin Type: Inside


Christmas & New Year on the high seas

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Parsman
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

As a regular cruiser with Fred. Olsen having taken several longer cruises eg sectors of the world cruise I decided to take a festive short cruise to escape the Winter weather in the UK. It was my third cruise on the "Balmoral" and it still impresses me as a real ship compared with the floating blocks of flats which seems to be the model for modern cruise ships. The ship is well maintained ...
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Sail Date: December 2009

Cabin Type: Outside


A beautiful cruise on a beautiful ship

Review for Balmoral to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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curlytops
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 and toiletries were all supplied. We didn't actually book any of the ship's tours on shore as this was an Ancient Wonders of the World cruise and being in our sixties we see enough ...
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Sail Date: November 2009

Cabin Type: Outside


Short But Sweet Weekend Cruise

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Sealegs
First Time Cruiser

My husband booked a weekend cruise on The Balmoral to celebrate my 30th birthday we sailed from Dover to Belgium on a 2 night trip. We are seasoned cruisers and have travelled previously on Princess, RCI, NCL and Costa so are quite experienced with regards to service, food and entertainment and The Balmoral didn t dissapoint. Embarkation.Embarkation was organised and fairly easy what did ...
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Sail Date: May 2009

Cabin Type: Inside


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