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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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227 reviews
31 Awards

Good cruise, but no more Fred Olsen for us.

Review for Balmoral to the British Isles & Western Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2014
Cabin: Outside

Embarkation was well organised and worked smoothly. The lifeboat muster was the most thorough that we have ever attended. All previous musters had ended in the muster station with a practice donning of the life jacket, but this time we also practiced walking the route to the lifeboat embarkation point.

The cabin was clean and comfortable, but with a torn carpet it was due for a bit of TLC.

The ports of call were interesting to visit, and the Captain’s decision to miss out Horta because of weather conditions had a silver lining in that we had an extra day in Funchal when we were the only ship in port. The town, cable cars and attractions were quiet, unlike the following day (the originally scheduled day) when there were several large ships in port with the consequent crowds ashore.

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