We have just returned from a great cruise to the Azores & Maderia. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting some of the islands in the Azores and spending time in Maderia
Cabin was very clean and comfortable even if it was an inside, not my choice but booked at the last minute (our fault) much prefer an outside.
There was problems on the ship due to the Novovirus which was still evident from the previous cruise but we must congratulate the staff who worked tirelessly to ensure our cruise was as comfortable as possible. In actual fact we got spoilt by them serving us all the time even in Palms cafe. This problem did not effect our time on the ship.
I must congratulate the Balmoral Show Company which put on excellent shows and also the Crews Show which was brilliant specially the engineers so funny.
I will be travelling with Fred Olsen again in the future.
Our stewardess was excellent in making our cabin looking clean and tidy and she always had a smile on her face.
The waiters who served us in the restaurant were very polite and helpful and the drinks package good value for money.
The excursions we went on were very interesting and informative but also it was nice to be able to stroll around these lovely places on your own