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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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228 reviews
3 Awards

Norway Winter

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Superior Outside

The journey to Southampton was delay-free and the parking arrangements at the port were, as usual, efficient. It was good to see the new external livery of the "Balmoral" that Fred. Olsen have introduced. The check-in was quite swift and, as an Oceans Gold member, I boarded as soon as the ship was ready.

I had a double cabin with single occupancy on the main deck (deck 6) which was well placed for all the ship's facilities. It was in good condition with plenty of storage, good air conditioning and a picture window. Of course it had a safe and tea/coffee making equipment and a television. It was well serviced twice daily.

I dined in the Spey restaurant which is situated on deck 10. The food was excellent as was the service. I normally took breakfast and lunch there but occasionally used the Avon or the Ballindalloch restaurants. The Palms Cafe was useful for coffee, afternoon tea and snack meals before or after excursions.

Cabin Review

Superior Outside

Cabin B

Clean, tidy and well equipped. Well seviced.

Port Reviews


Wonderful viewing of a beautiful display. Very well oganised


Lovely scenery and well organised.

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