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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
227 reviews
31 Awards

Waste of Good Money

Review for Balmoral to Canary Islands
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Jan 2017
Cabin: Superior Inside
The only overhear reading light was at the wrong end of the bed
Bedside light that is fixed to the top of the cabinet
The button nearest the bed is the switch for turning off the bedside light,
Part of the dessert in the Palm Cafe
More of the desserts from the same evenings meal.

I had the Cruise booked for me by my Daughter, direct with Fred Olson. I had never been on a cruise before, except across the Mersey and to the Isle of Man once, many years ago.

Arrived at Southampton to be kept waiting whilst 'Green and Yellow Boarding cards were embarked first, I had a white one.

One on board everything was fine, until I went to Dinner in the Ballindoch Restaurant, table 111 on second sitting.

Cabin Review

Superior Inside

Cabin G


As I put in the main review, No overhead reading light, No radio, no clear sign on how to turn the bedside light off.

I have photographs of the cabin, but it appears no where on this site to upload them to.

Port Reviews


Lanzarote was CLOSED as it was Sunday


Met my Daughter whom lives in Lisbona

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

Good friendly Town


Good and very friendly people

La Palma

Went shopping in C&A

Madeira (Funchal)

Went up the cable car to the gardens only 15E Fred Olson wanted £58 as the cable car is only 10 min stroll from the docks, along the water front - I considered it a rip off


No experience of the City

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