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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
228 reviews
31 Awards

A long, long Mardi Gras Cruise, we started slightly late, missed 4 ports of call

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Pete 800
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2017
Cabin: Superior Outside
The out of service lifeboat being placed on the front deck in the Azores

For the Mardi Gras Celebrations in New Orleans - which were tremendous.

The voyage started 7-8 hours late, this did not really affect us. Many passengers travelled down by pre-arranged coach from Scotland, Wales & North of England and these passengers were held for 7 hours or so at Southampton departures terminal as the coaches would not/could not change their schedules. Very few disabled facilities were provided at Southampton departures terminal.

Some tours very over priced, eg New Orleans Steam Boat tours both day and evening, we have a complaint outstanding with Fred currently.

Cabin Review

Superior Outside

Cabin B

Nice big cabin, plenty of hot water, slight obscured view because of Lifeboat for most of the trip.

Two nights quite noisy as Show Company practised after midnight in the Neptune lounge just below us on the first and last night.

Port Reviews


We did not dock here as the itinerary was changed


We did not dock here as the itinerary changed

Key West

We did not stop here as the itinerary was changed

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