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We chose this cruise because of the convenience of a Newcastle departure,we live in the north of England and wanted to avoid flying. Check in was easy and boarding was well organised. We had a cabin in the forward section on the 4th deck,lots of storage and kept nice and clean by housekeeping. When we sailed away the sun was shining and temperatures made us feel as if in the med ,not Tyneside! The ship was a good size,and although full we always found little quiet spots. I made use of the pool and Jacuzzis as the sun shone throughout. We ate dinner in the Ballindalloc restaurant most evenings though enjoyed a delicious Asian buffet in the Palm cafe on last night. We loved the group 4th dimension in Lido lounge which got going after the show in the theatre. We had a drinks package that we took full advantage of! It was great to be able to explore Bergen independently,very easy as we docked in the centre. Likewise with Eidefjord,where we took a scenic walk along the river up to some Viking graves,with good views on the way back. The ship then sailed along the beautiful scenery. We felt sad to be leaving.

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Balmoral Cruise Review by Suespecs

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We chose this cruise because of the convenience of a Newcastle departure,we live in the north of England and wanted to avoid flying.

Check in was easy and boarding was well organised.

We had a cabin in the forward section on the 4th deck,lots of storage and kept nice and clean by housekeeping.

When we sailed away the sun was shining and temperatures made us feel as if in the med ,not Tyneside!

The ship was a good size,and although full we always found little quiet spots.

I made use of the pool and Jacuzzis as the sun shone throughout.

We ate dinner in the Ballindalloc restaurant most evenings though enjoyed a delicious Asian buffet in the Palm cafe on last night.

We loved the group 4th dimension in Lido lounge which got going after the show in the theatre.

We had a drinks package that we took full advantage of!

It was great to be able to explore Bergen independently,very easy as we docked in the centre.

Likewise with Eidefjord,where we took a scenic walk along the river up to some Viking graves,with good views on the way back. The ship then sailed along the beautiful scenery.

We felt sad to be leaving.
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