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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Another Brilliant Cruise on Balmoral

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords
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10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Jul 2017
Cabin: Superior Inside


We sailed from Newcastle and came down few days before. We were giving a check in time of 1-4 pm but our paperwork stated physical embarkation would not begin to around 2pm and we actually arrived at the port a little bit earlier than this at around 12.30. We were checked in straightaway. We then went for bite eat at the café at the port. After this we waited in the departure lounge until we were called. This happened earlier than stated and we were on board by just after 2. We headed to our cabin and our luggage was already there so we started to unpack.


Cabin Review

Superior Inside

Cabin G

We had cabin 9093 a superior inside cabin on deck 9. This cabin was for four people with two upper and two lower berths the lower berths could made up as a twin or double. The room was more than adequate for our needs. However there was only two double wardrobes and this was adequate for three of us for a week but we would have struggled if there had been four of us or a longer cruise. There was also only three sets of drawers. Otherwise the room was fine and was better than expected. The room had a safe, flat screen tv, and kettle. The bathroom was more than adequate for our needs.

Port Reviews


Bergen is great little place to visit with lots to do and see a trip on the funicicular is not be missed.


Olden itself is great little village with stunning views and some good little shops for the size of the place. There are two beautiful churches here also. The main reason for stopping here is the closeness to the two glaciers to which you can take tours to. We did a one hour glacier sightseeing tour we felt this was a waste of money and our money would have been better spent on the town train.


We did a kayaking tour here and this was excellent. The town itself didn't seem to have very much in it however its still stunning place to visit

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