We booked this very short cruise at exceptionally short notice (book Monday sail Saturday.) We were accommodated in a suite on Deck 9. During the booking procedure I made it clear that we wished to dine at 8-30 pm but were later told that we must eat at 6-30 pm. It took very many telephone calls to unravel that situation but having paid an extra £12 we were granted our wish.
We have sailed in Balmoral on a previous occasion and felt confident that we would enjoy ourselves.
The parking arrangements by ABP and the boarding procedure were excellent. Our suite (9028) was large and well decorated if a tiny bit tired. Our cabin stewardess was charming and efficient and worked exceptionally hard. We had asked for a double bed but were provided with 2 singles I expect that this was because I booked so late. The Champagne (Cava,) the fruit and the fresh flowers were a nice touch as were the canapes in the evening.
A good bright cabin with great draw and hanging space. The bathroom was just a little tired but the cabin steward worked tirelessly to keep things in order. The balcony was a blessing apart from the rain. it was a good place to slip away to end relax.
A fine city and a magnificent cathedral
Smashing little fishing port with good restaurants and shops.
A good starting off point