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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
227 reviews
31 Awards

Like the Curate's Egg - Very Good in Parts

Review for Balmoral to South America
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Codford Wanderer
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Cabin: Superior Suite

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.

Cabin Review

Superior Suite

Cabin SS

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.

Port Reviews


A fine city and a magnificent cathedral


Smashing little fishing port with good restaurants and shops.


A good starting off point

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