Balmoral Cruise Review by Fmbecks
- Sail Date: July 2018
- Destination: British Isles & Western Europe
- Cabin Type: Superior Inside
We took one of the organised trips but for the rest of the time opted to do our own thing.
As always we were very well looked after by the staff. The staff in the restaurants were attentive and always willing to help. The food was excellent, we used the buffet for breakfast and lunch, when on board and the Ballindalloch Restaurant for fixed dining in the evenings.
Staff in the bars were also very good and always on hand.
The evening entertainment was most enjoyable and of a high standard and there was always something to do during the days at sea. Interesting talks and recitals.
We were more than happy with our room which was very comfortable and larger than we had expected.
Overall, an excellent experience which we look forward to repeating hopefully soon!!
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The room was larger than we expected and very comfortable. Very quiet too!
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