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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
228 reviews
3 Awards

Fantastic Staff , Food and Entertainment. Ship Tired in Places But Great Value.

Review for Balmoral to Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Inside

We chose this cruise, our first with 'Fred', entirely on price as ridiculously cheap at £45 per night.pp. We have visited all the destinations before which made it quite relaxing.

For the price you really can't complain about anything. The staff are fantastic to a tee. Ever single one we met was polite,courteous, smiley and friendly.

The food is superb, as good as any we have been on including Cunard and P and O. Exception being afternoon tea which we felt a little lacking. It irks a bit being asked to pay to change dinner sitting. Most other cruise lines are helpful and try to do this for free. Not a good first impression. We particularly liked the way the buffet restaurant opens out onto the open back decks allowing al fresco dining with great views. Many modern ships lack this with rear decks reserved for cabins.

Cabin Review


We had the basic inside cabin. Absolutely fine at the price but dated and a little tired. Painted over anaglypta wallpaper and gloss white ceiling does the job but gives a very dated ambience.. Fixed singles that can't be moved together we knew about when booking but far from ideal. Also quite narrow, beds, fine by us but large folk would have issues.

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