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We chose this cruise as there was a good chance of seeing wildlife. We were not disappointed. They had a naturalist onboard who spent many hours on deck looking for whales etc and then got everyone interested in looking also. The ports of call were just right especially as we stayed overnight on the ship in Reykjavik. The check in at Rosyth was so easy. Pulled up in our car and had the luggage taken away, all we then had to do was park the car and check in. Quick, easy and onboard in no time. The staff on The Balmoral were fantastic, very attentive but not intrusive. Superb food, especially in the Buffet restaurant. Nice size of ship, not too big. Our cabin was a picture window cabin on deck4, plenty of room and great storage. Good mix of entertainment and we particularly enjoyed the various talks. Very reasonable priced drinks and great to have access to tea and coffee 24/7. Thoroughly recommend Fred Olsen, this was our first time with them and we hope to use them again.

Great cruise, lovely staff

Balmoral Cruise Review by lizzie0909

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Outside
We chose this cruise as there was a good chance of seeing wildlife. We were not disappointed. They had a naturalist onboard who spent many hours on deck looking for whales etc and then got everyone interested in looking also.

The ports of call were just right especially as we stayed overnight on the ship in Reykjavik.

The check in at Rosyth was so easy. Pulled up in our car and had the luggage taken away, all we then had to do was park the car and check in. Quick, easy and onboard in no time.

The staff on The Balmoral were fantastic, very attentive but not intrusive. Superb food, especially in the Buffet restaurant. Nice size of ship, not too big. Our cabin was a picture window cabin on deck4, plenty of room and great storage.

Good mix of entertainment and we particularly enjoyed the various talks. Very reasonable priced drinks and great to have access to tea and coffee 24/7.

Thoroughly recommend Fred Olsen, this was our first time with them and we hope to use them again.
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Cabin E 4156
Two single beds, very comfortable. Air conditioning was adequate. Lots of storage space. T.V. with UK programs including news. View your onboard account on the T.V. Safe in one of the wardrobes. Kettle with tea, coffee and milk that was replenished twice a day also a carafe of drinking water. Good shower in bathroom but no bath, toiletries were basic. Small fridge.
Our cabin steward did a great job keeping our cabin nice, replacing towels etc without asking.
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