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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
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227 reviews
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Balmoral, ate Autumn cruise on the Seine, France

Review for Balmoral to the British Isles & Western Europe
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ES5331
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Outside with Porthole

First time with Fred Olsen and got a great saver deal. Sailing from Dover was so easy with excellent parking arrangements at the port and easy embarkation. This smaller ship is has a very friendly crew and staff. Excellent shows and entertainers in the bars and loung areas. Drinks and spa treatments are a reasonable price - much better than any other cruise line I have been with. Five course evening meals were excellent and although the size of buffet seemed small at lunch and in the cafe - actually the range of food on offer was good and quality good. Shore excursions were reasonable and shuttle bus service cheaper than other cruises. Disappointed that only got one full day in each port in spite staying overnight but it was very pleasant gliding down the Seine and watching the world go by. As it was half term, there was a kids club on board. Really, really enjoyed the trip and would go with Fred Olsen again. Overall it was an excellent break.

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Outside with Porthole

Basic cabin put plenty of space, port hole, single beds in L shape with chest of drawers between. Comfortable beds. Loads of storage and reasonable sized shower. Loads of plug sockets - US and European. Tea and coffee making in cabin. Looking a little tired but still very comfy.

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