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Balmoral Review

You don't get what you pay for. Olsen...Never again.

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Balmoral
Maid Marrion
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2022
Cabin: Superior Suite

We are seasoned cruisers and have been on 30 plus cruises over the past 15 -20 years, however this was our first experience of Fred Olsen. This is the only time I have felt the need, or rather obligation to go into print to warn others.

We fancied a Christmas market cruise and had previously done the Rhine/Danube etc and loved it so fancied going further afield. Olsen cruises advertised this cruise as a "Christmas market cruise" and the specific Scandinavian markets advertised looked appealing.

We had heard various reports on Olsen cruises some good, some not so good but nothing could have prepared us for what was to come. We went with an open mind as we like to judge for ourselves, and in fact are very loyal to those lines that do deliver what they sell.

Cabin Review

Superior Suite

Decor very dated. Space and storage good. Shower room good. Bed very low to the ground and separate quilts on a double bed? Provided a welcome sanctuary away from the open areas.

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