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Balmoral Review


Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Balmoral
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jun 2023

This was our fifth cruise with Fred Olsen - our first since the pandemic.

At the outset of the cruise were delayed by two hours while the ship underwent a "deep clean" as there had been a severe outbreak of Norovirus on the previous cruise.

Needless to say by day three of the cruise my husband and many other passengers were confined to cabin as the virus had once again taken hold. By day five I also had contracted the virus and at that time there were a further 90 (ninety) passengers confined. The action taken was passengers must remain isolated for two full days after their last bout of sickness or diarrhoea and we were contacted regularly by the medical team. There were many announcements over the PA system about constant hand washing.

Cabin Review

We had a twin cabin with window, quite adequate and very comfortable.

Cabin service was very good.

Port Reviews


It was the only port where we were well enough to leave the ship and had a short walk to the shuttle bus.

It was a nice little town but we were not really able to walk far enough to appreciate all the buildings and sites.

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