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Balmoral Review

4.5 / 5.0
232 reviews

Iberia during easter

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Balmoral
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anthony mcconville
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2011
Cabin: Inside

The ship is of a very good standard and is always being refurbished. Our Cabin was a little on the small size but adequate for our needs. We personally would like a bath rather than shower, but cost prohibits such luxury. The service on board was first class, mainly Filipino waiters and waitresses. The shows were of a reasonable standard with some talented artists. I thought the ports of call could of been better. Casablanca was an utter disaster. I think as this cruise was mainly for the elderly a little more thought could of gone into the shows. We had a British night and a western night, and the shows were of a good standard, however, I got the impression the audience would of preferred a "sing a long" type show on each occasion.

This was the first cruise I have ever had to pay for a "shuttle bus" to get from the ship to the main resort. All other cruises I have been on always provided a "free" shuttle bus service. Cut backs like this do no favours for the cruise line.

The food as always was plentiful and the quality was superb. I did think the portions in the main dining room could of been a little larger. As I'm a fussy eater I was a little disappointed that the menu didn't cater for "plain food" eaters. Everything I received had one sauce or another poured on it, I don't like sauces.

Cabin Review


Cabin I

Deck 3, Coral Deck, cabin 3052, Inside double. A little on the cramped side. Good sized beds. Good sized wardrobes. Adequate wash room but would of preferred a bath instead of a shower. No headboard to the bed so the wall became the board, but this meant you could feel all the engine vibrations when sitting up and leaning back for such things as reading a book. Otherwise a comfortable and adequate room.

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