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3.9
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276 reviews
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Waste of &3,000
"We wanted to see fjords. Do not go on this ship if you are under 70 as you will feel you are in a nursing home no disrespect meant as I admire some of the older clients for attempting the trip one lady was 101 ...."Read More
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Dodge ram

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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Poor Quality Overall

Review for Marella Explorer to Baltic Sea

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John McNulty

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Liked the look of the cruise itinerary, and departing from Newcastle is more convenient and an easier port to get to than other ports. Booked an executive suite which are supposedly the best cabins on board and are on deck 10. Bad decision. Must say the cabin is spacious and well furnished BUT the inescapable element is constant noise from the deck above. We noticed it initially during the first ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

5 Helpful Votes


Goodbye Thomson and Spirit

Review for Marella Explorer to Norwegian Fjords

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Mike S P

10+ Cruises

Age 100s

After many cruises with Thomson on Emerald,Celebration and number one Spirit, we decided to see what a “new “ ship was like. One out of 5 is good. Newcastle was waiting for 2 hours after 4 hours of driving. (We were lucky- others much longer. This is not the first time - see reviews. Access to ship far too steep - why not a lower deck? Outside cabin ok but continual noise all night as ceiling ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

9 Helpful Votes


Butlins afloat

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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flip43

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

My wife and I recently took our first cruise. We travelled on Deck 5 in an outer, windowed cabin, on Fred Olsen's Balmoral to the North German ports of Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel dep Newcastle 19 November. To say it was grossly disappointing would be to ignore the few highlights, but even they are too few to persuade us to repeat the experience. The worst aspect was the selfish and uncouth ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

Cabin Type: Superior Outside

27 Helpful Votes


Dreadful cruise from start to finish

Review for Marella Discovery to Baltic Sea

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DavidWaddell

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise ship because we thought it would be hassle free travelling from Newcastle - How WRONG we were, after arriving at Cruise Terminal we queued for 2 hours outside on road&pavement)with all our luggage before it was taken from us, then we had to wait another 45mins to check-in. We booked this cruise 9 months before & paid full price for an inside cabin as they wanted double the ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

9 Helpful Votes


Vibration in Deluxe cabin 203 caused sleep deprivation

Review for Marella Celebration to Norwegian Fjords

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MikeBR

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are retired,we holiday at least 6 times a year and at the Glasgow cruise show in 2016 we were taken in by this cruise as it was somewhere we had wanted to go for years it sailed from a port only 90 miles from our home and we had a free few week, so why not!. Departure was a farse. Massive 'Q's' o get into the car park and no toilets. No bus to take us to the ship [it was only 100mts away but we ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

14 Helpful Votes


Itinerary good

Review for Marella Celebration to Norwegian Fjords

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1anne

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We saw everything we hoped we would see and it was lovely. However, the ship itself was very poor. Within an hour of boarding the Captain informed us that there was a "level 3 sanitation" in progress. We soon discovered this meant complete shut down of swimming pools, saunas, jacuzzi, games room and laundrette. We were not informed of this problem before boarding but we had to sign that we had not ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

5 Helpful Votes


Carry On Sailing Shambles

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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Chris36

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The worst cruise of our lives. I became sick on the second night and was confined to cabin with my husband for 48 hours, it would seem that we came off lightly, some people had longer confinement, o e lady told us it was 4 days. the cabin was nice but the floor was never hoovered ,there was dirt on the inside of the wardrobe doors, there ware no handles just a groove to open the door. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

Cabin Type: Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Filthy Conditions and Poor Service

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords

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EJEFFREY

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Never again. The so called "Superior Balcony Cabin" was filthy. Furniture drawers had not been cleaned out for months with residual filth including a drawer which refused to close because of soiled underwear left behind. Response to complaint poor - was offered a move to a state cabin but it was little better in terms of cleanliness. Our cabin was never hoovered during the entire ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

Cabin Type: Superior Balcony

14 Helpful Votes


Waste of &3,000

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords

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Dodge ram

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We wanted to see fjords. Do not go on this ship if you are under 70 as you will feel you are in a nursing home no disrespect meant as I admire some of the older clients for attempting the trip one lady was 101 . We had to avoid morbility scooters even in the restaurant Frames and zimmers also. The ship was very dated old and worn and repairs welding and grinding were going on aft ...
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Sail Date: June 2016

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

36 Helpful Votes


Poor Value for Money

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords

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Anngrace43

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have always wanted to cruise the fjords and have been looking forward to this holiday for several months. My partner has problems with his breathing and cannot walk long distances, for this reason we chose Fred Olsen because the ships are smaller than many of the other cruise lines. Embarkation at Newcastle proved to be a nightmare, we asked whether it would be far to walk and were told ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Departure Port: Crete (Heraklion)

17 Helpful Votes


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