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Fred. Olsen Newcastle (England) Cruise Reviews

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Great Scenic cruise

Review for Balmoral to Norwegian Fjords

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Sheilatay

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Always wanted to see the Fjords and this ship seemed like a good size to experience this .We has a good midship cabin near to lifts etc . the dining onboard we could not fault exceptional . The shows were all very good the service of bar staff and restaurant staff again excellent . The only complaint we had that our drinks package which we paid for did not include Sherry yet its cheaper to buy ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Outside


Boring old ship

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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jeanniedance

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Very dated ship. Mainly elderly passengers. Nothing on during the day except bridge bingo and handicrafts. More like a floating care home. Tour operator extremely unhelpful.. Don't book flam railway through olsen it's a lot cheaper to do yourself and there were plenty of seats. Guest service manager very helpful as had to move cabins as extremely noisy. Noticed a lot of cutbacks. Eg no conditioner ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


Boring boring Sweden

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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Robin and Karen

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Been with Fred before and loved the friendliness of the staff, the food, the service and the Balmoral is not too massive and plenty of room to sit and relax. The excursions were very disappointing. This is not a cruise for wheel chair users. Malmo had many cobbled streets which make it very hard for the pusher and very uncomfortable for the sitter. It was a bank holiday so 90% of the shops were ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Not value for money

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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jolai1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I consider the price we paid for the itinerary, distance travelled, entertainment, drinks package and cabin comfort (superior interior) was far too much. The A/C in the cabin was rubbish we had the setting off the scale and still found it stuffy and through the night it seemed to go off altogether, maybe to save money- so very poor sleep quality. Obviously we reported this and it was supposedly ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Inside


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

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


Cabin experience

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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teddytwo

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

The reason for choosing this cruise were many One the embarkation and disembarkation port was only half hour from home so we did not have any extra travel to join the ship.TwoThe ship Balmoral, we have sailed on this ship in the past and have had a wonderful time . The food,entertainment and ports of call had always been good. The size off the ship was also to our liking, friendly yet spacious ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Excellent service

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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rory50

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Mainly itinerary and the time of year, less crowded places. Embarkation swift and efficient at the Port of Tyne. Very lucky with the weather for the time of year apart from Gothenburg and Helsinki. The food was of good quality and varied, breakfast lunch and dinner. Service in the bars and restaurants was excellent although a little slow in the self service cafe. The crew and staff ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Outside with Porthole


Exceeded All Expectations

Review for Balmoral to Baltic Sea

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Travellingman 210450

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Its been 14 years since we did a Fred Olsen Cruise as we have mainly sailed with 5 Star Cruise Lines, but this cruise was from the Tyne and a short 15 minute taxi ride from our home and visiting some ports we had not visited before. So we thought we would give them a try. So glad we did! Balmoral although an older ship is remarkably well maintained, far better than some lot newer ship we have ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside


Not good for gluten free passengers

Review for Balmoral to Europe - All

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Valandglynb

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We have travelled with Fred. Olsen several times before but never on this, their flagship. Chosen for the itinerary and because it was a special event with all 4 Fred.Olsen ships meeting in Cadiz, a good place to visit. That was a very good day if a bit overcrowded. Very nice ship which probably was not seen at the best time, as it was full and so you could not get into the various events and ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


First and last cruise

Review for Balmoral to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Barbara Mills

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I’ve always wanted to try a cruise so picked this one as I’ve always wanted to go to the Shetland Islands and it was short so gave us a chance to experience cruising. Arrived on the boat to our very expensive upgraded cabin. Very disappointed. Only soap in a bottle supplied in the bathroom - just like a 3 star hotel. Very small towels. Thick rust round the taps and some black mould round bath. ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Superior Outside


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