Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by Pulver (22 Dec 07 19:45)

Hi Linda Fred Olsen runs very British style ships and the Balmoral is a medium sized ship with a good pedigree and all modern facilities. Don’t expect West End extravaganzas as most things are done to a price as is the food. The standard to expect is between 3 and 4 star but the staff are very good and attentive. Go expecting this and you will have a great time. Take U.S. dollars with you as they are accepted, generally, throughout the Caribbean but do watch when you are quoted a price that they are quoting in US $ and not the local dollar as the difference can be 2 to one against the local $. We love the Caribbean and wish you bon voyage ( oh! And a Happy Christmas too…….Ida .

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moor - Answered a Question by Pulver (23 Dec 07 11:34)

CURRENCY ensure that you take low value US dollers, some 20s plenty of 10s, 5s and 2s as you can be given change in local currency ( I get mine over the counter at the local Going Places to ensure I get the values I want ) Enjoy the Caribbean, its brill.

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Green - Answered a Question by Pulver (23 Dec 07 15:02)

You can read what the berlitz guide to cruising say about fred olsen on this site (click on the left tabs). the majority of people that we know that have been have really enjoyed it as it is very understated and British but it all depends on what you like. I never take currency with me but just use a cashpoint machine once I get there as I hate coming back with all currency that then sits around at home and then I cannot find when we are going somewhere and need it. enjoy your cruis.

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kelly - Answered a Question by Pulver (03 Jan 08 09:43)

Hello, have travelled with fred olsen on a few occasions they are in my opinion one of the best they use a cashless system and your bill can be paid in GBP by credit card at the end of your voyage hope this help.

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