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Overview: A multitude of choices, including many dining options, add up to a very attractive vacation package, highly suitable for families with children, in a floating leisure center that provides ample facilities for enjoyment. The dress code is very casual – no jacket and tie ...

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Cruise Reviews - Fred. Olsen Cruises - Balmoral

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Latest Reviews

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Iberia

on 12th Nov 2016, By

This was our first trip with Fred. Olsen, having been regulars on Cunard and Celebrity in the past. We wanted to give Fred. a go because we liked the idea of a smaller ship and were attracted by...

655 views , 11 of 25 people found this useful , 2 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 11th Nov 2016, By

Our first Fred. Olson cruise, a short hop across the channel from Southampton to Honfleur. We have previously cruised with P&O and Princess. A very quick and efficient check-in at...

943 views , 9 of 11 people found this useful , 3 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean

on 10th Nov 2016, By

As one of Fred O's four smaller (and older) cruise liners, Balmoral has the extra spaciousness in public areas associated with thirty plus year old vessels. For extra value the mid priced outside...

370 views , 14 of 16 people found this useful

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 6th Nov 2016, By

When deciding on which cruise to take, my first consideration is the itinerary, followed by a suitable date and an affordable price. There are pros and cons with all cruise lines, so the ship is...

1369 views , 16 of 17 people found this useful , 1 comment

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 31st Oct 2016, By

This was my first time of cruising on my own, so choose a mini cruise to see how I got on. Embarkation was quick and trouble free. Made straight to Palms to get lunch. Well presented and good food...

7711 views , 50 of 52 people found this useful , 1 comment

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean

on 25th Oct 2016, By

This cruise, on FOCL Balmoral, got off to a bad start at Southampton on October 7, when the ship was delayed in transit from Dover, eventually arriving at about 1930. In spite of texts, letters and...

780 views , 15 of 22 people found this useful , 2 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords

on 19th Oct 2016, By

Review of 8-night Norway cruise L1621 on Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral, 4-12 September 2016 If I were asked whether I am glad to have gone on this cruise, then I would have to say ‘Yes’...

804 views , 6 of 15 people found this useful , 3 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords

on 25th Sep 2016, By

We booked an 8 day cruise to the Fjords on the M.S. Balmoral (Fred Olsen) starting 4th September 2016 and were a bit concerned that it would resemble a floating care home but although lots of the...

11320 views , 17 of 48 people found this useful , 11 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords

on 14th Sep 2016, By

Had travelled on Balmoral 4 years ago, so had a fair idea of what to expect. A general comment is the ship is tired, simple things such as a renewal of the TV's in the cabins would be an...

914 views , 9 of 31 people found this useful , 2 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords

on 13th Sep 2016, By

Have been on a few ships (QM2, Oceana and the Anthem of The Seas) and this is my 4th time on the Balmoral and can say this is my favourite. It doesn’t have the cool and fashionable things like...

770 views , 12 of 17 people found this useful

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canada

on 1st Sep 2016, By

My wife always wanted to visit Canada, so when we saw a 32 night cruise to Canada and USA in the summer 2013 leaving Southampton on August 31st. 2014 advertised by Readers Offers in the Daily Mail,...

1411 views , 12 of 51 people found this useful , 11 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canaries

on 28th Aug 2016, By

My wife and I are regular cruisers with Fred Olsen and have sailed on all 4 ships over the last 10 years. We have always enjoyed cruises on board the Fred Olsen fleet and this cruise was not an...

1291 views , 21 of 33 people found this useful , 2 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Baltic

on 17th Aug 2016, By

“Worse things happen at sea.” They did. BE WARNED. . . . . We selected the Fred Olsen cruise to The Baltic 1) because it coincided with our 30th wedding anniversary and 2) We would be in St...

1430 views , 15 of 62 people found this useful , 10 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords

on 2nd Aug 2016, By

Just got back from a week in The Fjords with Fred Olsen on The Balmoral. I am concentraiting more on The Actual Ship as opposed to the Fjords themselves as I am sure many have been before and it...

802 views , 23 of 29 people found this useful

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / British Isles

on 20th Jul 2016, By

This was our first time on Fred Olsen, as we had heard many negative comments about it, so had avoided booking, although it often leaves on our doorstep, living in Newcastle. It was a last-minute...

4486 views , 25 of 28 people found this useful , 9 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / British Isles

on 8th Jul 2016, By

Our second experience of Fred Olsen's Balmoral was the June round Britain cruise from Newcastle. Travelling to Newcastle from Kingussie in the north of Scotland was a delight - get on the train at...

853 views , 14 of 20 people found this useful

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / British Isles

on 8th Jul 2016, By

Having cruised with fred olsen previously (on the boudicca) my wife and i had high expectations of our june cruise on the balmoral and we were not disappointed. the cruise was around the british...

927 views , 10 of 13 people found this useful

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / British Isles

on 6th Jul 2016, By

We did this Round Britain cruise last year on Boudicca and enjoyed it so much we decided to repeat the trip. Some ports were different but the plus was that we were able to sail from Newcastle. An...

2537 views , 5 of 20 people found this useful , 8 comments

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Scandinavia

on 13th Jun 2016, By

Our embarkation on to the Balmoral at Newcastle was very easy and stress free. The Port of Tyne can be recommended. From driving into the car park to our luggage being delivered to our cabin all...

1034 views , 15 of 18 people found this useful

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / British Isles

on 9th Jun 2016, By

Everything was pretty standard Fred Olsen fare on our Balmoral cruise, not much outstanding, but nothing really bad. The entertainment was certainly above average, especially John Smithson in the...

1139 views , 7 of 20 people found this useful , 5 comments
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