Balmoral, you did not let us down!!

A lovely stop in Hon Fluer, we were very lucky with the weather for both stops (Rouen the day before) as we missed the rain, this is the middle of October and I braved it off without a coat, some pretty little shops and an easy transfer (free) into the town, we bought a few little souvenirs.

The drive down to Dover went very smooth, please remember to pay your toll fees for the Dartmouth crossing, the cost is only £2.50 but a nasty £100 fine if you don’t. The drive back not so nice!! I would recommend the Eavesway Coach in the future.

The first time on Freds for my sister and she really liked it, might have helped we had a balcony junior suite

Plenty of cupboard space, and drawers, although we only had 5 nights so not an issue, the cabin was more than spacious, and a nice little table with two chairs, always makes me laugh when you only get one chair !!! came in handy as we ordered breakfast in most days.

The food was plentiful and hot, one of the things I like most about the Fred Olsen cruises as I think it’s because the ships are smaller, our waiter was quite a character, and everything we ordered was an excellent choice.

This was nice the way they planned the trip, we left Dover @ 11 pm to arrive in Rouen the following afternoon, a very slow sailing, we did in fact go down the River Seine to Rouen, then they berthed overnight and sailed again the following evening, so lots of people got off in the evening, we decided against this as the weather was a bit wet, the following day had cleared up and we got another free shuttle into the town.

All in all a lovely little 5 nights away, would definitely do another Fred Olsen



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Born in Coventry in 1961 at Gulson Road Hospital, making me a true Coventarian!! I moved to South Africa at the tender age of 19 to live two years with my husband to "try it out" Way back then in 1981 the South African government kindly paid our fare. We…

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