Cruise Reviews - Fred. Olsen Cruises - Balmoral

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German Waterways.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 4th Nov 2018, by

My wife and I were looking for a cruise to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary and we found a cruise that fitted perfectly with the actual date to celebrate the occasion, the cruise we decided...

562 views , 11 of 14 people found this useful

Chilly & Interesting.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Northern Europe

on 30th Oct 2018, by

Joined the ship in Newcastle for the German Waterways and Bremen Beer Festival Cruise commencing on the 19 October 2018.Check in and boarding was quick and efficient,virtually straight onto the...

194 views , 8 of 9 people found this useful

Our Type Of Ship.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 25th Oct 2018, by

Having found Boudicca somewhat disappointing 6 years ago, it was with some trepidation that we booked an Anchor Fare cruise to Belgium and Holland from North Shields (Newcastle), our local port....

260 views , 8 of 16 people found this useful

Chance To See The Scottish Northern Isles.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / British Isles

on 19th Sep 2018, by

A five day break to see Inverness,Orkney and Shetland. It was a no brainer and we booked , took a gamble on the deal as cabin was allocated later bit did choose late dining and paid extra for that...

2347 views , 29 of 32 people found this useful , 1 comment

Not What I Was Expecting.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 2nd Sep 2018, by

Have just returned from a 5 night cruise to Scottish Highlands aboard Fred Olsen Balmoral. The cruise was booked purely for the designation of getting to the Shetland Isles and friends had teased...

6321 views , 87 of 90 people found this useful , 4 comments

Brilliant Balmoral.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Scandinavia

on 26th Aug 2018, by

We were concerned that the refit of Balmoral might have spoilt it-but no, it is the same beautiful vessel. Generally the standard seemed higher-for food, speakers, entertainment and so on. Balcony...

849 views , 24 of 29 people found this useful

Cruising From Newcastle - A Traveller’s Tale.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Northern Europe

on 30th Jul 2018, by

Are you one of the many who do not live anywhere near Britains south coast and dread the additional cost and time preparing for and getting to one of the UKs, for many years, only cruise port,...

1523 views , 9 of 30 people found this useful , 10 comments

Fantastic Fjords With Fred.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords

on 3rd Jul 2018, by

I booked this 7 day Scenic Fjords cruise on Fred Olsens Balmoral for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. As it was for a very special occasion I booked a Marquee Suite on Deck 10. Two weeks prior to...

6303 views , 87 of 91 people found this useful , 5 comments

To Russia Without Smiles.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Baltic

on 24th Jun 2018, by

Balmoral departed from Rosyth to the skirl of the pipes, heading first for Copenhagen, then Tallin and an overnight in St. Petersburg before moving onto Stockholm, Gothenburg and finally Oslo over...

600 views , 14 of 25 people found this useful

Fred Olsen Friver Cruises - Brabant.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / River Moselle

on 18th Jun 2018, by

This was my first Fred Olsen river cruise and also my last - and not just because the boat went out of control, veered across the river and tore a chunk out of the river bank. The basic problem...

161 views , 0 of 1 people found this useful

Fred Olsen Strives To Assist Passengers With Acceseeds.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean

on 18th Jun 2018, by

Having booked a cabin that was not a designated accessible cabin (on the misinformation of a booking agent) the crew made every effort to make our trip thoroughly enjoyable. An additional mattress...

1868 views , 21 of 29 people found this useful

Magical Madeira, Lovely Lisbon & La Coruna.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 17th Jun 2018, by

All about the ports In La Corua it is well worth walking to the Roman Lighthouse, The Tower of Hercules (about 30 - 45 minutes each way). There's a nominal charge (it was 3 Euros when we were there...

391 views , 9 of 15 people found this useful

Islands Mediterranean.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean

on 20th May 2018, by

Hi Just been to The Islands of Mediterranean. on Fred Olsen Cruise lines .What a ship The balmoral, nice friendly staff. the best of it the staff talks to you not in passing., the food is the best,...

653 views , 5 of 16 people found this useful , 2 comments

Small Ships Are So Much Better!!!

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canaries

on 9th May 2018, by

This was our second cruise on Balmoral; as the old saying goes, there is nothing quite like your first time, but this was a close second. The difference I noticed most was that the itinerary on...

3628 views , 50 of 55 people found this useful , 10 comments

Not All Port Changes Are Negative.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Northern Europe

on 6th May 2018, by

We've recently returned from a Fred Olsen cruise aboard Balmoral visiting Northern Germany and were surprised to find we would not be returning via the Kiel canal which we had navigated on the way...

518 views , 15 of 19 people found this useful

Tulips And Chocolates Short Cruise.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 1st May 2018, by

Did not start that great as the computers went down, and there was no communication. We stood in line like wallies!. Eventually they decided that we could be booked in and present our credit or...

429 views , 14 of 15 people found this useful

Fred Has Come Up Trumps Again.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mini Cruises

on 27th Apr 2018, by

.Have just returned from five days cruise on Balmoral, main attraction was the visit to Keukenhof tulip festival, the gardens (100acres) were at their best, the displays of a myriad of tulips are...

418 views , 7 of 8 people found this useful , 4 comments

Tulips, Chocolate And More!

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Dutch Waterways

on 26th Apr 2018, by

I have just returned from a five-night cruise to Amsterdam and Antwerp, which was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thank you to 'Fred Olsen' for their excellent organisation. Staff were so...

341 views , 10 of 11 people found this useful

Great Holiday Facilities.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Transatlantic

on 26th Apr 2018, by

Chuck the clothes and personal belongings in the cabin ,facilities, including bridge cam TV with a wide variety of films to view and enjoy if one prefers to relax in the cabin and off to explore...

320 views , 1 of 13 people found this useful

Lovely Cruise On A Very Tired Ship.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean

on 5th Apr 2018, by

We were on the cruise going to Iceland leaving from Newcastle, on the Balmoral Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. As we left Newcastle we hit bad weather and had to do a detour so we could miss the tail end...

894 views , 13 of 24 people found this useful , 3 comments
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