Cruise Reviews - Fred. Olsen Cruises - Balmoral

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Nice Mystery Cruise.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 9th Mar 2019, by

We started this 12 night mystery cruise departing Southampton. It was great fun guessing which ports wed end up at which really got people talking on board as a nice ice breaker. As long as it...

827 views , 16 of 21 people found this useful

Balmoral Christmas/new Year.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canaries

on 17th Jan 2019, by

Fred Olsen Balmoral Xmas/New Year 2018/19 Canaries All in all, this was a most enjoyable cruise and a great way to spend both the festive season and celebrate my husbands birthday on Christmas...

160 views , 6 of 6 people found this useful

Christmas And New Year On The Balmoral.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canaries

on 8th Jan 2019, by

The embarkation on the Balmoral was excellent and we were looking forward to a great Christmas/new year cruise but our hopes were dashed. The first few days were fine. We arrived at on Christmas...

167 views , 1 of 8 people found this useful

Impressed By Fred.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Canaries

on 8th Dec 2018, by

In the last 20 years I have taken 12 cruises with the likes of P&O, RCI, NCL and MSC. I often wondered what it would be like to go with Fred Olsen who operate smaller, older, often secondhand...

825 views , 28 of 30 people found this useful , 1 comment

Cruise With Grandchildren.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 8th Dec 2018, by

My granddaughter was envious of my husband and I cruising all over the world. So this summer I saw a late deal with Fred Olsen going to Belgium and Holland. After consulting mum and dad plus her...

295 views , 20 of 22 people found this useful

Balmoral Mystery Cruise.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe

on 28th Nov 2018, by

We joined Fred Olsen's Balmoral for a 'Mystery Cruise' which was advertised as the chance to visit some different destinations. The ship actually visited La Coruna, Malaga, Cartagena, Gibraltar,...

501 views , 14 of 24 people found this useful , 2 comments

Not Such A Mystery (cruise) After All.

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean

on 27th Nov 2018, by

We joined Balmoral in Southampton for her Mystery Cruise on 12 November 2018. We had no idea whether we were going north or south so packing proved more difficult than normal. We were looking...

783 views , 19 of 27 people found this useful

A Mystery Cruise Really Is Great Fun!!

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Western Europe

on 26th Nov 2018, by

As I have a somewhat jaded appetite for more cruises I thought it would be fun to let Fred decide where to go next, so I booked a cabin for a Mystery cruise on Balmoral. It was an amazingly low...

1387 views , 36 of 39 people found this useful , 1 comment

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...

737 views , 16 of 19 people found this useful , 1 comment

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...

315 views , 9 of 10 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....

423 views , 9 of 17 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...

2496 views , 31 of 34 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...

6473 views , 89 of 92 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...

1005 views , 27 of 32 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,...

1653 views , 12 of 34 people found this useful , 12 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...

6477 views , 89 of 93 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...

775 views , 16 of 27 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...

214 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...

1958 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...

467 views , 9 of 16 people found this useful
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