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Cruise Reviews - Fred. Olsen Cruises - Balmoral

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Iberia
By on 12th Nov 2016
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... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe
By on 11th Nov 2016
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... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean
By on 10th Nov 2016
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... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe
By on 6th Nov 2016
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... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Europe
By on 31st Oct 2016
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... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Mediterranean
By on 25th Oct 2016
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... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 19th Oct 2016
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’... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 25th Sep 2016
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... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 14th Sep 2016
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... Read More »
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FRED. OLSEN CRUISES / Balmoral / Norwegian Fjords
By on 13th Sep 2016
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... Read More »
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