Fantastic Norwegian Fjord cruise.

Balmoral Cruise Review to Scandinavia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

Cruising the Fjordland

Sail date: June 23, 2019

Ship: Balmoral

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4152

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The Norwegian Fjords were fantastic and well worth going to see. The weather wasn't with us but we still had a great time. Although the passengers were generally elderly (I hope to be elderly myself one day) on Balmoral we had a great laugh and made some great friends.


5 out of 5
Embarkation at Rosyth was the quickest we have ever had.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Fred Olsen's Balmoral food is second to none, lovely hot food with plenty of choice.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia is a norm for us and great fun.


5 out of 5
Very good, the guest artists were first class.

Children's Programs

No kids programme.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As expected the service and staff were amazing.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Older ship but spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was adequate, plenty storage space, drawers and wardrobe good size. Dressing table and a chair with plenty space to move around. Steward kept it clean at all times. Bathroom was normal for a cruise ship, walk in shower with plenty hot water on tap.

Ports of call

Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland

5 out of 5
Easy to get to from the motorway, plenty assistance when you get there.

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Only did the hop on hop off but right next to the ferry port, two minute walk to the ticket station. Fish market is good to see.


5 out of 5
Weather not the best so didn't see much when above the cloud line. Once dropped below the clouds the sun came out and the scenery is great.

Olden, Norway

5 out of 5
Train tour was good, plenty to see.

Hellesylt, Norway

5 out of 5
Hellesylt is quit small so easy to walk around but not too much there. We went on the gondola tour which was quite good.


5 out of 5
Superb communication as to leaving the ship and once on land it was only a few minutes and we were on our way home. Case pickup was smooth as well.

Traveler Photos

Old church Fish Market
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