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5.0

Fjords cruise, really lovely staff,... by jjdaes

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Fjords cruise, really lovely staff, couldn't do enough for you. Food was always excellent in the MDR and our meal in the speciality restaurant was exceptional. There was enough going on on sea days to keep the other half entertained while I sat on the deck watching the world go by. This was our first cruise and now we are hooked.

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5.0

Was on short cruise last... by alisdair

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Was on short cruise last July from rosyth it was excellent and booked up for same cabin for this July .it is nice to go in smaller ship and service was very good, I hope it is still as good this July going round the Baltic

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4.4

Not Spanish Autumn Break - Germany and Kiel Canal by jhgray

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This was not the Spanish Autumn cruise, it was the German Waterways and Kiel Canal.

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4.9

Lovely German cruise by rabk

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Great cruise some excellent scenery especially going up the Kiel canal, recommend it

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4.6

Excellent by freddietodd

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4.0

Great little ship. Staff were... by Rohnski

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Great little ship. Staff were very friendly but the ship does not have many activities to do throughout the day which means that I will have to give it a 4/5.

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Very very pleased with the... by Endymion69

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Very very pleased with the short cruise to Rouen and Amsterdam. Crew very friendly, food excellent and facilities superb. Tired yes, but she's off for a refit so I'm looking forward to seeing her again in 2018.

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4.7

Southampton to Amsterdam, via Rouen by Endymion69

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

A short cruise amongst very friendly staff, excellent food and superb facilities.

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Interesting Scandinavian Cruise by Slurp

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Experienced an excellent cruise visiting three Scandinavian cities. The ship,crew and facilities excellent. The excursions offered onboard were varied and good with the pricing very fair.

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5.0

As good as it gets ! by tedhebden1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

First time having been on a cruise and the experience was far better than expected. Will consider using Fred Olsen for our 50th wedding anniversary in February 2018. Very pleased.

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Second time onboard balmoral, loved... by tarasnider

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Second time onboard balmoral, loved every second as I got to enjoy the ship more. We sailed to the canaries and winter warmth, I however was not bored one bit, loads of daytime activities and you could do as much or as little as you wanted. The bars stayed open until early hours with great music from 4th dimension, fire mountain tour in lanzarote is a must do, and at Santa Cruz we used the tram to go exploring €1.35 each one way. For me this is a beautiful ship and the perfect size, with staff that are truley amazing. Already booked my next cruise with Fred on balmoral for 2018.

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3.0

Floating retirement home to see the northern lights by nadinepole007

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We went on this cruise 5th March 2016(not coming up on list to choose from) purely for the destination.  It is an excellent cruise line for the walking dead/barley living but I would urge anyone who wants more to do than read and nap during the day to avoid at all cost.  The bars all close pretty early and do not stay open even if there are customers there.  The staff really are very nice and go above and beyond to please and do remember your name..  One woman more my age (40's) we met broke out in tears after boarding and told us she asked herself what have we done, meaning by coming onto this very old dated ship full of elderly people.  Don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with being old as I hope to be one day and then maybe I would enjoy Fred Olsen more however, in my opinion they should operate more like Saga (who use FredOlsen by the way) and only sell to 50 or even 60+ rather than conning younger people on board to be bored out their brains on sea days.

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Had a fantastic cruise to... by Gary1968

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Had a fantastic cruise to canaries on 12/8/2016 excellent food bar staff in morning light pub made our holiday would definitely do another cruise with Fred sometime.

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3.5

Fantastic Fred Olsen by Anngillon

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As a solo traveller I felt very comfortable aboard the Balmoral. Would go with Fred Olsen again.

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4.6

Iberian peninsula with Fred. O by Wombatwills

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We did not know what to expect having sailed on 6* and 5* ships. We were totally bowled over by the ship and it’s crew, difficult to fault anything other than unable to reconfigure twin to a double and the cabin needed a lick of paint. Would definitely sail with them again especially from Port of Tyne. Ports were very good with enough time in each of them to get a good feel for them. Crew were amazing made us feel valued and welcome.

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5.0

Great cruise round Baltic .very... by alisdair

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Great cruise round Baltic .very good entertainment on board. Already booked for Caribbean cruise over Christmas on braemar. It is nice being able to cruise out of Scotland and go from home to cabin in under one hour.

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Fantastic Norwegian Fjord cruise. by BrianKaren

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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.

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