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Christmas Markets of Northern Europe

, 13th December 2013

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ShipBalmoral
LineFred. Olsen
From Southampton 13th Dec 2013 (8 Nt Cruise Only) View Itinerary
  • Single Outside from £709

Customer Rating

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What's Included?

  • Ensuite accommodation
  • All meals throughout the cruise
  • Complimentary tea & coffee during the day and early evening.
  • Tea & Coffee facilities in cabin
  • All entertainment
  • Daily onboard activities
  • Sports & Leisure facilities
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail parties
  • All port taxes and fees

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Cruise Itinerary
Cabins
Customer Reviews
Day Port Due Depart
1 00:00 16:30
2
Bruges (from Zeebrugge)
08:30 16:00
3 At Sea
4
Copenhagen (Denmark)
13:00 23:00
5
Kiel Canal
11:00 19:00
6
Hamburg
02:00 18:00
7
Bremerhaven
03:45 17:00
8 At Sea
9 06:30 00:00
Inside Cabin Inside
Outside Cabin Outside
Superior Outside (restricted view) Outside
Superior Outside Cabin Outside
Balcony Cabin Balcony
Junior Balcony Suite Suite
Marquee Suite Suite
Premier Suite Suite
Superior Suite Suite
Single Inside Cabin Single
Single Outside Cabin Single

Latest Balmoral Reviews

5.09523809523809 out of 65.09523809523809 out of 65.09523809523809 out of 65.09523809523809 out of 65.09523809523809 out of 65.09523809523809 out of 6
(from 21 reviews)
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Date: 23 September 2013
Author: Mel Foster
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Review Picture Summary: We have just returned from a 14 night Baltics cruise on Balmoral and have to report that the experience was very good indeed. As many other reviewers have noted, at 1300 passengers, this is a nice size ship unlike the massive cruisers, with very friendly crew and frankly amazing food. As a vegetarian I was expecting some disappointments, but every meal offered a choice which would put the majority of restaurants to shame. The cabins and entire ship were clean and in good repair, if slightly dated, but this wasn't an issue for us.

On-board service was very good with minimal queuing or waiting, embarkation and disembarkation amazingly trouble-free and efficient and only one or two delays on shore trips when multiple trips were departing or returning at the same time. The choice of shore trips were good - perhaps too many in some ports so you might duplicate content depending on your choice, but overall very good, although we felt one or two were a little expensive. Also, it would be very useful if the cruise line could be clearer about which ports would offer a shuttle service - we would have used that instead of a trip a couple of times with better information in advance. Onboard entertainment was OK but not great and the speakers variable.

The high spot was certainly the crew show which showed amazing talent. We were a little surprised that the average age of the guests on this cruise was probably in the mid 70s, but that didn't really detract too much, and the lack of noisy small persons was an advantage. Overall, we would recommend this ship and Fred. Olson without hesitation and will almost certainly cruise with the line again
Date: 26 August 2013
Author: Stephen Wilson
User Rating: 6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6
Summary: My wife and I have just returned from a 12 night cruise to Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar onboard the Balmoral. This cruise was to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary, Fred Olsen and the crew of the Balmoral were absolutely fantastic. We have done several cruises but this was by far the best we have done. The ship is lovely, the crew are such a great team with nothing too much trouble for them, they all constantly have a smile on their faces.

We received complimentary gifts from Fred Olsen that were far beyond what we expected. Thanks Fed Olsen you have made two people very happy.
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