French & Belgian River Cruising from Newcastle, 1 September 2020 (8 nights)

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Ship:
Balmoral
Line:
Fred. Olsen
Departure:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Depart Date:
1st September 2020
Duration:
8 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 91 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
  • Inclusive Drinks
Inside from
£1,067 pp
Outside from
£1,261 pp
Balcony from
£2,182 pp
Suite from
£2,425 pp
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Cruise Id: 207571

Holiday Features

 Balmoral - carrying just 1350 guests in relaxed, friendly surroundings.  
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Newcastle (Port of Tyne)
2 At Sea
3-4 Rouen - Overnight onboard
4-5 Honfleur - Overnight onboard
Honfleur - Overnight onboard
Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. Its inhabitants are called Honfleurais.
6-7 Antwerp - Overnight onboard
Antwerp - Overnight onboard
About 50km north of Brussels, ANTWERP, Belgium's second city, lays claim to being the effective capital of Flemish Belgium, boosting its credentials with an animated cultural scene, a burgeoning fashion industry and a spirited nightlife. The city fans out carelessly from the east bank of the Scheldt, its centre a rough polygon formed and framed by its enclosing boulevards and the river.
8 At Sea
9 Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

Cabins on the Balmoral

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Customer reviews for Balmoral

  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 31 Aug 2019

Well appointed ship with varied passenger groups leaning towards older. The food was excellent and well presented and there was little or no queueing for anything. Good entertainment and superb staff!! Fair prices in all outlets however shore excursions were very expensive.

  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 30 Aug 2019

This was my first ever cruise and I chose Fred Olsen for the destination and departure port. We had a very smooth check-in, embarkation and luggage delivery - you couldn't fault it. The suite was spotlessly clean and fresh, and was a very comfortable place to spend time. When underway you really had to strain your ears to hear any engine or internal noise at all. There were plenty of different public areas, but they were a little bland in appearance and all looked alike. The service, whilst overall very good, was lumpy. Breakfast and dinner were well executed but lunchtime had no finesse or style to it whatsoever. On several occasions, with just two of us dining, one person's plate was removed as soon as they finished and the next course served,straight way, which left us having different elements of the meal at the same time. The restaurant wasn't busy and there was no reason not to pace the service so that each diner was enjoying the same course at the same time. The Marquis Bar, on the top deck, had very poor service, and more often than not you had to go to the bar and order yourself. The Lido Bar at the back of the ship was, in contrast, somewhere where you wanted for nothing. What really let the ship down was the quality of the daytime and evening entertainment. It was beyond words. Daytime entertainment consisted of nothing more than 'Crafts with Marjorie' (that's a direct quote), Bingo, Carpet Bowling, or other mind-numbing offerings. The evening shows, with the exception of the ship's dance and singing troupe were equally dire, with several 'comedians' working hard to raise a laugh. The lesson to learn from that was to bring your own entertainment, for there was nothing to be found onboard. That said, we enjoyed it enough to decide to go again, as the overall journey, service levels, cabin environment etc were really enjoyable.

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  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 15 Jun 2019

Excellent ship and crew with very good facilities but rather noisy in stormy waters.

Terms and Conditions

FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade offer commences 4 September 2019 ending 31 October 2019 on over 75 select 2020 - 2021 sailings. Selected house wines by the glass, selected beers, spirits and soft drinks can be enjoyed all day and evening in the bars, lounges and restaurants across the ship. Included in this offer in the bars: A selection of soft drinks, choice of 3 red, 3 white & 2 rose wines by the glass. Selected Cava by the glass, selected branded beers in cans or on draught, selected cider in cans, selected house spirits: white rum, gin, vodka, whisky, brandy and Irish Cream and cocktail of the day. In the restaurants and buffet areas : A selection of soft drinks, mineral/spring water and juices by the glass. A choice of 3 red, 3 white and 2 rose wines by the glass and a selection of branded beers in cans.

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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