donna rose-long | January 22, 2014 | Fred Olsen Cruise Lines | Balmoral
just returned from a 7night cruise on fred olsens Balmoral leaving Southampton on 20/7 calling at La Rochelle, Bilbao, Gijon & Guernsey with my husband and 18year old daughter. The weather was amazing the whole way through which does make a difference but we couldnt fault it. We had an outside cabin with 2 portholes, it was plenty big enough for the 3 of us with good wardrobe and drawer space, always very clean. There are 3 main restaurants onboard and we were allocated the Ballindalloch at 8.30pm. We had requested a table just for the 3 of us which we got and the 2 waiters allocated to us were amazing, they could not do enough for you and the food was so good, we did use the palms cafe at lunchtime and again the food was so good.
Because it was the start of the school holidays there were a mixture of age groups onboard, there were older couples and singles but also a mixture of families with young children and teenagers, my daughter did make friends with a group of passengers around her age and there were 4 childrens reps onboard to entertain the younger ones. The entertainment wasnt always to our taste but very well presented and very professional, you have to see the crew show with Fred Olsen, they are so good
All in all we had a really good cruise with Fred Olsen and wouldnt hesitate to recommend them
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