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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:01 PM
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Default Fred Olson Line - Balmoral

I am looking into going on a cruise mostly due to offering watercolour workshops with Arnold Lowrey.
Any comments on tis cruise line?? Thanks!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 06:30 PM
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It is a fine cruise line - no problems. They have older and smaller ships, don't expect a lot of razzle dazzle, but the crowds are nice. Very much a British clientele.

Enjoy and please let us know how it went.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 08:50 AM
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Hi there, athough we haven't been on the Balmoral yet, we have cruised on each of Fred.Olsen's other ships.
As Paul said they are smaller & older than your average cruiseline, and attract an older clientelle. But they each have their charms, are far more friendly than many of the mega-liners, both with your fellow passengers and the crew who seem to have more time to allow them to socialise.

The food is very nice, and if you like fish and sea food, then being a Norwegian owned line, they are usually very good.

The entertainment on board is rather limitted by the space available, but we have occaisionally seen better shows, with far more effort put into them by the show troupe than on some of the large ships with bigger stages, and more professional dancers.

Every year when we are looking at vacations we always include the Olsen brochures, happy that they will provide a basic but good value for money break.

Have a great time on board.

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Old June 9th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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I have heard many great reports about this cruise line. Two of my friends from the book club, Donna and Wendy, have cruised with this company many times. According to Wendy and Donna, they have an older type passengers, and are nice to converse with.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 07:23 AM
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Not been on the Balmoral yet, but booked for 23 January for 6 weeks hope I will get on ok as a single, I picked a smaller ship with the hope I might see people one than once, not sure what sort of activities are going on as I am quite an outside sort of person , from Photography, love to learn to dance and maybe paint, love to meet someone who knows !
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