Balmoral Cruises From Newcastle Again

Balmoral (Courtesy Fred Olsen)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral will be starting her second cruise season from the Port of Tyne, Newcastle, on May 25.

The 1,350-guest Balmoral will be setting sail on a total of 13 voyages from Newcastle in 2017 – an increase on the 11 departures offered in 2016.

(Fred. Olsen)

My Balmoral review: HERE


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3 Responses to “Balmoral Cruises From Newcastle Again”

  1. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Don’t worry Jo, she’s a very nice medium sized ship and Olsen provide a pleasant experience. “What’s not to like” as the American’s say.

  2. Jo Walker Says:

    Thanks for this; we’ll be on board with Fred for the first time, on Balmoral out of Newcastle later this year. The reasons are more to do with ease of access to the port of Newcastle- about 100 miles as against 400 to Soton- and a good itinerary in Norway. So long as there’s food, drink and a cabin, we’ll be happy!

  3. Gillian Walsh Says:

    I like North Shields for cruise departures (twice on Balmoral). Cabs from central Newcastle well under £20, handlers cheerfully whisk away your cases and everything is on ground floor level and a shopping center nearby if you come by car and want to break the journey after the toll Tyne tunnel.
    It’s a huge hanger, the departure lounge, but comfortable for all that with sufficient food/drink outlets and nice loos and space outside for the lepers (smokers!) .
    Balmoral is, in my experience, a nice ship with plenty of deck space, 3 restaurants to choose from, all beautifully presented. When alone, I eat exclusively in the ‘help yourself’ cafeteria, where the food is good and staff on hand are attentive if you require anything like drinks or they notice you have any need at all.
    I can heartily recommend Five Night Fjords and wish everybody setting sail on Thursday ‘Bon Voyage’, the cruising scenery is wonderful.

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