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It is all about the vicar and his pastoral duties on a cruise ship so you wont get to see the bigger picture of cruising.
Unfortunately the BBC didn't exactly bill it as a 'follow the Chaplain' series, they described it as:
'Documentary following the passengers and crew of the Cruise Liner Balmoral on a journey around the world, and their chaplain for the journey, the Reverend Colin Still.'
The reverse is clearly true, it is about the Chaplain first and foremost and would have been better billed as such.
I think those of us most concerned are the ones who most certainly have traveled on Fred Olsen cruises before, it isn't going to affect our future cruise choice, but it is certainly making a few of our friends question our sanity
I have to say that the series ended considerably better than it started.
I really enjoyed the last three episodes, good to see more of the places visited and the staff working on the ship.
I'll quite miss watching it on Tuesday nights.
Splendour of the Seas 2016 - Dubai
Anthem of the Seas 2015 - Italian Mediterranean
Independence of the Seas 2014 - Belgium/France
Adventure of the Seas 2014 - Baltic
Liberty of the Seas 2013 - Western Mediterranean
Enchantment of the Seas 2001 - Eastern Caribbean
Princesa Marissa 1991 - Eastern Mediterranean
We were on a section of this cruise, Sydney to Bangkok and can say without doubt it was one of if not the best cruise I have been on and seeing myself for 3 seconds in episode 3 was a great reminder of how good the cruise was. I think it was quite brave of some of the people to tell their innermost thoughts to a TV camera. Given the opportunity, I would go again.
Geoff & Sally
OVC is Oldland Village Club
We are on the first sector of Balmoral's World cruise in January 2014 and I'm glad to say there is a choir at sea. Just found that out from Fred Olsen Cruiselines. I have no problems going on another Fred cruise, but I do think the programme was misnamed.