1160451 Posted September 6, 2013 #1 Share Posted September 6, 2013 Just back after a fantastic cruise. Not cruised with FO for two years and forgotten how good they are. Ports of call, Olden, Flam, Bergen and Stananger great, Haugesund not as good. We took two trips with Fred Olsen. Flam railway and Olden Glacier hike, both fantastic. We did our own thing for the other ports. Inside cabin on Atlantic deck clean and tidy. Food was fine. We were on AI drinks and the house drinks available were ok, the whisky took a couple of days to get used to but after that it was fine. Formal, strict tempo dancing was good with hosts available. Later in the night up tempo dancing with one of the best bands we have danced and listened to in 10 cruises. Called 4th dimension. I thought the age range a little wider than usual for Fred Olsen. Everybody seemed up for a great cruise and the bars and dance venues were still busy well past midnight. I think the waiters struggle in the MDR since they stopped using wine waiters at Dinner. Entertainment was spot on with the usual dance group, comedian, singer and various piano and string performers. Two theme nights Rock and Roll and British, we love them. The Balmoral is still a lovely ship and suits us fine. Weather warm and sometimes rain sometimes sun. Couple of choppy evenings but the ship handles it fine. Right complaints, where was The Dolphin Racing and the Juice at breakfast is 'orrible. .....:) Never stopped smiling all week a fantastic cruise and I will be telling Fred Olsen direct. Happy cruising. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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