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Balmoral, Northern Europe


This was a cruise well into the Arctic circle to the land of the midnight sun. We went to the North Cape and then on to Longyerbyen on Spitsburgen. This was an excellent cruise for most of the time, with lots of sightings of whales and other wildlife enhanced by the presence of the Ocean Wildlife Encounters team. We were lucky enough to be accompanied by 2 members of the team on a birdwatching safari on a small boat where we also encountered lots of whales and they were able to explain what we were seeing. The downside of this cruise is that Balmoral is an old ship and is beginning to show her age. Some money needs to be spent on bringing her up to scratch. Having said that the service on board was excellent, as ever.

Post Date: 08/07/2022
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Terence wrote a review in Aug, 2021
Cruise was cut short due to pandemic had to return to Dover not stopping for 9 days
Michal wrote a review in Aug, 2021
The above information in the boxes are incorrect since you did not give me the opportunity to write the name of ship and destination. We went on Boudicca to Spain Portugal and Medira. It was a fabulou...
Sarita wrote a review in Sep, 2021
Embarkation was smooth, testing at port very organised, cabin, Balcony suite well appointed, bath and shower, balcony furniture very dated and needs replacing. Food was good however I feel Fred has mo...
Peter wrote a review in Sep, 2021

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