Fred Olsen's Balmoral

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Fred Olsen's Balmoral

Post by alasdairmac » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:42 pm

What a hash Olsen have made of Balmoral: after buying her they've only partly refurbished her internally after giving her a stretch and the joins are all too clear to see with no real continuity linking the original and the new. They didn't add any more lifts, she still has only the original four, and she retains her original engines and now struggles, and vibrates like hell, to reach 18 knots. I though that Olsen might make a real effort to go for the P&O cruises "smaller ship" market after Victoria was sold but alas they have a lot of work to do to come anywhere near P&O's quality levels in every department, despite their fares being on a par with P&O
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Re: Fred Olsen's Balmoral

Post by tomlangbank » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:00 pm

He certainly made a better job of Boudicca. New engines, comprehensive refit - only problem we found was the single story Neptune lounge making it difficult to view stage. You need to look closely to see how old she is but the acres of teak make up for her age!
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Boudicca - June 2010

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Re: Fred Olsen's Balmoral

Post by Francis GIB » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:37 pm

GIBRALTAR - 110810: Cruise exiting her berth (Western Arm 3 East) after a scheduled stop...
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Re: Fred Olsen's Balmoral

Post by Daniel GIB » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:55 am

Leaving Gibraltar on the 25th September.

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Re: Fred Olsen's Balmoral

Post by Daniel GIB » Sun May 01, 2011 9:03 pm

In Gibraltar again on the 28th April

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Re: Fred Olsen's Balmoral

Post by Henk » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:35 pm

Passing my beat ('t Killetje) Breskens 09-11-2019

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