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Old April 25th, 2004, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: Oceania's Insignia

Re Balmoral, we visited there a few years ago - not in conjunction with a cruise - and it was wonderful. If I remember correctly, the Royal Family doesn't arrive til perhaps late July/early August. A private tour isn't necessary - just the transportation part. You just show up, pay your money (seem to remember that it's modest) and walk around. Only one room - a ballroom - in the house is open to the public. They've pulled some pieces from various parts of the house. But it's the grounds that are spectacular: the gardens, the Fell ponies. We were really glad we had the opportunity. Enjoy your holiday.
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