Welcome Aboard Balmoral

Balmoral logoBalmoral is our largest and newest cruise ship, named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Still smaller than most cruise ships today, there are 710 cabins and suites and generous public space for the 1,300 guests on board.

The main restaurant is Ballindalloch (named after the Speyside village and castle), while the two other formal restaurants - Avon and Spey - are also in keeping with the Scottish theme and are named after two of Scotland’s most beautiful salmon rivers.

There’s a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge.

Enjoy every moment with us on board Balmoral.

Ship Information

Cabins 710
Passengers 1350 Standard Occupancy
Crew 510
Refitted 2008
Fully Stabilised Yes
Tonnage 43,537 grt
Length 218.18 m
Beam (width) 28.2 m
Speed 18.5 knots


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Relax & Fitness on Balmoral

Enjoy your time on board Balmoral by relaxing around one of its two swimming pools or maybe indulge in one of the treatments available in the Spa.

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At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we know that dining during your cruise holiday is one of the experiences that helps make your time on board memorable. This is why our team of expert chefs painstakingly plan sumptuous menus that can be enjoyed in one of our restaurants on board Balmoral.

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For all those essential purchases, the shops on board Balmoral will have everything you require on your cruise holiday.

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There is plenty to enjoy on board your cruise ship Balmoral during the days and there is always something interesting in the evenings. With cabarets and dancing, stand-up comics and energetic reviews and a range of theme nights there is something for every guest.

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Take a look at our latest Balmoral videos. With cruises from the UK and Balmoral being our largest cruise ship let us whisk you away for an unforgettable holiday.

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Booking Tours & Future Cruises

How to book Shore Tours & Future Cruises while on board your Balmoral cruise.

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Balmoral Accommodation

Cruise from the UK on Balmoral - cruise ship cabins and accommodation information.

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Deck Plans

Balmoral Deck Plans

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