Welcome Aboard Balmoral
Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home-from-home feel. Capable of carrying up to 1,350 guests in pure comfort, Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet but never feels overcrowded, ensuring those on board always enjoy ample space and receive Fred. Olsen’s renowned personal, attentive service.
A range of dining options are available on Balmoral, with mouth-watering menus to suit all tastes on offer in the elegant restaurants; and the fantastic selection of bars and lounges are perfect for enjoying a pre-dinner drink, sumptuous afternoon tea and superb entertainment. The Marquee Bar has its very own evening Gin Menu, including a variety of premium gins; while the Observatory Lounge offers spectacular panoramic views from the bow of the ship and a glass dance floor designed for late-night entertainment. The broad spiral staircase at the heart of the ship is one of Balmoral’s key features, as is the stunning walkway towards the beautiful Ballindalloch Restaurant, where you can admire photographs and paintings from Fred. Olsen’s private collection.
There’s also a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, and the serene Atlantis Spa, where guests can treat themselves to a range of treatments from manicures to massages – the perfect holiday indulgence. Balmoral also features two swimming pools and bubbling Jacuzzis, ideal for keeping fit and for relaxing in the sunshine.
Rooms 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
Relaxation & Fitness
Take care of your mind and body while cruising the world’s waterways on board Balmoral.
Relax in a bubbling Jacuzzi as stunning scenery drifts slowly by, or keep fit with a few lengths of the heated pools; enjoy a massage or manicure and indulge in the sensual surroundings of the Atlantis Spa; stay in shape in the fully equipped Fitness Centre and much more.Read more
Indulging in a wide range of delicious dishes – painstakingly prepared by our expert chefs – in the elegant and intimate dining venues on board is an undoubted highlight on any Balmoral cruise.
Tuck in to fantastic, 5-course a la carte menus in the beautiful Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon Restaurants; a tempting self-service buffet in the Palms Café; or treat yourself to favourites such as perfectly cooked steaks and burgers in the al fresco setting of The Grill – whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.Read more
Stock-up on all of your holiday essentials including toiletries, sun hats and even a good book; or treat yourself and your loved ones to designer fragrances, cosmetics, bags, watches and more from the shops and boutiques on board Balmoral.Read more
While you won’t find gimmicks such as climbing walls and wave machines on board Balmoral, you will find plenty to keep you entertained on board throughout the duration of your cruise.
With talks, lectures and classes taking place during the day, and fantastic live performances – including cabaret, stand-up comedy and intimate shows from the resident bands and singers – to enjoy in the evening, there’s something for everyone.Read more
Balmoral is your home from home at sea and has everything you need for a comfortable and stress-free stay, including an on board Launderette, Medical Centre and Guest Services Desk where our friendly staff will be happy to help 24 hours a day.Read more
Take a look at our latest videos for a taste of what life is like on board Balmoral – our newest and largest cruise ship – and to catch just a glimpse of the spectacular sights and unmissable experiences awaiting you on a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday.Read more
Booking Tours & Future Cruises
Shore Tours are great for discovering the very best of each destination on your itinerary, and our friendly on board Tours team are always on hand to help you make the most of your time ashore.
Plus, we’re sure you’ll have such a great time on board Balmoral that you’ll want to book your next cruise as soon as possible. With this in mind, our friendly and helpful Future Cruise Manager will be happy to help you browse the latest brochure and choose the perfect cruise.Read more
Feel the sea breeze from your own private balcony; take in spectacular ocean views from the comfort of your room; or perhaps enjoy a distinctly superior experience in a stylish suite. Whichever room you choose, you’re sure to find the perfect home-from-home on board Balmoral.Read more
Explore Balmoral before you even step foot on board with our handy deck plans. Find a room you would like to book, or perhaps show your friends and loved ones where you’ll be staying on your next cruise; locate the lounges, bars and restaurants ready for when you embark; and find out where you can relax and soak up the sunshine on the outside decks.Read more