Welcome Aboard Balmoral
Balmoral is the largest of our four cruise ships but still retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere found across our fleet. Balmoral takes her name from the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family and features 710 well-appointed rooms and suites.
Despite her size, Balmoral is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways, such as the Kiel Canal, providing guests with some fantastic scenic cruising opportunities missed when sailing on larger vessels.
The Scottish theme runs throughout the ship with the names of all fine-dining restaurants being influenced by the Highlands; the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey. Whichever you dine in, you’ll be in for a treat as our Chef’s produce tantalising menus ensuring no two days are the same.
And there is plenty of time and space to relax on board with a whole host of lounges and bars providing ample room – another advantage of sharing your experience with hundreds and not thousands of other guests. And as expected, there is always a fine array of entertainment on throughout the day, ensuring you can do as much or as little with your time on board – the choice is yours!
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
Dining & Restaurants
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
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
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
Entertainment & Shows
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
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
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
Facilities & Amenities
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
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
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