Balmoral

Named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, Balmoral is small compared to other cruise ships and features just 710 guest cabins. Thanks to her smaller size, she is able to navigate some of Europe's most picturesque waterways, including the Kiel Canal and River Seine, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for.

Guests on board have plenty of space in which to relax, in elegant and comfortable lounges, bars and public areas, including a Speciality Dining restaurant, the Marquee Bar with its comfortable rattan sofas and beautiful open promenade. Boasting two separate swimming pool decks, Balmoral is perfect for scenic cruising. [ReadMore]

The Spey and Avon restaurants at the top of ship offer spectacular views out to sea while you dine and the Observatory Lounge comes to life at sunset. With her beautiful classic ship style, you will be proud to dock each day and step off your ship, Balmoral.

 
Balmoral Overview

Tonnage (GT) 45,537 | Length 218.05m | Width 32.3m | Height 51.2m |  Passengers 1,325 (standard occupancy) |  Cabins 710 | Crew 551

Main Dining

Waiters in the Ballindalloch, Balmoral

BALLINDALLOCH RESTAURANT

The stylish Ballindalloch is Balmoral’s main restaurant and offers a fantastic selection of expertly prepared delicious dishes to enjoy. Located towards the stern of the ship on Main Deck 6, the Ballindalloch features large picture windows providing stunning views and elegant décor which has been refreshed with new soft, comfortable furnishings and lighting.
Dining in the Ballindalloch is a lavish affair from beginning to end, from admiring the fine art on display in the grand corridor leading to the restaurant, to devouring every last morsel of your five-course a la carte meal. And the choice on offer every single night will ensure there is always something to suit your taste.

BALLINDALLOCH RESTAURANT

Waiters in the Ballindalloch, Balmoral

The stylish Ballindalloch is Balmoral’s main restaurant and offers a fantastic selection of expertly prepared delicious dishes to enjoy. Located towards the stern of the ship on Main Deck 6, the Ballindalloch features large picture windows providing stunning views and elegant décor which has been refreshed with new soft, comfortable furnishings and lighting.
Dining in the Ballindalloch is a lavish affair from beginning to end, from admiring the fine art on display in the grand corridor leading to the restaurant, to devouring every last morsel of your five-course a la carte meal. And the choice on offer every single night will ensure there is always something to suit your taste.

 

SPEY & AVON RESTAURANTS

 Our stylish Spey and Avon restaurants - located port side and starboard toward Balmoral's stern on Highland Deck - have been carefully designed to make the most of large windows providing soothing natural light and ever-changing views. 
Combining the same, five-course á la carte menus on offer at the main Ballindalloch restaurant with incredible scenery and the intimate feel of a smaller venue, dining at the Spey and Avon makes for a unique, memorable experience.

Guests in the Spey Restaurant, Balmoral

SPEY & AVON RESTAURANTS

Guests in the Spey Restaurant, Balmoral

 Our stylish Spey and Avon restaurants - located port side and starboard toward Balmoral's stern on Highland Deck - have been carefully designed to make the most of large windows providing soothing natural light and ever-changing views. 

Combining the same, five-course á la carte menus on offer at the main Ballindalloch restaurant with incredible scenery and the intimate feel of a smaller venue, dining at the Spey and Avon makes for a unique, memorable experience.

 
The Palms Café

The PALMS CAFÉ

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and a late night buffet - The Palms Café offers guests a more informal dining experience.
The relaxed buffet style service is perfect for those who prefer not to dine at a set time in the Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon restaurants, or those looking to indulge in a late night snack. While the style of the Palms Café is a lot more casual, you can still expect to find an abundance of indulgent dishes, expertly prepared to Fred. Olsen's renowned high standards.

The PALMS CAFÉ

The Palms Café

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and a late night buffet - The Palms Café offers guests a more informal dining experience.
The relaxed buffet style service is perfect for those who prefer not to dine at a set time in the Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon restaurants, or those looking to indulge in a late night snack. While the style of the Palms Café is a lot more casual, you can still expect to find an abundance of indulgent dishes, expertly prepared to Fred. Olsen's renowned high standards.

SPECIALITY DINING *

COLOURS & TASTES

An evening meal at Balmoral's Colours & Tastes restaurant makes for a really special occasion - join us in intimate Far East-inspired surroundings and enjoy a delicious taste of Asia at a venue where the beautifully presented and delectable food from Japan, Thailand, China and the Philippines, is expertly crafted by our talented chefs.
Sumptuous dishes such as light-as-a-feather bao buns, crispy beef and perfectly formed sushi, followed by banana fritters that melt in the mouth are on offer, along with other tempting and unique delicacies.
With our knowledgeable team available to take care of the wine that pairs perfectly with the dishes you choose, dining at Colours and Tastes is certainly an experience you'll want to try more than once! 

Colours and Tastes Dish

COLOURS & TASTES

Colours and Tastes Dish

An evening meal at Balmoral's Colours & Tastes restaurant makes for a really special occasion - join us in intimate Far East-inspired surroundings and enjoy a delicious taste of Asia at a venue where the beautifully presented and delectable food from Japan, Thailand, China and the Philippines, is expertly crafted by our talented chefs.
Sumptuous dishes such as light-as-a-feather bao buns, crispy beef and perfectly formed sushi, followed by banana fritters that melt in the mouth are on offer, along with other tempting and unique delicacies.
With our knowledgeable team available to take care of the wine that pairs perfectly with the dishes you choose, dining at Colours and Tastes is certainly an experience you'll want to try more than once! 

 
Vasco dishes

Vasco

Influenced by the cultures and flavours of India, and named after famous explorer Vasco Da Gama – the first European to reach India by sea, Bolette's Vasco restaurant offers a fresh and modern take on some of the world's finest food.
Vasco's Goan chefs create each dish by hand, to provide guests with a insight into the unique culinary delights of their homeland – a place where the tastes of Europe were first infused with Western India's fragrant spices.
From delicious seafood to traditional spiced curries and perfectly-grilled meats, everything is cooked fresh and to order, to ensure that every morsel enjoyed is perfectly flavoursome. The bright colours and welcoming feel at Vasco are also in keeping with Goa's richness and warmth.

Vasco

Vasco dishes

Influenced by the cultures and flavours of India, and named after famous explorer Vasco Da Gama – the first European to reach India by sea, Bolette's Vasco restaurant offers a fresh and modern take on some of the world's finest food.
Vasco's Goan chefs create each dish by hand, to provide guests with a insight into the unique culinary delights of their homeland – a place where the tastes of Europe were first infused with Western India's fragrant spices.
From delicious seafood to traditional spiced curries and perfectly-grilled meats, everything is cooked fresh and to order, to ensure that every morsel enjoyed is perfectly flavoursome. The bright colours and welcoming feel at Vasco are also in keeping with Goa's richness and warmth.

 

TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.
During sea days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish The Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.
Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Taylors of Harrogate is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. 

Guests enjoying Traditional Afternoon Tea, Balmoral

TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA

Guests enjoying Traditional Afternoon Tea, Balmoral

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.
During sea days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish The Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.
Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Taylors of Harrogate is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. 

*Booking ahead is highly recommended for all our Speciality Dining options, and reservations can be made using the pre-book button in your 'My Cruises' account from 13 weeks before and up to 1 day prior to departure. Please note, there is a £10 per person supplement for Colours & Tastes and Vasco. Speciality dining booked on board is chargeable at £15 per person. Our Traditional Afternoon Tea Service is charged at £13 per person. 

Room service food

ROOM SERVICE

All of our Suites and cabins have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, or a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like a little something more, you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.
Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time; while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available.

ROOM SERVICE

Room service food

All of our Suites and cabins have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, or a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like a little something more, you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.
Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time; while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available.

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Depending on the length of your cruise holiday there will be one or more formal evenings whilst you are on board. This is your chance to ‘dress to impress’ and add glitz and glamour to your dining experience.

Most men opt to wear either a dinner jacket, or dark suit and tie. Ladies are often seen looking fabulous in anything from a cocktail-style dress to a full-length ball gown.

All Fred. Olsen cruise ships feature a casual dining experience for those guests who do not wish to join the formal evenings. Dress code for these restaurants is smart casual every evening. These restaurants are The View Restaurant (Bolette and Borealis) and Palms Café (Braemar and Balmoral)

The exact number of formal nights will be highlighted on your cruise ticket. Below is a guide to the number of formal nights you can expect to enjoy on cruises of various durations.

3 nights or less 

Smart casual throughout

3 - 4 nights

Captain's Welcome Party, but no formal nights

5 - 6 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night

7- 12 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 2x formal nights

13- 20 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 3x formal nights

22 nights +

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night each week

The number of formal nights you can expect on a cruise depends on the duration of your cruise.

The exact number, including any theme nights, will be advised on your cruise ticket. The table below provides a rough guide to the number of formal nights you can expect to enjoy on your cruise.

 

3 nights or less

Smart casual throughout

3 - 4 nights

Captain's Welcome Party, but no formal nights

5 - 6 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night

7- 12 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 2x formal nights

13- 20 nights

Captain's Welcome Party + 3x formal nights

22 nights +

Captain's Welcome Party + 1x formal night each week

Please refer to your booking within My Cruises for full information on the number of formal and specific theme nights on your cruise. Our theme nights are entirely optional, but the majority of our guests choose to participate.

Guests can request to sit and dine with friends or family who are on a separate booking. While we cannot guarantee this request, we will do our utmost to meet your requirements.

Please call our Guest Services team on 0800 0355 145 to discuss, or e-mail guest.services@fredolsen.co.uk with your booking reference and your request.

Our Guest Services team are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

On board all of our ships, we do our best to accommodate most dietary requests. So, vegetarian, vegan, low fat, low cholesterol, low salt, dairy-free, lactose-free, wheat-free and gluten-free food are all catered for.

We also kindly request that you make us aware of any special dietary requests at the time of booking or by calling our Guest Services Team on 0800 0355 145. We’ll do our best to source exact products, or provide certain foods, such as diabetic desserts. Guests with food allergies or intolerances will also have the opportunity to speak to the Maitre ’d or Executive Chef once on board to discuss any requirements. 

We can also provide a vegan option for our Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which is available on all sea days. Prices can be found on the link below.

Please note that we may not be able to source specific brands given our location or the availability at local ports. 

Our on board restaurants provide a wide range of delicious and freshly cooked meals, so we offer a selection of dining options throughout the day to suit you.

Breakfast:

Normally served between 7.30 and 10.30am in the main restaurants and casual dining venues.

Lunch:

Normally served between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the main restaurants and casual dining venues.

Afternoon Tea:

Each day, complimentary afternoon tea is served between 3.45 and 4.45pm in the buffet service restaurant, with sandwiches, savouries, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee.*

*Please note this is not the Tradtional Premium Afternoon Tea service, which is available on selected days in the Observatory for just £13 per person.

Dinner:

Please request either the first or second seating (6.15pm or 8.30pm) when you make your booking. You can also request your preferred table, but we can’t always guarantee this.

Your restaurant seating card will be in your room when you board, which confirms your table number and dining time. This will be your allocated table for the duration of your cruise.

Please note that evening dining times may vary on our One Night Cruises. 

Casual Dining:

A buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner will also be served in the Palms Café (Balmoral) The View and The Poolside (Bolette and Borealis). 

For those guests requiring a more casual dinner option, The View and Palms Cafés will be open from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. Dining at the Poolside (Bolette and Borealis) is available throughout the day between 10.00am and 7.00pm.

On some nights, we have themed dining evenings in the buffet restaurants. These evenings are often very popular so we recommend you book in advance to secure a table.

Speciality Dining: 

For an even more indulgent and memorable dining experience, each ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet offers speciality dining in an exclusive venue. Vasco and Colours & Tastes take inspiration from traditional Indian cuisine and modern Asian Fusion dining.

Our speciality dining venues are open from 6pm on the days advertised in The Daily Times. 

You can pre-book speciality dining via My Cruises from 13 weeks and up to 24 hours before departure, for £10pp. If you'd like to book once on board, speciality dining will be charged to your on board account at £15pp. 

Each of our ships feature a selection of stylish dining venues, all serving a range of indulgent, expertly-prepared dishes. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll always find delicious treats which will tempt your taste buds. And, as all food is included on your cruise, you can indulge as much or as little as you like.

Start the day with eggs made to order; a hearty full English, or a lighter breakfast from the buffet if you prefer. Lunchtime offers a select á la carte menu alongside a tempting buffet for you to indulge in up to three courses.

Experience evening dining just how it should be in the spacious restaurants on board, serving up a sumptuous five-course á la carte menu each evening. You can request a table size at the time you make your booking, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Alternatively you can opt to dine in our self-service restaurant on each vessel, for a more relaxed experience.

As each evening winds down, our buffet restaurants open for late-night snacks if you’re still feeling peckish. Of course, you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

While the main restaurants are always popular, during your cruise you may be tempted to try something different for an evening or two. When you’re in the mood for something extra special, each ship in our fleet features speciality dining (a small supplement applies). Our Colours & Tastes or Vasco menus offer delicious Asian fusion or Indian cuisines. 

Don't forget to download our app, so that once on board you can see all the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

Couple having drinks in the Observatory

All Inclusive drinks upgrade

For many guests, the time spent sailing the world’s waterways on board one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller-sized cruise ships is the time to indulge and make the most of a well-earned escape away from it all. With this is mind, the All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade will ensure your holiday is relaxing and enjoyable. Whether it’s a pint of your favourite beer by the pool on a hot afternoon at sea, a delicious cocktail after a day exploring ashore, or a G&T before dinner, it’s all included in the price.

All Inclusive drinks upgrade

Couple having drinks in the Observatory

For many guests, the time spent sailing the world’s waterways on board one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller-sized cruise ships is the time to indulge and make the most of a well-earned escape away from it all. With this is mind, the All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade will ensure your holiday is relaxing and enjoyable. Whether it’s a pint of your favourite beer by the pool on a hot afternoon at sea, a delicious cocktail after a day exploring ashore, or a G&T before dinner, it’s all included in the price.

Guests in the Observatory, Balmoral

The Observatory

Located on Marquee Deck at the very top of Balmoral, The Observatory boasts the most spectacular panoramic views and is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sit by the bar, or perhaps take a seat in one of it's comfortable chairs by the lounge's large windows and lose yourself in the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of a grand piano.

The Observatory

Guests in the Observatory, Balmoral

Located on Marquee Deck at the very top of Balmoral, The Observatory boasts the most spectacular panoramic views and is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sit by the bar, or perhaps take a seat in one of it's comfortable chairs by the lounge's large windows and lose yourself in the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of a grand piano.

THE MARQUEE BAR

With it's large windows, spectacular glass roof and beautiful décor and furnishings, the resplendent Marquee Bar provides guests with the perfect place to take a break from sunbathing on Marquee Deck. 
Grab a quick bite to eat, or perhaps a refreshing glass of your favourite drink. Along with a great selection of beers, wines and expertly-created exotic cocktails.

Guests in the Marquee bar on board Balmoral

THE MARQUEE BAR

Guests in the Marquee bar on board Balmoral

With it's large windows, spectacular glass roof and beautiful décor and furnishings, the resplendent Marquee Bar provides guests with the perfect place to take a break from sunbathing on Marquee Deck. 
Grab a quick bite to eat, or perhaps a refreshing glass of your favourite drink. Along with a great selection of beers, wines and expertly-created exotic cocktails.

Lido Lounge, Balmoral

LIDO BAR AND LOUNGE

The Lido Lounge & Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring ashore, or while away some time at sea. Take a seat at the bar and chat with the friendly staff and your fellow guests, or perhaps grab a table and appreciate the talent of the resident musicians with a glass of your favourite drink in hand. A 75 inch widescreen TV - complete with immersive Bose surround sound system - shows various channels, keeping you up to date with news and sports. 
Located on Lido Deck 8, the Lido Bar overlooks the aft pool on Lounge Deck 7 and offers superb, unspoilt views from the stern of the ship whether you’re at sea or docked alongside in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

LIDO BAR AND LOUNGE

Lido Lounge, Balmoral

The Lido Lounge & Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring ashore, or while away some time at sea. Take a seat at the bar and chat with the friendly staff and your fellow guests, or perhaps grab a table and appreciate the talent of the resident musicians with a glass of your favourite drink in hand. A 75 inch widescreen TV - complete with immersive Bose surround sound system - shows various channels, keeping you up to date with news and sports. 
Located on Lido Deck 8, the Lido Bar overlooks the aft pool on Lounge Deck 7 and offers superb, unspoilt views from the stern of the ship whether you’re at sea or docked alongside in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

MORNING LIGHT PUB

Decorated to resemble a British pub or inn, the Morning Light Pub has a welcoming atmosphere and charming traditional style. Open throughout the day and the evening, it’s the ideal place to relax and socialise with friends both old and new.
You could enjoy a quick pint or a glass of wine at lunch before spending the afternoon ashore; stop by for a pre-dinner drink; or settle into a comfortable seat and relax long into the night while enjoying performances from live bands and comedians.

Guests in Morning Light pub, Balmoral

MORNING LIGHT PUB

Guests in Morning Light pub, Balmoral

Decorated to resemble a British pub or inn, the Morning Light Pub has a welcoming atmosphere and charming traditional style. Open throughout the day and the evening, it’s the ideal place to relax and socialise with friends both old and new.
You could enjoy a quick pint or a glass of wine at lunch before spending the afternoon ashore; stop by for a pre-dinner drink; or settle into a comfortable seat and relax long into the night while enjoying performances from live bands and comedians.

Two coffees served in our Bookmark Cafe, Balmoral

THE BOOKMARK CAFÉ

Life on the ocean waves doesn’t mean having to sacrifice the regular ‘caffeine fix’ at your favourite coffee shop. The Bookmark Café serves a selection of delicious speciality coffees – espresso, cappuccino, mocha, iced lattes and more – along with quality tea blends.
Enjoy a quiet moment with a book or share the experience with good conversation. You’re sure to be tempted by our heavenly fresh chocolates too. From pralines to Champagne truffles, these melt-in-the-mouth treats are too good to miss. Alternatively, the friendly Barista will be happy to fill your reusable cup with the beverage of your choice, to enjoy on a stroll around deck or as you explore ashore. 

THE BOOKMARK CAFÉ

Two coffees served in our Bookmark Cafe, Balmoral

Life on the ocean waves doesn’t mean having to sacrifice the regular ‘caffeine fix’ at your favourite coffee shop. The Bookmark Café serves a selection of delicious speciality coffees – espresso, cappuccino, mocha, iced lattes and more – along with quality tea blends.
Enjoy a quiet moment with a book or share the experience with good conversation. You’re sure to be tempted by our heavenly fresh chocolates too. From pralines to Champagne truffles, these melt-in-the-mouth treats are too good to miss. Alternatively, the friendly Barista will be happy to fill your reusable cup with the beverage of your choice, to enjoy on a stroll around deck or as you explore ashore. 

THE ORIENTAL TEA ROOM

The Oriental Room brings a touch of style and opulence to the Main Deck on board Balmoral, with its exotic décor, elegant furnishings and menu of quality teas and herbal infusions providing an authentic taste of the Far East.
You can enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends from back home, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. If you prefer something cold and refreshing, the choice of tea cocktails and delicious bottled beer, including Tiger and Tsingtao, are sure to tempt too.

The Oriental Tea Room, Balmoral

THE ORIENTAL TEA ROOM

The Oriental Tea Room, Balmoral

The Oriental Room brings a touch of style and opulence to the Main Deck on board Balmoral, with its exotic décor, elegant furnishings and menu of quality teas and herbal infusions providing an authentic taste of the Far East.
You can enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends from back home, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. If you prefer something cold and refreshing, the choice of tea cocktails and delicious bottled beer, including Tiger and Tsingtao, are sure to tempt too.

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Suites

SUITE DREAMS PACKAGE

Offered with our compliments in all our Suites, our Suite Dreams package includes a few little luxuries to make your time on board Balmoral even more special.
Priority check-in** and a bottle of sparkling wine will ensure you're perfectly relaxed when you are first welcomed into your suite. Daily canapés and a fruit basket are also available, as are comfortable bathrobes and slippers. Binoculars are on hand, along with a world atlas, for you to use - ideal for our Scenic Discoveries, where you'll marvel at the beautiful islands, lochs and seascapes Balmoral will cruise past

Premier Suite (PS)

The spacious, elegantly-styled Premier Suites on Balmoral are approximately 601 square feet in size and situated high on the ship on Highland Deck 10. These suites feature all the amenities guests need, plus a few extra touches for an even more comfortable, restful and memorable stay. 

  • Deck: Highland Deck 10
  • Size: 601 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed
  • Separate sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Marquee Suite (MS)

At approximately 472 square feet in size, Balmoral's Marquee Suites provide guests with ample space in which to relax, and feature all of the amenities – as well as a few extra benefits – that are needed for a comfortable and enjoyable cruise experience.  

  • Deck: Highland Deck 10 (forward)
  • Size: 472 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with large double bed
  • Separate sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Private balcony with sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Superior Suite (SS)

Balmoral's Superior Suites, at approximately 341 square feet in size, provide guests with plenty of space in which to relax and enjoy their time on board. Each suite features all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, as well as a few additional benefits. 

  • Deck: Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9 (midship)
  • Size: 341 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed
  • Separate sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Private balcony with sun loungers
  • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Access to mini bar and fridge
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

A welcoming, comfortable space in which to enjoy a relaxing, restful stay, Balmoral's Balcony Junior Suites have all the amenities that guests need during their time on board, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside.

  • Deck: Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 & Lido Deck 8
  • Size: 279 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Private balcony
  • Large windows
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

Please note, cabins 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.

Single Balcony Suite (JB)

A welcoming, comfortable space in which to enjoy a relaxing, restful stay, Balmoral's Single Balcony Suites have all the amenities that guests need during their time on board, plus a private balcony for soaking up sunshine and scenery outside.

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 9 
  • Size: 274 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with single bed
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Private balcony
  • Large windows
  • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

*Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.

Superior Balcony Cabin (BA)

Situated on Bridge Deck 9, Balmoral's Superior Balcony Cabins feature a private balcony on which guests can enjoy the sunshine and scenery in their own outdoor space. Inside, the cabins are spacious and welcoming, and feature all the amenities needed for comfortable stay. 

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 9 
  • Size: 260 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Private balcony
  • Large windows

Balcony Cabin (BC)

Balmoral's approximately 248 square feet Balcony Cabins provide plenty of indoor space and all the amenities guests need for a comfortable, relaxing stay, with the additional benefit of a private balcony for enjoying the sunshine and ocean scenery. 

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 9 & Lido Deck 8
  • Size: 248 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Private balcony
  • Large windows
BC Balcony room, Balmoral

Superior Ocean View (A)

Situated higher on the ship, on Lido Deck 8, and featuring large picture windows, Balmoral's A Grade Superior Ocean View rooms benefit from plenty of natural light and allow guests to enjoy scenic views in comfort from their own private space. 
 
  • Deck: Lido Deck 8
  • Size: 200 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Large picture window

Superior Ocean View (B)

Balmoral's B Grade Superior Ocean View cabins, in addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, restful stay, feature a picture window that provides guests with plenty of natural light and fantastic ocean views.

  • Deck: Lido Deck 8 & Main Deck 6
  • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Large picture window 

*Cabins 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on Lido Deck 8 are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted window.

Superior Ocean View (C)

For a light, airy feel, and to provide guests with fantastic ocean views, Balmoral's C Grade Superior Ocean View cabins feature a picture window, in addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay on board. 

  • Deck: Atlantic Deck 5
  • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Picture window 

Single Superior Ocean View (J)

Situated higher on the ship, on Lido Deck 8, and featuring a picture window, Balmoral's J Grade Superior Ocean View cabins offer guests wonderful views, as well as ample space and all the amenities needed to rest, relax and enjoy their stay. 

  • Deck: Lido Deck 8
  • Size: 160 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with double bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Picture window 

Please note: Cabins 8061 and 8072 have a small corner balcony (with a restricted view).

Ocean View (D)

In a D Grade Ocean View cabin on Balmoral, guests will benefit from ample space in which to relax, all the amenities they need during their stay, plus plenty of natural light and scenic views provided by the cabin's picture window. 

  • Deck: Atlantic Deck 5 & Coral Deck 4
  • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin beds and a chair
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
  • Picture window 

Ocean View (E)

In a E Grade Ocean View cabin on Balmoral, guests will benefit from ample space in which to relax, all the amenities they need during their stay, plus plenty of natural light and scenic views provided by the cabin's picture window. 

  • Deck: Coral Deck 4
  • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin beds and a chair
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Picture window 

Single Ocean View (K)

In a K Grade Ocean View cabin on Balmoral, guests will benefit from ample space in which to relax, all the amenities they need during their stay, plus plenty of natural light and scenic views provided by the cabin's picture window. 

  • Deck: Coral Deck 4
  • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Picture window 

Please note that some of the K grades have 2 beds, but are sold as a Single Ocean View cabin.

Ocean View (F)

In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, the two porthole windows in Balmoral's F Grade Ocean View cabins also provide guests with plenty of soothing natural light and fantastic ocean views.

  • Deck: Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3
  • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin beds and a chair
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Two porthole windows

Single Ocean View (L)

In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, the porthole window in Balmoral's L Grade Single Ocean View cabins also provide guests with plenty of soothing natural light and fantastic ocean views.

  • Deck: Marina Deck 3
  • Size: 140 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Single porthole window

Superior Interior Cabin (G)

Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, G Grade Superior Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board. 

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 9 & Lido Deck 8
  • Size: 160 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower

Please note: cabins 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck 9 are wheelchair accessible with a wetroom style en-suite.

Single Superior Interior (M)

Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned closed to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, M Grade Single Superior Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board. 

  • Deck: Bridge Deck 9
  • Size: 160 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with a bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with bath and/or shower

Interior Cabin (H)

Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, H Grade Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board. 

  • Deck: Main Deck 6 & Atlantic Deck 5
  • Size: 160 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with a shower

Interior Cabin (I)

Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, I Grade Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board. 

  • Deck: Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3
  • Size: 160 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with a shower

Single Interior Cabin (N)

Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, N Grade Single Superior Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board. 

  • Deck: Main Deck 6 & Marina Deck 3
  • Size: 130 square feet (approx.)
  • Bedroom with a bed and a chair
  • Bathroom with a shower
Couple enjoying a game of deck quoits

Life On Board

Life on board our smaller-sized ship, Balmoral, is about offering a variety of events and activities, such as our fantastic Signature Experiences - designed to make your Fred. Olsen cruise even more special. 
Learn more about marine life or local flora and fauna, marvel at the seemingly impossible waterways Balmoral sails along, join us for delicious Treats of the Region, or marvel at our Sky at Sea stargazing events. Hone your artistic skills at the Olsen Studio, or join a sociable gathering with other guests at our Book Club. Details of all these events can be found in your Daily Times.

Life On Board

Couple enjoying a game of deck quoits

Life on board our smaller-sized ship, Balmoral, is about offering a variety of events and activities, such as our fantastic Signature Experiences - designed to make your Fred. Olsen cruise even more special. 
Learn more about marine life or local flora and fauna, marvel at the seemingly impossible waterways Balmoral sails along, join us for delicious Treats of the Region, or marvel at our Sky at Sea stargazing events. Hone your artistic skills at the Olsen Studio, or join a sociable gathering with other guests at our Book Club. Details of all these events can be found in your Daily Times.

Neptune Lounge, Balmoral

NEPTUNE LOUNGE

When the lights go down on board Balmoral, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the fabulous performances with your favourite tipple or cocktail in our grand Neptune Bar & Lounge. After the main show, there's usually a chance to catch a set from our Ship's Orchestra and show-off your dance moves. With our talented Dance Hosts on hand, no-one goes too long without a dance partner. 

NEPTUNE LOUNGE

Neptune Lounge, Balmoral

When the lights go down on board Balmoral, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the fabulous performances with your favourite tipple or cocktail in our grand Neptune Bar & Lounge. After the main show, there's usually a chance to catch a set from our Ship's Orchestra and show-off your dance moves. With our talented Dance Hosts on hand, no-one goes too long without a dance partner. 

POOLS & JACUZZIS

Keep fit by swimming a few lengths, or cool down after relaxing in the sunshine on deck in either of Balmoral’s large, heated saltwater pools. Located in the centre of Marquee Deck and at the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck, both pools have bubbling Jacuzzis close by, perfect for whiling away some time on sea days, or unwinding after an exciting exploration ashore. 

Swimming pool on Balmoral

POOLS & JACUZZIS

Swimming pool on Balmoral

Keep fit by swimming a few lengths, or cool down after relaxing in the sunshine on deck in either of Balmoral’s large, heated saltwater pools. Located in the centre of Marquee Deck and at the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck, both pools have bubbling Jacuzzis close by, perfect for whiling away some time on sea days, or unwinding after an exciting exploration ashore. 

Guests playing cards, in the Card Room Balmoral

CARD ROOM

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Card Room on board Balmoral provides guests with a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply a bit of fun. Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find players up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

CARD ROOM

Guests playing cards, in the Card Room Balmoral

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Card Room on board Balmoral provides guests with a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply a bit of fun. Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find players up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

LIBRARY

Located in the Bookmark Café on Lounge Deck, Balmoral's well-appointed library provides a wide variety of books and publications, including some large print books, to delve into, accompanied by speciality coffees, teas and tempting chocolates served at this quiet, comfortable space.

Library on board Balmoral

LIBRARY

Library on board Balmoral

Located in the Bookmark Café on Lounge Deck, Balmoral's well-appointed library provides a wide variety of books and publications, including some large print books, to delve into, accompanied by speciality coffees, teas and tempting chocolates served at this quiet, comfortable space.

Female guest trying on jewellry, shopping, Balmoral

Boutique Shopping

The shops on board Balmoral offer everything you may want or need during your time on board, whether you're treating yourself or a loved on to a holiday gift or simply need some basic essentials. 
Visit the Boutique Shop for designer handbags, perfumes and much more at fantastic Duty Free prices, or perhaps to pick from the range of casual clothing and evening wear if you need a new outfit; and bring home something special from the Jewellery Shop. At the Port Shop, you'll find everything from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks too. 

Boutique Shopping

Female guest trying on jewellry, shopping, Balmoral

The shops on board Balmoral offer everything you may want or need during your time on board, whether you're treating yourself or a loved on to a holiday gift or simply need some basic essentials. 
Visit the Boutique Shop for designer handbags, perfumes and much more at fantastic Duty Free prices, or perhaps to pick from the range of casual clothing and evening wear if you need a new outfit; and bring home something special from the Jewellery Shop. At the Port Shop, you'll find everything from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks too. 

RIB Tours

No matter where you choose to explore, our passion for showing you the world shines through. We encourage you to head off on a journey of discovery in every destination to really get the most out of every moment of your holiday.
Taking exploration to the next level are our on board RIBs. In operation on board all our vessels, these exciting crafts offer our guests the chance to be immersed in destinations in a way few others get to enjoy. 
Exploration is so much more rewarding when you can experience it from a refreshing new angle, when you are taken away from the tourist trail to see something really special. Whether you're breaking new ground by venturing even deeper into a stunning fjord, heading off on a scenic journey to an untouched beach, or sailing past an isolated spot of spectacular coastline only accessible by boat, you'll have an unmissable chance to see things on or by the ocean that regular cruise line guests never see.

Guests on enjoying a RIB Tour ride

RIB Tours

No matter where you choose to explore, our passion for showing you the world shines through. We encourage you to head off on a journey of discovery in every destination to really get the most out of every moment of your holiday.
Taking exploration to the next level are our on board RIBs. In operation on board all our vessels, these exciting crafts offer our guests the chance to be immersed in destinations in a way few others get to enjoy. 
Exploration is so much more rewarding when you can experience it from a refreshing new angle, when you are taken away from the tourist trail to see something really special. Whether you're breaking new ground by venturing even deeper into a stunning fjord, heading off on a scenic journey to an untouched beach, or sailing past an isolated spot of spectacular coastline only accessible by boat, you'll have an unmissable chance to see things on or by the ocean that regular cruise line guests never see.

Guests on enjoying a RIB Tour ride
Guest enjoying a back massage in the Atlantis Spa

ATLANTIS SPA

Refresh the mind and revive the body at the Balmoral's haven of relaxation. The soothing surroundings of the Atlantis Spa is where you can really treat yourself.
Situated on Highland Deck toward the bow of the ship, this luxurious spa offers a wide range of beauty and relaxation treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hairdressing, accompanied by stunning views provided by large picture windows. Perhaps try out a new style for your holiday; get set for a formal evening or special occasion; or simply unwind after a busy day of exploring ashore.

The Atlantis Spa can be pre booked 13 weeks in advance, via your My Cruises account.

Guest enjoying a back massage in the Atlantis Spa

ATLANTIS SPA

Refresh the mind and revive the body at the Balmoral's haven of relaxation. The soothing surroundings of the Atlantis Spa is where you can really treat yourself.
Situated on Highland Deck toward the bow of the ship, this luxurious spa offers a wide range of beauty and relaxation treatments, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hairdressing, accompanied by stunning views provided by large picture windows. Perhaps try out a new style for your holiday; get set for a formal evening or special occasion; or simply unwind after a busy day of exploring ashore.

The Atlantis Spa can be pre booked 13 weeks in advance, via your My Cruises account.

FITNESS CENTRE

Whether you start your day with a relaxing stroll in the sea breeze, catch some sunshine on an afternoon meander, or end the night under the stars, there's nothing quite like enjoying an invigorating walk around the open promenade. Relaxing by the large, heated pools or in the bubbling jacuzzis on Balmoral's Lounge and Marquee decks is the perfect way to make the most of your lazy days at sea too.
To help guests work-off some energy and their holiday indulgences, or simply stay in shape as they explore the world, Balmoral's Fitness Centre is fully equipped with all the modern facilities and equipment you expect to find in your gym back home. We also offer a variety of complimentary fitness classes run by our fully qualified Fitness Instructors, including yoga, aerobics and Pilates, that cater to all levels of fitness and experience. 

Guests using the Fitness Centre, Balmoral

FITNESS CENTRE

Guests using the Fitness Centre, Balmoral

Whether you start your day with a relaxing stroll in the sea breeze, catch some sunshine on an afternoon meander, or end the night under the stars, there's nothing quite like enjoying an invigorating walk around the open promenade. Relaxing by the large, heated pools or in the bubbling jacuzzis on Balmoral's Lounge and Marquee decks is the perfect way to make the most of your lazy days at sea too.
To help guests work-off some energy and their holiday indulgences, or simply stay in shape as they explore the world, Balmoral's Fitness Centre is fully equipped with all the modern facilities and equipment you expect to find in your gym back home. We also offer a variety of complimentary fitness classes run by our fully qualified Fitness Instructors, including yoga, aerobics and Pilates, that cater to all levels of fitness and experience.