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The Fred.Olsen Experience

Balmoral

The attractive and welcoming Balmoral offers a traditional and charming cruising experience with lots of innovations to suit modern cruise passengers. The atmosphere on this lovely ship is distinctly cosy and unhurried, which, combined with its many sailings from Southampton and other European ports, makes it an ideal choice for British passengers looking for an easy-going cruise holiday. The Balmoral offers varied holiday options ranging from three-night mini-cruises to 89-night grand voyages. There are plenty of single cabins, shared cabins, and gentlemen hosts to accompany you on the dance floor or on excursions, so this is an ideal ship for single travellers too.

Balmoral VISITS THE FOLLOWING REGIONS

Fred.Olsen Cruises
Statistics
Entered service 01/01/2008
Tonnage 43,537
Number of Decks 11
Passenger Capacity 1,350
Total Crew 510
Number of Cabins 710
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins Yes
Number of Pools 2
Number of Restaurants 5
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Club Yes
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Entertainment

Evening entertainment features an excellent variety of shows, cabaret, comedy and live music, with everything from extravagant and colourful stage productions to serene, classical recitals. You can take in a show at the Neptune Lounge or have a flutter on the gaming tables.

Entertainment includes

  • Neptune Lounge
  • Gaming tables

Dining

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines know that your dining experience helps to make your time on board truly memorable. That’s why their expert chefs plan sumptuous menus for each of the Balmoral’s restaurants. The wonderful Ballindalloch restaurant has a traditional cruising ambience, while the Spey and Avon restaurants offer a slightly more contemporary feel.

Selected restaurants on many ships require reservations and may carry an additional charge.

Dining includes

  • Ballindalloch Restaurant
  • The Spey Restaurant
  • Avon Restaurant
  • Palms Café
  • Marquee Bar

Bars & Lounges

The variety of bars and lounges on board the Balmoral are great places for socialising with friends old and new. The Morning Light Pub is host to occasional live music or comedians, the Observatory Lounge is the place to go for spectacular panoramic views, and the Neptune Lounge is the perfect place to settle down for an evening of cabaret.

Bars & Lounges includes

  • Marquee Bar
  • Braemar Lounge
  • Neptune Lounge
  • Lido Bar
  • Morning Light Pub
  • Observatory Lounge

Leisure & Activities

You’re free to spend your days however you like on board the Balmoral. Whether that’s a day of lounging by the pool and indulgence at the exotic spa, or one full of organised activities, classes and talks, the Balmoral caters for all tastes.

Leisure & Activities includes

  • Atlantis Spa & Salon
  • Fitness centre with classes
  • Two pools with hot tubs
  • Golf nets
  • Library
  • Card room
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Balmoral Boutique
  • Gaming tables
  • Art gallery
  • Internet centre

Kids & Teens

During Easter, summer and Christmas holidays, which are the main periods when children travel on board, Fred Olsen offer organised children’s activities primarily for children aged between five and 11. This is subject to a minimum number of children on board. Please check before booking.

Kids & Teens includes

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YOUR INSIDE CABIN INCLUDES

Air conditioned / smartly furnished / private bathroom with shower /plenty of drawer and wardrobe space / interactive TV / phone / safe

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YOUR OUTSIDE CABIN INCLUDES

Air conditioned / smartly furnished / private bathroom with shower /plenty of drawer and wardrobe space / interactive TV / phone / safe / picture windows or porthole

*Some outside cabins have views restricted by safety equipment.

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YOUR BALCONY CABIN INCLUDES

Air conditioned / smartly furnished / private bathroom with bath or shower and bath /plenty of drawer and wardrobe space / interactive TV / phone / safe / private balcony

*Some balcony cabins have views restricted by safety equipment.

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YOUR MINI-SUITE / SUITES CABIN INCLUDES

Air conditioned / smartly furnished / private bathroom with bath or shower and bath /plenty of drawer and wardrobe space / sitting area / interactive TV / phone / refrigerator / safe / private balcony
Please discuss the range of cabins and suites available with your Imagine Cruising adviser

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  • We are proud of our awards – notably from the two leading British cruise lines.
  • ‘Tour Operator of the Year’ for Cunard Line.
  • ‘Tour Operator of the Year’ for P& O Cruises.
  • UK Cruise Awards 2012 & 13 as well as Agent Achievement Awards 2014.
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