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Fred Olsen Balmoral, Fred. Olsen

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Ship Stats and Features
Maximum Capacity: 1, 230
Year Entered Service: 01/02/1988
Beam (Ship Width): 63 ft
Draught(Ship Depth): 22 ft
Length: 617 ft
Tonnage: 43537
Crew: 400
Cruising Speed: 20 kts
Number of Decks: 9
Number of Lifts: 4
Number of Pools: 2
Number of restaurants: 5
Formal nights: Yes
Adult Only: No
Kids Club: No

Elegant, calm and homely, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral prides itself on offering one of the most pleasant and comfortable cruises around.

Balmoral is named after the world-famous Scotland home of the Royal Family. Akin to the rest of the fleet, Fred. Olsen's Balmoral is stately in nature with an impressive range of facilities and plenty of room, following an interior refurbishment.

As such a prestigious cruise ship, the Balmoral upholds its reputation by remaining quite reserved and mature. It's a traditional cruise, that is proud of British history and this theme flows throughout the ship, perfectly complementing a relaxing and quiet cruise, without the need for modern frivolities.

Cuisine and Dining on Balmoral

Blending the boundaries between entertainment and relaxation, Balmoral prefers quality over quantity and all facilities are perfectly polished. That means that whether you need a light snack or a filling evening meal, every dining area will do more than enough to accommodate your needs. Al Fresco dining at The Grill for example makes a superb dining option when the weather is warm. Freshly prepared al fresco cuisine is served under blue skies with stunning views. Choose from starters of seared scallops and pan fried panciotti to main dishes of succlent prime steak or mixed seafood. The Grill is a popular dining option onboard and bookings must be made in advance whilst onboard. Please note a supplement applies.

Along with every meal, the Balmoral's wealth of fine wine aims to complement every dish. With vintage selections from all over the world, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect match for that delicious, grilled Red Snapper fillet you've chosen. Whether casual or formal, dining onboard Balmoral is always a treat. And it doesn't matter whether you fancy taking Caribbean cruises, Mediterranean cruises or even Baltic and Fjords cruises, the Balmoral can take you there.

Entertainment on Balmoral

Entertainment onboard Balmoral is catered by way of cabarets, comedy and music. The Neptune Bar acts as the lounge of the ship with regular live music, cabaret shows and of course, a full range of your favourite tipples. As you'd expect, everything is aimed towards relaxation, with Shuffleboard, card games and a tremendous library of books giving you plenty of choice whilst you let the day melt away into the sunset.

Spa & Fitness on Balmoral

  • Onboard Gym
  • Fitness Centre

Recreation on Balmoral

With '60s and '70s themed nights, graceful ballroom dances and all kinds of shows going on, Balmoral is strictly mature but also bursting with pride and quality that will continue to bring you back again and again.

Customer Reviews

Just returned from 46 night cruise on our favourite ship Balmoral. As ever staff remembered us from previous cruises and gave more
6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6 - Pat Locke
I joined The Balmoral at Dubai on 27th January. Travelling by myself can be daunting. For anyone wishing to travel alone, don' more
6 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 66 out of 6 - Margaret Feltham

Average Customer Review:   5.04347826086957 out of 65.04347826086957 out of 65.04347826086957 out of 65.04347826086957 out of 65.04347826086957 out of 65.04347826086957 out of 6  (46 Balmoral Reviews)

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