The classic and traditional cruise line Fred. Olsen have carried out an exciting refurbishment on three of their ships; Braemar, Boudicca, and flagship Balmoral. The updates include things like new carpets and furniture, as well as additional dining opportunities. Here are the highlights of the enhancements.
Cabins onboard benefit from amenities including new HD Smart TVs, lamps, bathroom flooring, and in some cases new shower units and balcony furniture. New carpets and fresh fabrics have also been introduced, helping to ensure cabins are light and comfortable. Elsewhere new furnishings, upholstery, and lighting have been fitted in restaurants and lounges, including the casual Palms Café buffet restaurant, and the popular Observatory Lounge.
This ship has seen similar enhancements to accommodation, as well as a range of updates and changes to public areas. A new restaurant – The Indian Ocean Restaurant – has replaced the Heligan Room, and The Oriental Tea Room has also been brought onboard. These both serve some delectable regional favourites and teas. The Morning Light Pub and Lido Bar have benefitted from a range of changes such as new furniture and full-width doors which offer incredible panoramic views.
The flagship boasts several extensive improvements, for instance the Grill Restaurant has been relocated to the Lido Lounge, where large windows give diners a beautiful view to enjoy alongside their meal. Other venues – The Palms Café, the Poolside, Avon, and Spey restaurants – have been refreshed with new carpets and seating, and have been generally upgraded to offer more space and comfortability to guests. New furniture can also be found in The Neptune Lounge, Marquee Bar, and Observatory Lounge, and innovative new venue the Gelato Bar has also been added. Cabins onboard Balmoral have seen enhancements including carpets, lighting, and new fittings and furniture.