Ship
Balmoral
3 Star Cruise Ship

Length:

218.18 metres

Refurbished:

2008

Passenger Capacity (dbl):

1350

Crew Nationality:

International

Officer Nationality:

International

Dining Staff Nationality:

International

Ship Registration:

Bahamas


Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home-from-home feel. Capable of carrying up to 1,350 guests in pure comfort, Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet but never feels overcrowded, ensuring those on board always enjoy ample space and receive Fred.’s renowned personal, attentive service.

But despite being the largest in the Fred. Olsen fleet, Balmoral is still small enough to take you through the scenic and winding Fjords of Norway, as well as being able to sail down size restricted European waterways such as the Kiel Canal, ensuring guests on board will benefit from Fred. Olsen's smaller ship experience.

A range of dining options are available on Balmoral, with mouth-watering menus to suit all tastes on offer in the elegant restaurants; and the fantastic selection of bars and lounges are perfect for enjoying a pre-dinner drink, sumptuous afternoon tea and superb entertainment. The Marquee Bar has its very own evening Gin Menu, including a variety of premium gins; while the Observatory Lounge offers spectacular panoramic views from the bow of the ship and a glass dance floor designed for late-night entertainment. The broad spiral staircase at the heart of the ship is one of Balmoral's key features, as is the stunning walkway towards the beautiful Ballindalloch Restaurant, where you can admire photographs and paintings from Fred.’s private collection.

There’s also a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, and the serene Atlantis Spa, where guests can treat themselves to a range of treatments from manicures to massages – the perfect holiday indulgence. Balmoral also features two swimming pools and bubbling Jacuzzis, ideal for keeping fit and for relaxing in the sunshine.


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21 Dec 2017
EU West & Atlantic Islands
16 Nights
Balmoral, Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks ex Southampton Return

06 Jan 2018
EU West & Atlantic Islands
14 Nights
Balmoral, Madeira Lisbon & Canaries ex Southampton Return

20 Jan 2018
EU West & Atlantic Islands
3 Nights
Balmoral, River Seine Sojourn ex Southampton Return

23 Jan 2018
South America
46 Nights
Balmoral, Rio Carnival & River Plate Adults Only Cruise ex Southampton Return

10 Mar 2018
EU Norwegian Fjords
14 Nights
NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPLORER - FRED. OLSEN BALMORAL

10 Mar 2018
EU Norwegian Fjords
14 Nights
Balmoral, In Search of the Northern Lights ex Southampton Return

24 Mar 2018
EU West & Atlantic Islands
10 Nights
Balmoral, Islands of Madeira with Spain & Portugal ex Southampton Return

03 Apr 2018
EU Mediterranean
17 Nights
Balmoral, Islands of the Mediterranean ex Southampton Return

20 Apr 2018
EU West & Atlantic Islands
5 Nights
Balmoral, Tulips & Chocolates ex Southampton Return

26 Apr 2018
EU West & Atlantic Islands
7 Nights
Balmoral, German Cities and Kiel Canal ex Newcastle Return

03 May 2018
EU Norwegian Fjords
5 Nights
Balmoral, Five-Night Fjords ex Newcastle Return

08 May 2018
EU Norwegian Fjords
7 Nights
Balmoral, Scenic Fjords of Norway ex Newcastle Return

15 May 2018
EU British Isles
1 Nights
Balmoral, One-Night Cruise ex Newcastle to Rosyth

16 May 2018
EU Scandinavia & Baltic
10 Nights
Balmoral, Swedish Waterways & Cities ex Rosyth Return

26 May 2018
EU Norwegian Fjords
5 Nights
Balmoral, Five-Night Fjords ex Rosyth Return

31 May 2018
EU West & Atlantic Islands
9 Nights
Balmoral, German Waterways ex Rosyth Return

09 Jun 2018
EU Scandinavia & Baltic
14 Nights
Balmoral, Scandinavian Capitals & St Petersburg ex Rosyth Return

23 Jun 2018
EU Norwegian Fjords
7 Nights
Balmoral, Scenic Fjords of Norway ex Rosyth Return

30 Jun 2018
EU West & Atlantic Islands
7 Nights
Balmoral, Diamonds Chocolates & Canals ex Rosyth Return

07 Jul 2018
EU British Isles
5 Nights
Balmoral, Scottish Isles wtih a Taste of Norway ex Rosyth Return

  • PS - Premier Suite

    This suite is approximately 430 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 11. This suite has a sitting room, balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and/or refrigerator. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

  • MS - Marquee Suite

    This suite is approximately 390 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10. This suite has a bedroom with a large double bed and a sitting area, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and/or refrigerator. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

  • SS - Superior Suite

    This style of suite is approximately 275 square feet in size, and can be found on Highland Deck 10 and Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a sitting area with a balcony and a bedroom with a twin or double bed. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and/or fridge. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

  • JB - Single Balcony Suite

    This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and/or refrigerator. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

  • BJ - Balcony Junior Suite

    This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8. This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini bar/fridge. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

  • BA - Superior Balcony

    These rooms are approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. Slightly larger than a BC grade, these rooms have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

  • BC - Balcony

    This room is approximately 180 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. It has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts) Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

  • A - Superior Outside

    This room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts)

  • B - Superior Outside

    Around 165 square feet in size, these rooms are located on the Lido Deck 8 and Main Deck 6. Fitted with everything you need for your stay, there’s a picture window too. The bathroom has bath and/or shower, there’s interactive TV, hairdryer and safe. *Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible.

  • C - Outside

    Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • J - Superior Outside Single

    Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Superior Ocean View Rooms. This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note rooms 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony.

  • D - Outside

    These rooms are approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4. They have a picture window (with the exception of rooms 5001 - 5008 which have portholes) and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • E - Outside

    This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on the Coral Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • K - Single Outside

    Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Ocean View Rooms. This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with a shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note that some of the K grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Ocean View rooms.

  • F - Outside

    This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3. It has 2 portholes, bathroom with a shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • L - Single Outside

    Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Ocean View Rooms. This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on the Marina Deck 3. It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • G - Superior Inside

    Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8, Bridge Deck 9 and Main Deck 6. These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

  • M - Superior Single Inside

    Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Superior Interior Rooms. This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. It has a bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • H - Inside

    This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on the Atlantic Deck 5. It has a bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • I - Inside

    This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3 and Coral Deck 4. It has a bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • N - Single Inside

    Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Interior Rooms. These rooms are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3. They have a bathroom with shower. Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

  • SI - Single Interior

    Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Interior Rooms. Amenities include an en-suite with shower (some may have a bathtub also), a desk, telephone, interactive television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Run of Superior Outside

    This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size. This grade of cabin has a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

  • Run of Outside Mid-Range

    This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

  • Run of Outside Standard

    This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size. These cabins have a porthole, an en-suite bathroom with shower, and include an interactive television.

  • Run of Inside

    This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main and Marina Decks. This cabin grade has a bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

  • 24 Hour Cabin Service
  • Dual Voltage Power Supply - 220 volts - European 2 pin plug required
  • Hair Dryer
  • In cabin safe or safety deposit box
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Multi-channel TV & FOi interactive TV
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Art Gallery
  • Arts & Crafts Room
  • Atlantis Spa
  • Avon Restaurant
  • Ballindalloch Restaurant
  • Bookmark Cafe
  • Boutiques
  • Card Room
  • Casino
  • Fitness Centre
  • Future Cruise Sales
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lido Lounge
  • Marquee Bar
  • Medical Centre
  • Morning Light Pub
  • Neptune Lounge
  • Observatory Lounge
  • Palms Cafe
  • Photo Gallery
  • Self Service Laundry
  • Shore Tours Office
  • Spey Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
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