Launched

2008

Tonnage

43,537

Length

715 mm

crew

510

Capacity

1,350

Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s Balmoral is a 1,350 guest ship offering classic cruise experiences in many of the world’s best-loved cruise destinations.

Balmoral joined the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines fleet in 2008 and quickly became a popular choice with holidaymakers seeking small ship cruises that depart from the UK. Boasting a relaxed onboard environment, a range of top-class dining venues and comfortable accommodations, Balmoral exudes Fred Olsen’s familiar country-club style atmosphere and proves that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Due to her size, Balmoral can visit restricted ports and hidden harbours inaccessible to larger ships. From fascinating port towns in Norway and storied cities in North Africa to once-in-a-lifetime adventures cruising along the famous Corinth Canal, Balmoral promises an exciting cruise experience brimming with opportunities to explore.

To find out more about Balmoral, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please submit an online enquiry for your preferred sailing via our website.

 

Balmoral Accommodation: Cabins & Suites

Premium Suite Accommodation Balmoral

Premium Suite accommodation on Balmoral.

There are five accommodation categories on Balmoral, ranging from cosy Inside Cabins to grand Premier Suites. The accommodation provides ensuite bathroom facilities, air conditioning, a writing desk, mini-fridge and flatscreen television. Additionally, all of the suites and cabins on Balmoral benefit from 24-hour room service.

The accommodation categories, and their associated grades, are as follows:

Inside accommodation:

  • Interior Cabin
  • Superior Interior Cabin

Porthole accommodation:

  • Ocean View

Picture Window accommodation:

  • Ocean View
  • Superior Ocean View

Balcony accommodation:

  • Balcony Cabin
  • Superior Balcony Cabin

Suite accommodation:

  • Balcony Junior Suite
  • Superior Suite
  • Marquee Suite
  • Premier Suite

Single cabins and suites are available in all categories for solo travellers.

Accommodation highlights:

Superior Balcony Cabin

Offering a spacious 190 square feet floorplan and a private balcony, Balmoral’s Superior Balcony Cabins are the best value for money should you not want to pay extra for a suite.

The Marquee Suite

Located on Deck 10, the Marquee Suite provides a separate sitting area, a private balcony and measures almost 390 square feet in size.

Balmoral Dining: Restaurants

Spey and Avon Restaurant Balmoral

The Spey & Avon Restaurant on Balmoral.

There are five restaurants on Balmoral, all of which serve a mouthwatering selection of meals, light bites and snacks. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines are renowned for the high-quality dining experiences they offer aboard their ships, and you are guaranteed to find something you love no matter which restaurant or eaterie you choose.

Inclusive dining venues

Ballindalloch Restaurant

The Ballindalloch Restaurant is the ship’s main dining room and offers a frequently changing five-course al a carte menu. This elegant space benefits from large picture windows and provides the perfect environment to enjoy the chef’s finest creations.

Spey & Avon Restaurant

Refurbished as recently as 2020, the Spey & Avon Restaurant offers the same menus as Ballindalloch Restaurant. It is an excellent alternative if you want a change of scene from the main dining room during your cruise.

Palms Cafe

Palms Cafe is the ships informal dining venue and is open during all mealtimes. Offering buffet-style fare, the Palms Cafe also operates a late-night buffet service.

Speciality dining venues

The Grill

The Grill is Fred Olsen’s take on the classic American steakhouse. Here, you can enjoy a wide assortment of grilled meats, fish, and vegetarian options while relaxing in a sophisticated environment, complete with glorious ocean views.

The Pool Side

Ther Pool Side on Balmoral is a new speciality dining venue. The menu at the Pool Side is themed, so expect everything from Asia to Italian cuisine, with alfresco dining available should you choose to do so.

24-hour room service

For those times during your cruise when you would prefer not to visit one of the restaurants, you have the option of ordering a delicious meal or snack to your cabin or suite. You can request a continental breakfast in advance or choose items from shortened lunch and dinner menus.

Balmoral Activities, Entertainment & Facilities

Marquee Bar Balmoral

The Marquee Bar on Balmoral.

Whether you’re looking to participate in one of the many organised activities available throughout your cruise or enjoy the ship independently, you will find plenty of choices when it comes to things to do on a Balmoral cruise.

Daytime Activities & Entertainment

On warm weather days, make the most of the sunshine and head to the pool deck, where you will find comfortable seating, sun loungers, a saltwater swimming pool, and jacuzzis. Alternatively, for a spot of quiet time, you’ll find the library well-stocked with literary classics and modern favourites.

The Lido Lounge and Morning Light Pub are two of the ship’s primary social sports and provide the perfect environment for catching up with fellow guests or participating in quizzes. The Card Room is popular due to frequent Bridge tournaments, as is the boutique where you can pick up designer cosmetics and high-end clothing.

Health and wellness enthusiasts will love Balmoral’s Fitness Centre, which boasts a well-equipped gym and classes led by qualified instructors. For a spot of extra indulgence, the ship’s Atlantis Spa offers a variety of pampering treatments in a serene environment – perfect for taking away the strains of the day.

Evening Activities & Entertainment

In the evening, Balmoral’s Neptune Bar & Lounge becomes the hub of the ship, playing host to quality musical performances and cabaret acts. The Morning Light Pub becomes a social hive of activity and is a great place to end the day with new friends and your favourite tipple. For something a little quieter, take a stroll on one of the open decks or enjoy the sounds of the ship’s resident pianist with a cocktail in the relaxing Observatory.

The other facilities on Balmoral include:

  • Casino
  • Flower Shop
  • Jewellery Shop
  • Marquee Bar
  • Oriental Room
  • The Bookmark Cafe

For more information, please contact our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.

Additional Information

2 Bedded Room

Location: Deck 5, Deck 6
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge

Superior Suite

Location: Deck 9, Deck 10
Size: 275 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Premier Suite

Location: Deck 11
Size: 430 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Separate bedroom
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Ocean View Lower

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Two porthole windows
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Marquee Suite

Location: Deck 10
Size: 390 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Separate bedroom
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Balcony Junior Suite

Location: Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 10
Size: 200 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Balcony Cabin

Location: Deck 9
Size: 180 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Balcony

Location: Deck 9
Size: 190 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Ocean View

Location: Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Picture window
  • Ensuite bathroom (with bath or shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Single Ocean View

Location: Deck 3
Size: 140 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Porthole window
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Single Interior

Location: Deck 3, Deck 6
Size: 130 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge

Interior Cabin

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Ocean View HIgher

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Two porthole windows
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Interior Higher

Location: Deck 8, Deck 9
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Interior Lower Grade

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Wheelchair Adapted

Please call 0800 008 6677 for further details.

Junior Suite

Location: Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 10
Size: 200 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Wheelchair Adapted

Please call 0800 008 6677 for further details.

Wheelchair Adapted

Please call 0800 008 6677 for further details.

Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Two porthole windows
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Guaranteed Ocean View Higher

Location: Deck 4
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Picture Window
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Guaranteed Interior Lower

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Guaranteed Interior Higher

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Guaranteed Ocean View Lower

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Two porthole windows
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Single Balcony Suite

Location: Deck 9
Size: 200 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 8
Size: 200 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Picture window
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Single Interior Room

Location: Deck 3, Deck 6
Size: 130 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Single Inside Cabin

Location: Deck 9
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Single Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 3
Size: 140 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Porthole window
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Single Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 4
Size: 140 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Porthole window
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Ocean View Single Cabin

Location: Deck 8
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Picture window
  • Ensuite bathroom (with bath or shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Interior Cabin

Location: Deck 5, Deck 6
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Interior Cabin

Location: Deck 5, Deck 6
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Interior

Location: Deck 8, Deck 9
Size: 160 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Two porthole windows
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Two porthole windows
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Two porthole windows
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Twin Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 3, Deck 4, Deck 5
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Two porthole windows
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Location: Deck 6, Deck 8
Size: 165 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Picture window
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Balcony Cabin

Location: Deck 9
Size: 180 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen televisionAir conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Balcony Cabin

Location: Deck 9
Size: 190 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Balcony Junior Suite

Location: Deck 8, Deck 9, Deck 10
Size: 200 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Superior Suite

Location: Deck 9, Deck 10
Size: 275 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Marquee Suite

Location:Deck 10
Size: 390 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Separate bedroom
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Premier Suite

Location: Deck 11
Size: 430 sq. ft.

Includes:

  • Private balcony
  • Ensuite bathroom (with shower or bath)
  • Sitting room
  • Separate bedroom
  • Vanity/writing desk
  • Flatscreen television
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-fridge
  • 24-hour room service

Marquee Deck

Marina Deck

Main Deck

Lounge Deck

Lido Deck

Highland Deck

Coral Deck

Bridge Deck

Atlantic Deck