Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines


Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's four ships, yet still small enough to navigate waterways such as the Kiel Canal, but still retains the warm friendly atmosphere found on all the ships. Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the Royal Family with the Scottish theme running throughout the restaurants. It has 710 rooms and suites for passengers to stay in.


Accommodation on Balmoral includes Balcony Junior Suites, Inside Cabins, Marquee Suites, Outside Cabins, Premier Suites, Single Cabins, Superior Balcony Cabins and Superior Suites.


The dining options on-board the Balmoral includes 4 restaurants and cafes, some with fixed dining options, some with casual dining options. The Spey & Avon Restaurants offer fixed seating times and excellent views while enjoying the five-course A la Carte menu. Ballindalloch Restaurant is the main restaurant aboard Balmoral and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Palms Cafe is a relaxed dining area open for snacks and light bites throughout the day.


Fred. Olsen offers an interesting array of guest speakers lectures discussing various subjects including upcoming destinations. These are available on the Vista-themed cruises.


Entertainment on-board Balmoral is varied with large selection of lounges, each with their own atmosphere. Passengers can enjoy a variety of daytime activities including art lessons, quizzes, yoga and pilates. Most of the daytime activities are held on the deck in the relaxing sea air or in the Neptune Bar & Lounge, Lido Lounge or Morning Light Pub. In the evenings Balmoral comes alive with live shows including music and cabarets to stand-up comedians. In the Neptune Bar & Lounge guests can relax with a cocktail or two while chatting with friends.

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