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Balmoral

The Balmoral is the largest and newest cruise ship in Fred Olsen’s four-ship fleet. She is named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family and mixes contemporary features with traditional rituals. She is still smaller than most cruise ships today, but has 710 cabins and suites and generous public space for the 1,300 guests on board. As such a prestigious cruise ship, the Balmoral upholds her 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.

The ship was given a major refit before sailing under the Olsen flag for the first time in 2008, which gave the cruise line room to add a sparkling pool deck, new cabins, suites and fresh public spaces, such as the fleet's first-ever British pub. Her casino was also stripped out and the resulting space allowed the ship to build in an internet café and an excellent library. Balmoral offers plenty of features and amenities while also presenting a comfortable and cosy atmosphere. Dining is resolutely traditional as the ship's one main restaurant and two satellites all offer set-seating, set-tablemates evening scenarios.

Blending the boundaries between entertainment and relaxation, the Fred Olsen Balmoral prefers quality over quantity and ensures each of its facilities is 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. The Marquee Grill Bar, for example, offers sumptuous snacks in the sun, while you relax back and let the day drift by. There are three principal dining venues on Balmoral which all offer great cuisine and friendly service. The first of which is Ballindalloch, named after the Speyside village and castle, is a quintessentially traditional cruise-ship restaurant, while the two other formal restaurants are Avon and Spey , named after two of Scotland’s most beautiful salmon rivers, were added during the refit and feel considerably more sleek and sophisticated

Entertainment on the Fred Olsen Balmoral is strictly mature but also bursting with pride and quality that will continue to bring you back again and again. There is a comfy pub with occasional live music and comedy, and 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. However, for something a little more relaxing you can just choose to drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge. With '60s and '70s themed nights, graceful ballroom dances and all kinds of shows going on, the Fred Olsen Balmoral has something for everyone.

Summary

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises
Launched: 01/11/1987
Tonnage: 43537
Length: 218
Total Crew: 471
Occupancy: 1778
Ship Rating:

Facilities

Facilities

Fitness

  • Gym

Food and Drink

  • Avon Restaurant
  • Ballindalloch Restaurant
  • Lounge Bar
  • Palms Cafe
  • Spey Restaurant

Other

  • Medical Centre
  • Observation Lounge
  • Photo Gallery
  • Shops
  • Shore Excursion Office

Recreational

  • Card Room
  • Library

Relaxation

  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Sun Deck
  • Swimming Pool

Technology

  • Internet Access Lounge
Decks

Decks

Marina Deck 3



Deck Plans



Cabin Codes

A Superior Outside Cabin (Outside)
B Superior Outside Cabin (Outside)
BA Superior Balcony Cabin (Balcony)
BC Balcony Cabin (Balcony)
BJ Balcony Junior Suite (Suite)
C Superior Outside Cabin (Outside)
D Outside Cabin (Outside)
E Outside Cabin (Outside)
F Outside Cabin (Outside)
G Superior Inside Cabin (Inside)
H Inside Cabin (Inside)
I Inside Cabin (Inside)
J Superior Outside Single Cabin (Outside)
JB Single Balcony Suite (Suite)
K Single Outside Cabin (Outside)
L Single Outside Cabin (Outside)
M Superior Single Inside Cabin (Inside)
MS Marquee Suite (Suite)
N Single Inside Cabin (Inside)
PS Premier Suite (Suite)
SS Superior Suite (Suite)
Cabins

Cabins

G - Superior Inside Cabin (Inside)

Bridge, Lido and Main decks

Approx.160 sq.ft. These cabins have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

Cabins 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

H - Inside Cabin (Inside)

Atlantic deck

This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on the Atlantic Deck. This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

I - Inside Cabin (Inside)

Coral and Marina decks

This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on the Atlantic Deck. This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

M - Superior Single Inside Cabin (Inside)

Bridge deck

Approx.160 sq.ft. This cabin grade has a cabin with a bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

N - Single Inside Cabin (Inside)

Main and Marina decks

Approx.130 sq.ft. This cabin grade has a bathroom with shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

A - Superior Outside Cabin (Outside)

Lido deck

Approx.200 sq.ft. these cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Please note cabin 8007 & 8011 do not include a sofa.

B - Superior Outside Cabin (Outside)

Lido and Main decks

Approx.165 sq.ft. This grade of cabin has a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

Please note cabin numbers 8073, 8075, 8084 & 8086 on Lido Deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.

C - Superior Outside Cabin (Outside)

Atlantic deck

Approx.165 sq.ft. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Please note cabins 5001 & 5002 have a porthole. Facilities include an interactive television.

D - Outside Cabin (Outside)

Atlantic and Coral decks

Approx.165 sq.ft. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Please note cabins 5001 & 5002 have a porthole. Facilities include an interactive television.

E - Outside Cabin (Outside)

Coral deck

Approx.165 sq.ft. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Please note cabins 5001 & 5002 have a porthole. Facilities include an interactive television.

F - Outside Cabin (Outside)

Coral and Marina decks

Approx.165 sq.ft. These cabins have porthole windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Please note cabins 5001 & 5002 have a porthole. Facilities include an interactive television.

J - Superior Outside Single Cabin (Outside)

Lido deck

Approx.160 sq.ft. These cabins have a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Please note cabins 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony. The cabin shown is number 8061 with a small balcony.

K - Single Outside Cabin (Outside)

Coral deck

Approx.165 sq.ft. These cabins have a porthole, a bathroom with shower and/or bath. Facilities include an interactive television. *Please note that some of the K grades have 2 beds, such as the one shown but are sold as Single Outside Cabins.

L - Single Outside Cabin (Outside)

Marina deck

Slightly smaller than K grade cabins at 140 sq.ft. These cabins have a porthole, a bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

BA - Superior Balcony Cabin (Balcony)

Bridge deck

This cabin is Approx.190 sq.ft. Slightly larger than a BC grade, this cabin has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

BC - Balcony Cabin (Balcony)

Bridge and Lido decks

Approx.180 sq.ft. This cabin has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

BJ - Balcony Junior Suite (Suite)

Highland, Bridge and Lido decks

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland, Bridge and Lido Decks. This suite has a bedroom with a large sitting area and french doors leading onto a veranda. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

JB - Single Balcony Suite (Suite)

Bridge deck

Approx.200 sq.ft. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, mini-bar and/or refrigerator. *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, such as the one show, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites. A lovely cabin for the solo traveller and without any compromise.

MS - Marquee Suite (Suite)

Highland deck

This suite is Approx.390 sq.ft and has a sitting room with sofas and chairs, a balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

PS - Premier Suite (Suite)

Highland deck

A lovely choice of stateroom for your voyage, at Approx. 430 sq.ft. This suite has a sitting room with sofas and chairs, a balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

SS - Superior Suite (Suite)

Highland & Bridge decks

Approx.275 sq.ft. This suite has a sitting room, a balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, mini-bar and/or refrigerator. The size of Superior Suite balconies vary from 5 sq metre to 30 sq metres.

Life on Board

Life on Board

Facilities

Features

  • Dining: Two seating dining in three different venues plus a small café for self-service meals and basic room service
  • Family amenities: Basic and British is the best way to describe it
  • Top accommodation: Refitted in 2008, this ship has a new midsection which has given the Highland Suites a new scope to have big bathrooms and a good sized balcony
  • Entertainment and facilities: Very British, lots of regional comedy, family style quizzes, lectures and nostalgic music
  • Tipping: At your discretion

43 Balmoral Cruise Holidays found

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One Night Mini-Cruise to Newcastle from Rosyth

Date: 22 Aug 2024

Duration: 1 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£179
OUTSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£299 BALCONY

£349 SUITE

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The South Coast of Britain in Five Nights from Southampton

Date: 1 May 2025

Duration: 5 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£776
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£873 OUTSIDE

£1,552 BALCONY

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France & the River Seine Bank Holiday from Southampton

Date: 24 May 2025

Duration: 5 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£776
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£873 OUTSIDE

£1,552 BALCONY

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TRENDING - European River Cities & Christmas Markets from Southampton

Date: 16 Dec 2024

Duration: 6 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£776
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£970 OUTSIDE

£1,552 BALCONY

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Summertime Norwegian Fjords from Rosyth

Date: 2 Aug 2024

Duration: 5 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£824
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,018 OUTSIDE

£1,746 BALCONY

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Norwegian Fjords & Autumn Fruit Harvest from Newcastle

Date: 3 Oct 2024

Duration: 7 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£969
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,163 OUTSIDE

£2,133 BALCONY

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Summertime Norwegian Fjords & Folklore from Newcastle

Date: 23 Aug 2024

Duration: 6 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£969
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,163 OUTSIDE

£2,036 BALCONY

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European River Cities with Dutch Tulips from Southampton

Date: 24 Apr 2025

Duration: 7 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£970
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,115 OUTSIDE

£1,940 BALCONY

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Norwegian Fjords & Autumn Fruit Harvest from Newcastle

Date: 7 Sep 2024

Duration: 7 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,067
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,261 OUTSIDE

£2,328 BALCONY

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Wildlife & Culture of the Scenic Scottish Isles from Southampton

Date: 16 May 2025

Duration: 8 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,164
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,455 OUTSIDE

£2,522 BALCONY

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In Search of the Northern Lights from Newcastle

Date: 10 Oct 2024

Duration: 10 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,358
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,649 OUTSIDE

£2,910 BALCONY

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DON'T MISS IT - In Search of the Northern Lights from Newcastle

Date: 20 Oct 2024

Duration: 10 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,358
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,649 OUTSIDE

£2,910 BALCONY

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In Search of the Northern Lights from Newcastle

Date: 30 Oct 2024

Duration: 10 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,358
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,649 OUTSIDE

£2,910 BALCONY

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In Search of the Northern Lights from Newcastle

Date: 9 Nov 2024

Duration: 10 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,358
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,649 OUTSIDE

£2,910 BALCONY

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In Search of the Northern Lights from Newcastle

Date: 19 Nov 2024

Duration: 10 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,358
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,649 OUTSIDE

£2,910 BALCONY

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France & Spain with the River Seine from Southampton

Date: 6 May 2025

Duration: 10 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,455
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,746 OUTSIDE

£3,104 BALCONY

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Iceland's Whales, Waterfalls & Way of Life from Newcastle

Date: 29 Aug 2024

Duration: 9 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,455
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,649 OUTSIDE

£3,007 BALCONY

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North Africa from Southampton

Date: 5 Jan 2025

Duration: 13 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,551
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£1,842 OUTSIDE

£3,297 BALCONY

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The Life & Landscapes of Iceland from Rosyth

Date: 22 Jul 2024

Duration: 11 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,746
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£2,134 OUTSIDE

£3,783 BALCONY

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Easter Escape to Portugal's Unspoilt Islands from Southampton

Date: 10 Apr 2025

Duration: 14 nights

Ship: Balmoral

Line: Fred Olsen Cruises

CRUISE CONFIDENCE
ABTA - 100% SAFE
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE
£1,940
INSIDE
Per Person
BEST PRICE
GUARANTEE

£2,328 OUTSIDE

£4,171 BALCONY

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