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Balmoral is our largest & newest cruise ship, named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Still smaller than most cruise ships today, there are 710 cabins & suites & generous public space for the 1,300 guests on-board.
The main restaurant is Ballindalloch named after the Speyside village and castle, while the two other formal restaurants are Avon & Spey named after two of Scotland most beautiful salmon rivers.

There's a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret & shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink & spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge.

Enjoy every moment of your cruise holiday with us.

 

Facilities:

Internet Centre

The internet has become part of daily life for many & especially during one of our longer cruise holidays the internet is vital to keep in touch with friends and family, or simply to make everyone back home envious with all your stories from your trip. In our well-equipped internet room it is possible to stay in touch with those back home and keep up to date with news & sporting events.

 

Launderette

One of the treats of being on-board your cruise ship is to leave behind the routine chores. & of course, there is a comprehensive on-board laundry service which your cabin staff will be pleased to arrange for you. Full details & prices for this service can be found in your Welcome Pack waiting in your cabin.

However, we do appreciate that occasionally there may be items you wish to deal with yourself, & the self-service launderette is very well equipped with washing machines, tumble dryers & ironing facilities. A particularly useful facility for those guests enjoying a longer cruise holiday.

 

Medical Centre

Rest assured that on each of our cruise ships, we have a doctor & /or nurse on call. Our Medical Centre offers primary care, whenever you might need it.

We hope you won't be in need of medical care during your cruise holiday, but our medical staff are there for you if you do.

 

Reception

Once on-board Balmoral, you will find that the Reception Desk is at the heart of your cruise ship.

24 hours a day, our Reception staff on board your cruise ship, are on hand to advise & answer your queries. With their breadth of knowledge, they are sure to be able to help make your cruise holiday as pleasurable as possible.

 

Atlantis Spa & Salon

Disappear into the Atlantis Spa and find true relaxation. Hydrating, purifying, renewing and nourishing facials. Full body or hot stone massages, waxing and body shaping treatments are just some of the ways you can embrace the pleasures and indulgence of your cruise holiday!

Or enjoy all the glamour of formal nights with a new salon style, holiday highlights or a nourishing conditioning treatment. Just sit back, and enjoy the pampering.

The Atlantis Spa is open from 8am till 8pm whilst at sea and in port. On occasional evenings the spa will remain open until 10pm. These services tend to be in high demand, so please do make sure you book your treatment early.

Remember when you're on board to check your cruise ships Daily Times there may be a special offer to take advantage of.

 

Fitness Centre

After all that relaxing, get your blood pumping in our Fitness Centre. There are friendly fitness instructors available to give you help and guidance. Burn off the calories and stay in shape with treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and free weights - it'll give you an excuse for extra dessert at dinner!

Situated at the front of the ship on Deck 10, it offers perfect views as you exercise at your own pace. Take a yoga, aerobics, stretch and tone or pilates class while you cruise. Or make the most of the beautiful views and join the walk a mile, with a revitalising stroll, or more energetic walk round your cruise ship deck in the mornings.

 

Swimming pool & Jacuzzis

Enjoy a dip in one of the two pools situated on Balmoral Lounge and Marquee decks. Both the swimming pools on board your cruise ship are heated to a comfortable temperature.

The pool on the Lounge deck of Balmoral is located at the aft of the ship, adjacent to Palms cafe. The aft pool also incorporates a pair of whirlpool jacuzzi meaning that this area is perfect to relax your days away.

Situated on the Marquee deck this beautifully tiled pool is the perfect area to relax in the sun on your cruise holiday. Burn off some of the five-course meals with a few lengths of the pool, or relax on one of the comfortable sun loungers and bathe in the sun instead. There are also two whirlpools adjacent to the pool, the ultimate indulgence.

 

Sun Deck and golfing

Enjoy a dip in one of the two pools situated on Balmoral Lounge and Marquee decks. Both the swimming pools on board your cruise ship are heated to a comfortable temperature.

The pool on the Lounge deck of Balmoral is located at the aft of the ship, adjacent to Palms cafe. The aft pool also incorporates a pair of whirlpool jacuzzi meaning that this area is perfect to relax your days away.

Situated on the Marquee deck this beautifully tiled pool is the perfect area to relax in the sun on your cruise holiday. Burn off some of the five-course meals with a few lengths of the pool, or relax on one of the comfortable sun loungers and bathe in the sun instead. There are also two whirlpools adjacent to the pool, the ultimate indulgence.

 

Library

Balmoral well stocked library is a popular area of the ship. With an array of novels, historical, geographical, autobiographical and many other books, the library on board your cruise ship Balmoral is a true haven of peace and tranquility. The majority of our books are in English; however we do offer a few titles in French, German and Dutch.

 

Card room

Find card tables and competition in our card room.

Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find players for a hand or two and more, whether casual or competitive is up to you!

There is always time to settle into a classic card or board game, whilst on board your cruise ship. Perfect for when you feel like a break from the elements.

 

Arts and crafts room

The Arts & Crafts Room on board your cruise ship Balmoral is situated on deck 3 and is the perfect space to explore your ideas and designs with our arts and crafts lecturers and on our Vistas themed cruises. So, for the creative amongst you, there will be plenty to keep you entertained throughout your cruise holiday, and perhaps leave you with your own self-crafted souvenir to take home.

 

Art gallery

You'll be inspired and intrigued by some of the works on show.

Paintings from the Olsen family's private art collection hang on the walls around your cruise ship. A number of pieces form a mini-gallery on the way into the Ballindalloch Restaurant.

 

Braemar Lounge

The light and airy Braemar Lounge is perfect for watching the world go by, or for meeting up with new found friends.

Along one side, large windows offer you uninterrupted views and the lounge is graced with comfortable sofas and armchairs in a tasteful and cheerful yellow and red colour scheme. Intimate live music often adds to the relaxed atmosphere on board your cruise holiday.

 

Promenade

One of the pleasures on board a Fred. Olsen cruise ship is the extensive deck space.

On board your cruise ship Balmoral, the Promenade runs all the way round the Lounge Deck where you can take a traditional stroll in the fresh air before dinner, or for the more energetic, perhaps take a jog in the morning. Or simply join friends and fellow passengers for an invigorating game of shuffleboard or deck quoits.

 

Stern

The stern of Balmoral is the perfect place to relax in the sunshine on board your cruise holiday.

Why not enjoy breakfast, lunch or a cocktail or two out on deck?

With the Avon and Spey restaurants close by, you don't have far to go to enjoy the culinary delights on board your cruise ship Balmoral. During days at sea, the stern offers the perfect area to relax, take in a book, or just soak up the sun.

 


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Neptune Lounge

Take your seat in the Neptune Lounge on board your cruise ship as the sun goes down and experience the music, dancing, lights and costumes.

Shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret are guaranteed to have you shouting encore. Music and entertainment is on offer throughout Balmoral during the evening on board your cruise holiday, but the Neptune Lounge has ample room for passengers whichever dinner sitting you are on, so you can find a seat to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the evening shows.

 

Gaming Tables

See if lady luck is smiling on you when on board your cruise holiday.

Your cruise ship Balmoral includes a gaming area where you may try your hand on the Black Jack table or Roulette wheel. Try and beat our experienced croupiers, and there is even the opportunity to learn how to play better, with daytime sessions teaching you how to win big.

 

Lido Bar

The Lido Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a hard days sightseeing or to simply relax during your cruise holiday.

The Lido Bar looks out over the aft pool and the stern of your cruise ship and is the ideal spot to appreciate the talents of our on board pianist or musical duo. Our friendly and attentive bar staff are always on hand to serve you your favourite drink - often remembering what that may be.

 

Marquee Bar

The Marquee Bar on board your cruise ship offers plenty of refreshment options, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Situated on Deck 11 of your cruise ship, the Marquee Bar is the perfect way to settle down with a drink, or just to enjoy some cool shade for a while, on a hot, sunny day. The floor-to-ceiling windows let the light flood in, letting you take in the panoramic views, which are a key feature of so many Fred. Olsen cruise holidays.

 

Morning Light Pub

Like your own local, the pub on board your cruise ship is the ideal place for socialising with friends old and new.

The Morning Light Pub on board your cruise ship, Balmoral, is decorated in a traditional style, depicting the century and a half of Fred. Olsen history. Daytime or evening you can be entertained by occasional live music or stand-up comedians.

Observatory Lounge

The Observatory Lounge allows you panoramic views of your cruise holiday.

The large picture windows in the Observatory Lounge offer fantastic views which are enhanced with plenty of binoculars spaced around the lounge. A grand piano provides the perfect background music as you enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on your cruise holiday, or you can dance into the small hours upon the glass dance-floor.

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