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Balmoral

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  • Launched: 01 Jan 2008
  • Occupancy: 1325
  • Tonnage: 43537
  • Length: 715
  • Total Crew 510
  • Rating

Entertainment


Lido Lounge
Neptune Lounge
Observatory Lounge

Fitness


Fitness Centre

Food & Drink


Avon Restaurant
Ballindalloch Restaurant
Lido Bar
Marquee Bar
Morning Light Pub & Lounge
Palms Cafe
Spey Restaurant
The Bookmark Cafe & Lounge
The Grill

Other


Future Bookings Desk
Guest Services
Laundry Room
Medical Centre
Photo Gallery
Photo Shop
Shore Tours Office

Recreational


Art Gallery
Arts & Crafts Room
Boutiques
Bridge
Card Room
Gaming Tables
Golf Net
Library
Port Shop

Relaxation


Atlantis Spa
Jacuzzis
Pool
Sun Deck

Rooms

Inside


Superior Interior


Cabin Grade: G

Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. 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.
View Bridge Deck 9  |  View Lido Deck 8

Interior Cabin


Cabin Grade: H

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Atlantic Deck 5. It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Atlantic Deck 5  |  View Main Deck 6

Interior Cabin


Cabin Grade: I

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3 It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Atlantic Deck 5  |  View Coral Deck 4  |  View Marina Deck 3

Superior Single Inside Cabin


Cabin Grade: M

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. It has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Bridge Deck 9

Single Interior Room


Cabin Grade: N

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. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Main Deck 6  |  View Marina Deck 3

Outside


Superior Ocean View Cabin


Cabin Grade: A

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. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Lido Deck 8

Superior Ocean View Cabin


Cabin Grade: B

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 a TV, mini fridge, hairdryer and safe. *Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted window.
View Lido Deck 8  |  View Main Deck 6

Superior Ocean View Cabin


Cabin Grade: C

Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Atlantic Deck 5

Ocean View Cabin


Cabin Grade: D

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 and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Atlantic Deck 5  |  View Coral Deck 4

Ocean View Cabin


Cabin Grade: E

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 shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Coral Deck 4

Ocean View Cabin


Cabin Grade: F

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3. It has 2 portholes, bathroom with a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Atlantic Deck 5  |  View Coral Deck 4  |  View Marina Deck 3

Single Ocean View Cabin


Cabin Grade: L

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3. It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).
View Marina Deck 3

Single Ocean View Cabin


Cabin Grade: K

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. 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.
View Coral Deck 4

Superior Ocean View Single Cabin


Cabin Grade: J

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, a TV, mini fridge, telephone, safe and 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.
View Lido Deck 8

Balcony


Superior Balcony Cabin


Cabin Grade: BA

These cabins are approximately 248 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. These cabins have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.
View Bridge Deck 9

Balcony Cabin


Cabin Grade: BC

This cabin is approximately 260 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. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies
View Bridge Deck 9  |  View Lido Deck 8

Suite


Marquee Suite


Cabin Grade: MS

This suite is approximately 472 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. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.
View Highland Deck 10

Owner's Suite


Cabin Grade: OW

The spacious and tastefully decorated Owner's Suites on Balmoral are approximately 1181 square feet in size and are situated on Highland Deck 10. These suites feature all the amenities guests may need, with plenty of room, and a full length balcony, plus a few extra touches for a comfortable and memorable stay. Deck: Highland Deck 10 Size: 1181 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with twin or double bed Separate sitting area Separate dining area Bathroom with bath and shower Walk in wardrobe Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers Large floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package
View Highland Deck 10

Premier Suite


Cabin Grade: PS

This suite is approximately 601 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. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.
View Highland Deck 10

Superior Suite


Cabin Grade: SS

This suite is approximately 341 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.
View Bridge Deck 9  |  View Highland Deck 10

Balcony Junior Suite


Cabin Grade: BJ

This suite is approximately 279 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. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies. Please note, cabins 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.
View Bridge Deck 9  |  View Highland Deck 10  |  View Lido Deck 8

Single Balcony Suite


Cabin Grade: JB

This suite is approximately 274 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. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies. *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.
View Bridge Deck 9
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Overview of Balmoral


The 1,325-passenger Balmoral is one of the larger ships in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet. Once the flagship, Balmoral joined the fleet in 2007 and has been impressing her guests ever since.


Onboard Experience

Accommodation

The stylish, comfortable rooms aboard Balmoral have been designed with their guests' needs in mind. Fred. Olsen has truly thought of everything to ensure your time on Balmoral is as enjoyable, relaxing and carefree as possible. Even the lowest-priced interior rooms are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a minibar, if you wish) and tea and coffee-making facilities as standard.

You could even feel the sea breeze from your very own private balcony. Take in spectacular scenic views from the comfort of your Ocean View room or enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in a stylish suite. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to find the perfect home from home.

Dining

The stylish Ballindalloch is Balmoral’s main restaurant offering a fantastic selection of expertly prepared delicious dishes to enjoy. Located on Deck 6 - Main Deck, Ballindalloch features large picture windows that provide stunning views as you dine. The Spey & Avon restaurants are newly refurbished with comfortable new seating and tasteful decor. They’ve been carefully designed to make the most of the large windows providing soothing natural light and ever-changing views.

Palms Cafe is the ship's relaxed dining option. Here, you’ll find a relaxed buffet style of service, perfect for guests who prefer not to dine at a set time in Ballindalloch. Though it is more relaxed, you can still expect to see an abundance of indulgent dishes.

Balmoral has two speciality dining options; The Grill and The Poolside. The Grill, located portside aft on Deck 8 - Lido Deck, offers a very special dining experience. Here, you can enjoy a romantic evening or celebrate in style with your newfound friends. The Poolside is an exclusive venue for very special indoor and alfresco dining. A lovely intimate setting, The Poolside features a themed menu of expertly crafted dishes, all inspired by flavours from your cruising region.

Entertainment

Balmoral combines comfortable and stylish accommodations with great spaces for everyone to enjoy. During the day, there’s plenty on offer. With exciting visits to destinations that larger ships cannot reach, giving you an action-packed adventure. Alternatively, relax and unwind around one of the two open-air pools that Balmoral has to offer. If you’re looking for something a bit more active, spend the morning in the gym while soaking in the panoramic ocean views. Afterwards, treat yourself to a well-deserved massage at the onboard spa and salon. Enjoy a range of evening activities aboard this exciting ship.

Enjoy live music and comedy acts at the local Balmoral pub or take a trip to Neptune Lounge for cabaret and dancing shows. However you choose to spend your time on board, you’ll enjoy every moment of it.


Destinations

Balmoral sails from Newcastle, Southampton, Rosyth and Dover to Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.

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