Balmoral, the smallest gem in the Fred. Olsen's fleet holds a special place in their hearts and of loyal guests, enabling Fred. Olsen to craft itineraries that venture off the beaten path and explore less-visited ports and waterways. Her crest proudly pays homage to Balmoral Castle, the Scottish residence of the British royal family. It also nods to Fred. Olsen's rich historical ties with Scotland, where the family maintains an estate to this day.

Welcome Balmoral

Welcome to Balmoral

Small but beautiful Balmoral boasts a splendid array of amenities, including six exquisite restaurants, seven bars and lounges, and two inviting pools. Her expansive open decks offer an idyllic setting for scenic cruising moments. The Spey and Avon restaurants, set against the backdrop of breathtaking sea vistas, create a dining experience like no other. Balmoral embarks on journeys along rivers and navigates deep into the heart of cities like Bordeaux or sails through mesmerising water passages such as the Kiel Canal.

What's on board Balmoral?

Balmoral offers passengers a comfortable and well-rounded experience with amenities like dining venues, bars, entertainment options, a spa, a fitness centre, and a swimming pool. Guests can enjoy diverse activities, lectures, and Tastes of the region allowing them to immerse themselves fully in the area they are visiting. The ship's size allows for a friendly atmosphere and personalised service, creating a relaxed and enjoyable cruising experience.

Dining, Bars & Lounges

Main Dining Restaurant
Colours and Tastes
Lido Bar and Lounge
The Bookmark Café

Main Dining Restaurant

The Ballindalloch restaurant on board Balmoral is the main dining restaurant and it presents an exceptional array of expertly crafted delectable dishes for your enjoyment. The delightful five-course à la carte menu is altered daily and is graciously presented by attentive and hospitable waitstaff. You can select from tantalizing steaks, impeccably prepared seafood, and freshly crafted soups, all accompanied by daily baked bread. Don't miss the opportunity to savour the "Treats of the Region" offerings, thoughtfully crafted to reflect the locales you'll be exploring during your Fred. Olsen cruise.


The Observatory
Morning Light Pub
Neptune Lounge

The Observatory

The Observatory boasts breathtaking panoramic views and serves as a delightful lounge for enjoying a drink while reclining in one of the comfortable chairs close to the lounge's expansive windows. It's the ideal spot for experiencing Scenic Discoveries, one of the five Signature Experiences, coupled with insightful commentary from the onboard team, providing details about the waterways you can survey from this perfect vantage point. Alternatively, you can participate in the Ship and the Sea Experiences, where officers lead educational chart and map reading sessions for guests. As evening falls, the Observatory springs to life with live music and vocal performances from the resident band. You'll also have the option to choose from a selection of champagnes, sparkling cocktails, or non-alcoholic mocktails, adding an extra touch of sophistication to your onboard journey.


The Atlantis Spa
The Gym

The Atlantis Spa

The Atlantis Spa offers a soothing environment where our guests can unwind and relish their leisure time. Expansive picture windows provide ocean views ofand scenic cruising spots, creating an idyllic setting for rejuvenating the mind, body, and soul while the dedicated Spa team on board Balmoral provides you with top-notch care. The extensive selection of opulent treatments encompasses massages, manicures, pedicures, relaxation therapies, and professional hair services. After your visit, you'll depart feeling completely reinvigorated and refreshed, or perhaps sporting a fantastic new haircut or style, radiating a sense of absolute fabulousness.

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