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.

Cabins & Accomodations

Balmoral provides a diverse range of cabins and suites, ensuring there is an option to suit every preference and budget. With a variety of types, layouts, and prices available, finding your ideal home-away-from-home is a seamless process.

Balmoral Interior Cabin Stateroom

Interior Cabin

Approx. 160 sq. ft.

Balmoral's inside cabins are designed to provide all the necessary amenities and comforts for a delightful stay. Conveniently located near stairs and lifts, these cabins offer easy access to the ship's different decks and public areas, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable experience on board.

Grades: G, M, H, I, N

Balmoral Ocean View Cabin Stateroom

Ocean View

Approx. 165 sq. ft.

Balmoral's Ocean View cabins offer guests the choice between two porthole windows or large picture windows. These cabins are flooded with natural light, providing a bright and airy atmosphere. With scenic views available from the privacy of their own space, guests can relax and appreciate the beauty of their surroundings.

Grades: A, B, C, D, E, F, J, K

Balmoral Balcony Cabin Room Stateroom

Balcony Cabin

Approx. 240 - 280 sq. ft.

Balmoral's Balcony Cabins offer guests the luxury of a private balcony to enjoy the sunshine and scenery. Inside the cabin, guests will find a spacious and welcoming atmosphere with all necessary amenities for a comfortable and satisfying stay.

Grades: BA, BC, J

Balmoral Balcony Suite Cabin Stateroom

Balcony Suite

Approx. 270 - 279 sq. ft.

Balmoral's Balcony Suites provide a warm and comfortable space for guests to enjoy a relaxing and restful stay. These suites are equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable experience on board. Additionally, guests can indulge in soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the scenic views from their private balcony.

Grades: BJ, JB

Superior Suite Stateroom Cabin

Superior Suite

Approx. 341 sq. ft.

Balmoral's Superior Suites offer guests ample space to relax and enjoy their time on board. Each suite is equipped with all necessary amenities for a comfortable stay, including a bathroom with a bath and/or shower. Guests can also enjoy their own private balcony, complete with sun loungers, and large floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for breathtaking views. As an added benefit, guests staying in the Superior Suites can enjoy the complimentary Suite Dreams package.

Grade: SS

Balmoral Marquee Suite Cabin Stateroom

Marquee Suite

Approx. 472 sq. ft.

Balmoral's Marquee Suites offer ample space for relaxation and feature all necessary amenities, along with extra perks, for an enjoyable cruise. With a large double bed, separate sitting area, bath and shower in the bathroom, private balcony with sun loungers, and floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can enjoy stunning views. Access to a mini bar and fridge, as well as the complimentary Suite Dreams package, further enhance the experience.

Grade: MS

Premier Suite

Approx. 601 sq. ft.

Situated on Highland Deck 10, Balmoral's Premier Suites offer a spacious and elegant retreat. With a bedroom adorned with a twin or double bed, separate sitting area, and bathroom with bath and shower, guests are provided with all necessary amenities. The private balcony, complete with a large table, chairs, and sun loungers, allows guests to indulge in breathtaking views. The suite also features large floor-to-ceiling windows, access to a mini bar and fridge, and includes the exclusive Suite Dreams package.

Grade: PS

Balmoral Owner's Suite Cabin Stateroom

Owner's Suite

Approx. 1,181 sq. ft.

The elegant Owner's Suites on Highland Deck 10 of the Balmoral offer a spacious and well-appointed retreat. With a choice of twin or double bed, separate sitting and dining areas, and a luxurious bathroom with a bath and shower, guests have all necessary amenities. The suite also includes a walk-in wardrobe, a full-length private balcony with a large table, chairs, and sun loungers, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering scenic views. Access to a mini bar and fridge, along with the complimentary Suite Dreams package, enhance the stay for guests.

Grade: OW

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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