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    May 1988
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Balmoral overview

The Balmoral is the grandest vessel in the Fred Olsen Cruise line but still offers guests an intimate home-away-from-home atmosphere. Enjoy Scottish themed public rooms such as the Ballindalloch restaurant with its traditional dining and mouth watering cuisine. Guests can also dine casually at the Palms Cafe or enjoy a festive beverage at the Morning Light Pub. Work on your tan poolside while reading a good novel that you found at the onboard library, relax in the Jacuzzi or splurge on a luxurious spa treatment. At night catch the main show and dancing in the Neptune and Lido Lounges. Along with comfortable and inviting accommodations and friendly staff the Balmoral is the perfect way to explore the world.

Balmoral ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.5
  • Children's Programs 1.0
  • Destinations and Excursions 5.0
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 5.0
  • Entertainment 3.8
  • Food and Dining 4.7
  • Onboard Activities 3.5
  • Service and Staff 4.8
  • Ship Quality 4.5

Balmoral cabins

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Balmoral dining

Avon Restaurant

Avon Restaurant

Palms Cafe

Palms Cafe

Ballindollach Restaurant

Ballindollach Restaurant

Spey Restaurant

Spey Restaurant

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Balmoral onboard activities

Gaming Tables

Gaming Tables

Card Rooms

Card Rooms

Marquee Bar

Marquee Bar

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20 Balmoral Reviews

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Fantastic Fred Olsen by Anngillon

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Balmoral / Destination: Baltic

As a solo traveller I felt very comfortable aboard the Balmoral. Would go with Fred Olsen again.

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Iberian peninsula with Fred. O by Wombatwills

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Ship: Balmoral / Destination: Iberian Peninsula

We did not know what to expect having sailed on 6* and 5* ships. We were totally bowled over by the ship and it’s crew, difficult to fault anything other than unable to reconfigure twin to a double and the cabin needed a lick of paint. Would definitely sail with them again especially from Port of Tyne. Ports were very good with enough time in each of them to get a good feel for them. Crew were amazing made us feel valued and welcome.

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Great cruise round Baltic .very... by alisdair

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Ship: Balmoral

Great cruise round Baltic .very good entertainment on board. Already booked for Caribbean cruise over Christmas on braemar. It is nice being able to cruise out of Scotland and go from home to cabin in under one hour.

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Dec 22, 2017

Check the daily bulletin issued early evening as the following day's restaurant opening times may have changed.

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