Balmoral Features

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Aft Pool

Type: Pools

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

Art Gallery

Type: Entertainment

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 to the ship''s Restaurant.

Arts & Crafts

Type: Entertainment

The Arts & Crafts Room on board your cruise ship 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.

Avon Restaurant

Type: Dining

This tastefully designed restaurant provides a beautiful setting to enjoy a delicious meal on board your cruise ship. Situated on Deck 10, the Avon Restaurant – and her sister restaurant the Spey - offers the fine dining you would expect on a cruise on board Balmoral.

Ballindollach Restaurant

Type: Dining

Evenings assume an air of dignity, with varied and mouth-watering menus on board. The stylish Ballindalloch restaurant is the main restaurant on board your cruise ship Balmoral, where your taste buds will be tempted by the delicious dishes on offer. Including the lavish affair that is the Gala Dinner, the Ballindalloch Restaurant represents quality dining on board Fred. Olsen cruises.

Beauty Salon

Type: Spa/Fitness

Disappear into the 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 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.

Boutiques

Type: Shops

The Balmoral Boutique features a wide range of luxury gifts for yourself and your loved ones. We offer a wide range of fragrance, cosmetics, bags, clothing & fashion accessories from designer brands such as Dior, Estee Lauder, Leighton Denny, Radley & Fiorelli, all at duty-free prices.

Braemar Lounge

Type: Entertainment

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.

Bridge

Type: More Ship Features

The ship doesn''t steer itself. Here''s where your captain is operating this beautiful vessel. Go knock on the door and ask if you can drive... just joking.

Card Rooms

Type: Entertainment

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’s 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.

Cruise Sales Office

Type: More Ship Features

he perfect time to book your next Fred. Olsen cruise holiday is when you are on board your current one! Enjoy the luxury with the knowledge that at the end of your cruise holiday your next one isn’t too far away. Our Future Cruise Manager is on hand every day to browse our latest brochure with you, advice on all the cruise ships in our fleet and to help you make the perfect cruise selection for yourself, your friends or your family.

Customer Relations Office

Type: More Ship Features

Stop by here to ask whatever it is that you need.

Fitness Centre

Type: Spa/Fitness

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!

Gaming Tables

Type: Casino

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

Golf Net

Type: Sports

For those keen golfers, take in sweeping sea views as you hone your perfect swing. Take some time to yourself in our practice golf nets. You could come home with a new technique up your sleeve!

Internet Room

Type: More Ship Features

The internet has become part of daily life for many and 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 and sporting events.

Jacuzzis

Type: Pools

Take a load off here – you''ve had a long day of gambling, eating, and taking in the sights. You deserve a soak.

Jacuzzis

Type: Pools

Take a load off here – you''ve had a long day of gambling, eating, and taking in the sights. You deserve a soak.

Laundrette

Type: More Ship Features

Many of our cruise guests like to leave behind their everyday chores and of course, there is a comprehensive on board laundry service which your cabin staff will be pleased to arrange for you. Details of our services can be found in the Welcome Pack waiting for you in your cabin. However especially during a longer cruise holiday we do appreciate that occasionally there may be items you wish to deal with yourself, and the self-service launderette is very well equipped with washing machines, tumble dryers and ironing facilities.

Library

Type: Entertainment

The 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 is a true haven of peace and tranquillity. The majority of our books are in English; however we do offer a few titles in French, German and Dutch.

Marquee Bar

Type: Bar

The Marquee Pool Bar staff are always on hand with a long cool drink, so sip a cocktail and immerse yourself in a good book.

Medical Centre

Type: More Ship Features

Rest assured that on each of our cruise ships, we have a doctor and/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.

Morning Light Pub

Type: Bar

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, 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.

Neptune Lounge

Type: Entertainment

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 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.

Observatory Lounge

Type: Entertainment

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.

Palms Cafe

Type: Dining

The Palms Cafe on board is slightly less formal and ideal for if you prefer not to stick to set dining times. The Palms Cafe offers the perfect alternative for those times when you prefer not to stick to the set dinner times on board your cruise holiday. Of course you will still be offered a fine choice of dishes, prepared to the same high standard you expect with Fred. Olsen Cruises, in a relaxed buffet style of service.

Photo Gallery

Type: Shops

View those photos taken by our ships photographers, capturing those all important holiday memories from going ashore to formal night. These are displayed each day and can be viewed and purchased in the Photo Gallery.

Pool

Type: Pools

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.

Port Shop

Type: Shops

The Port Shop on board stocks all the holiday essentials that you may have forgotten to pack from toiletries to sun hats or even a good book. You’ll also find a wide range of sweet treats and savory snacks – perfect for whilst on board or as gifts to take home.

Reception

Type: More Ship Features

Once on board, 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 and answer your queries. With their breadth of knowledge, they are sure to be able to help make your cruise holiday as pleasurable as possible.

Shore Tours

Type: More Ship Features

The friendly staff will be happy to answer your queries or help with pre booked tours or booking additional tours.

Spey Restaurant

Type: Dining

The Spey Restaurant, and her sister restaurant the Avon, offers the quality dining you would expect on board your cruise holiday on Balmoral. Both restaurants provide the same a la carte menu as the main Ballindalloch restaurant on deck 6, but their intimate design and panoramic views combine to give a unique dining atmosphere on your cruise ship.

Sun Deck

Type: Pools

The large deck area on board is the ideal sun trap where you can relax on one of the many sun loungers.


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