Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines - Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways, including the Kiel Canal and River Seine, so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. She retains a warm, civilised atmosphere.

Guests on board have plenty of space in which to relax, in elegant and comfortable lounges, bars and public areas, including the alfresco Poolside restaurant, the Marquee Bar with its comfortable rattan sofas and beautiful open promenade. Boasting two separate swimming pool decks, Balmoral is perfect for scenic cruising.

Accommodation

Guests will find a range of cabins and suites on board Balmoral, so they can choose the cabin type, layout and price to suit.

All of our cabins are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.

Guests can choose from a range of Inside Cabins, Ocean View Cabins, Balcony Cabins and Suites and can reserve the cabin number of their choice.

Ship Facts
Launched 1987
Refitted 2019
Language en-GB
Gross Tonnage 43537
Cabins 710
Capacity 1325
Crew 551
Currency GBP
Decks 10
Large Cabins 123
Length 218.0
Speed 18
Wheelchair Cabins 9
Width 32.0

Cabins

  • Owner's Suite
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    The spacious and elegantly 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 space, a full length balcony, plus 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

  • Premier Suite
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    The elegant and spacious Premier Suites on Balmoral are approximately 601 square feet in size and situated high on the ship on Highland Deck 10. These suites feature all the amenities guests need, plus a few extra touches for an even more memorable stay.

    • Deck: Highland Deck 10
    • Size: 601 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed
    • Separate sitting area
    • Bathroom with bath/shower
    • 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
  • Marquee Suite
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    At approximately 472 square feet in size, Balmoral's Marquee Suites provide guests with plenty of space in which to relax, and feature all of the amenities – as well as a few extra benefits – that are needed for an enjoyable, relaxing cruise experience.

    • Deck: Highland Deck 10 (forward)
    • Size: 472 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with large double bed
    • Separate sitting area
    • Bathroom with bath/shower
    • Private balcony with sun loungers
    • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
    • Access to mini bar and fridge
    • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package
  • Superior Suite
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    Balmoral's Superior Suites, at approximately 341 square feet in size, provide guests with lots of space for relaxing and enjoying their time on board. Each suite features all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, as well as a few additional benefits.

    • Deck: Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9 (midship)
    • Size: 341 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed
    • Separate sitting area
    • Bathroom with bath/shower
    • Private balcony with sun loungers
    • Large floor-to-ceiling windows
    • Access to mini bar and fridge
    • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package
  • Balcony Junior Suite
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    This welcoming space allows guests to enjoy a relaxing, restful stay. Balmoral's Balcony Junior Suites have all the amenities that guests need during their time on board, plus a private balcony for witnessing scenic views and sunshine.

    • Deck: Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 & Lido Deck 8
    • Size: 279 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed
    • Sitting area
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
    • Private balcony
    • Large windows
    • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

    Please note, cabins 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are wheelchair accessible cabins

  • Single Balcony Suite
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    A comfortable space in which to enjoy a relaxing, restful stay, Balmoral's Single Balcony Suites have all the amenities that guests need during their time on board, plus a private balcony for soaking up scenic views and sunshine from sea.

    • Deck: Bridge Deck 9
    • Size: 270 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with single bed
    • Sitting area
    • Bathroom with bath/shower
    • Private balcony
    • Large windows
    • Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

    *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.

  • Superior Balcony Room
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    Situated on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9, Balmoral's Balcony Cabins feature a private balcony on which guests can enjoy the sunshine and scenery in their own outdoor space. Inside, the cabins are spacious and welcoming, and feature all the amenities needed for comfortable stay.

    • Deck: Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9
    • Size: 248 - 260 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed
    • Sitting area
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
    • Private balcony
    • Large windows

  • Balcony Cabin
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    Situated on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9, Balmoral's Balcony Cabins feature a private balcony on which guests can enjoy the sunshine and scenery in their own outdoor space. Inside, the cabins are spacious and welcoming, and feature all the amenities needed for comfortable stay.

    • Deck: Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9
    • Size: 248 - 260 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed
    • Sitting area
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
    • Private balcony
    • Large windows

  • Superior Ocean View
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    Situated on Atlantic Deck 5 and Lido Deck 8, these cabins feature large picture windows, Balmoral's A Grade Superior Ocean View rooms benefit from plenty of natural light and allow guests to enjoy scenic views in comfort from their own private space.

    • Deck: Atlantic Deck 5 & Lido Deck 8
    • Size: 165-200 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed
    • Bathroom with bath and shower
    • Large picture window

  • Superior Ocean View
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    Balmoral's B Grade Superior Ocean View cabins, in addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, restful stay, feature a picture window that provides guests with plenty of natural light and fantastic ocean views.

    • Deck: Lido Deck 8 & Main Deck 6
    • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
    • Large picture window

    *Cabins 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on Lido Deck 8 are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted window.

  • Superior Ocean View
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    For a light, airy feel, and to provide guests with fantastic ocean views, Balmoral's C Grade Superior Ocean View cabins feature a picture window, in addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay on board.

    • Deck: Atlantic Deck 5
    • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
    • Picture window 

  • Single Superior Ocean View
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    Situated higher on the ship, on Lido Deck 8, and featuring a balcony, Balmoral's J Grade Single Balcony cabins offer guests wonderful views, as well as ample space and all the amenities needed to rest, relax and enjoy their stay.

    • Deck: Lido Deck 8
    • Size: 218 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with double bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
    • Balcony

    Please note: Cabins 8061 and 8072 have a small corner balcony (with a restricted view).

  • Ocean View (F)
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    In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, the two porthole windows in Balmoral's F Grade Ocean View cabins also provide guests with plenty of soothing natural light and fantastic ocean views.

    • Deck: Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3
    • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin beds and a chair
    • Bathroom with a shower
    • Two porthole windows

  • Ocean View (D)
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    In a D Grade Ocean View cabin on Balmoral, guests will benefit from ample space in which to relax, all the amenities they need during their stay, plus plenty of natural light and scenic views provided by the cabin's picture window.

    • Deck: Atlantic Deck 5 & Coral Deck 4
    • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin beds and a chair
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower
    • Picture window

  • Ocean View (E)
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    In a E Grade Ocean View cabin on Balmoral, guests will benefit from ample space in which to relax, all the amenities they need during their stay, plus plenty of natural light and scenic views provided by the cabin's picture window.

    • Deck: Coral Deck 4
    • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin beds and a chair
    • Bathroom with a shower
    • Picture window 

  • Single Ocean View
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    In a K Grade Ocean View cabin on Balmoral, guests will benefit from ample space in which to relax, all the amenities they need during their stay, plus plenty of natural light and scenic views provided by the cabin's picture window.

    • Deck: Coral Deck 4 and Lido Deck 8
    • Size: 165 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with a shower
    • Picture window

    Please note that some of the K grades have 2 beds, but are sold as a Single Ocean View cabin.

  • Single Ocean View
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    In addition to all the amenities needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay, the porthole window in Balmoral's L Grade Single Ocean View cabins also provide guests with plenty of soothing natural light and fantastic ocean views.

    • Deck: Marina Deck 3
    • Size: 140 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with a shower
    • Single porthole window

  • Superior Interior Room
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    Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, G Grade Superior Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.

    • Deck: Bridge Deck 9 & Lido Deck 8
    • Size: 160 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower

    Please note: cabins 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck 9 are wheelchair accessible with a wetroom style en-suite.

  • Single Superior Interior
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    Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned closed to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, M Grade Single Superior Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.

    • Deck: Bridge Deck 9
    • Size: 160 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with a bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with bath and/or shower

  • Interior Cabin
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    Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, H Grade Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.

    • Deck: (H) Main Deck 6 & Atlantic Deck 5. (I) Deck: Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3
    • Size: 160 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with twin or double bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with a shower

  • Single Interior Room
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    Featuring all the amenities and comforts guests need, and positioned close to stairs and lifts providing easy access to the ship's other decks and public areas, N Grade Single Superior Interior cabins on Balmoral are perfect for a relaxing stay on board.

    • Deck: Main Deck 6 & Marina Deck 3
    • Size: 130 square feet (approx.)
    • Bedroom with a bed and a chair
    • Bathroom with a shower

  • Deck Plans

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Dining

Whether you're visiting far-flung destinations on an epic Grand Voyage or taking a relaxing short trip to European cities, dining on board Balmoral is always a highlight of any cruise. With six fantastic dining venues to choose from, you'll always find there's a tempting selection of dishes, all perfectly prepared by our expert chefs.

Take a seat in the beautiful Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon restaurants∘ to start the day with a breakfast cooked just the way you like it, or indulge with a mouthwatering five-course á la carte dinner∘ every evening; and help yourself to the tempting buffet at the Palms Café. For an extra special treat, The Grill offers cooked-to-order steaks and seafood; while al fresco dining at its finest can be enjoyed at the newly installed The Poolside.

Fred. Olsen’s team of talented chefs are passionate about creating great food. Their vibrant choice of dishes means you can enjoy everything from British favourites to exciting new tastes from around the world and specialities from the destinations you are visiting.

On board bakers and pastry chefs ensure freshly made breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits are available each day.

Sommeliers are on hand to help you choose the perfect wine or champagne to accompany their meal and they love to create signature cocktails from the regions being visited.

Main restaurants:

The elegant main restaurants are at the heart of the Fred. Olsen dining experience and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Every evening, enjoy a delicious five-course à la carte menu. Changing daily, guests will find options including steaks, seafood, freshly made soups, pasta and salads. They also feature regional dishes, so you will have the chance to experiment with local cuisines alongside their usual favourites.

For a more relaxed experience, guests can visit the buffet restaurant where they will find a delicious choice of freshly prepared options each day.

Speciality restaurants:

Colours & Tastes – Fred. Olsen’s Colours & Tastes restaurant features a tempting variety of Asian Fusion dishes, from spiced grilled meats and seafood to gyozas, dim sum and sushi. Located on board Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral.

Vasco - Named after the famous explorer Vasco Da Gama, Vasco offers a fresh and modern take on Indian cuisine. The menu is inspired by their chefs from Goa and focuses on the unique culinary traditions of this area – a place where the tastes of Europe first met the tropical warmth and spices of western India. Located on board Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral.

Speciality dining is available for £10pp when booked in advance or £15pp when booking on board.

Ballindalloch Restaurant (complimentary)

Balmoral’s Ballindalloch restaurant offers a fantastic selection of expertly prepared delicious dishes to enjoy. Our delicious five-course á la carte menu changes each evening and is served to you by our attentive and friendly waiting teams.

Choose from mouthwatering steaks, perfectly cooked seafood and freshly made soups; all accompanied by bread baked on board each day. Take the chane to sample our Treats of the Region dishes, created in line with the destinations you are visiting on your Fred. Olsen cruise.

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Spey & Avon Restaurants (complimentary)

The Spey and Avon restaurants have been carefully designed to really make the most of the large windows providing natural light and ever-changing views as you enjoy the same delicious five-course á la carte menus that are on offer at the main Ballindalloch restaurant. Freshly cooked breads and soups are on offer, along with succulent steaks, pasta dishes and melt-in-the-mouth desserts. There'll also be treats of the region dishes available for you to try, which are influenced by the destinations you're visiting.

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Palms Café (complimentary)

Our Palms Café is designed with a light and airy feel, offering guests a more informal and relaxed dining experience. The buffet style service is perfect for those who prefer not to dine at a set time in the Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon restaurants, or those looking to indulge in a late night snack. You can expect to find an abundance of indulgent dishes, expertly prepared by our on board chefs, with various breakfast, lunch and dinner options, and a tasty selection of complimentary afternoon teas with sandwiches, scones and tempting cakes. There will also be the opportunity to try various dishes in our Treats of the Region section, which are local to the destinations you're visiting on your Fred. Olsen cruise.

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Traditional Afternoon Tea

Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served in the Palms Cafe with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee.

During sea days guests can book our Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea* experience, with a selection of premium teas served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream. These can be enjoyed alongside beautiful views from the Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters.

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Colours & Tastes

An evening meal at Balmoral's Colours & Tastes restaurant makes for a really special occasion - enjoy a delicious taste of Asia in intimate Far East-inspired surroundings where the delectable food from Japan, Thailand, China and the Philippines is expertly crafted by our talented chefs. Delicious dishes such as bao buns, crispy beef and perfectly formed sushi,are on offer, along with other tempting and unique delicacies. With our knowledgeable team available to take care of the wine that pairs perfectly with the dishes you choose, dining at Colours and Tastes is certainly an experience you'll want to try more than once! 

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Vasco

Balmoral's Vasco restaurant offers a fresh and modern take on some of the world's finest food, influenced by the cultures and flavours of India, with each dish created and prepared by our Goan chefs, designed to provide our guests with a insight into the culinary delights of their homeland. From delicious seafood to traditional spiced dishes and perfectly-grilled meats, every flavoursome dish is cooked fresh and to order. The bright colours and welcoming feel at Vasco are also in keeping with Goa's richness and warmth, and will have you returning for more.

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Room Service (complimentary)

All rooms and Suites have tea and coffee making facilities as standard, so you can enjoy a pick-me-up first thing, and a relaxing drink at the end of the day. For those times when you’d like something more while you’re in your home-from-home at sea you can also order room service up until 11pm every day.

Continental breakfast can be ordered in advance for delivery at your preferred time, while snacks are available from 10am onwards. Should you prefer not to head to the restaurants, short lunch and dinner menus are also available. Whatever the time of day, you’ll never be hungry on a Fred. Olsen cruise.

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Entertainment

Whether you want to relax and watch the world go by, or fill your day meeting fellow guests and taking in our entertainment programme, we have plenty of options for you to try.

Enjoy wonderful live music in one of our bars, join a sociable gathering with other guests at our Book Club or perhaps sip a coffee as you take in the scenic sea view. Details of all daily events can be found in your Daily Times.

Marquee Bar

With its large windows, spectacular glass roof and beautiful décor and furnishings, the Marquee Bar provides guests with the perfect place to relax or meet up with new found friends. With a selection of beers, wines and expertly-created cocktails available, it's the perfect venue for a pre or post-dinner drink, or for joining your fellow guests after enjoying a day ashore.

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The Observatory

The Observatory has spectacular panoramic views and is a wonderful lounge to enjoy a drink in as you take a seat in one of the comfortable chairs by the lounge's large windows - ideal for our Scenic Discoveries, one of our five Signature Experiences, accompanied by commentary from our on board team about the waterways you'll observe from this perfect viewpoint. Or, join us for our Ship and the Sea Experiences, as our officers host navigational chart and map reading sessions for guests. As we head into the evening, the Observatory comes to life with music and singing from our resident live bands, and you'll have the choice of a selection of champagnes, sparkling cocktails or mocktails to add an extra touch of glamour to your on board experience.

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Lido Bar and Lounge

Our spacious and sociable Lido Lounge & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink and chat with our friendly staff and your fellow guests. Popular both before and after dinner, the bar has large panoramic windows overlooking the aft pool, allowing natural light to flow through; while the lounge is perfect for enjoying music from our resident musicians, or enjoying some of our fantastic Signature Experiences.

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Morning Light Pub

Named after one of the largest sailing ships owned by the Olsen family in 1892 and decorated to resemble a British pub, the Morning Light Pub has a welcoming atmosphere and traditional style. Open throughout the day and the evening, it’s the ideal place to relax and socialise with friends both old and new. Featuring a well-stocked bar with a collection of beer and cider, including both British and international classics, and a selection from independent breweries close to our office in Ipswich, sip a drink and listen to our resident singers and guitarists, or take part in the popular (and competitive!) Fred. Olsen quiz.

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The Bookmark Café

The Bookmark Café serves a selection of delicious speciality coffees and quality tea blends. Enjoy a quiet moment with a book or share the experience with good conversation, accompanied by our heavenly fresh chocolates and baked treats. From pralines to Champagne truffles, these mouth-wateringly good treats are too good to miss. If you'd like to make use of your Bookmark Café card - just £20 for 7 hot drinks and a bag of delicious truffles - then our friendly Baristas will be happy to fill your reusable cup with the drink of your choice, to enjoy on a stroll around deck or as you explore ashore. 

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The Oriental Tea Room

The Oriental Room has been designed using exotic décor, elegant furnishings and with a menu of quality teas and herbal infusions, to provide an authentic taste of the Far East. Enjoy a selection of oolong, black, green and white teas from China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a few favourite blends from back home, such as Earl Grey and English Chamomile. If you prefer something cold and refreshing, the choice of tea cocktails and delicious bottled beer, including Tiger and Tsingtao, are sure to tempt too. We also offer a non-alcoholic cocktail menu, based on Sri Lankan and Chinese teas.

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Neptune Lounge

When the lights go down on board Balmoral, we’ll treat you to a selection of live shows ranging from music and cabaret to quick-fire stand-up comedy. Just relax, sit back and enjoy the fabulous performances with your favourite tipple or cocktail in our grand Neptune Bar & Lounge. After the main show, there's usually a chance to catch a set from our Ship's Orchestra and show-off your dance moves. With our talented Dance Hosts on hand, no-one goes too long without a dance partner. 

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Card Room

Featuring plenty of card tables and comfortable chairs, the Card Room on board Balmoral provides guests with a quiet, relaxing space to enjoy a competitive hand or two, or simply a bit of fun. Bridge is always a popular pursuit on board, so you're sure to find players up for a challenge. On some cruises, Bridge tuition is on offer to help you develop your skills.

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Library

Located in the Bookmark Café on Lounge Deck, Balmoral's well-appointed library provides a wide variety of books and publications, including some large print books to delve into, accompanied by speciality coffees, teas and tempting chocolates or baked treats served close by to this quiet, comfortable space.

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Boutique Shopping

The shops on board Balmoral offer everything you may want or need during your time on board, whether you're treating yourself or a loved one to a holiday gift or simply needing some basic essentials. Visit the Boutique Shop for designer handbags, perfumes and much more at fantastic Duty Free prices, or select from our range of casual clothing and evening wear; and bring home something special from the Jewellery Shop. At the Port Shop, you'll find everything from sun cream, shampoo and toothpaste to books and tasty snacks too. 

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Health and Fitness

Cruising with Fred. Olsen is about being able to rest, relax and leave all the daily stresses of life at home behind, and on board Balmoral it's easy to switch off from it all. You'll find there's plenty of ways to unwind, from a sunrise stroll along the promenade to visiting the Atlantis Spa for an indulgent treatment accompanied by beautiful scenic views. With fantastic fitness facilities and a range of classes on board too, you don't have to stray too far from your lifestyle while on holiday either.

Pools & Jacuzzis (Pool, Whirlpool/Jacuzzi)

Keep fit by swimming a few lengths, or cool down after relaxing in the sunshine on deck in either of Balmoral’s large, heated saltwater pools. Located in the centre of Marquee Deck and at the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck, both pools are urrounded by open deck space and plenty of loungers, so are perfect for soaking up the sunshine or losing yourself in a good book. For blissful relaxation, head for the Jacuzzi and let the warm, bubbling water soak any cares away, while you chat with fellow guests.

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Atlantis Spa and Salon (Spa)

Our Atlantis Spa provides soothing surroundings for our guests relaxation and enjoyment. Large picture windows are perfect for offering scenic cruising points or ocean views, so indulge in the ultimate relaxation for the mind, body and soul in our tranquil setting as our Spa team on board Balmoral pamper you. With a wide range of luxurious treatments on offer, including massages, manicures, pedicures, relaxation treatments and hairdressing; you'll leave feeling completely energised and revitalised, or feeling fabulous with a new cut or style.

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Fitness Centre (Gym)

If you enjoy working out, Balmoral's Fitness Centre is fully equipped with all the modern facilities and equipment you'd expect to find in your gym back home, including running machines, bikes, cross trainers, weight machines and free weights. On board Balmoral and across our fleet of ships, we run a variety of complimentary yoga, pilates or stretching classes in the Fitness Centre, which are suitable for everyone from beginners to regular gym-goers, run by our fully qualified Fitness Instructors. Join us for an invigorating Walk a Mile session or a relaxing sunrise pilates or yoga class out on deck. We also have circuits, fitball or legs, bums & tums sessions. Details of classes can be found in your Daily Times each day.

Or, treat yourself to Personal Training sessions with our fully qualified, friendly trainers, where you can receive a one-to-one programme tailored just to your needs.

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Fitness Classes (Exercise Class)

Whilst a Fred. Olsen cruise is about relaxing and enjoying some time away from daily life, we understand that many of our guests like to continue their fitness routine even when they're on board our smaller ships.

This is why our ships feature fully-equipped Fitness Centres, and we offer a wide range of complimentary fitness classes - perfect for beginners and experience gym-goers alike - too. Guests can join our instructors for Pilates, Yoga, Fitball and much more, and all at no extra cost.

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Kids and Teens