Despite the fact that the Fred Olsen Balmoral is the largest ship of the fleet, it remains one of the more intimate cruise ships at sea. Named after the Scottish royal residence, it can hold up to 1300 passengers.
Cosy and hospitable, Balmoral has a host of activities, facilities and full-time staff ready to serve at your beck and call. One of the advantages of taking a Fred Olsen cruise is this one-on-one service, so why not sit back, relax and allow the staff to take control of planning your special event, be it birthday, anniversary, retirement or simply the holiday of a lifetime!
The leisure facilities available on Balmoral include practicalities such as the internet centre, where guests can keep in touch with their friends, family and loved ones.
Sharing snaps, statuses and likes is no longer only a dry-land activity! Alongside this is a self-service laundrette for those delicate items you don’t want out of your sight and a 24-hour staffed reception for any questions or comments you may have.
‘Intimately’ sized or not, the Balmoral cruise ship contains two heated pools, at the front and the back of the ship, as well as two Jacuzzis and a state-of-the-art spa and salon. Deck chairs and sun loungers allow you to lie back, relax and return to yourself in the glow of the sun-trap deck.
The on-deck golf nets allow you to take a swing while surrounded by the sparkling, sun-drenched waves, or if you feel inclined to escape even further, visit the Balmoral’s well-stocked library; a sanctuary of utter tranquillity.
Children and the more creative of the adults on board will be interested to visit the arts and crafts room. With arts and crafts lecturers on-board, ready for any questions or artistic emergencies which may arise, a handmade souvenir is only a few dots of glue away!
Fittingly named the Atlantis Spa & Salon, the on-board spa allows you to sink fully into a state of utter relaxation with a hot stone massage or hydrating and renewing facial.
Have the body reflect the mind: get back into the routine of working out in the fully equipped on-board fitness centre with personal trainers, treadmills, exercise bikes and cross trainers, before a cool down with yoga or aerobics.
Got a hot date? Book early to ensure you get a sizzling new style in the salon with holiday highlights or a conditioning treatment.
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The dining experiences found on the Fred Olsen Balmoral all follow a theme: Scotland. Sumptuous menus derived by a whole team of expert chefs put the cap on your cruise of a lifetime.
There are three restaurants on board the Balmoral: the Ballindalloch restaurant is the main ship restaurant, where the Gala dinner takes place, while the Spey and Avon restaurants offer panoramic views across the ocean alongside fine wines and delicious gourmet meals.
Alongside these restaurants is the Palms Café, which offers food throughout the day – perfect for those who don’t enjoy sticking to the set dining times.
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