The Balmoral Cruise Ship was originally built in 1988 for Royal Cruise Line and now sails for Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. In 2008 the ship was refurbished and lengthened by 30 metres, consequently the ship can now hold up to 1,300 passengers and 470 crew members. The refurbishment added 60 new balconies, 186 cabins for passengers, 53 crew cabins and modernised lounges and public areas. Although, The Balmoral Cruise Ship is the largest ship in the cruise line, it is smaller than many other ships and offers a cozy, comfortable feel for passengers, whilst still been spacious. Based in Southampton, UK the ship sails to various worldwide destinations.
Facilities on-board Balmoral Cruise Ship
Passengers on-board The Balmoral always have a 24 hour reception available for advice and enquiries. The friendly, knowledgeable staff are always on hand to ensure your stay aboard the ship is enjoyable. An Internet Centre is available for all guests to use which is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends back home. Passengers have access to a Launderette where the helpful staff will be only to happy to clean your laundry or if you prefer their are machines available so you can do it yourself. In case of emergencies the ship has a fully equipped medical centre with a doctor and nurse on call 24 hours a day.
Eating Out On Balmoral
The Fred Olsen Balmoral Cruise Ship has numerous bars, restaurants and cafes for guests to choose from when dining out. There are 3 formal restaurants available to choose from which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a less formal setting guests can visit the Palms Cafe or the Marquee Bar, which is an open air bar for al-fresco dining and drinking. Enjoy sipping on a cocktail as the sun sets over the horizon.
What’s The Entertainment Like?
Each evening guests can take their pick from one of the many shows, cabarets, music, and dancing taking place in various lounges and bars on the Balmoral. The Cozy Pub has regular live music and comedy shows, whilst the Neptune Lounge offers, Cabaret, shows and Karaoke nights. If you just want to sit back and relax, The Braemar Lounge is the ideal place to unwind with comfortable sofa’s, which allow guests to sip a crisp glass of wine as they admire the stunning ocean views. For guests who like a little excitement, a gaming room allows passengers to play Black Jack and Roulette late into the night.
The ship also boasts a host of other activities, including the card room where guests can wander in at any time of the day to join in a game of bridge or poker. If you are planning on spending the afternoon sun bathing on deck or by the pool, head over to the extensive library which has books to suit everyone’s tastes, novels, historical, children’s or autobiographical.Fred Olsen Balmoral,