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Departure Date: 15th November 2019

Duration: 14 nights

Cruise Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruise Ship: Balmoral

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  • 15th November 2019

    Southampton

    Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

  • 16th November 2019

    At Sea

  • 17th November 2019

    At Sea

  • 18th November 2019

    At Sea

  • 19th November 2019

    Funchal, Madeira

    Formed by a volcanic eruption, Madeira lies in the Gulf Stream, about 500 miles due west of Casablanca. Discovered by Portuguese explorer João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419, this beautiful island became part of Portugal’s vast empire and was named for the dense forest which cloaked it – ‘Madeira’ means ‘wood’ in Portuguese. Sugar plantations first brought wealth here, and when King Charles II of England granted an exclusive franchise to sell wine to England and its colonies, many British emigrants were drawn to the capital, Funchal. Today’s travellers come to Madeira for the varied and luxuriant scenery, from mountain slopes covered with vines to picturesque villages and a profusion of wild flowers. The natural beauty of the island has earned it many pseudonyms such as ‘The Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, ‘The Island of Eternal Springtime’ and ‘God’s Botanical Gardens’ and our selection of excursions aim to show you why.

  • 20th November 2019

    Santa Cruz De La Palma

    Also known as ‘La Isla Bonita’ (the beautiful island), La Palma is typified by lush forests of pine, laurel and fern which contrast with the rugged splendour of the gigantic Taburiente crater. The island is dotted with attractive villages, which are a delight to discover, and the capital Santa Cruz also makes for an interesting day of exploration. Perched on the edge of the volcanic crater of La Caldereta, Santa Cruz comfortably blends modern architecture with old colonial buildings. Perhaps visit the fascinating Natural History Museum, stroll around the historic quarters and the Plaza de Espana or travel a few miles outside the city to the exquisite Church of Our Lady. If you enjoy shopping, you can find reasonably priced silver jewellery, leather goods and beautifully embroidered clothes, tablecloths and napkins, a speciality of the Canary Islands.

  • 21st November 2019

    Santa Cruz De Tenerife

    The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.

  • 22nd November 2019

    Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

    Perhaps the prettiest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is an almost circular isle with the peak of Pozo de Las Nieves, its highest point, at the centre. With a wealth of natural beauty and all the exciting attractions of city life in the capital, the island offers the best of both worlds. You will no doubt wish to see the sights of the capital’s old quarter, which dates back to the 15th century and encompassses the Vegueta and Triana districts, and wherever you go you can enjoy the glorious subtropical climate, perfect for growing exotic palms and fruits.

  • 23rd November 2019

    Arrecife, Lanzarote

    A volcanic island designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Lanzarote’s dramatic landscapes were shaped by an explosive past. Today, its pretty beaches and virtual absence of rain together with duty-free shopping make the island an extremely desirable destination. The main port and capital, Arrecife, is a pleasant town with a modern seafront and colourful gardens. Outside the capital there is plenty to explore, from the dazzling white salt flats of Janubio and the rugged terrain of Fire Mountain to the eerie caves of Los Verdes and an array of unspoilt fishing villages scattered around the coast. The island is home to a great selection of restaurants and local specialities including garbanzos compuestos – a chickpea stew; papas arrugadas – potatoes with carrots, peas, ham and green pepper; and of course, plenty of fresh seafood. Please note that those planning to participate in one of the shore excursions from this port may need to take an early lunch on board ship to suit the excursion s

  • 24th November 2019

    At Sea

  • 25th November 2019

    Cádiz

    Believed to be the oldest town on the Iberian Peninsula, the Andalusian port of Cádiz enjoys a stunning location at the edge of a six-mile promontory. The town itself, with 3,000 years of history, is characterised by pretty white houses with balconies often adorned with colourful flowers. As you wander around be sure to take a stroll through the sizeable Plaza de Espãna, with its large monument dedicated to the first Spanish constitution, which was signed here in 1812. Cádiz has two pleasant seafront promenades which boast fine views of the Atlantic Ocean, and has a lovely park, the Parque Genoves, located close to the sea with an open-air theatre and attractive palm garden. Also notable is the neo-Classical cathedral, capped by a golden dome.

  • 26th November 2019

    Lisbon

    Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city’s terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.

  • 27th November 2019

    At Sea

  • 28th November 2019

    At Sea

  • 29th November 2019

    Southampton

    Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

Ship Information

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Launched
1987
Tonnage
43,537
Length
218.18
Total Crew
510
Occupancy
1,350

The largest and most recent addition to the Fred. Olsen fleet, Balmoral offers passengers a classic, relaxing cruise experience. First launched in 1987, this vessel has been extensively refitted and improved as part of Fred. Olsen’s fleet-wide refurbishment programme, refitted in December 2017.

Balmoral provides guests with ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with hundreds, not thousands, of fellow travellers. With a spacious Observatory Lounge among other highlights, this ship is still small enough to navigate narrow waterwaats such as the Kiel canal and remains the warm, friendly atmosphere you’ll find across the fleet.

Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish influence runs throughout the main restaurants too: Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey.

Despite her size, Balmoral is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways, such as the Kiel Canal, providing guests with some fantastic scenic cruising opportunities missed when sailing on larger vessels.

Blending modern and traditional elements, she provides a mixture of casual and formal dining across four restaurants and cafés. A host of entertainment and relaxation is on offer, including cabaret, dancing, live music and spa treatments.

Premier Suite

Premier Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge/mini bar. All suites onboard Balmoral have interactive television.

Guests in Premier Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen’s Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Marquee Suite

Marquee Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge/mini bar. All suites onboard Balmoral have interactive television.

Guests in Marquee Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen’s Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Superior Suite

Superior Suites all have a bedroom and sitting area, balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower, and a fridge/mini bar. All suites onboard Balmoral have interactive television.

Guests in Superior Suites will benefit from Fred. Olsen’s Suite Dreams package, which include a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and flowers or plant waiting for you in your suite when your board. Afternoon canapés delivered daily as you prepare for dinner and complimentary fluffy bathrobe and slippers. The package also includes a daily newsletter with international and national news, delivered to your door, as well as complimentary shuttle vouchers to get you right to the heart of things if your port is outside town and there are even compact umbrellas if you should need them. Other vouchers include laundry, luxury towels and pressing of formal-wear.

Balcony Junior Suite

Balcony Junior Suites have a sitting area and balcony, bath and/or shower, and a fridge/mini bar.

 

Superior Balcony Cabins

Balcony Cabins feature a balcony, bathroom with shower, or bath and shower and interactive television.

Outside Cabins

Outside Cabins on board Balmoral range from approximately 165 square feet to approximately 200 square feet for a Superior Outside A Grade Cabin. All Outside Cabins have a bathroom with a shower and/or bath.

Some Outside Cabins have picture windows, and all cabins have interactive television.

Some cabins have two movable beds that may convert into one double bed. Please ask at the time of making your booking.

(Some C/D grades also have a bath and cabin numbers 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007 & 5008 have a porthole, not a window).

Inside Cabins

Twin Inside cabins onboard Balmoral are all approximately 160 square feet in size, and have a bathroom with a shower and/or bath. All Inside cabins also have interactive television.

Some cabins may have movable beds that convert into one double bed. Please ask at the time of making your booking.

Single Cabins

Single cabins onboard Balmoral range from 130 square feet for a Single Inside Cabin, to 160 square feet for a Superior Outside Single Cabin.

All single cabins have a bathroom with shower (some may have a bathtub also) and grades J & K feature picture windows. Cabins 8061 & 8072 also have a small balcony.

All single cabins have interactive television.

Marquee Deck 11
Marquee Deck 11
Highland Deck 10
Highland Deck 10
Bridge Deck 9
Bridge Deck 9
Lido Deck 8
Lido Deck 8
Lounge Deck 7
Lounge Deck 7
Main Deck 6
Main Deck 6
Atlantic Deck 5
Atlantic Deck 5
Coral Deck 4
Coral Deck 4
Marina Deck 3
Marina Deck 3

Entertainment

Neptune Lounge

Shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret are what Balmoral's Neptune Lounge has to offer. It 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.

Gaming Tables

Balmoral includes a gaming area where you may try your hand on the Black Jack table or Roulette wheel. There is even the opportunity to learn how to play better, with daytime sessions teaching you how to win big.

Lido Bar

The Lido Bar looks out over the aft pool and the stern of your cruise ship and is the ideal spot to appreciate the talents of the onboard pianist.

Marquee Bar

The Marquee Bar offers plenty of refreshment options, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The floor-to-ceiling windows let the light flood in, letting you take in the panoramic views.

Morning Light Pub

The Morning Light Pub 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.

Observatory Lounge

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.

Boutique

The Balmoral Boutique features a wide range of luxury gifts for yourself and your loved ones. It offers 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.

Port Shop

The Port Shop onboard 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 savoury snacks – perfect for whilst onboard or as gifts to take home.

Library

Balmoral’s well stocked library is a popular area of the ship. With an array of novels, historical, geographical, autobiographical and many other books, the library onboard your cruise ship Balmoral is a true haven of peace and tranquillity.

Card room

Find card tables and competition in the card room. Bridge is always a popular pursuit onboard, so you’re sure to find players for a hand or two and more – whether casual or competitive is up to you.

Photo Gallery

View those photos taken by the 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.

Enrichment

Arts and Crafts Room

The Arts & Crafts Room onboard your cruise ship is the perfect space to explore your ideas and designs with arts and crafts lecturers. So, for the creatives 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.

Art Gallery

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 into the Ballindalloch Restaurant.

Lectures

On selected cruises, a range of Vistas speakers who can’t wait to share their passion with you, and make your cruise really memorable to educate you on a range of topics. From Lars Tharp the admired historian, lecturer and a long-running expert on the Antiques Roadshow; food and wine expert Jilly Goolden and gardener Charlie Dimmock.

Health & Fitness

Atlantis Spa and Salon

Atlantis Spa and Salon offers a range of treatments and facilities including: facials, massages, waxing and body shaping treatments.
The spa is open from 8am-8pm daily.

Fitness Centre

A fully equipped fitness centre with sea views, fitness instructors and a range of equipment includes: treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes, free weights.
Take a yoga, aerobics, stretch and tone or pilates class while you cruise. Or make the most of the beautiful views and join the ‘walk a mile’, with a revitalising stroll, or more energetic walk round your cruise ship deck in the mornings.

Swimming Pools

Both the swimming pools onboard your cruise ship are heated to a comfortable temperature.

Whirlpools

A pair of whirlpools sit on the lounge deck of the Balmoral. With two more on the Marquee deck.

Golfing

For those keen golfers, take in sweeping sea views as you hone your perfect swing. Take some time to yourself with the practice golf nets.

    Dining onboard Balmoral is spread across four restaurants and cafés, with fixed and casual dining options, as well as formal or more intimate surroundings.

    Celebrity Ties


    Ballindalloch

    Experience: Main Restaurant

    Food: Buffet and à la carte

    The Ballindalloch restaurant is the main dining option on board Balmoral. Named after the Scottish castle it offers ocean views in a formal setting. There are two seating per night and often a special gala dinner is held here. Tables seat 2-8.

    The Spey Restaurant

    Experience: Cover

    Food: Classic

    Featuring the same à la carte menu as the main dining room with an intimate atmosphere and panoramic views. But it’s intimate design and panoramic views combine to give a unique dining atmosphere on your cruise ship.

    Avon Restaurant

    Experience: Cover

    Food: Classic

    An informal, relaxed dining venue.

    Palms Café

    Experience: Cover

    Food: Buffet

    The Palms Café offers alternative for those times when you prefer not to stick to the set dinner times on board your cruise holiday. Casual self-service buffet, offering a less formal setting.

    Marquee Bar

    Experience: Snacks

    Food: Cafe

    Casual lunch al fresco.

    Afternoon Tea

    Experience:

    Food:

    Each day complimentary afternoon tea is served, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee, always a popular choice.

    On some days guests can book a very select experience: Traditional Premium Afternoon Tea. Enjoy beautiful views from the stylish Observatory Lounge, with musical accompaniment from our on board pianist and the careful attention of white-gloved waiters. Your choice from a selection of premium teas by Taylors of Harrogate is served in porcelain teapots, along with elegant finger sandwiches, pastries and warm scones with jam and clotted cream – and all for only £7.95 per person*.

    Room Service

    Experience:

    Food:

    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.

    24 hour reception

    In the heart of the ship, a member of staff is on hand 24 hours a day to deal with any query you may have.

    Dress Code

    When it comes to evenings onboard your cruise ship, dressing for dinner is traditional. Generally the style is smart casual, with gentlemen wearing a jacket/or shirt and tie and ladies smartly dressed. Chino type trousers or smart dark jeans are acceptable, but no trainers.
    During the day the restaurants require cruise guests to adhere to an appropriate dress code, i.e. no swimwear.

    Dietary Requirements

    Individual needs are as catered for as possible. So, vegetarian, low fat, dairy-free, lactose-free and gluten-free food are all on the menu.
    Please make any special requests when you make your cruise booking, and Fred. Olsen will do their best to source exact products, or provide certain foods, such as diabetic desserts. They may not be able to source specific brands given our location or the availability at local ports.

    E-cigarette Policy

    Electronic cigarettes, not emitting a vapour may be used in cabins or on cabin balconies but, are not permitted in any non-smoking public area. They can easily be mistaken for a real cigarette and result in potential confrontation and necessitate staff intervention.

    Electronic cigarettes emitting any vapour, even if only a water vapour, may only be smoked in designated external smoking areas.

    All Inclusive Package

    Upgrade to the special All Inclusive Package and you can relax, knowing almost everything is covered. You'll enjoy selected beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks all day.

    Disabled facilities

    Fred. Olsen welcomes all guests relying on wheelchairs for mobility onboard cruise ships, but they do ask that you advise them of your mobility needs at the time of booking in order to meet their health & safety requirements.

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