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20th April 2018 for 5 nights
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  • Balmoral
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For maximum flexibility, guests will find our Freedom Fares are designed with this in mind. They offer the best in choice, benefits and flexibility, including being able to choose your cabin number, so that guests can enjoy their time on board from their favourite spot on the ship.

Stateroom
Price From
Inside
£499pp
  • £499pp
Outside
£599pp
  • £599pp
Balcony
£899pp
  • £899pp
Suite
£999pp
  • £999pp

Staterooms

This suite is approximately 430 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 11.

This suite has a sitting room, balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

PS - Premier Suite

This suite is approximately 390 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10.

This suite has a bedroom with a large double bed and a sitting area, a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

MS - Marquee Suite

This style of suite is approximately 275 square feet in size, and can be found on Highland Deck 10 and Bridge Deck 9.

This suite has a sitting area with a balcony and a bedroom with a twin or double bed. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and/or fridge.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

SS - Superior Suite

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9.

This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

*Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

JB - Single Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8.

This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe, hairdryer, mini bar/fridge.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable

BJ - Balcony Junior Suite

These rooms are approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9.

Slightly larger than a BC grade, these rooms have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

BA - Superior Balcony

This room is approximately 180 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9.

It has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts)

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

BC - Balcony

This room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8.

It has a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts)

A - Superior Outside

Around 165 square feet in size, these rooms are located on the Lido Deck 8 and Main Deck 6. Fitted with everything you need for your stay, there’s a picture window too.

The bathroom has bath and/or shower, there’s interactive TV, hairdryer and safe.

*Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible.

B - Superior Outside

Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

C - Outside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Superior Ocean View Rooms.

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8.

It has a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Please note rooms 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony.

J - Superior Outside Single

These rooms are approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4.

They have a picture window (with the exception of rooms 5001 - 5008 which have portholes) and a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

D - Outside

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on the Coral Deck 4.

It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

E - Outside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Ocean View Rooms.

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4.

It has a picture window and a bathroom with a shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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

K - Single Outside

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3.

It has 2 portholes, bathroom with a shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

F - Outside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Ocean View Rooms.

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on the Marina Deck 3.

It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

L - Single Outside

Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8, Bridge Deck 9 and Main Deck 6.

These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

G - Superior Inside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Superior Interior Rooms.

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9.

It has a bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

M - Superior Single Inside

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on the Atlantic Deck 5.

It has a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

H - Inside

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3 and Coral Deck 4.

It has a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

I - Inside

Single travellers can cruise in comfort and style on board Balmoral in one of the ship’s Single Interior Rooms.

These rooms are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3.

They have a bathroom with shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, an interactive television, telephone, safe and a hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

N - Single Inside

This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size.

This grade of cabin has a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

Run of Superior Outside

This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size.

These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.

Run of Outside Mid-Range

This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size. These cabins have a porthole, an en-suite bathroom with shower, and include an interactive television.

Run of Outside Standard

This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main and Marina Decks.

This cabin grade has a bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Run of Inside

Cruise Itinerary

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20th April 2018
21st April 2018
22nd April 2018
23rd April 2018
25th April 2018

5 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Balmoral.

Sail to Belgium and the Netherlands in the spring on an indulgent and highly rewarding short escape and make the most of extended stays in charming Antwerp and attraction-packed Amsterdam to uncover a host of world-famous highlights.

After sailing overnight from Southampton to Belgium, a relaxing cruising along the winding Western Scheldt River will lead you into the heart of Antwerp. An overnight stay in Belgium’s beautiful second city will ensure you have plenty of time to explore the pretty cobbled streets and see the sights at your own pace. The mighty Cathedral of Our Lady and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts – which houses the works of Rubens and other Flemish masters – are among many gems to discover in Antwerp, a city famed for its legendary diamond district; while no visit is complete without stopping by one of the friendly cafés and chocolate shops to sample authentic Belgian chocolate. Antwerp is also your gateway to enchanting Ghent, where on a tour you could marvel at St Bavo’s Cathedral and learn more about Belgian chocolates from one of the city’s artisan chocolatiers.

In the Netherlands you’ll enjoy a wonderful early-morning glide through the complex locks and waterways of the Nordzeekanaal before Balmoral stops in Amsterdam, the culture-rich Dutch capital. There’s a host of iconic attractions to discover here, from the grand structures of the historic, UNESCO-listed Canal Ring and the unique sights of the ‘Red Light’ district to the fascinating Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum, and a full day stay will offer you the chance to tick many of the highlights off of your ‘must-visit’ list. Not to be missed is the gorgeous Keukenhof Gardens, especially at this time of the year. Amsterdam’s famous tulips burst into their fragrant full bloom in the spring and Keukenhof is one of the best places in the city to see various species in their colourful seasonal splendour.

Highlights of this cruise:

Antwerp
With over 80% of the world’s rough diamonds passing through the city’s famous diamond district at some point, Antwerp is renowned for it’s charm and sparkle. However, there’s a lot more to this fine city than precious stones – it’s home to plenty of other gems to discover and enjoy too.

Amsterdam
Amsterdam – Netherlands’s historic capital – is packed with beautiful sights and unique cultural delights.

Ship Information

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Deck Plans
Ship Facilities
Dining
Kids
Tonnage
43,537
Length
218.18 metres
Occupancy
1350

Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home-from-home feel. Capable of carrying up to 1,350 guests in pure comfort, Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet but never feels overcrowded, ensuring those on board always enjoy ample space and receive Fred.’s renowned personal, attentive service.

But despite being the largest in the Fred. Olsen fleet, Balmoral is still small enough to take you through the scenic and winding Fjords of Norway, as well as being able to sail down size restricted European waterways such as the Kiel Canal, ensuring guests on board will benefit from Fred. Olsen’s smaller ship experience.

A range of dining options are available on Balmoral, with mouth-watering menus to suit all tastes on offer in the elegant restaurants; and the fantastic selection of bars and lounges are perfect for enjoying a pre-dinner drink, sumptuous afternoon tea and superb entertainment. The Marquee Bar has its very own evening Gin Menu, including a variety of premium gins; while the Observatory Lounge offers spectacular panoramic views from the bow of the ship and a glass dance floor designed for late-night entertainment. The broad spiral staircase at the heart of the ship is one of Balmoral’s key features, as is the stunning walkway towards the beautiful Ballindalloch Restaurant, where you can admire photographs and paintings from Fred.’s private collection.

There’s also a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, and the serene Atlantis Spa, where guests can treat themselves to a range of treatments from manicures to massages – the perfect holiday indulgence. Balmoral also features two swimming pools and bubbling Jacuzzis, ideal for keeping fit and for relaxing in the sunshine.

Main Deck
Main Deck
Marina Deck
Marina Deck
Coral Deck
Coral Deck
Atlantic Deck
Atlantic Deck
Lounge Deck
Lounge Deck
Bridge Deck
Bridge Deck
Marquee Deck
Marquee Deck
Lido Deck
Lido Deck
Highland Deck
Highland Deck
Observatory Lounge
Library
Card Room
Atlantis Spa
Future Cruise Sales
Jacuzzi
Marquee Bar
Neptune Lounge
Boutiques
Bookmark Cafe
Art Gallery
Photo Gallery
Avon Restaurant
Self Service Laundry
Casino
Lido Lounge
Morning Light Pub
Medical Centre
Ballindalloch Restaurant
Palms Cafe
Spey Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Arts Crafts Room
Fitness Centre
Shore Tours Office
Dining to suit every taste...

Enjoy a taste of our superb food, made the way you like it, at every meal you take on board one of our cruise ships.

One of the highlights of a Fred. Olsen cruise is the food. Expert chefs lovingly produce great dishes night after night. Every day menus are something special, with appetisers like herb-marinated salmon or crab cocktail and indulgent main courses like sirloin steak with a choice of sauces, pan seared red snapper with scallops, slow roast duckling confit or balsamic braised lamb shank.

Of course there are vegetarian dishes and healthy choices too, with an emphasis on fish dishes inspired by our Norwegian heritage; so even if you’re watching your diet, you’re in for a treat!

The desserts are every bit as tasty (think white chocolate parfait or mango apple tart) and the sugar free option means no-one has to miss out.

The Maitre d’ on board allocates your dining table arrangements. You can request first sitting (6.30pm) or second sitting (8.30pm) at time of booking. When you arrive on board you will find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin, which will advise you of your table number and dining time. This will be your allocated table for the duration of the cruise.

The main restaurants are:

Black Watch Glentanar Restaurant

Boudicca Four Seasons and Tintagel Restaurants

Braemar Thistle and Grampian Restaurants

Balmoral Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey Restaurants.
Ballindalloch is the main restaurant on Deck 6, whilst the Avon and Spey are more
intimate restaurants on Deck 10. Menu and service are identical.

Mealtimes are as flexible as possible – after all you are on holiday. Breakfast is normally served between 7.15 and 10.00am and lunch between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the main restaurants. A buffet breakfast and lunch will also be served in the Palms Cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral, and weather permitting, in the Poolside Cafe and Marquee Pool Bar on Black Watch.

‘Open Sitting’ evening dining is offered as an informal option in the Garden Cafe on Black Watch, The Secret Garden on Boudicca, and in the Palms Cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral. These informal restaurants operate on a self service basis, but a bar service is available.

Dress Code
Generally speaking, the style is informal, with gentlemen wearing jacket and tie (lounge suit or sports jacket is fine) and ladies smartly dressed. On ‘Formal’ evenings, gentlemen will prefer to wear ‘black tie’ with ladies elegantly dressed in cocktail or evening dress. As a guideline there are usually four formal nights on a two-week cruise. Details will be supplied with your travel documents.

Kids Programs

Do You Cater for Children ?

On peak holiday cruises, we will arrange a variety of family orientated childrens activities. These activities will include arts and crafts, disco’s, treasure hunts and similar events, which will be advertised in the Daily Times on board. Separate family pool times will also be advertised.

Whereas these activities will be run by our team of hosts and hostesses, they will not be supervised and will require the parent/guardian to be in attendance at all times. These activities are designed to promote family fun, and whilst the target age is 5-11 years, all family members are welcome.

Babysitting
Unfortunately no baby-sitting services are available on any of the Fred Olsen Cruise Line ships.

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