MS Balmoral

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Former Names:  Norwegian Crown, Crown Odyssey

Balmoral is a handsome and well built ship that is spacious and has a good selection of fine public rooms. Now internally refurbished to bring her in line with Fred Olsen style , this ship offers an elegant and comfortable cruise experience.  Balmoral passengers tend to be 50+ and Mainly British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 32.5 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.7 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 31.1 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 2.8 passengers.
Size Medium
Built 1988
Refit 2008
Tonnage 43537
Passengers (Min/Max) 1340/1400
Crew 500
Officers European
Total  738
The cabins are reasonably sized and come well equipped with good storage space. The soundproofing is also good. Most of the higher grade cabin feature a bathtub. The Penthouse Suites provide separated living and sleeping areas. 
Balcony  121
Ocean View  504
Inside  113
Single  63
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
Pools Out/In  1/0
There is a teak wraparound promenade deck outdoors and a reasonable amount of sunbathing space on two decks. The outdoor pool is at the stern and there is also a good sized spa and gym.
Jacuzzis  2
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Average
The large Ballindalloch restaurant is comfortable and the cuisine is of a good standard - service is attentive. Alternative dining is offered in the more intimate Avon or Spey Restaurants and buffet dining in the Palms Café.. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  3
The Neptune show lounge features shows, reviews cabaret and dancing. The Observatory Lounge, Lido Lounge, Morning Light Pub all offer alternative venues for music and dancing.  Show Lounges 2
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino Yes
Casual and comfortable during the day. Evenings range from smart casual (shirt & trousers) to informal (jacket and tie for gentlemen and casual elegance for ladies). Formal evenings require a suit or dinner jacket for men and a cocktail dress for ladies.
Allow up to £4 per day (£2 each for your cabin steward and waiter) per passenger.
Wheelchair cabins 9
Wheelchair access is acceptable. The Wheelchair cabins are spacious and feature roll-in showers. Going ashore at tender ports is not possible for passengers who cannot manage stairs.
Lifts 4
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are no facilities for children. 

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