Why choose Balmoral?
Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet and offers an excellent choice of facilities but is still classed as a small ship compared to most other cruise lines. As with the other Fred. Olsen ships, Balmoral has a Scottish theme, aptly named after the Royal Family’s Scottish residence and has restaurants named Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey.
Her ability to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal and Norway’s intercoastal passageways on her Fjord itinerary’s really set her apart from many of the larger more common ships nowadays.
Balmoral Ship Information:
Built: 1988 – Refurbished 2008
Tonnage/Size: 43,000 – Medium
Total Passengers: 900/1340 (min/max)
Total Crew: 510
Length: 218.8 m (714.7 ft)
Beam: 28.2 m (92.5 ft)
Former Names: Crown Odyssey, Norwegian Crown
Fellow Passengers: Mainly British, often repeat customers.
Currency: £ GBP
Tipping: £4 per passenger day is automatically added to your onboard account for cabin and restaurant staff.
2016 Balmoral Deck Plan:
Take a look around Balmoral:
Facilities aboard Balmoral include:
Morning Light Pub
Arts and Crafts room
Marquee Deck Pool