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MS Balmoral

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Former Names:  Norwegian Crown, Crown Odyssey
Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen’s four ships but still retains the warm, friendly atmosphere found across the fleet. Balmoral takes her name from the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family and features 710 well-appointed rooms and suites.  Balmoral passengers tend to be 50+ and Mainly British. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 32.2 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
Rating
Built 1988
Refit 2008
Tonnage 43537
Passengers (Min/Max) 1350/1400
Crew 500
Officers European
CABINS
Total  710
Each room features an en-suite bathroom with a shower, with some also fitted with a bathtub. Other amenities include a telephone, television, hairdryer, air-conditioning, and tea and coffee making facilities. 
Balcony  121
Ocean View  413
Inside  113
Single  63
Cabin Details
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  1/0
While Balmoral is larger than Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch, she is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing guests with fantastic scenic cruising opportunities that those larger vessels wouldn’t experience.
Jacuzzis  2
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  No
Deck Space  Average
RESTAURANTS
Scottish influences are in evidence throughout the ship, and the names of all the dining venues on board the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey are inspired by the breathtaking Highlands. Main Dining Rooms  1
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  3
 ENTERTAINMENT
On board there is plenty of space to relax and make the most of some well-earned time away, with a selection of stylish lounges and bars providing ample room in which to soak up stunning scenery, enjoy fantastic entertainment and create memories.  Show Lounges 2
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino Yes
DRESS CODE
Casual wear is perfectly acceptable for days spent relaxing on board. T-shirts, shorts & dresses are ideal for cruising in warmer regions, while lightweight trousers, sweaters & jackets for cooler. Bathing suits/swimming shorts for pools & Jacuzzis.
TIPPING
Tipping is entirely at the discretion of Fred. Olsen guests, so gratuities are not included in the cruise price. Guest can opt to have gratuities and generally gratuities are charged at £4.00 per person, per night, although guests can adjust the amount.
 DISABLED
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
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Unsuitable. There are no facilities for children. 

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