Recreating the feeling of a British Country House, the interior decor of Balmoral is comfy and traditional, welcoming rather than overtly glitzy.
Fred. Olsen ships are smaller and more intimate than some modern liners – and it’s this home from home atmosphere that brings many repeat bookings and loyal guests. One of the biggest benefits of a smaller ship is the ability to visit ports that larger liners simply cannot access, and of course on a smaller ship there’s more chance to bump into the same familiar faces – meaning you can forge new onboard friendships with ease.
Dining on Balmoral revolves around the three main restaurants – the Ballindalloch, the Spey and the Avon. All serve a variety of dishes both British and international, with special gala buffet nights on many itineraries. The Palms Cafe has open seating for all meals, and theme nights offer a taste of Thailand or Spanish tapas, for example.
For energetic guests, the fitness centre is arranged so that you can work up a sweat while enjoying the view through floor-to-ceiling windows. You can also stretch your legs on the walking track. Sunny days might tempt you into one of two refreshing pools, while those keen to practise their swing can find two golf nets on deck 11. Feeling ready for some pampering? Then look no further than the Atlantis spa.
Entertainment onboard is gentle and traditional, incorporating everything from dance classes to port lectures, whereas evenings offer live music, cabaret and variety acts. You’ll have a fabulous time onboard this ship.