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Capable of carrying 1,350 passengers, the Balmoral is the largest ship in Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet

More About Balmoral
  • Ship in Detail
  • Facilities
  • Cabins
  • Deck Plans
  • Statistics

Originally launched as Crown Odyssey she was refitted in 2008 and joined the Fred Olsen Cruise Line fleet as Balmoral.

Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral has accommodation for about 1,300 passengers, through 710 cabins and suites.

All the ship's public rooms have a Scottish theme: its principal restaurant, Ballindalloch, is named after a Speyside village and castle; while the ship's other two formal restaurants, Avon and Spey are named in honour of two of Scotland's loveliest salmon rivers.

You can eat informally in Palms Cafe, or more formally in the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey restaurants. Balmoral also benefits from an on-board pub, which has been recently refitted and offers evening entertainment as an alternative to the main cabarets and dancing in the Neptune or Lido Lounges.

Or you could just relax with a drink in the Observatory Lounge, with it's spectacular views out to sea and later in the evening dance the night away there on its popular disco-dance floor -- that's the beauty of Balmoral, there's always so much to do!

Cruise on the Fred Olsen Balmoral by selecting from the choices below, or if you fancy a bit longer at sea, check out our Fred Olsen World Cruises page for some truly sumptuous offers on Fred Olsen World Cruises and Longer Voyages.


Art Gallery


Future Cruise Sales

Hair Salon

Laundry Service

Medical Centre

Observation Lounge

Photo Gallery



Shore Excursion Office



Lido Lounge

Morning Light Pub

Neptune Lounge

Photo Gallery


Beauty Salon

Beauty Treatments for Men




Sun Deck

Swimming Pool


Fitness Center




Food and Drink

Avon Restaurant

Ballindalloch Restaurant

Body Wraps

Lido Bar

Lounge Bar

Marquee Bar

Palms Cafe

Palms Cafe

Spey Restaurant

The Restaurant


Card Room

Deck Quoits

Golf Nets


Shuffle Board


This cabin is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck. Slightly larger than a B grade, these cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television.
Superior Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck.Slightly larger than a Balcony Cabin, this cabin has a balcony, bathroom with shower or bath and shower, and an interactive television.
Superior Balcony Cabin


Wheelchair Adapted
Wheelchair Adapted


This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland, Bridge and Lido Decks. This suite has a bedroom with a large sitting area and french doors leading onto a veranda. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.
Balcony Junior Suite


This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido, Bridge and Main decks. These cabins have a bathroom with bath and/or shower, and an interactive television. Cabins 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.
Superior Inside
  • Year Entered Service 01/01/1988
  • Refurbished Date 01/06/2008
  • Ship Width 93
  • Length 715
  • Tonnage 43537
  • Total Passengers 1350
  • Total Crew 471
  • Ship Depth 23
  • Total Decks 10
  • Total Lifts 4
  • Cruising Speed 20

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