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Balmoral
Launch Year
1987
Refit Year
2019
Tonnage
43,537
Capacity
1,325
Cabins
710
Accessible
9
Balmoral
  • Introduction
  • Gratuities
  • Staterooms
  • Dining
  • Enrichment
  • Entertainment
  • Health & Fitness
  • Kids & Teenagers
Evening entertainment
Tea & coffee facilities in cabin
Welcome and farewell cocktail parties
Drinks packages available
Complimentary tea & coffee during the day and early evening.
Daily on-board activities

Balmoral is the largest of our ocean-going cruise ships, yet is still small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly∘ atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for. Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining venues – the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey – where guests can enjoy tantalising menus prepared by our expert chefs.

Featuring 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas which have been extensively refitted Show less and improved as part of Fred. Olsen's fleet-wide refurbishment programme, Balmoral provides guests with ample space∘ in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with hundreds, not thousands, of fellow travellers. And, as our guests have come to expect, there is always an array of superb entertainment on offer throughout the day, from lectures and hobby classes to live cabaret and comedians, ensuring you can make the most of your time on board.

Available cruises aboard the Balmoral
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Discovering Castles, Palaces and Cultural Landmarks of Northern Europe
19th August 2022 for 10 nights
Rosyth ~ Fredericia ~ Klaipeda ~ Gdansk ~ Sassnitz ~ Szczecin ~ ~ Rosyth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,399pp
Oceanview
£999pp
Balcony
Suite
£3,899pp
Please Call
for Flights
French Rivers with Bordeaux
29th August 2022 for 11 nights
Rosyth ~ Lorient ~ Bordeaux ~ ~ Rouen ~ Honfleur ~ Rosyth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,099pp
Oceanview
£1,299pp
Balcony
Suite
£3,249pp
Please Call
for Flights
UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities
11th September 2022 for 12 nights
Southampton ~ Falmouth ~ Saint Mary's, Isles of Scilly ~ Cobh ~ ~ Lerwick, Shetland Islands ~ Kirkwall, Orkney Islands ~ Scrabster ~ Rosyth ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,199pp
Oceanview
£1,499pp
Balcony
Suite
£5,199pp
Please Call
for Flights
France Short Break
23rd September 2022 for 4 nights
Dover ~ Rouen ~ Honfleur ~ Dover
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£399pp
Oceanview
£499pp
Balcony
£699pp
Suite
£899pp
Please Call
for Flights
Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure
27th September 2022 for 28 nights
Dover ~ Gibraltar ~ Valletta ~ Split ~ Dubrovnik ~ ~ Kotor ~ ~ Vólos ~ Thessaloníki ~ Kavalla ~ Kusadasi ~ Piraeus ~ Katakolon ~ ~ Mahón, Menorca ~ Cádiz ~ Dover
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,999pp
Oceanview
£2,799pp
Balcony
Suite
£10,699pp
Please Call
for Flights
French Rivers & Bordeaux
25th October 2022 for 10 nights
Dover ~ ~ Bordeaux ~ Getxo ~ Brest ~ ~ Rouen ~ Honfleur ~ Dover
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£799pp
Oceanview
£949pp
Balcony
£1,379pp
Suite
£1,999pp
Please Call
for Flights
In Search of the Northern Lights
4th November 2022 for 14 nights
Dover ~ Ålesund ~ ~ Narvik ~ Alta ~ Tromsø ~ Molde ~ Dover
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,399pp
Oceanview
£1,599pp
Balcony
£3,999pp
Suite
£4,199pp
Please Call
for Flights
Morocco and Southern Spain
18th November 2022 for 14 nights
Southampton ~ Cádiz ~ Tangier ~ Casablanca ~ Agadir ~ Lisbon ~ Leixões ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,299pp
Oceanview
£1,599pp
Balcony
£2,679pp
Suite
£2,899pp
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for Flights
European Christmas Markets
2nd December 2022 for 8 nights
Portsmouth ~ Zeebrugge ~ Gothenburg ~ Copenhagen ~ ~ Hamburg ~ Portsmouth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£899pp
Oceanview
£1,079pp
Balcony
£1,749pp
Suite
£1,799pp
Please Call
for Flights
Festive Spain & Portugal
10th December 2022 for 12 nights
Portsmouth ~ Lisbon ~ Cádiz ~ Funchal, Madeira ~ Vigo ~ La Coruña ~ Portsmouth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£899pp
Oceanview
£1,099pp
Balcony
£1,599pp
Suite
£1,799pp
Please Call
for Flights
Christmas Celebrations in the Canaries
22nd December 2022 for 14 nights
Portsmouth ~ Funchal, Madeira ~ Santa Cruz de La Palma ~ Arrecife, Lanzarote ~ Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ~ Santa Cruz de Tenerife ~ Portsmouth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£2,599pp
Oceanview
£2,799pp
Balcony
£4,999pp
Suite
£5,499pp
Please Call
for Flights
Exploration of South America and the Antarctic
5th January 2023 for 78 nights
Southampton ~ Ponta Delgada, Azores ~ Horta, Azores ~ Hamilton ~ Havana ~ Colón ~ ~ Guayaquil ~ Callao ~ Matarani ~ Arica ~ Valparaiso ~ Castro ~ Puerto Chacabuco ~ ~ Punta Arenas ~ ~ Ushuaia ~ ~ Port Stanley ~ Montevideo ~ Buenos Aires ~ Itajai ~ Ilhabela ~ Rio de Janeiro ~ Salvador de Bahia ~ Recife ~ Mindelo, São Vicente Island ~ Santa Cruz de Tenerife ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£8,499pp
Oceanview
£10,899pp
Balcony
£19,999pp
Suite
£23,499pp
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for Flights
Escape to the Canaries
24th March 2023 for 13 nights
Southampton ~ Funchal, Madeira ~ San Sebastian de la Gomera ~ Santa Cruz de Tenerife ~ Arrecife, Lanzarote ~ La Coruña ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,499pp
Oceanview
£1,749pp
Balcony
£2,999pp
Suite
£3,299pp
Please Call
for Flights
Easter on the River Seine
6th April 2023 for 5 nights
Southampton ~ ~ Rouen ~ ~ Falmouth ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£599pp
Oceanview
£779pp
Balcony
£1,249pp
Suite
£1,379pp
Please Call
for Flights
Cities of Germany Via the Kiel Canal
11th April 2023 for 8 nights
Southampton ~ Hamburg ~ ~ Kiel ~ Warnemünde ~ ~ Bremen ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£899pp
Oceanview
£1,119pp
Balcony
£1,999pp
Suite
£2,099pp
Please Call
for Flights
French Rivers of Normandy and Bordeaux
19th April 2023 for 9 nights
Southampton ~ ~ Rouen ~ Honfleur ~ La Pallice ~ Bordeaux ~ ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,199pp
Oceanview
£1,499pp
Balcony
£2,799pp
Suite
£2,899pp
Please Call
for Flights
Bank Holiday Escape to the Netherlands
28th April 2023 for 5 nights
Southampton ~ ~ Amsterdam ~ Rotterdam ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£699pp
Oceanview
£899pp
Balcony
£1,499pp
Suite
£1,599pp
Please Call
for Flights
Scenic Isles of Scotland
3rd May 2023 for 9 nights
Southampton ~ Invergordon ~ Kirkwall, Orkney Islands ~ ~ Stornoway, Isle of Lewis ~ Lerwick, Shetland Islands ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,399pp
Oceanview
£1,599pp
Balcony
£2,699pp
Suite
£2,899pp
Please Call
for Flights
Exploring Baltic Capitals
12th May 2023 for 14 nights
Southampton ~ ~ Warnemünde ~ Tallinn ~ Kotka ~ Helsinki ~ ~ Stockholm ~ ~ Copenhagen ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,999pp
Oceanview
£2,399pp
Balcony
£4,099pp
Suite
£4,299pp
Please Call
for Flights
Bank Holiday Escape to Cornwall and Scilly Isles
26th May 2023 for 5 nights
Southampton ~ ~ Saint Mary's, Isles of Scilly ~ Falmouth ~ Southampton
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£799pp
Oceanview
£899pp
Balcony
£1,599pp
Suite
£1,699pp
Please Call
for Flights
Medieval Baltic Capitals
2nd June 2023 for 13 nights
Rosyth ~ Gdansk ~ Visby ~ Riga ~ Saaremaa sadam ~ Tallinn ~ Stockholm ~ ~ Warnemünde ~ Copenhagen ~ Rosyth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,899pp
Oceanview
£2,299pp
Balcony
£3,799pp
Suite
£4,099pp
Please Call
for Flights
Scenic Isles Of Scotland
15th June 2023 for 7 nights
Rosyth ~ ~ Kirkwall, Orkney Islands ~ ~ Portree, Isle of Skye ~ ~ Stornoway, Isle of Lewis ~ Lerwick, Shetland Islands ~ ~ Rosyth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,099pp
Oceanview
£1,299pp
Balcony
£2,199pp
Suite
£2,399pp
Please Call
for Flights
Maritime Germany with Kiel week
22nd June 2023 for 10 nights
Rosyth ~ Fredericia ~ Kiel ~ Warnemünde ~ Sassnitz ~ ~ Hamburg ~ Bremen ~ Rosyth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£1,499pp
Oceanview
£1,799pp
Balcony
£2,999pp
Suite
£3,199pp
Please Call
for Flights
Experience The Traditions Of Spain & Portugal
2nd July 2023 for 17 nights
Rosyth ~ Leixões ~ Málaga ~ Cartagena ~ Valencia ~ Mahón, Menorca ~ Cádiz ~ ~ Lisbon ~ Vigo ~ Rosyth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£2,599pp
Oceanview
£3,099pp
Balcony
£5,499pp
Suite
£5,799pp
Please Call
for Flights
Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen With The Midnight Sun
19th July 2023 for 15 nights
Rosyth ~ Åndalsnes ~ ~ Devil's Jaw ~ Tromsø ~ Honningsvåg ~ ~ Bear Island ~ Pyramiden ~ ~ Longyearbyen ~ Sortland, Vesteralen Islands ~ ~ Kristiansund ~ Rosyth
Cruise Only
from
Interior
£2,799pp
Oceanview
£3,199pp
Balcony
£5,799pp
Suite
£6,099pp
Please Call
for Flights
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