|Ship Size:||Mid-sized Ship|
|Entered Service:||January 2008 (Originally June 1988)|
|Refurbished:||January 2008 (Due November 2017)|
|Aimed at:||Couples, groups and single travellers|
|Beam (width):||28m (92ft)|
|Passengers:||1,350 double occupancy (1,930 maximum occupancy)|
Days at sea can be spent doing as much or as little as you like. Take a stroll around the onboard shops and boutiques where you can shop for duty-free clothes, jewellery and perfumes; join in with the daily quizzes and competitions held in the bars and lounges; while away a few hours with a great novel in the onboard library, or just soak up the rays by the pool from the comfort of your lounger. In the evening, enjoy a pre or post dinner cocktail in one of the bars, try your luck at Black Jack or Roulette at the gaming tables, or dance the night away in the Observatory Lounge. Stop by the Morning Light Pub for great live music and comedy acts in a traditional pub setting, or take in a fantastic show or cabaret act in the Neptune Lounge.
Balmoral has everything you need to help you relax and stay in shape on your cruise. The Atlantis Spa has several treatment rooms where you can enjoy a range of therapies including hot stone massages, aromatherapy and facials. Located nearby is the beauty salon where a full range of beauty therapies are available, including manicures/pedicures, hair treatments and hair styling. The fully-equipped gym has a great selection of fitness machines such as treadmills and cross-trainers, as well as a free weights area and an exercise area where you can join in with daily fitness classes such as yoga and pilates. Up on deck you'll find two swimming pools and 4 whirlpools to relax in, plus keen golfers can enjoy the great views from Sun Deck whilst mastering the perfect swing in the golf nets.
Did you know that Balmoral is named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family? Many of the bars, lounges and restaurants on board also have Scottish-themed names, including the Ballindalloch Restaurant, and the Avon and Spey Restaurants.
Balmoral is a family-friendly ship and welcomes all children aged 6 months to 17 years of age. However, due to the size of the ship, organised children's activities are only held during Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays when the minimum number of children on the cruise is reached. The children's club is generally available for children aged 5 to 11 years, but this may increase if a greater number of children of a particular age group are sailing onboard. The club is fully supervised by trained staff and activities include treasure hunts, competitions, games, arts and crafts, parties, sports competitions and cooking classes.
4 Restaurants - International fine dining - Buffet - A la carte fine dining
7 Bars including - The Morning Light Pub - The Marquee Bar - The Lido Bar Show Lounge Gaming tables
Atlantis Spa Beauty salon 2 Swimming pools 4 Whirlpools
Gym Fitness centre Golf nets
Library Card room Duty-free shops Internet facilities
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The Ballindalloch Restaurant is the main dining room onboard Balmoral and it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with waiter service. Breakfast is usually available from 7.15am to 10am whilst lunch is usually available from midday until 2pm, both with open seating.
Dinner is available at two fixed sittings of 6.15pm for first sitting and 8.30pm for second sitting, and you will have the same table reserved for the duration of your cruise.
The Spey and Avon Restaurants are very similar to the Ballindalloch Restaurant but offer a more intimate dining experience as they are much smaller in size. Located higher up the ship, the restaurants also have spectacular views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Both restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with waiter service. Open seating is available for breakfast and lunch, whilst in the evening dinner is served at two fixed times of 6.15pm and 8.30pm, with the same table reserved for the duration of the cruise.
Afternoon tea is held in the Observatory Lounge each day, giving you the chance to experience this typically British tradition in stylish surroundings. A selection of premium teas from Taylors of Harrogate will be available as well as traditional finger sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones with jam and cream. A cover charge of approx. £6.95 per person applies and you must make a reservation in advance as the Afternoon Tea is very popular and has limited seating.
The Palms Cafe is a popular alternative for those who don't want to dine at a fixed time. The restaurant has open seating at all times so you can come and go as you please. Breakfast is typically available from 7am until 9.30am and features a selection of hot and cold food including cereal, cooked breakfasts, omelettes, fresh fruit and pastries.
Lunch is usually available between 12.30pm and 2.30pm, offering hot and cold starters and mains, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. Dinner is normally available from 6pm until 9.30pm with a variety of hot starters and main courses, salads and desserts, and the Supper Club is available from 11.30pm until 12.30am serving late night snacks and desserts.
Select a cabin onboard Balmoral to view amenities. With a range of cabins, we hope to have something to suit your needs.