Balmoral Cruise Ship

Since 1988, the Balmoral Cruise Ship share age-old warmth to traveling tourists onboard. This ship under the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines possesses spacious cabins enough to accommodate maximum of 1350 passengers.

Ship Highlights

  • It was built as Crown Odyssey under Royal Cruise Line by Meyer Werft in 1988
  • It has also served for Norwegian Cruise as Norwegian Crown and for Orient Lines with the name Crown Odyssey.
  • Wonderfully preserved, the ship body market price is $178 million.
  • The British cruise ship can travel at 22.5 knots using its 2 propulsion propellers.
  • Balmoral Ship will be trailing the original route of the famous mega ship MS Titanic in 2012.
  • The crew to passenger ratio is 1:2.7.


The Balmoral cruise has one big Ballindalloch Restaurant to cater all its guests. There are four other dining options onboard: Avon, Spey, Marquee Bar, and Palms Café. The dining establishments are strictly non-smoking areas.

  • Ballindalloch Restaurant – Balmoral reviews give two thumbs up on the appetizing dishes prepared from salads, soups, and wine. You could ask for low calorie desserts. This is a fine dining restaurant and has table good for 2.
  • Avon Restaurant – This eatery is found in Deck 10 of Balmoral Ship. It has the same menu as Ballindalloch Restaurant but it offers a more scenic view of the ocean.
  • Marquee Bar – This is a casual dining stop for lunch and snacks if you want to eat under the sun.
  • Spey Restaurant – This is the sister restaurant of Avon, virtually offering the same dishes and panoramic view.
  • Palms Café – For buffet lovers, this eatery is heaven. It offers a more casual atmosphere when you just want to take away the formal air.

Entertainment and Nightlife

For cabaret shows and dancing, the Neptune Lounge is open every night. You can also opt to club hop inside the ship as 3 more clubs are present; the Observatory Lounge, the Morning Light Pub and the Lido Lounge. The Balmoral has a casino for gambling lovers.


The nice thing about Balmoral cruise cabins is the soundproofing. You won’t have to suffer the noise of the tourist neighbors. Most of the accommodations have bath tubs. The room is complete with luxury items in both entertainment and sleeping areas. It features 24-hour room service, walk-in closet, and an interactive television. Smoking is prohibited inside the rooms. The ship has cabins that cater to disabled or wheelchair-equipped passengers, which you have to reserve before boarding.


Unfortunately, Balmoral cruise does not have a theater room. It does have a library, fitness center, jacuzzis, sauna, and large pool though. The ship lacks steam rooms and sports facilities like a golf course or jogging rack.

Onboard Fees

4 Euros or 6 dollars is allowed as tip per day for cabin crew, subject to your discretion. There are no extravagant onboard fees.

Taking the Kids

Children are allowed to board but there are no specific programs or clubs prepared for their entertainment.

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