Five Night Fjordland Discovery

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  • Departure Date: 28/05/21
  • Duration: 5 Nights
Overview

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.

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Five Night Fjordland Discovery
Cruise Ship
Balmoral
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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Smoking Some
  • Decks 10
  • Cabins 710
  • Wheelchair Cabins 9
  • Crew Members 510
  • Refurbished 2019
  • Currency GBP
Unique Features

Fred. Olsen's new Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), the latest addition to our fleet of smaller ships. Now standing by to take you even closer. 

These exciting crafts take guests away from the tourist trails to see the natural wonders, stunning beaches, spectacular coastlines and much more - in a way few∘ others get to enjoy. An unmissable, immersive journey of exploration.  

RIB experiences are available in selected ports and areas of scenic cruising in some of the world's most beautiful regions. These include Norway, Iceland Greenland, Denmark, Sweden, The Maldives, Monaco, France, Estonia and the U.K. 

No matter where you choose to explore, our passion for showing you the world shines through. We encourage you to head off on a journey of discovery in every destination to really get the most out of every moment of your holiday. 

Enrichment Facilities

As well as a choice of comfortable accommodation, dining venues, bars and lounges, all of which have been refreshed and refurbished as part of the ship's thorough refit in late 2017, Balmoral features all the facilities and amenities∘ you need for a comfortable, restful and stress-free stay on board, including heated pools and bubbling jacuzzis, a well-stocked library and even a self-service Laundry Room. 

Gratuities

Typically, gratuities are charged at £5.00 per person, per night for guests aged 12 and over. This amount is split equally between your stewardess∘ and restaurant waiter, and will be automatically added to your on board account. While very much appreciated, these gratuities are voluntary, and therefore can be adjusted or removed completely at Guest Services on board the ship if you wish

Fares

Freedom Fare (Brochure Price)
Interior Cabin: £ 799
Interior Cabin: £ 859
Superior Interior: £ 919
Ocean View Cabin: £ 949
Ocean View Cabin: £ 1029
Ocean View Cabin: £ 1049
Superior Ocean View: £ 1129
Superior Ocean View: £ 1179
Superior Ocean View: £ 1179
Superior Ocean View: £ 1259
Sng Interior Cabi: £ 1349
Single Interior Cabi: £ 1499
Balcony Cabin: £ 1649
Superior Balcony: £ 1649
Balcony Junior Suite: £ 1699
Balcony Junior Suite: £ 1699
Single Ocean View: £ 1719
Single Ocean View: £ 1829
Superior Suite: £ 1899
Superior Single: £ 2159
Single Balcony Suite: £ 2399
Marquee Suite: £ 2399
Premier Suite: £ 2599
Owner's Suite: £ 3199

Freedom Fare (Best Price)
Interior Cabin: £ 799
Interior Cabin: £ 859
Superior Interior: £ 919
Ocean View Cabin: £ 949
Ocean View Cabin: £ 1029
Ocean View Cabin: £ 1049
Superior Ocean View: £ 1129
Superior Ocean View: £ 1179
Superior Ocean View: £ 1179
Superior Ocean View: £ 1259
Sng Interior Cabi: £ 1349
Single Interior Cabi: £ 1499
Superior Balcony: £ 1649
Balcony Cabin: £ 1649
Balcony Junior Suite: £ 1699
Balcony Junior Suite: £ 1699
Single Ocean View: £ 1719
Single Ocean View: £ 1829
Superior Suite: £ 1899
Superior Single: £ 2159
Single Balcony Suite: £ 2399
Marquee Suite: £ 2399
Premier Suite: £ 2599
Owner's Suite: £ 3199
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Accommodation
PS | Premier Suite

This suite is approximately 430 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 11.

This suite has a sitting room, balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service∘ and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

This room grade benefits from the Suite Dreams package - please see Suite Dreams Terms and Conditions.

MS | Marquee Suite

This suite is approximately 390 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10.

This suite has a bedroom with a large double bed and a sitting∘ area, a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

This room grade benefits from the Suite Dreams package - please see Suite Dreams Terms and Conditions.

SS | Superior Suite

This suite is approximately 275 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9.

This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

This room grade benefits from the Suite Dreams package - please see Suite Dreams Terms and Conditions.

BJ | Balcony Junior Suite

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8.

This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.

BA | Superior Balcony Room

These rooms are approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9.

Slightly larger than a BC grade, these rooms have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

BC | Balcony Room

This room is approximately 180 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9.

It has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

A | Superior Ocean View

This room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8.

It has a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

B | Superior Ocean View

Around 165 square feet in size, these rooms are located on the Lido Deck 8 and Main Deck 6. Fitted with everything you need for your stay, there’s a picture window too.

The bathroom has bath and/or shower, there’s a TV, mini fridge, hairdryer and safe.

*Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted window.

C | Superior Ocean View

Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

D | Ocean View

These rooms are approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4.

They have a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

E | Ocean View

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4.

It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

F | Ocean View

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3.

It has 2 portholes, bathroom with a shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

G | Superior Interior Room

Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9.

These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

H, I | Interior Room

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6, Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3

It has a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

N | Single Interior Room

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3

It has a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

JB | Single Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9.

This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

*Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.

J | Single Superior Ocean View

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8.

It has a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower.

Facilities include air conditioning, a TV, mini fridge, telephone, safe and hairdryer.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Please note rooms 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony.

K | Single Ocean View

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4.

It has a picture window and a bathroom with a shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Please note that some of the K grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Ocean View rooms.

L | Single Ocean View

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3.

It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

M | Single Superior Interior

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9.

It has a bath and/or shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

N | Single Interior Room

These rooms are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3.

They have a bathroom with shower.

All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Entertainment

Entertainment on board Balmoral is varied with large selection of lounges, each with their own atmosphere. From live comedians∘ to card rooms, you're bound to find something to entertain yourself whilst on board, whether you're looking to have some fun, or just relax for a bit.

Neptune Lounge

Benefiting from refreshed carpets, curtains, décor and new, more comfortable seating, thanks to a thorough refurbishment in late 2017, the Neptune Lounge offers guests a chance to enjoy a feast of music, dance, comedy and costume in ample space, comfort and style.

As the main entertainment venue on board Balmoral, the Neptune Lounge hosts the live after dinner shows every evening. Take a seat alongside your friends, loved ones and fellow guests and experience all the 'glitz and glam' as our friendly waiters bring you drinks straight from the bar.  

Lido Bar & Lounge

The Lido Lounge & Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring ashore, or while away some time at sea. Take a seat at the bar and chat with the friendly staff and your fellow guests, or perhaps grab a table and appreciate the talent of the resident musicians with a glass of your favourite drink in hand. A newly installed, 75 inch widescreen TV - complete with immersive Bose surround sound system - shows various channels, keeping you up to date with news, sports and maybe a few of your favourite programmes, too.

Located on Lido Deck 8, the Lido Bar overlooks the aft pool on Lounge Deck 7 and offers superb, unspoilt views from the stern of the ship whether you’re at sea or docked alongside in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.

Marquee Bar

With it's large windows, spectacular glass roof and beautiful new décor and furnishings, fitted as part of Balmoral's extensive refurbishment in late 2017, the resplendent Marquee Bar provides guests with the perfect place to take a break from sunbathing on Marquee Deck.

Grab a quick bite to eat, or perhaps a refreshing glass of your favourite drink. Along with a great selection of beers, wines and expertly-created exotic cocktails, the Marquee Bar also offers you a chance to enjoy tempting tipples from our premium gin menu.

Morning Light Pub

Decorated to resemble a British pub or inn, the Morning Light Pub has a welcoming atmosphere and charming traditional style. Open throughout the day and the evening, it’s the ideal place to relax and socialise with friends both old and new.

You could enjoy a quick pint or a glass of wine at lunch before spending the afternoon ashore; stop by for a pre-dinner drink; or settle into a comfortable seat and relax long into the night while enjoying performances from live bands and comedians.

Observatory Lounge

Located on Marquee Deck at the very top of Balmoral, the Observatory Lounge boasts the most spectacular panoramic views and is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Sit by the bar, or perhaps take a seat in one of the new, comfortable chairs by the lounge's large windows and lose yourself in the stunning sights while listening to the twinkling sounds of a grand piano.

The Observatory Lounge is also the venue for our premium Traditional Afternoon Tea service, which offers guests a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones accompanied by premium teas and unforgettable views. 

The Bookmark Café

Life on the ocean waves doesn’t mean having to sacrifice the regular ‘caffeine fix’ at your favourite coffee shop. The Bookmark Café serves a selection of delicious

speciality coffees – espresso, cappuccino, mocha, iced lattes and more – along with quality tea blends.

Enjoy a quiet moment with a good book or share the experience with good conversation. You’re sure to be tempted by our heavenly fresh chocolates too. From pralines to Champagne truffles, these melt-in-the-mouth treats are too good to miss.

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