Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral

OCG Class
Mainstream
Balmoral
Year Built1988
Year Last Refurbished2017
Capacity1,340 passengers
Decks9
Tonnage43,537
RegistryBahamas

Overview

The largest vessel operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, Balmoral offers 7- to 14-day cruises around Northern Europe, the Canary Islands and Mediterranean. The ship is popular with British cruisers, many 65 and older, who enjoy a mix of peace and quiet, shore excursions, and the occasional sing-a-long. Daytime enrichment programs and nightly productions of show tunes are highlights.

Balmoral Ship Profile & Stats

  • Cruise Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Ship Type: Cruise Ship
  • Line Class: Mainstream
  • Former Name: Norwegian Crown, Crown Odyssey
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Year Built: 1988
  • Year Last Refurbished: 2017
  • Capacity: 1,340 passengers
  • Decks: 9
  • Gross Tonnage: 43,537
  • Length: 714 ft
  • Beam: 93 ft
  • Average Speed: 20 knots
  • Inside Cabins: 179
  • Outside Cabins: 562
  • Nationality of Officers: Norwegian
  • Nationality of Crew: International
  • Number of Crew: 471

Balmoral On-Board Recreation

  • Indoor Pools: 1
  • Outdoor Pools: 1
  • Spa: Yes
  • Casino: Yes

Balmoral Dining Choices

  • Ballindalloch Restaurant Cuisine: Continental (Capacity: 600)
  • Avon
  • Spey Cuisine: Continental (Capacity: 112)

Balmoral Entertainment

  • Neptune Lounge: Shows, dancing, lectures (Capacity: 500)
  • Lido Bar: Cocktails, lounge (Capacity: 94)
  • Observatory Lounge: Dancing, cocktails, meetings (Capacity: 273)
  • Palms Cafe: Buffet (Capacity: 187)