Authentic Andalusia

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  • Authentic Andalusia
  • 1st July 2017
  • 15 Nights
  • Full-Board
  • Newcastle
  • No booking fees.

Cabin Price

  • Inside Cabins from £969
  • Outside Cabins from £1159
  • Balcony Cabins from £2799

At A Glance

  • Sailing from Newcastle
  • 15-nts Full-Board

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Overview

General

Balmoral is the largest of Fred Olsen’s four cruise ships but still retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere found across their fleet. Balmoral takes her name from the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family and features 710 well-appointed rooms and suites.

Despite her size, Balmoral is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways, such as the Kiel Canal, providing guests with some fantastic scenic cruising opportunities missed when sailing on larger vessels.

The Scottish theme runs throughout the ship with the names of all fine-dining restaurants being influenced by the Highlands; the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey. Whichever you dine in, you’ll be in for a treat as our Chef’s produce tantalising menus ensuring no two days are the same.

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Itinerary

1st July 2017–15 nights

Cruise: Balmoral–15 nights

Cruise Itinerary:

Day 1 - Embark Balmoral in Newcastle.

Day 2 - At Sea.

Day 3 - At Sea.

Day 4 - At Sea.

Day 5 - At Sea.

Day 6 - Cadiz, Spain.

Day 7 - Malaga, Spain (overnight on board ship.

Day 8 - Malaga, Spain.

Day 9 - Almeria, Spain.

Day 10 - Gibraltar.

Day 11 - Lisbon, Portugal.

Day 12 - Vigo, Spain.

Day 13 - La Coruna, Spain.

Day 14 - At Sea.

Day 15 - At Sea.

Day 16 - Newcastle - Disembark.

Inside Cabins from £969

Outside Cabins from £1159

Balcony Cabins from £2799

Cabins
  • Fred Olsen Balmoral Balcony Cabin

    Balcony Rooms on board Balmoral range from approx. 180 sq ft to approx. 190 sq ft in Superior Balcony Rooms and feature a private balcony – the perfect place to indulge in superb ocean views, the soothing sea air and a sense of uncanny peace and tranquillity.

    Inside your room you’ll find there’s ample room to relax too, as well as everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Amenities include an en-suite with a bath and shower over the bath (selected en-suites are fitted with a shower), a desk, telephone, interactive television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Fred Olsen Balmoral Outside Cabin

    Ocean View Rooms on board Balmoral range from approx. 165 sq ft to approx. 200 sq ft in Superior Ocean View Rooms.

    There’s ample room to relax and enjoy the view from either your porthole or picture window, and each room is complete with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Amenities include an en-suite (most are fitted with a bath and a shower over the bath, others with a shower), a telephone, interactive television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Fred Olsen Balmoral Inside Cabin

    Interior Rooms on board Balmoral are approx. 160 sq ft so there’s ample room, and all feature their own en-suite. Most en-suites are fitted with a shower, although selected en-suites are fitted with a bath (with a shower over the bath).

    All rooms are complete with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay, including a desk, telephone, interactive television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.

Facilities

Facilities

While you won’t find gimmicks such as climbing walls and wave machines on board Balmoral, you will find plenty to keep you entertained on board throughout the duration of your cruise.

With talks, lectures and classes taking place during the day, and fantastic live performances – including cabaret, stand-up comedy and intimate shows from the resident bands and singers – to enjoy in the evening, there’s something for everyone.

Cruising with Fred. Olsen is about being able to rest and relax away from the stresses of life at home and on board Balmoral it is easy to take your mind off it all. From the luxurious Atlantis Spa, offering a range of treatments such as massages, manicures and hairdressing, to the bubbling Jacuzzis and large promenade which is perfect for relaxing strolls in the morning sunshine or under moonlight, you’ll find there are plenty of places to unwind on board the ship.

Making the most of your time on board to relax and indulge doesn’t mean you have to stray too far from your healthy lifestyle either, thanks to Balmoral’s fantastic fitness facilities. You can work to a familiar routine or have a go at something new in the fully equipped Fitness Centre, which hosts a number of energetic classes; or swim lengths in one of the large heated pools – a great way to stay in shape.

Dining & Bars

Bars

Neptune Lounge

The Neptune Lounge is Balmoral’s main entertainment venue and offers ample room for you to sit, relax and enjoy a fantastic evening of music, dance, comedy and costume alongside your friends, loved ones and fellow guests. Take your seat and experience the ‘glitz and glam’ of the entertainment on board – there’s a show after each dinner sitting every evening – and let our friendly waiters to take care of you, bringing your favourite drinks straight to your seat.

Lido Bar

The Lido 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. 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

Located on Marquee Deck 11, Balmoral’s Marquee Bar features large windows and a spectacular glass roof providing panoramic views to take in over a glass of your favourite tipple or a quick bite to eat. It’s the perfect place to take a break from the sunshine on deck or enjoy a pre-dinner drink or two. Alongside a great selection of beers, wines and expertly-created exotic cocktails, the Marquee Bar also offers a premium gin menu which includes the finest quality gins, such as The Botanist Islay or Bols Jonge, perfectly complemented by Fevertree tonic water.

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 11 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 around the bar in the centre of the lounge, or perhaps take a seat by one of the 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.

Dining

Ballindalloch Restaurant

The stylish Ballindalloch is Balmoral’s main restaurant and offers a fantastic selection of expertly prepared delicious dishes to enjoy. Located towards the stern of the ship on Main Deck 6 and featuring large windows along either side, the Ballindalloch boasts stunning sea views which perfectly compliment the elegant décor.

Dining in the Ballindalloch is a lavish affair from beginning to end, from admiring the fine art on display in the grand corridor leading to the restaurant, to devouring every last morsel of your five-course a la carte meal. And the choice on offer every single night will ensure there is always something to suit your taste.

The Spey & Avon

Located towards the stern of the ship on Highland Deck 10, the Spey and Avon restaurants offer the same fine, five-course a la carte dining as the main Ballindalloch restaurant but in a smaller, even more intimate setting. Carefully designed to make the most of the incredible views provided by the large picture windows and tastefully decorated, the Spey and Avon restaurants offer guests a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

Palms Cafe

For an extra special dining experience, book a table at The Grill for al fresco dining at its finest. Open in warm weather, The Grill – located towards the stern of the ship on Lounge Deck 7 – combines the relaxing sounds of the ocean with incredible views and fantastic food – a real feast for all the senses. Indulge at lunchtime, or perhaps treat yourself to The Grill’s premium dinner menu in the evening – a unique experience that’s not to be missed.

The Grill

Open in warm weather, you can dine while watching tranquil views of the ocean as your ship sails towards your next destination. Enjoy breakfast of Eggs Benedict or omelette, and fresh sandwiches, salads or burgers for lunch. For a small charge, you can indulge in this special dining experience in the evening too.

Bookmark Cafe

Balmoral's Chocolate and Coffee Café offers guests a selection of delicious speciality coffees and teas and luxury chocolates. Sip on Taylors of Harrogate intensely rich espresso and loose leaf teas. Try our sumptuous selection of quality chocolates, from Pralines to Champagne Truffles.