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Balmoral is the largest of our four cruise ships but still retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere found across our 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.

And there is plenty of time and space to relax on board with a whole host of lounges and bars providing ample room – another advantage of sharing your experience with hundreds and not thousands of other guests. And as expected, there is always a fine array of entertainment on throughout the day, ensuring you can do as much or as little with your time on board – the choice is yours!

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Indulging in a wide range of delicious dishes – painstakingly prepared by your expert chefs – in the elegant and intimate dining venues on board is an undoubted highlight on any Balmoral cruise.

Tuck in to fantastic, 5-course a la carte menus in the beautiful Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon Restaurants; a tempting self-service buffet in the Palms Café; or treat yourself to favourites such as perfectly cooked steaks and burgers in the al fresco setting of The Grill – whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.

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Take care of your mind and body while cruising the world’s waterways on board Balmoral.

Relax in a bubbling Jacuzzi as stunning scenery drifts slowly by, or keep fit with a few lengths of the heated pools; enjoy a massage or manicure and indulge in the sensual surroundings of the Atlantis Spa; stay in shape in the fully equipped Fitness Centre and much more.

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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.

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Stock-up on all of your holiday essentials including toiletries, sun hats and even a good book; or treat yourself and your loved ones to designer fragrances, cosmetics, bags, watches and more from the shops and boutiques on board Balmoral.

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Balmoral is your home from home at sea and has everything you need for a comfortable and stress-free stay, including an on board Launderette, Medical Centre and Guest Services Desk where our friendly staff will be happy to help 24 hours a day.

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