The Balmoral is named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Originally launched as the popular and well known “Crown Odyssey" of Orient Lines, it was built for long range cruising, with spacious public areas and well fitted cabins featuring excellent storage space. After undergoing a refit in 2008 the Balmoral will fall into the blend of traditional and modern feel of the Fred. Olsen fleet. A first for a Fred. Olsen vessel is an onboard pub. Named Morning Light, it is styled and decorated traditionally and will depict the century and a half history of Fred. Olsen.


This ship has 5 restaurants

  • Ballindalloch Main Restaurant
  • Avon Restaurant
  • Spey Restaurant
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Palms Cafe


  • Morning Light Pub
  • Neptune Lounge
  • Observatory Lounge
  • Lido Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Marquee Bar

Onboard Activities

  • Main Pool
  • Aft Pool
  • Jacuzzis
  • Sauna & Steam Room
  • Gym
  • Internet Cafe
  • Jogging Track
  • Golf Nets 
  • Libary
  • Card Room 
  • Shopping Boutiques

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage 43,000 Tonnes
Star Rating 4 Star
Size/Style of Ship Mid-size
Entered Service Jun 1988, refit 2008
Registry Bahamas
Former Name Crown Odyssey
Length 218.18 metres
Beam 28.2 metres
Draft 7.26 Metres
Propulsion/Propellers (21,330kW)/2
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots) 20
Passenger Capacity 1,350
Crew 471
Nationality of Officers British/European
Nationality of Crew International
Total Cabins 745
Total Inside cabins 183
Total Outside cabins 562
Cabin/Suites with Balcony 114
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 9
Passenger Decks 9
Cabin Electricity 220v
Elevators 4
Self-Service Laundry No
Onboard Currency (subject to change) British Pound