Named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, the Balmoral may well be smaller than other cruise ships but she is rather beautiful.
Her streamline build and versatility allow this lightweight cruiser to easily make her way around some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways, including the Kiel Canal and River Seine.
Part of the Fred. Olsen fleet and featuring only 710 cabins, the sleek Balmoral has earned a loyal cruise following with a great reputation and warm atmosphere.
|Year built||1988 / Age: 34|
|Builder||Meyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)|
|Building cost||USD 180 million|
|Engines (power)||MAK-Caterpillar (21.3 MW / 28564 hp)|
|Speed||23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph|
|Length (LOA)||218 m / 715 ft|
|Beam (width)||32 m / 105 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||43537 gt|
|Passengers||1350 – 1420|
|Decks with cabins||7|
|Former names||Crown Odyssey|
|Owner||Balmoral Cruise Ltd|
|Operator||Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd|