Ship Review: Fred Olsen’s Balmoral by Louise Goldsbury

In an ocean full of trendy ships with fancy features, Fred Olsen’s Balmoral epitomises tradition and comfort. It has no casino, rock-climbing wall or Manhattan-style cocktail bars, but plenty of cosy nooks to relax with a book or meet other passengers. While it suits the old-style cruiser, the interior has stayed fresh with a recent refurbishment of its lounges and modern touches in the cabins. In 2008 a major refit lengthened Balmoral by 30 metres, adding a pool deck, more balcony cabins and a British pub. Carrying about 1,300 guests, the mid-size ...
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