LOUNGES & PUBLIC SPACES
As you can see, Balmoral is a very
well equipped and comfortable ship. As well as wide open decks she has
two fully enclosed decks available for her passengers.
She has central heating for colder
weather and plenty of seats for everyone under cover. She has a fully
restored lounge with comfortable seating, tables and a bar that can hold
over 70 people in comfort.
There is a
50 seat restaurant with a fully equipped galley. Both these areas
have picture windows to give everyone an excellent view of the passing
On the lower deck there is another
lounge with a bar and comfortable seating. On the upper deck is an
observation saloon with views over the main deck towards the front of the
All the lounges have been fully
restored to their original standard when the ship was the flagship of the
Red Funnel Fleet. Varnished wood , brass fittings, specially made
fabric and leather abound.
The ship has a souvenir shop that sells gifts and books and a
purser's office where you can buy tickets and obtain information on future
On the main deck there are toilets and
a disabled facility.
Due to the original features and
design of the 1949 design of the ship disabled passengers may be limited to
particular areas but are able to access the main lounges, restaurant and
Not all piers and landing stages are
able to cater for disabled people. Please check before you book.
galley where food is prepared for the passengers and crew.
saloon / restaurant.
The upper deck Observation saloon.
The elegant 'Britannia' Lounge - refurbished
with a grant from 'The People's Millions' and now in the style of the
original construction in 1949, although it was originally the ship's
The curtains are
from a design by Karl Marx's daughter !
The lower bar - with hardboard on the floor to protect
the original pattern linoleum coverings as it was undergoing some
This is a popular place in the evenings,
warm cosy and intimate. We also use if for discos!