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, and a 50 seat restaurant with a fully equipped
galley. Both these areas have picture windows to give everyone an excellent
view of the passing scenery. 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 ship. 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 toilets. Not all piers and landing stages
are able to cater for disabled people. Please check before you book.
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
... and the Shop and Post Office - currently used as a
store room while the ship is being worked on !