We’re immensely proud of our fleet of smaller, more intimate and understated cruise ships. Balmoral, Braemar and our sister ships Boudicca and Black Watch may not boast a daunting list of gimmicks such as climbing walls, surf simulators and zip wires, but what they do have is a warm and welcoming, home-from-home feel and the style and ambience of a country house hotel. A traditional cruise experience is what matters to us and, more importantly, our loyal guests.
Another advantage of our smaller-sized vessels is that they can sail to the most remote reaches of northern Norway, the glorious sun-kissed islands of the Caribbean and almost everything in between. Calling at over 200 ports worldwide, our ships can sail along narrow, spellbinding fjords and size-restricted waterways that megaships can’t access, taking you straight to heart of destinations such as Seville and Bordeaux. There’s no need to endure hour-long, uncomfortable coach journeys – simply step ashore and explore.
Plus, as you’ll be sharing these unforgettable experiences with hundreds – not thousands – of other guests, you can make the most of the time on board and ashore without ever feeling overcrowded, and create friendships which will last a lifetime.