The Grill, Balmoral
The main restaurants are:
Black Watch – Glentanar Restaurant and Orchid Room
Boudicca – Four Seasons, Tintagel and Indian Ocean Restaurants
Braemar – Thistle and Grampian Restaurants
Balmoral – Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon Restaurants
Meal times are as flexible as possible – after all, you are on holiday.
Breakfast is normally served between 7.15 and 10.00am and lunch
between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the main restaurants. A buffet
breakfast and lunch will also be served in the Palms Café on
Braemar and Balmoral, The Black Watch Room on Black Watch,
and weather permitting, The Grill on Boudicca. Most evenings,
open-seat evening dining is offered as an informal option in
Brigadoon on Black Watch, Secret Garden Café on Boudicca, and
Palms Café on Balmoral and Braemar.
On selected evenings, The Grill on Balmoral, Braemar and
Boudicca and The Poolside on Black Watch offer good quality
food for you to enjoy outdoors (Balmoral also has inside seating).
There is also a steak and seafood restaurant on Black Watch – The
Black Watch Room. All of these restaurants require an additional
supplement and must be pre-booked on board.
Catering for special diets
We will do our best to accommodate most dietary requests on
board. We currently cater for vegetarian, low fat and for dairy,
gluten and wheat free diets. All special requests must be specified
on the booking form and we will endeavour to source the
products required, but cannot guarantee specific brands (some
special requests may not be possible due to the location of the
vessel and availability at local ports). Please give us as much notice
All the ships operate satellite telephone systems. All rooms on
Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar and Balmoral are equipped
Use your mobile phone on board
You can now keep in contact with your friends and family when on
board. All you need to do is contact your home mobile operator to
enable ‘International Roaming’ and make sure to take your phone
with you! Please contact your home mobile operator for further
information on call charges and any other bill-related enquiries.
All rooms are fully air-conditioned, as are all public areas. You will
find a temperature control gauge in your room, which will allow
you to adjust the air temperature to your comfort.
The voltage on each ship is 110 volts – 60Hz (a U.S. style 2-pin
plug is required) and 220 volt – 60Hz (a Continental style 2-pin
plug is required). To ensure your electrical appliances are safe to
use, please check with Guest Services on board. Adapters can be
hired on board, or can be purchased at the shop. Black Watch has
USB ports available in the sockets.
Securing your valuables
There is a safe in each room on Black Watch, Boudicca and
Braemar. All rooms on Balmoral have an electric safe.
Room service menu
A room service menu operates on board all ships between 10am
and 10pm each day, offering light snacks (except during
embarkation and disembarkation). Beverages are available 24
hours a day. A menu is in each room.
Paying on board
The currency on board all ships is Sterling. A credit account system
operates on board allowing bar drinks, wine in the restaurants,
laundry charges, Shore Tour bookings, shop purchases, medical
expenses and any other incidental expenses to be automatically
charged to your account. You will be required to register a debit or
credit card at check-in, against which your on board account is
charged. On board accounts can be settled in cash, however a
debit or credit card must still be registered at check-in to secure
the on board account balance. The following credit cards are
accepted: Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa. We also accept Visa
debit cards but regret we are unable to accept American Express,
Solo, Electron, travel agent debit cards or travellers’ cheque cards.
Selected travellers’ cheques are accepted; please ask for more
information before you cruise.
To make rewarding staff on board as straightforward as possible,
gratuities are automatically added to your on board account
(applicable to adults and youths aged 12-17). These are divided
equally between the Stewardess and Restaurant Waiter (and through
them to other members of the team). The amount is not
compulsory and can be varied at Guest Services on board; guests
are welcome to tip personally if they prefer. To assist with budgeting
for your holiday, we are pleased to offer the option of pre-paying
your gratuities before you travel. Please ask at the time of booking.
An excellent laundry and cleaning service is available on board all
ships, along with an ironing room for guests’ use. All ships also
have a self-service launderette with washing machines and tumble
dryers. A charge applies.
Bathrobes are provided for guests who are booked in Suites under
the Suite Dreams package (see page 21). Bathrobes are available to
use on board for guests in other room grades, subject to
availability. A refundable deposit is required and a charge is applied
to cover laundry costs.
Dance Hosts are available to ensure that single guests are never
too long without a dance partner. On each ship there are usually
four Dance Hosts available.
For more information, visit fredolsencruises.com, see your travel agent or call 0800 0355 122