Time Lapse Video: Cruise Ship Cut in Half, Stretched

Check out this recently unearthed timelapse video showing the 2008 lengthening of the Balmoral cruise ship (formerly Norwegian Crown) at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Originally built to a length of about 616 ft. in 1988, the ship underwent a major retrofit upon arrival at its current owner/operator, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines, that included the addition of a … [Read more...]

MS Balmoral Retraces Titanic Route on Memorial Cruise

Exactly 1,309 passengers from all over the world set sail from Southampton on Sunday on a 12-night cruise aboard the Fred Olsen-operated cruise ship, the MS Balmoral, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic. Why 1,309 passengers? Because that's the same number of passengers that sailed on the Titanic. In fact, the entire cruise is … [Read more...]

Cruise Ship In Storm – Cruise Ship Balmoral Hits Rough Seas – Incident Photos

For the full list of gCaptain's incident photos, CLICK HERE For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship is eating some rotten shellfish at a local port.  For the unlucky passengers aboard the British cruise ship Balmoral, their 10 days of basking in the lap of luxury went awry when the cruise ship encountered 50 ft. seas and 60 mph … [Read more...]