6 A-Z Guide to Cruise HolidaysCabinsFrom the moment you step on board our staff will be waiting to welcome you and direct you to your cabin. Your cabin door is opened either by the use of your security swipe card or by the use of a key that will be found just within your open cabin door. A Welcome Pack of useful on board information, and a handy ship guide, will be in your cabin on arrival. All cabins are provided with complimentary stationery
Each cabin is also equipped with a hair dryer, television and telephone. Many higher grade cabins also feature a fridge - please check at time of booking. In adverse weather conditions port hole covers may need to be closed.Cabin ServiceAll our vessels offer complimentary cabin service for breakfast and light snacks, times and availability of each will be detailed in your Welcome Pack on board. All cabins on all ships have complimentary tea/coffee making facilities.On Balmoral and Braemar you can order breakfast on FOi (Interactive TV) by visiting 'Breakfast Service' from the main menu, or by calling room service.Bathrobes, subject to availability, can be hired from Reception. A deposit of £35 is charged to your on board account, with £25 refunded when the robe is returned at cruise end. Card RoomA designated card room is available on board each ship and Bridge tuition is offered on many Black Watch, Balmoral, Boudicca and Braemar cruises by qualified instructors. CasinoThere is a small gaming area on all our vessels where you can try your hand at Blackjack and Roulette. Please note that games of chance may not be charged back to your cabin account.
A-Z Guide to Cruise Holidays 7Children's FacilitiesBlack Watch has a Games Room which is normally set up for Table Tennis, but is adapted to a Children's Playroom on cruises falling within the main school holiday periods. Balmoral has an Arts and Crafts Room that again will be converted to a Children's facility during the main school holidays. Please note that facilities are not supervised unless we have qualified children's hosts on board. We regret we cannot provide supervised activities for the under 5's. Parents and/or guardians must always sign their children in and out of
We regret that we are not able to offer any babysitting serviceChurch ServicesAfter breakfast on Sundays a Christian service with prayers and readings will be held, led by the Cruise Director. During Christmas, Easter and Grand Voyages there will be a Chaplain on board who will lead multi-denominational services.Cocktail PartiesAll Guests will be invited to the Welcome Cocktail Party hosted by the Captain. This party will enable you to meet our staff on board and help you to get to know your fellow guests. A Farewell Party is also held on the penultimate night. Various other cocktail parties may be held throughout the duration of the cruise, for example for members of our Oceans Club. In addition you may wish to host your own private party at a named venue of your choice on board (subject to availability). Personalised invitations can be delivered to your guests' cabins on request. Prices on application.