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.
8 A-Z Guide to Cruise HolidaysDaily TimesEach evening a Daily Times newsletter will be placed in your cabin, detailing events and timings for the following day.
This will include time zone changes and dress code guidelines.DancingThere will be plenty of opportunity to practise and show
your dancing skills on board. From ballroom to line dancing and dancing the night away in the disco, there is the variety to suit all tastes and skills. Dance classes are often held throughout the cruise, details of which will be advertised in the Daily Times. Dance hosts are on board all cruises to make sure single Guests are never too long without a dance partner. DiningThe Maitre d' on board allocates your final table arrangements. Your preferred dining time, early (6.15pm) or main (8.30pm) will be confirmed, subject to availability, at time of booking. When you arrive on board you will find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin, which will advise you of your table number and dining time. A buffet breakfast and lunch will also be served in the Palms Cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral, the Braemar Garden Cafe on Black Watch and Secret Garden on Boudicca. Weather permitting food may also be available from outside deck areas.The main restaurants are:Black Watch Glentanar RestaurantBoudicca Four Seasons and Tintagel RestaurantsBraemar Thistle and Grampian RestaurantsBalmoral Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey Restaurants. Ballindalloch is the main restaurant on Deck 6, whilst the Avon and Spey are more intimate restaurants on Deck 10. Menu and service
are identical.Mealtimes 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 cafe