A Caribbean Discovery

Departs Southampton  •  29th October 2017  •  32 nights
Balmoral  •  L1726  •  Prices from £1,899.00 (cruise only)
Couple visiting Orchid World, Barbados, Caribbean
Couple visiting Orchid World, Barbados, Caribbean

Hurricane Irma update: The full extent of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and Southern America/Florida won’t be known for many weeks. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are in contact with port agents in the region to keep updated with the situation and if/when ports are expected to be back operating again. Our Caribbean cruise season may be affected – we hope to make a decision regarding potentially affected itineraries by end of September/beginning of October and will update guests booked on these cruises as soon as possible. The thoughts and prayers of all at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are with those affected by Hurricane Irma. 

Hop between paradise islands in the Caribbean aboard Balmoral and discover iconic landmarks, exotic flora and fauna and beautiful, sun-kissed beaches on this unforgettable voyage packed with ‘must-do’ experiences.

Sample the laid-back vibes of Barbados, where you’ll have the chance to explore the staggering Harrison’s Cave during an overnight stay in Bridgetown; marvel at St. Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and discover breathtaking botanical gardens from Castries; and go hiking in the lush rainforest of Grenada’s Grand Etang National Park from St. George’s to marvel at majestic mountains, huge volcanic crater lakes and fascinating wildlife. During a call into Kingstown you’ll have time to see the city's historic attractions, or go in search of St. Vincent's famous parrots on the island's wonderful nature trails.

Explore Dominica’s tropical interior on tours from Roseau, with hot springs, impressive fumaroles, boiling lakes and stunning volcanos awaiting your discovery in the UNESCO-listed Morne Trois Pitons National Park; and visit the English Harbour and historic Nelson’s Dockyard – two of the Caribbean’s most famous highlights – in St. John’s, Antigua. In Road Town, Tortola don’t miss the chance to go swimming with dolphins, and sample a glass of authentic Caribbean rum at the iconic Pussers Bar; then in Basseterre be sure to hitch a ride on the spectacular St. Kitts Scenic Railway for remarkable island vistas. As well as calling into a string of the Caribbean’s most beautiful destinations, you’ll also experience a memorable sunrise cruise by Montserrat – home of the active Soufrière Hills Volcano.

Introducing very special guests....

Founded in 1967 by trumpeter and arranger Syd Lawrence, The fabulous SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA has been thrilling audiences in Concert Halls, Theatres, TV Shows and Music Festivals all over Great Britain and Continental Europe for over 40 years. Directed by Chris Dean, since Syd's retirement in 1996, we're delighted that they'll be joining Balmoral and will be performing some of their best-known pieces for guests.

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

Single supplement offers available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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Itinerary & Port Information

A Caribbean Discovery

Please note this cruise itinerary has been adapted since published in our Worldwide 2017/18 brochure. This web page is correct as of the changes made on 14th June 2016.

Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
October 2017
Sun 29
Late PM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.

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November 2017
Wed 01
Early AM
Late PM
Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!

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Fri 03
Early AM
Late PM
Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

Located off the coast of Africa, Funchal has a timeless charm, delightfully enhanced by a benign climate that fills this 'floating garden' with the year-round colours and perfumes of subtropical flowers and fruit.

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Fri 10
Early PM
Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. Admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; sail the gorgeous azure waters in search of sea turtles; or simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.

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Sat 11
Late PM
Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados has a balmy, tropical climate, making this very British Caribbean island a favourite with well-heeled tourists. Admire the impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Harrison’s Cave; sail the gorgeous azure waters in search of sea turtles; or simply relax on one of the many sandy beaches, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.

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Sun 12
Early AM
Early AM
Cruising by Pitons
Cruising by Pitons

Cruising by Pitons

St. Lucia’s soaring Pitons are one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular and most photographed landmarks. 

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Sun 12
Late AM
Late PM
Castries, St. Lucia
Castries, St. Lucia

Castries, St. Lucia

St Lucia is the sort of island that travellers to the Caribbean dream about – a small, lush tropical gem. With glorious soft white beaches, St. Lucia is the perfect place to lay back, relax and soak up the sun. Away from the beaches, there are many National Parks with beautiful fauna and native wildlife to explore. 

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4X4 JEEP SAFARI (TOUR D)

Castries, St. Lucia must do

4X4 JEEP SAFARI (TOUR D)

  • Explore the rustic charm and rugged beauty of St Lucia in a four-wheel drive vehicle
  • Have your camera at the ready to capture the beautiful vistas
  • Enjoy time at leisure to relax on one of the north east coast’s most spectacular beaches
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Mon 13
Early AM
Late Night
St. George's, Grenada
St. George's, Grenada

St. George's, Grenada

Grenada boasts 45 pristine beaches and numerous secluded coves waiting to be discovered. Known as the ‘Spice Island’, an aromatic blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and vanilla fills the air. The island is of volcanic origin, with a landscape of crater lakes, rainforests, coral reefs and white-sand beaches.

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Tue 14
Early AM
Late PM
Kingstown, St Vincent
Kingstown, St Vincent

Kingstown, St Vincent

Kingstown - the capital city of St Vincent - is affectionately known by locals and visitors alike as the “City of Arches”, with intertwining cobbled streets that lead to magnificent churches, and an array of historic stone buildings. The town's waterfront has dramatic black sand beaches framed by lush mountains and a busy local fish market to explore.

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Wed 15
Early AM
Late Night
Roseau, Dominica
Roseau, Dominica

Roseau, Dominica

From Roseau you can travel into Dominica’s exotic tropical interior – which soars to 4,700 feet – to explore a wonderful environment of dense (and now protected) rainforest. Discover rich flora and fauna, deep lakes and glittering waterfalls set in a landscape quite unlike any of the island’s neighbours.

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Thu 16
Early AM
Early AM
Cruising by Montserrat at Sunrise/Sunset

Cruising by Montserrat at Sunrise/Sunset

Cruising by Montserrat is always a memorable experience, but even more so when the sun is rising high above or setting below the Caribbean Island's spectacular volcanic landscapes. 

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Thu 16
Early AM
Late PM
St John's, Antigua
St John's, Antigua

St John's, Antigua

The great bay of stunning English Harbour and historic Nelson’s Dockyard are two of pretty Antigua’s highlights. The colourful street market in St. John’s, selling flowers, fruit and handicrafts, is a must-see, along with a stop at one of the 365 stunning beaches – one for each day of the year say the Antiguans.

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Fri 17
Early AM
Late PM
Road Town, Tortola
Road Town, Tortola

Road Town, Tortola

Tortola was a famous pirate haunt of old, and still retains a surreal, beguiling charm. The capital, Road Town, is typically old-world Caribbean and home to the legendary Pussers Bar, the perfect place to try some authentic Caribbean rum. Nearby Cane Garden Bay is a great place to unwind, with its vast expanse of sugar-white sands.

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ISLAND SECRETS DISCOVERED (TOUR A)

Road Town, Tortola must do

ISLAND SECRETS DISCOVERED (TOUR A)

• Discover the natural beauty of Tortola
• Admire the stunning vistas as you travel around the island on an open safari bus
• Have your camera to hand to capture the many photo opportunities
 

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Sat 18
Early AM
Late PM
Basseterre, St Kitts
Basseterre, St Kitts

Basseterre, St Kitts

The elegant St. Kitts capital, Basseterre, has some of the oldest buildings in the Caribbean. Take a tour to Brimstone Hill Fortress to admire magnificent views across the island, travel on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway – said to be one of the most attractive train journeys in the world – or simply relax on one of the tranquil beaches in the balmy climate.

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Sat 25
Early AM
Late PM
Ponta Delgada, Azores
Ponta Delgada, Azores

Ponta Delgada, Azores

Ponta Delgada – the main town on the island of São Miguel – has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafés. The surrounding island boasts beautiful lakes, magnificent mountains, sandy beaches and lush valleys, as well as the stunning crater lakes of the extinct Sete Cidades volcano.

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Tue 28
Early AM
Late PM
El Ferrol
El Ferrol

El Ferrol

El Ferrol is a city in La Coruña provincia, in the comunidad autónoma (“autonomous community”) of Galicia, in extreme northwestern Spain on the Ferrol Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Thu 30
Early AM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.

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Pricing / Rooms

Prices shown are updated once daily and are based on the lowest price available for each room type. Correct at 12:20 20/09/2017.
Please contact our Reservations Team for live availability and prices.
Pricing based on cruise only. Please call for latest fly-cruise prices.

What's Included

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
  • Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.

Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.

On Our Ship

Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1350 guests – yet is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you. Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

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