Discover the Baltic

Departs Southampton  •  02nd October 2017  •  13 nights
Balmoral  •  L1724  •  Prices from £1,399.00 (cruise only)
Couple walking in Riga, Latvia
Couple walking in Riga, Latvia
Explore the Baltic aboard Balmoral and discover a selection of the region’s most beautiful, historic and culture-rich cities at a time of the year when these absorbing destinations are less crowded and even more rewarding.

 

Setting sail from Southampton, you’ll spend a relaxing day at sea and cruise through Germany’s impressive Kiel Canal before docking in your first port of call, Copenhagen. Denmark’s delightful capital is packed with highlights, such as the imposing Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, Tivoli Gardens – one of the world’s oldest amusement parks – and the famous Little Mermaid statue. Sailing onwards to Estonia, the historic, UNESCO-listed centre of Tallinn – the magical capital – will be ripe for exploration. A string of unmissable attractions await your discovery here, including the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Kadriorg Palace and the Kumu Art Museum.

The sparkling Russian gem of St. Petersburg is adored by Fred. Olsen’s guests, and you’re sure to fall in love with the city’s overwhelming beauty during a full-day stay. Join a guided tour to marvel at ‘must-visit’ attractions such as the majestic Cathedral in St. Issac’s Square, The Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and Peterhof Palace; or perhaps examine the world-famous jewelled eggs on display at the Fabergé Museum. You could even catch a show at the magnificent Hermitage Museum; or experience a wonderful boat ride along the pretty canals. Another full-day in port follows your stop in St. Petersburg, this time in Riga – the Latvian capital – which is home to the iconic Freedom Monument and beautiful castles, houses and churches. Finally you’ll return to Germany for the chance to visit the Brandenburg Gate, Alexander Platz Square, remnants of the Berlin Wall and many more world-renowned sights in Berlin on a tour from Warnemünde; and to sail back through the Kiel Canal as you head for home.

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

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

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Itinerary & Port Information

Discover the Baltic
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
October 2017
Mon 02
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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Wed 04
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Late PM
Kiel Canal Transit
Kiel Canal Transit

Kiel Canal Transit

The world’s busiest artificial waterway.

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Thu 05
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Late PM
Copenhagen
Copenhagen

Copenhagen

With its vibrant, friendly atmosphere, wonderful culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is a Scandinavian tourist haven. The narrow, cosmopolitan streets are always busy with welcoming locals and are lined with colourful cafes, bars, shops and places to eat. Visiting Copenhagen is always an exciting, enjoyable experience.  

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Sat 07
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Late PM
Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is unquestionably one of Europe's most magical capitals.

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Sun 08
Early AM
Late Night
St Petersburg
St Petersburg

St Petersburg

The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia's most European city, elegant St Petersburg was Tsar Peter the Great's 'Window on the West'.

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Tue 10
Early AM
Late Night
Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Eight hundred years have shaped the city’s unique appearance and rich traditions.

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Thu 12
Early AM
Late Night
Warnemünde (Warnemunde), Germany
Warnemünde (Warnemunde), Germany

Warnemünde (Warnemunde), Germany

With excellent links to Rostock and Berlin, there's a host of fantastic tours and experiences to be had on a call to Warnemünde (Warnemunde).

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Fri 13
Early AM
Late PM
Kiel Canal Transit
Kiel Canal Transit

Kiel Canal Transit

The world’s busiest artificial waterway.

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Sun 15
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 05:21 23/06/2017.
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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Everything You Need For a Perfect Holiday

Atlantis Spa

We're sure you'll always feel thoroughly spolit and relaxed on board our ships, but for a little extra indulgence head to the Atlantis Spa and pamper your mind and body with a range of invigorating treatments. All you have to do is sit back, relax and let our expert therapists take care of you.

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Baggage Handling

Enjoy a stress-free start and end to your cruise holiday with our safe and secure baggage handling service. If you're sailing from Harwich, London Tilbury, Southampton or Dover, The Baggage Handling Company can collect your luggage from your house and deliver it to the ship, then return it to your home after your cruise. 

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Booking your Shore Tours

Booking a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Shore Tour is a great way to ensure you make the most of your time in port. Cruising is all about discovering the best of each destination you visit and our dedicated team carefully research and prepare our excursions so you can do just that, no matter where in the world you're sailing to. 

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