Five-Night Fjords

Departs Edinburgh (Rosyth)  •  26th May 2018  •  5 nights
Balmoral  •  L1813  •  Prices from £749.00 (cruise only)
Balmoral in Eidfjord, Norway
Balmoral in Eidfjord, Norway
Although short, this fjordland adventure will be a rewarding experience; packed with awe-inspiring sights and experiences from beginning to end. You’ll enjoy scenic cruising of some of the most spectacular fjords aboard Balmoral and visit two beautiful, contrasting destinations in less than a week – made possible by your northern departure port’s convenient proximity to Norway.

A glide along the glassy waters of the Lysefjord will ensure an unforgettable start to your time in the fjords, passing by the idyllic waterway’s dramatic cliffs, majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls – unspoilt scenery not often seen by those on larger cruise ships. A full day in vibrant Bergen follows, affording time to take in the city’s highlights including the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, the bustling fish market and the Troldhaugen Museum – the former home of world-renowned composer Edvard Grieg. Not to be missed is the chance to climb Mount Fløyen via the funicular railway and enjoy views of the city’s scenic surroundings from 320 metres above sea level. Alternatively you could experience ‘Norway in a nutshell’, with opportunities to see the breathtaking Tvinde Waterfall; ride the famous Flåmsbana Railway; and much more on an incredible tour into nearby fjords.

Your ship will sail deep into Hardangerfjord – Norway’s second longest fjord – all the way to Eidfjord, a charming village encompassed by some of the fjordland’s most astonishing mountainous landscapes. You could take the chance to kayak on the still waters of Hardangerfjord and marvel at the sheer scale of the soaring peaks from a different perspective; or venture to the tumbling Vøringfoss Waterfall. For a true taste of the Hardangerfjord – often called ‘the Orchard of Norway’ – you can visit a local juice and cider farm and sample a few of the latest brews. After a return journey along Hardangerfjord Balmoral will head back to the UK, but not before diverting into Maurangerfjord to present you with a glimpse of the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall – yet another incredible natural wonder not usually discovered on board larger vessels. 

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Itinerary & Port Information

Five-Night Fjords
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
May 2018
Sat 26
Late PM
Edinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh (Rosyth)

Edinburgh (Rosyth)

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Sun 27
Late Night
Late Night
Cruising Lysefjord
Cruising Lysefjord

Cruising Lysefjord

Experience an unforgettable scenic cruise along the beautiful Lysefjord, a size-restricted waterway carved 40 Kilometres into Norway's breathtaking west coast. 

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Mon 28
Early AM
Late Night
Bergen, Norway
Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

The Hanseatic city of Bergen has many attractions, including the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, with its colourful timbered houses and cobbled streets; a vibrant fish market; and the Troldhaugen Museum, the former home of Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg.

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GRIEG’S BERGEN (TOUR E)

Bergen, Norway must do

GRIEG’S BERGEN (TOUR E)

  • Catch a glimpse of Bergen’s past in a corner of western Norway that abounds in culture and history
  • Visit Grieg’s summer home in the outskirts of Bergen
  • Be enchanted by some of his works during an exclusive concert
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Tue 29
Early AM
Late PM
Eidfjord, Norway
Eidfjord, Norway

Eidfjord, Norway

Eidfjord is a picturesque village set within the breathtaking Hardangerfjord. It's a gateway to some of the region's most spectacular highlights, including the Hardangervidda Nature Centre and the Voringfossen Waterfall.

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A TASTE OF THE HARDANGERFJORD (TOUR C)

Eidfjord, Norway must do

A TASTE OF THE HARDANGERFJORD (TOUR C)

  • Traverse the impressive Hardanger Suspension Bridge
  • Taste apple juice and cider from the orchard
  • Enjoy views of the spectacular Hardangerfjord
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Tue 29
Late PM
Late Night
Cruise Hardangerfjord
Cruise Hardangerfjord

Cruise Hardangerfjord

Experience the breathtaking landscape of Hardangerfjord.

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Tue 29
Late Night
Late Night
Cruising Maurangerfjord & Furebergfossen
Cruising Maurangerfjord & Furebergfossen

Cruising Maurangerfjord & Furebergfossen

Cruise along the Maurangerfjord, gliding past the pretty Furebergfossen Waterfall for wonderful views and great photo opportunities.

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Thu 31
Early AM
Edinburgh (Rosyth)
Edinburgh (Rosyth)

Edinburgh (Rosyth)

Edinburgh - Scotland's historic capital - is one of the U.K.'s finest cities. Combining beautiful architecture, engrossing cultures and an extensive heritage, this Scottish delight is a must-visit destination.

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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 05:20 20/02/2018.
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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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