Scandinavian Waterways & Capitals

Departs Newcastle  •  17th September 2017  •  11 nights
Balmoral  •  L1722  •  Prices from £699.00 (cruise only)
Akershus fortress and castle at night in Oslo, Norway.
Akershus fortress and castle at night in Oslo, Norway.
Sail to Scandinavia and discover stylish capital cities overflowing with sights and attractions on this cultural cruise aboard Balmoral. Overnight stays in each city will afford you plenty of time to explore, while peaceful scenic cruising through stunning waterways will perfectly complement your time in port.

In Copenhagen you’ll find something for everyone, from the spectacular architecture of the imposing Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, to the pretty pedestrianised streets of Strøget which are lined with trendy cafés and fantastic shopping outlets. No time spent in the delightful Danish capital is complete without visiting the historic Tivoli Gardens; and don’t forget to stop for a photo with the famous Little Mermaid statue. Sailing onwards to Sweden, take your place to deck as Balmoral negotiates the rocky islands and islets of the scenic Stockholm Archipelago en route to Stockholm, where an eclectic mix of attractions await. Tick Gamla Stan – the charming Old Town – off your ‘must-visit’ list, as well as the beautiful Drottningholm Palace; and be sure to visit ABBA: The Museum to celebrate the history of Sweden’s most famous pop group.

A cruise along the lesser-known, but effortlessly beautiful Oslofjord is followed by a call into Norway’s charming capital, Oslo. Home to an abundance of artistic and aesthetic pleasures, such as the Polar Ship Museum, Akershus Fortress and the National Gallery, there’s much to pack into your two-day stay. Fans of Fred. won’t want to miss the chance to visit nearby Hvitsten – the home village of the Olsens – where you can delve into history of our company’s founders and learn about the influence that the Olsen family has had on Oslo.

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Itinerary & Port Information

Scandinavian Waterways & Capitals
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
September 2017
Sun 17
Late PM
Newcastle

Newcastle

Famed for its vibrant nightlife, diverse cultures and extensive heritage, the beautiful city of Newcastle is North-East England's largest and most popular city.

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Tue 19
Early 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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Wed 20
Late Night
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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Fri 22
Early AM
Late AM
Cruising Stockholm Archipelago
Cruising Stockholm Archipelago

Cruising Stockholm Archipelago

The beautiful Stockholm Archipelago is the second largest of it's kind in the Baltic Sea and the largest in Sweden. This stunning part of Scandinavia offers spectacular views to enjoy as you sail into Sweden's stylish capital, Stockholm.

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Fri 22
Early PM
Anchor Port
Stockholm
Stockholm

Stockholm

There are no less than 14 islands and 40 bridges in Sweden's stately and spacious capital, a picturesque canvas of waterways, lakes, canals and trees.

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Sat 23
Early PM Anchor Port
Stockholm
Stockholm

Stockholm

There are no less than 14 islands and 40 bridges in Sweden's stately and spacious capital, a picturesque canvas of waterways, lakes, canals and trees.

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Sun 24
Early PM
Late PM
Cruising Stockholm Archipelago
Cruising Stockholm Archipelago

Cruising Stockholm Archipelago

The beautiful Stockholm Archipelago is the second largest of it's kind in the Baltic Sea and the largest in Sweden. This stunning part of Scandinavia offers spectacular views to enjoy as you sail into Sweden's stylish capital, Stockholm.

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Mon 25
Late AM
Early PM
Cruising Oslofjord
Cruising Oslofjord

Cruising Oslofjord

Cruise the length of the Oslofjord to Oslo, the fantastic Norwegian capital. En route you'll sail by a number of pretty islands, islets and mainland settlements, offering wonderful views from the decks of your ship. 

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Mon 25
Early PM
Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

Tucked into its own fjord and set at the water's edge, Norway's lively capital is a small and eminently walkable city.

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Tue 26
Late PM
Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

Tucked into its own fjord and set at the water's edge, Norway's lively capital is a small and eminently walkable city.

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Thu 28
Early AM
Newcastle

Newcastle

Famed for its vibrant nightlife, diverse cultures and extensive heritage, the beautiful city of Newcastle is North-East England's largest and most popular city.

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Anchor Port Anchor Port     Airport Airport

Pricing / Rooms

Prices shown are updated once daily and are based on the lowest price available for each room type. Correct at 12:20 23/08/2017.
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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