Swedish Waterways & Cities
Balmoral • L1812 • Prices from £1,199.00 (cruise only)
Rosyth’s close proximity to Scandinavia means you’ll only spend one day at sea before your Swedish adventure starts in style with an unforgettable exploration of the west-coast fjords. Charming villages, lush countryside and craggy coastlines will come into view as Balmoral navigates these narrow passages, presenting incredible views to enjoy from the comfort of your ship. The following morning it’s on to the cultural, classically Swedish city of Malmö. A number of attractions await you, including Folkets Park, Malmöhus Slott Castle, the gothic-style Sankt Petri Church and the futuristic Turning Torso – Scandinavia’s tallest building. On the island of Gotland, UNESCO-listed Visby will offer a glimpse into Sweden’s fascinating Hanseatic history. Within the wonderful Old Town – protected by some of Europe’s best preserved medieval walls – awaits a number of merchants’ houses and magnificent churches, including the unmissable St Mary’s Cathedral and the ruins of St Nicolai and St Karin. You could also embark on a tour of Gotland, taking in pretty fishing villages and delightful towns dotted along the island’s picturesque coast.
Heading north, Balmoral will sail to Stockholm for an overnight stay in the vibrant capital. With two days to explore in depth, you could take you pick of the collection of fantastic museums, including the Skansen Open-air Museum; wander around the historic Gamla Stan district at your leisure and witness the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace; and even delve into Sweden’s world-famous pop culture at ABBA: The Museum. There will also be time to take to city’s waters and see the sights from a different perspective on a relaxing boat tour; while a scenic cruise of the Stockholm Archipelago – an awe-inspiring network of nearly 30,000 rocky islands and islets – in the evening will be a simply unforgettable experience. Finally a call into Gothenburg – Sweden’s cultural second city – will provide a perfect end to your time in Scandinavia. Perhaps take the day to enjoy a sightseeing boat tour along the 17th century canals; stop by the Maritiman, the world’s largest floating ship museum; and venture down the busy main street, Avenyn. Älvsborg Fortress and the beautiful botanical gardens are well worth a visit too.
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Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationMay 2018Wed 16Late PMEdinburgh (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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 18Early AMLate NightCruising Gullmarsfjorden
The Gullsmarsfjord – or Gullmarn as its known locally – is western Sweden’s largest and most distinctive fjord, thanks to its deep blue, fauna-filled waters.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 18Early AMEarly AMCruising SaltkallefjordenFri 18Early PMEarly PMCruising ÄlgöfjordenFri 18Early PMEarly PMCruising Hakefjorden & Brattöbadan
Cruising Hakefjorden & Brattöbadan
Sail into the beautiful Hakefjorden & Brattöbådan and enjoy unspoilt views of gorgeous scenery on a cruise to Sweden with Fred.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 18Early PMEarly PMCruising Askerofjorden & HalsefjordenFri 18Late PMLate PMCruising Havstensfjorden & ByfjordenSat 19Early AMLate PMMalmö (Malmo), Sweden
Malmö (Malmo), Sweden
With its mix of modern and contemporary attractions and classic, historic districts, multicultural Malmö isn’t just one of the largest cities in Sweden; it’s one of the Scandinavia’s most exciting, diverse and interesting cities too.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sun 20Early PMLate NightVisby, SwedenMon 21Early AMStockholm
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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 22Early PMStockholm
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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 22Late PMLate NightCruising 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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 24Early AMLate PMGothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg lies on the sunny west coast, with spacious streets and 17th century Dutch-designed canals at its heart. Among the highlights are Gotaplatsen, Gothenburg's lively cultural hub - with galleries, theatres, boutiques, restaurants and street cafes - and the famous Botanical Gardens.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 26Early AMEdinburgh (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.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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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 16/01/2018.
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Pricing based on cruise only. Please call for latest fly-cruise prices.
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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