Swedish Waterways & Cities

Departs Newcastle  •  25th September 2018  •  11 nights
Balmoral  •  L1831  •  Prices from £1,399.00 (cruise only)
Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Sweden is lit by the light of the setting sun
Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Sweden is lit by the light of the setting sun
Experience the very best of Sweden of this stunning journey of discovery, combining a selection of the country’s finest destinations with hours of spectacular scenic cruising along breathtaking waterways.

Newcastle’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 here, 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 between the rocky islands and islets of the Stockholm Archipelago to the capital, Stockholm. With time 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. Another scenic cruise of the awe-inspiring Stockholm Archipelago will be followed by a call into Gothenburg. A day in the cultural second city will provide a perfect end to your time in Sweden, with chances 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

Swedish Waterways & Cities
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
September 2018
Tue 25
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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Thu 27
Early AM
Early AM
Cruising Gullmarsfjorden
Cruising Gullmarsfjorden

Cruising 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.

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Thu 27
Early AM
Early AM
Cruising Saltkallefjorden
Cruising Saltkallefjorden

Cruising Saltkallefjorden

Saltkallefjorden is an inner-branch of Gullsmarsfjord, western Sweden’s largest and most distinctive fjord.

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Thu 27
Early PM
Early PM
Cruising Älgöfjorden

Cruising Älgöfjorden

Experience scenic cruising through Älgöfjorden, a beautiful bay in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. 

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Thu 27
Early PM
Early PM
Cruising 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. 

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Thu 27
Early PM
Early PM
Cruising Askerofjorden & Halsefjorden

Cruising Askerofjorden & Halsefjorden

Weave between Sweden’s craggy west coast islands on a scenic cruise through the Askeröfjorden and Halsefjorden.

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Thu 27
Late PM
Late PM
Cruising Havstensfjorden & Byfjorden

Cruising Havstensfjorden & Byfjorden

Weave between Sweden’s craggy west coast islands on a scenic cruise through the Havstensfjorden and Byfjorden.

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Fri 28
Early AM
Late PM
Malmö (Malmo), Sweden
Malmö (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. 

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Sat 29
Early PM
Late Night
Visby, Sweden
Visby, Sweden

Visby, Sweden

The "city of roses and ruins"

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Sun 30
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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Sun 30
Early PM
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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October 2018
Mon 01
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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Tue 02
Early PM
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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Tue 02
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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Thu 04
Early AM
Late PM
Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, 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.

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Sat 06
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 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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