American Waterways & Canada in the Fall

26th Sep 2023 34 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2323
FROM ONLY £5,299 per person
Central park in New York Central park in New York
FROM ONLY £5,299 per person
Up to £300pp On Board Spend if book by 30th September 2020

Up to £300 per person On Board Spend offer: valid for new bookings made from 28/07/20 to 30/09/20, inclusive. On Board Spend amount is determined by the grade booked and applies to a maximum of two guests per room. Complimentary or chargeable upgrades will not alter the On Board Spend value, where applicable. E&OE.

Offering a rare chance to revel in the seasonal splendour of scenic waterways and gorgeous coastlines in the US and Canada on board Balmoral, and explore remarkable cities too, this exhilarating North American adventure makes for an unmissable ocean cruise experience.

Many unforgettable sights will punctuate the exploration of North America’s incredible East Coast. [ReadMoreMob]Heading to New York, sail the Cape Cod Canal, passing through autumn-coloured woodland and under impressive bridges, before waking to the sight of the iconic Statue of Liberty. Two days in the ‘Big Apple’ affords ample time to see the skyscrapers, shop at world-renowned stores, visit Broadway, Times Square, Central Park and more, before Balmoral takes you beyond New York and along the Hudson River [ReadMoreDesk]– only accessible to smaller ships – for views of riverbanks resplendent with brown and red fall foliage. Beautiful autumnal scenes will be revealed as glide along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal to Baltimore, gateway to Washington DC. Once ashore, tour from Baltimore to the US capital and you can take your pick of must-visit sites, such as the White House and Lincoln Memorial.

Elsewhere in the US, perhaps discover the quaint cobbled streets, shops and microbreweries of the Old Port in Portland; and admire the appealing fusion of hi-tech towers and classic Georgian architecture in Boston, home of the famous Freedom Trail. North of the US border, enjoy a taste of Canada’s beautiful Eastern Seaboard, which comes to life in the fall. Visit St John’s, surrounded by stunning Newfoundland countryside and home to the historic Signal Hill; Sydney, perfectly placed for explorations of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands, the Bras d’Or Lakes and Fortress Louisbourg National Park; and the culture-rich cities of Halifax and Saint John. At each Canadian call, be fully immersed in the natural beauty, fresh air and welcoming atmosphere of this remarkable country. Finally, for contrasting experiences to those enjoyed in North America, Balmoral will take you to the sun-splashed Atlantic Ocean islands of Bermuda and São Miguel, for soothing warmth, inviting crystal-clear waters and glorious beaches.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1,350 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.