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Norway's Arctic Islands & Mountainous Vistas

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Henningsvær (Lofoten, Norway) from above. Henningsvær (Lofoten, Norway) from above.
17 Jun 2025
Rosyth
10 nights
Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Join us on this summer exploration of Arctic Norway, embracing a panorama of rugged mountains, crystalline waters and remote islands. Traverse the enchanting Lofoten Islands, with highlights including a scenic cruise past picturesque Reine and a day in Leknes, your gateway to the scenic vistas of Henningsvær. You’ll also sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range, and Torghatten, a unique mountain with a hole through its centre. Witness nature at its best as your cruise aligns with chances to see the Midnight Sun and marine life such as whales. Gain insights into the region’s innovative transport connections, from the Tromsø cable car to the Atlantic Ocean Road – one of the world’s most scenic driving routes.

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Highlights

View over the Reinefjorden to the fishing village Reine , Lofoten, Norway,

Arctic Fjord Landscapes

Located north of the Arctic Circle, the Norwegian archipelago of Lofoten offers a blend of untamed wilderness and stunning coastal vistas. Here, mountains command the skyline, their rugged peaks juxtaposed against the crystal-clear waters below. As we traverse this picturesque landscape, you'll be entranced by the pristine beauty surrounding you. Among the highlights of your journey is a scenic cruise past Reine, a quaint village nestled amidst dramatic fjords and steep cliffs, its colourful wooden houses peppering the shoreline. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to join a tour of Henningsvær, another charming fishing village renowned for its idyllic setting and vibrant cultural scene.

Orca conservationists taking pictures from deck

Summer Wildlife in the Arctic

We’ve timed your Balmoral cruise to maximise your chances of encountering the Arctic’s summer wildlife along the coast and inlets of the Lofoten Islands. In addition to the abundant seabird population, the waters are home to marine life such as orcas and porpoises at this time of year. To enrich your adventure, experts from wildlife charity ORCA will be on board to assist you in identifying the diverse species that you may be lucky enough to encounter on your journey. From out on deck, immerse yourself in the thrill of spotting these remarkable creatures.

Panoramic view of Tromso city from Mt. Storsteinen in summer, northen Norway. A famous view from the top of fjellheisen cable car station, Tromso.

Innovative Transport Connections

Discover innovative transport connections as we delve into this captivating region. In Tromsø, the Fjellheisen Cable Car offers visitors the chance to ascend Mount Storsteinen. Rising 420 metres above sea level, this iconic attraction provides unparalleled panoramic views of the city, its surrounding islands, and the majestic Norwegian Fjords. Elsewhere, you'll have the opportunity to uncover the history of Sortland's renowned Coastal Steamer, while Kristiansund is your gateway to the Atlantic Ocean Road – hailed as one of the world's most spectacular drives – which winds its way along the rugged coastline of Norway's western shores.

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Life On Board

Introducing Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open deck space.

Balmoral
Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn

Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts max speed
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Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

ORCA
Ocean Wildlife

Orca

Founded in 2001, ORCA is a group of Ocean Conservationists. Join them out on deck to search the seas for marine life.

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Will Cheung - Go Stargazing
Photography

Wil Cheung

International published photographer, Wil Cheung will  be joining us throughout our sailing, ready to assist in capturing unforgettable moments of the destinations we will cruise by.

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 03:00 14/07/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 03:00 14/07/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Balmoral's Balcony Junior Suites have a large cabin area and private balcony

Freedom Fare From £3,699 pp
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Superior Suite (SS)

Located on decks 9 & 10, Superior Suites have a balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £3,999 pp
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Marquee Suite (MS)

Situated on deck 10, Marquee Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £4,599 pp

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Premier Suite (PS)

Located on deck 10, Premier Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £5,199 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £6,899 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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