Bank Holiday Escape to Cornwall and Scilly Isles

26th May 2023 5 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2312
FREEDOM FARE FROM £799 per person
Panoramic view on Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall in England, UK Panoramic view on Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall in England, UK
FREEDOM FARE FROM £799 per person
£50pp FREE On Board Spend or £100pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

As you sail this short, yet relaxing and rewarding late-spring journey along England’s south coast and to beautiful, somewhat remote islands, you’re in for a memorable Bank Holiday break. Visiting Cornish shores, you’ll delight in views of the Fal Estuary’s gorgeous landscapes and stop overnight in Falmouth. Balmoral docks close to the centre of this charming town; you’ll be perfectly placed to explore, find somewhere to enjoy a traditional cream tea and scone or two, and take in highlights such as Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum. Falmouth is also your gateway to the famous Eden Project, the scenic Lizard Peninsula, and Lost Gardens of Heligan.[ReadMore]

Off the coast of Cornwall, the scenic Isles of Scilly await you. Not only will you get to admire the beauty of the islands from your smaller ship, but a visit to St Mary’s affords an opportunity to experience it ashore too. You’ve time to explore the landscapes of Scilly’s largest island, with its picturesque countryside interiors, charming little towns and inviting coastline, where golden-sand beaches and rippling waters await. What’s more, you’ll experience scenic cruising by the Channel Islands, and revel in the beauty of British coastline, all from the comfort of your smaller cruise ship.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 


We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.


We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.


We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral conveys a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.