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
Enjoy FREE Drinks AND tips covered on Freedom Fares

**FREE All Inclusive Drinks Package and Tips Covered, applicable to new bookings only, made between 01/12/21 and 01/03/22 inclusive, for five to 19 night cruises sailing from the UK, departing from Jan 2022 up to May 2023, inclusive. Offer excludes cruises T2212 & L2205, cruises less than five or more than 19 nights in duration, Saver fares, charters, exclusive sailings, & Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled.
FREE All Inclusive 
Drinks Package & Tips covered: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night (where paid). Offer not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, or Saver fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise. E&OE.

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.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is 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.

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.