Bank Holiday Escape to the Netherlands

28th Apr 2023 5 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2309
FROM ONLY £699 per person
Spring scene in Amsterdam city. Tours by boat on the famous Dutch canals Spring scene in Amsterdam city. Tours by boat on the famous Dutch canals
FROM ONLY £699 per person
FREE Drinks Package OR On Board Spend

FREE All Inclusive Drinks: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, Saver Fares - with the exception of Plain Sailing Guarantee, or Enjoyment Promise. All Inclusive Drinks offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability.

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On Board Spend: On Board Spend amounts shown are per person, and vary per cruise. On Board Spend is non-transferrable. No refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused spend. Complimentary or chargeable cabin upgrades, where applicable, will not alter the on board spend value. On board spend is applicable for a maximum of two guests per cabin and is not combinable with any other offer, (with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability.

From impressive architectural sights to unique, seasonal delights, discover the highlights of a duo of attraction-packed Dutch cities on this short, yet rewarding break. A specially timed visit to Amsterdam includes chances to experience the springtime splendour of the Keukenhof Gardens, alive with the vibrant colour and fragrance of millions of tulips, and visit capital’s famous morning flower markets to feel their buzz of excitement and energy. You’ll dock within a mile of the Dutch capital, so you could discover other attractions, such as the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring and Anne Frank House, with ease if you wish too.

Balmoral also takes you to Rotterdam, for a day of discovering the various treasures of the Netherlands’ second city. Explore at your leisure, or perhaps on tour, to see and compare the diverse architecture on display, from the futuristic Erasmusbrug Bridge to the unusual Markthal and the Cube Houses. You’ll find interesting museums and galleries aplenty too, providing an insight into Rotterdam’s extensive, maritime industry-influenced heritage.

Bringing the world closer

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

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, 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.