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European River Cities with Dutch Tulips

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Windmills and Tulips in Amsterdam, Netherlands Windmills and Tulips in Amsterdam, Netherlands

24 Apr 2025

Southampton

7 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

This cruise has been specially timed to visit the Netherlands during the colourful tulip season. You can see these iconic flowers in bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens or even at a tulip farm accompanied by a local tulip grower who can share an insight into how they’re grown. Only smaller ships like Balmoral can dock in Antwerp. You’ll be within walking distance of the city centre and have the chance to explore the famous diamond district and sample treats synonymous with Belgium, such as chocolate and beer. Hamburg is home to one of the world’s most influential music scenes and is where The Beatles began their career. You can uncover this musical history with a local Beatles enthusiast.

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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.

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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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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

 Bridges and Waterways of Hamburg

Bridges & Waterways of Hamburg

Travel to Köhlbrand Bridge to see the container terminal, Altenwerder, before visiting Speicherstadt. You will also pass by Hafen City to Kibbelsteg and journey around Alster Lake.

££££

Hamburg

 Kinderdijk

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Visit Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to The Netherlands’ most famous windmills. Explore the Windmill Museum and enjoy a guided tour of a working mill with a local miller before exploring on your own.

££££

Rotterdam

 Delft

Delft & The Hague

Discover the importance of The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, with a narrated drive through the city before heading to the charming 17-century Delft to enjoy a walk through the cobblestone streets and a visit to The Royal Delft Factory. 

££££

Rotterdam

Tulip Farm & Keukenhof

Tulip Farm & Keukenhof Festival

Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colour at the famous Dutch Tulip Farm, De Tulperig, and enjoy a visit to Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world.

££££

Rotterdam

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 00:00 27/02/2024, 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 00:00 27/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,099 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 £2,299 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 £2,799 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 £3,099 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £3,799 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

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

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