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Capital Cities of the Baltic

11th Jul 2019 14 nights Sails from Rosyth Balmoral L1915
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
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Every moment of this fantastic fortnight aboard Balmoral will be simply unforgettable, with calls at six stunning destinations in five different countries, including four captivating capitals and the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, combining with scenic cruising of breathtaking waterways to create an incredible itinerary packed with an extensive list of memorable sights and experiences.

After departing from Rosyth and enjoying a relaxing day at sea as you sail east, a call into Copenhagen kicks-off your rewarding journey of discovery. Thanks to Balmoral’s convenient docking location close to the city centre, you won’t be far from the many delights of the Danish capital. The enchanting Nyhavn waterfront district, legendary Tivoli Gardens and the famous Little Mermaid statue are just a few of the attractions within easy reach. Don’t miss the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, too. Then there’s Tallinn, with it’s UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town and architectural gems including the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Kadriorg Palace. Your time in Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital is sure to whet your appetite for the next stop on your itinerary, St Petersburg. This stylish Russian city is renowned for its treasure trove of iconic landmarks, such as Peterhof Palace, the elaborate Church on the Spilled Blood, and the magnificent Catherine Palace. An overnight stay affords time to marvel at St Petersburg’s spectacular sights; stop-by world-renowned museums such as the Hermitage; and even enjoy an evening at the magical Russian ballet. [ReadMore]

Returning to Scandinavia, a wonderful weekend in Sweden will begin with scenic cruising of the Stockholm Archipelago, passing between a collection of nearly 30,000 rocky islands and islets en route to the capital, Stockholm. Here you could explore the historic Gamla Stan district and witness the changing of the guard at the magnificent Royal Palace; visit a number of interesting museums including the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum; and even enjoy a drink with a difference at the unique Ice Bar. You’ll then head to UNESCO-listed Visby, a living medieval museum of centuries-old buildings and magnificent churches, on the beautiful island of Gotland, before a day in Fred. Olsen’s homeland brings a fitting finalé to your adventure. In Oslo – the Norwegian capital – you’ll find artistic and aesthetic attractions at every turn; be sure to pay particular attention to Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Polar Ship Museum, the Akershus Fortress and the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1350 guests – yet is still 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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.