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River Seine, scenic cruising, France River Seine, scenic cruising, France

16 Dec 2025

Southampton

6 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our Journey Planners have designed this cruise to take advantage of Balmoral’s smaller size. We’ll sail the scenic River Seine, revealing historic bridges, quaint villages, and idyllic countryside, en route to Rouen, and dock in central Antwerp – both of which are only possible on smaller ships. Antwerp invites you to discover Flemish artwork, Belgian chocolates and the diamond district, while Rouen is ideally placed for exploring Paris. The French capital is ideal for immersing yourself in Parisian culture, including art, fashion and culinary delights like pastries. Alluring architecture will be yours to admire, too, from Art Nouveau wonders in Belgium to medieval streets and half-timbered houses in Rouen.

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Highlights

The River Seine in Paris

Explore the Scenic River Seine

The River Seine winds its way through the picturesque French countryside, with its banks dotted with charming villages, beautiful bridges and rolling landscapes. Balmoral will traverse the Seine on her way to Rouen, a feat only possible on smaller ships, providing scenic views of the stunning countryside from her decks. From Rouen, the enchanting city of Paris awaits. Here, the River Seine flows through the heart of the city, splitting it into two distinct areas – Rive Gauche and Rive Droite, also known as the Left Bank and Right Bank respectively. The riverbanks in the city are home to famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, elegant promenades and striking bridges.

Your Hand-crafted Signature Experience | Scenic Discoveries

Typical French Boulangerie

Immerse Yourself in the French & Belgian Way of Life

We have included destinations on this cruise which will allow you to immerse yourself in the French and Belgian way of life. During our time in Antwerp, you are perfectly placed to sample local treats such as Belgian beer and Belgian chocolate, while a visit to Paris, reached from Rouen, will allow you to experience Parisian culture. Quaint cafés line the streets, providing the perfect setting for people watching whilst enjoying local treats, while local boulangeries produce delicious treats, such as pastries and freshly baked bread.

Your Hand-crafted Signature Experience | Itinerary Insights

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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.

Balmoral
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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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 16:00 19/04/2024, 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 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

Standard Pricing Solo Pricing
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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £1,599 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 £1,699 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 £2,199 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 £2,399 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £2,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

Solo traveller offer available   Saver Fare
Freedom Fare

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

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

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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