Cities of Germany via the Kiel Canal

11th Apr 2023 8 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2307
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
Balmoral cruising the Kiel canal, Germany Balmoral cruising the Kiel canal, Germany
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

Scenic cruising and city sightseeing make this German jaunt one to remember, with an abundance of attractions and highlights awaiting your discovery. On board Balmoral, experience two journeys along the Kiel Canal – only navigable by smaller ships – and revel in views of beautiful German countryside and scenery. In between, you visit Kiel for a chance to delve into the city’s extensive maritime and naval history, and Warnemunde, gateway to Berlin and its waterways, iconic sights and historic highlights.[ReadMore]

Elsewhere in Germany, you’ll have ample time in Hamburg, to visit attractions such as the Rathaus, towering St Nikolai Church, the International Maritime Museum and the busy dry docks, and take a boat tour of Alster Lake, while there’s also a day in Bremen. Here you could explore the city’s UNESCO-listed marketplace and admire its centuries-old architectural delights, learn about the history of the infamous U Boat bunker, or simply take a cruise along the picturesque River Weser.

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 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

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'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

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.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

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.