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View of Gdansk's old Town and Brama Mariacka, Maria's Gate, from the Motlawa River, Poland Egeskov Castle on Funen Island, Denmark

12 Jul 2024

Rosyth

10 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Discover the fairytale castles and palaces of the Baltic on this Balmoral cruise. Schwerin Castle can be reached from Warnemünde, while our call into Gdańsk offers the opportunity to explore the Gothic Malbork Castle. In Frederica, you are also perfectly placed to explore outstanding architecture, such Egeskov Castle or Koldinghus Castle. There will be plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the traditional Baltic culture too, from fishing on Curonian Lagoon to sampling local delicacies such as Goldwasser. Balmoral is small enough to sail along the engineering marvel that is the Kiel Canal, passing through picturesque German countryside.

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Highlights

Scherwin Castle, Germany

Explore Fairytale Castles & Palaces

Our Journey Planners have crafted this Baltic cruise to offer you the opportunity to explore the fairytale castles and palaces that can be found in this region. In Warnemünde, you are perfectly placed to explore beautiful Schwerin Castle, known for its stunning architecture and picturesque setting, while Gdańsk is your gateway to the Gothic architecture and towering spires of Malbork Castle. Meanwhile, our call into Frederica offers the chance to step back in time with a visit to the fairytale-like Egeskov Castle, a magnificent water castle surrounded by tranquil moats and lush gardens.

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Man cycling, dunes

Experience Traditional Baltic Culture

Embrace traditional Baltic culture on this cruise with the chance to immerse yourself in local activities, such as fishing on Curonian Lagoon using traditional methods, or perhaps cycling to The Hagen Düne from Klaipeda, soaking in the tranquil surroundings and sweeping sand dunes. In Gdańsk, you can embark on a tasting tour to sample Goldwasser, a locally produced liqueur with 22-carat gold leaf, or learn how to make Polish delicacy pierogi dumplings.

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Balmoral cruising the Kiel canal, Germany

Sail Along the Kiel Canal

Meandering through the German countryside, this 53-mile-long artificial waterway connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea, providing a crucial transportation link for maritime trade. As we sail along the size-restricted Kiel Canal, head out on deck to take in views of lush greenery, rolling hills, quaint villages and picturesque countryside.

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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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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.

Berlin on your Own

Discover Berlin's vibrant cityscape at your leisure with this self-guided tour. Following an escorted scenic drive, you'll reach Berlin City Centre where you'll receive a city map. Explore iconic landmarks like Gendarmenmarkt, Unter den Linden, Berlin Cathedral, Museums Island, and the Brandenburg Gate, all within walking distance.

££££

Warnemünde

Schwerin Castle, Schwerin, Germany

Fairytale Castle Schwerin

Enjoy exclusive access to the magnificent Schwerin Castle on a guided tour through the picturesque castle grounds and garden, learning about the Dukes of Mecklenburg and their fascinating lives. You will then enjoy a guided walking tour around the city, with stops at highlights such as the Mecklenburg State Theatre, Schwerin Cathedral, and Market Square before enjoying some time at leisure to explore independently.

££££

Warnemünde

Fishing on the Curonian Lagoon

Try your luck with fishing in Lithuania’s waters on this adventure. Meet your guide who is also your Captain of your fishing boat and set sail to the best spot for fishing whilst listening to stories about Lithuania’s port.

££££

Klaipeda

Cycling to the End of Dunes with E-Bikes

Mount your bike and board the ferry to the Curonian Spit. Cycle along the lagoon, through to the picturesque Curonian Spit and stop by the dunes. Continue on the forest trail to see one of the most beautiful beaches in Klaipeda. Return to the ferry along the breakwater, passing old fishing vessels and a 19th-century fishermen’s farmstead. Arrive back in Klaipeda and bike to the heart of the Old Town.

££££

Klaipeda

 Rural Lithuania and Beekeeping

Rural Lithuania & Beekeeping

Hosts Jurate and Giedre will take you on a guided tour through their apiary with more than 206 bee families. Watch the bees work, peek inside their colonies and learn how to make honey before concluding with a taste of honey mixed with herbs and local mead.

££££

Klaipeda

Malbork Castle

UNESCO Malbork Castle - Headquarters of the Teutonic Order

Explore the UNESCO-listed site, Malbork Castle, which now serves as a museum consisting of grand exhibition halls displaying collections of armoury, ceramics and sculptures.

££££

Gdańsk

Egeskov Castle, Fredericia, Denmark

Egeskov Castle, Gardens & Exhibition

Discover the Renaissance Egeskov Castle and its stunning gardens, museums, and private collections owned by Count Michael Ahlefeldt. Tour the castle's interiors, steeped in history and secrets, before exploring extensive vintage vehicle and dollhouse collections. Enjoy leisure time to explore the vast museums and Tatianas Palace.

££££

Fredericia

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Dr Chris Crowe
Astronomy

Dr. Chris Crowe

Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a professional astronomer. He will be on board leading stargazing sessions out on deck as well as speaking about a manner of astronomical matters.

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Maritime

Gavin Roser

Gavin is a shipping industry and current affairs expert, and will be joining us to deliver a series of insightful talks about maritime, including scenic cruise commentary as we sail down the Kiel Canal.

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Michael Hindley
History

Michael Hindley

International relations and current affairs expert, Michael Hindley, will be on hand to discuss the Baltic Empires, the Hansa League and the rise of Europe.

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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.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £4,699 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 £5,499 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 £5,999 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 £6,499 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £7,499 pp
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What's Included

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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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