Exploring Baltic Capitals

12th May 2023 14 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2311
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,999 per person
Beautiful view of Stockholm, Sweden Beautiful view of Stockholm, Sweden
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,999 per person

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In their architecture and world-famous landmarks; their cultural and historical highlights; and their scenic, artistic and aesthetic delights, you’ll get to see and fully experience the grandeur of some captivating Baltic cities.

Here at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the safety of our guests and crew is always our upmost priority. This itinerary is currently under review and we will of course keep our guests informed of any changes.

In their architecture and world-famous landmarks; their cultural and historical highlights; and their scenic, artistic and aesthetic delights, you’ll get to see and fully experience the grandeur of Baltic cities on this memorable journey of discovery. Your attraction-packed adventure takes you to Scandinavia, where you’re in for rewarding explorations of captivating capitals. Uncover the many highlights of Copenhagen, including the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, and 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, with ease as Balmoral docks closer to the heart of the city; wander the historic Gamla Stan District and admire the Royal Palace in Stockholm; and experience scenic cruising through the rugged isles and islets of the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago.[ReadMore]

Enchanting capital cities await you in Estonia and Finland too. You've a chance to revel in the fairytale-esque charms of Tallin and it's Old Town's medieval castles, cathedrals and churches, and meet one of the local bell ringers, and enjoy a taste of Finnish culture in Helsinki. You’ll get to appreciate the art and architecture of this pretty city and sample some of traditional cuisine, while you could even relax like a local at a sauna spa. In Finland there's also a rare visit to the beautiful island city of Kotka. Meanwhile, in Germany, Balmoral will take you on a scenic navigation of the Kiel Canal, and closer to Warnemunde, to discover this seaside town’s many charms, or perhaps even tour to Berlin.

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.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral conveys a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.