Five Night Fjordland Discovery

28th May 2021 5 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2116
FROM ONLY £799 per person
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FROM ONLY £799 per person

By taking advantage of Rosyth’s convenient northerly location, you can experience the wonderment of discovering Norway’s spellbinding fjords in a shorter time. In less than a week, you’ll enjoy scenic cruising of awe-inspiring waterways and visit two vibrant destinations, for a perfect taste of fjordland exploration with Fred. Olsen.

An overnight sail from your Scottish departure port to Norway ensures you’ll quickly and comfortably reach some of the most celebrated scenery of Fred. Olsen’s incredible homeland. [ReadMoreMob]Diverting into Lysefjord, passing underneath an impressive bridge that restricts larger ships from accessing this stunning waterway, dramatic cliffs, mighty mountains and unique rock formations will provide a memorable first glimpse of the fjordland’s remarkable scenery. Balmoral will then guide you into Maurangerfjord, to present you with a close-up look at the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall – another of Norway’s incredible natural wonders not often seen by guests on larger cruise ships – before sailing deep into Hardangerfjord, Norway’s second longest fjord, all the way to Eidfjord. [ReadMoreDesk]

Some of the fjordland’s most astonishing landscapes encompass Eidford; taking a kayaking tour on the still waters of the Hardangerfjord is a unique way to marvel at the soaring peaks here. On tours from this charming village, the Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – and the Hardangervidda Nature Centre, which offers a fascinating insight into Norway’s natural environment, are within reach too. Finally, you’ll have an opportunity to step ashore in Bergen, with a full-day to take in this Hanseatic city’s many highlights. The world-famous UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, the bustling fish market and the Troldhaugen Museum – the former home of world-renowned composer Edvard Grieg – to name just a few. For unspoilt views of Bergen’s gorgeous surrounding landscapes be sure to ride the funicular railway to the top of majestic Mount Fløyen.

Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1,350 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.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.