Five-Night Fjords

31st Jul 2021 5 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2123
Little Skippers Sailing
Balmoral in Alesund, Norway Balmoral docked in Alesund

Although short, this five-night foray into the beautiful fjordland packs plenty of unforgettable experiences. Balmoral will divert along spectacular waterways; sailing deep into the beautiful Fjærlandsfjorden and Lustrafjord will provide postcard-perfect views of lush-green valleys, seemingly sky-reaching cliffs and alpine peaks to absorb from the comfort of Balmoral.

To get even more from your taste of the fjords, you’ll be presented with chances to head ashore and experience the splendour of the region to the full during visits to two enchanting destinations, Ålesund and Skjolden. You could take a relaxing ride on the Rauma Railway – voted ‘the world’s most scenic railway’ by Lonely Planet – and delight in a unique and memorable view of mighty mountain ranges and picturesque rivers on tour from Ålesund, or scale Mount Aksla for views of the astonishing Sunnmøre Alps; and from Skjolden, uncover the spellbinding Jostedalen Valley and Nigardsbreen Glacier. All this is yours to experience in less than a week, thanks to your departure port’s convenient proximity to Norway.

Please note: The itinerary for this cruise has changed since it was originally published. Full details of the revised cruise itinerary will be detailed on your booking confirmation.

Your Itinerary

  • An unforgettable exploration of the beautiful fjordland
  • Immerse yourself in the postcard-perfect beauty
  • Step ashore and explore the spellbinding Jostedalen Valley
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Bringing the world closer

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

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’.

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.