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Mountains & Fjords of Norway

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View of Romsdalfjord, Norway View of Romsdalfjord, Norway
07 Aug 2025
Rosyth
7 nights
Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Experience Norway’s remarkable landscapes on this cruise that takes in the likes of beautiful Romsdalsfjord and Nordfjord, home to the impressive sea cliff Hornelen. You’ll also be ideally placed to see the Briksdal and Nigardsbreen glaciers. We have planned this cruise during summertime, so there’s a better chance of finer weather and more opportunities to embrace the Norwegian concept of outdoor living, be it kayaking on tranquil fjords or hiking amidst majestic mountains. You can learn the various methods of traversing the fjordland by winding through valleys on the Rauma Railway, ascending Mount Hoven via the Loen Skylift, and driving along the renowned Atlantic Ocean Road coastal route.

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Trollstigen, Norway

EXPLORE MOUNTAINS AND FJORDS

Sail calmly through the fjords of Norway on board Balmoral, soaking in the stunning beauty of tumbling waterfalls, tiny waterside villages and steep mountains. Delve further and you'll come across the icy glaciers of Briksdal, reached from Olden, and Nigardsbreen Glacier from Skjolden. You will be able to enjoy scenic cruising along Romsdalfjord, accompanied by commentary from Balmoral's experts, where you'll have the chance to see the Trollstigen Mountain Road with its plethora of hairpin turns and the renowned Atlantic Ocean Road. Lustrafjord is said to be one of the most picturesque fjords in Norway and is at the point where Norway's highest fjords meet the endless mountains and glaciers, surrounded by cascading waterfalls and lush landscapes that reflect in the waters of the same shade.

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Kayaking on the Norwegian fjords

EXPERIENCE FRILUFTSLIV ACTIVITIES

The Norwegian term Friluftsliv, which translates roughly to "open-air living," refers to the enjoyment of being outside and in tune with nature. It promotes outdoor pursuits like sailing, fishing, and hiking in all seasons, which is good for one's physical and mental health. It is seen as a fundamental component of Norwegian identity and is deeply ingrained in the nation's culture. Whether you want to hike through the fjordland, kayak on a tranquil fjord or go fishing on a peaceful fjord with a local guide, we have selected calls into destinations on your Balmoral cruise that will allow you to experience this for yourself.

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Rauma railway

DISCOVERING INNOVATIVE WAYS OF SCALING THE FJORDLAND

The complicated geography of Norway includes steep, narrow fjords, coastal regions, and mountainous terrain. The country also experiences lengthy winters and frequent snowfall, which makes it challenging to implement engineering plans that can navigate the environment. Nonetheless, Norwegian engineers have employed creative solutions over time to reach some of the nation's most isolated locations. You will have the chance to explore some of these technical marvels for yourself during this Balmoral cruise. Take the Loen Skylift in Olden to the summit of Mount Hoven, a nearly vertical climb that grants access to immaculate hiking paths with remarkable views of Nordfjord's scenery. Meanwhile, Åndalsnes is the starting point for the Rauma Railway, the famed Atlantic Ocean Road, and Trollstigen, a well-known mountain pass in the Sunnmøre region.

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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.

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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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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.

Andy Gray
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Andy Gray

Photographer Andrew Gray will  be joining us throughout our sailing, ready to assist in capturing unforgettable moments of the destinations we will cruise by.

David Nikel
Norway

David Nikel

Having lived in Norway since 2011, David has grown his website into one of the biggest language resources for those visiting or moving to Norway. He will be on hand throughout the cruise delivering a series of talks on all things Norwegian.

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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 04:00 14/07/2024, 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 04:00 14/07/2024, 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 £2,699 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 £2,899 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 £3,399 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 £3,799 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £4,499 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

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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