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Mountains & Fjords of Norway

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Views of Sognefjord, Norway Views of Sognefjord, Norway
16 Apr 2026
Newcastle
7 nights
Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Embark on a journey through beautiful fjords, gliding along serene waterways framed by towering mountains and cascading waterfalls. You’ll sail Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord, and make a special diversion along Eresfjord, only accessible to smaller ships. Immerse yourself in friluftsliv, the Norwegian concept of embracing outdoor living, with chances to hike with a local expert to the Briksdal Glacier, kayak on the glassy waters of the fjords, and get lost amidst the breathtaking scenery of Jotunheimen National Park. Experience how the challenging landscapes of the fjords are navigated by riding the Loen Skylift and Rauma Railway and traversing the renowned mountain pass of Trollstigen Troll Path.

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Highlights

Sognefjord

Witness Mountainous Fjord Landscapes

We have hand-crafted this Norwegian Fjords cruise to showcase some of the most picturesque fjord landscapes on offer. From the decks of Balmoral, you can take in sights of steely grey mountains and cascading waterfalls as we sail along the likes of Lustrafjord, Nordfjord, the size-restricted Eresfjord and Romsdalfjord. Our call into Skjolden will ensure you are perfectly placed to reach the Nigardsbreen Glacier, while Briksdal Glacier and the famous Troll Path can be reached from Olden and Åndalsnes respectively.

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Boat on Norwegian Fjord

Experience the Norwegian Concept of Friluftsliv

Translating loosely to ‘open-air living’, the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv is an appreciation of spending time outdoors while connecting with nature. It encourages activities such as hiking, fishing and boating across all seasons, promoting physical and mental wellbeing. Deeply rooted in the Norwegian culture, it is considered an essential part of the country’s identity. For this itinerary, we have included calls into destinations which will allow you to experience this for yourself, whether you would like to hike across the fjordlands or join a local fisherman for a spot of fishing on a tranquil lake.

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The Atlantic Ocean Road

Discover Innovative Fjordland Engineering

The complex Norwegian landscape encompasses mountainous terrain, steep, narrow fjords, and coastal areas and is subject to harsh climates, including long winters and heavy snowfall, proving difficult for engineering plans to traverse the landscape to be introduced. However, over the years, Norwegian engineers have designed innovative ways to access some of the country’s most remote areas. Throughout this cruise, you can discover some of these engineering marvels for yourself. In Olden, you can take the Loen Skylift to the top of Mount Hoven, a near-vertical ascent which allows access to pristine hiking trails overlooking Nordfjord’s breathtaking landscapes. Meanwhile, the Rauma Railway, Trollstigen, a renowned mountain pass located in the Sunnmøre region, and the famous Atlantic Ocean Road can be reached from Åndalsnes.

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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.

Norwegian Culture

Jeanette Yuile

Jeanette boasts over 40 years of Upstream Oil and Gas experience, and as a local Norwegian, she splits her time between Norway and the UK. During your cruise, Jeanette will be hosting a series of talks on Norway’s culture and way of life.

Innovative ways to Scale the Fjordland

Jeremy Lloyd

Jeremy trained as a transport planner before playing a key role in some of the largest building projects in the country for over 35 years. He will be joining us throughout your cruise to deliver engaging talks about how the Norwegians have been able to innovatively scale the fjordland.

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 14:00 22/07/2024, 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 14:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,599 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 £2,799 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 £3,299 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 £3,699 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £4,399 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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