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14 Feb 2026

Southampton

5 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Embark on a captivating five-night cruise meticulously designed to take advantage of Balmoral’s smaller size. The highlight awaits as we gracefully navigate the picturesque River Seine, a winding waterway adorned with historic bridges, charming villages, and idyllic countryside. Upon reaching Rouen, indulge in the delights of Paris, where art, fashion, and delightful treats from quaint boulangeries beckon. Antwerp, famed for its diamond district, Flemish masterpieces, and Belgian indulgences like chocolate and beer, awaits exploration, too. Marvel at awe-inspiring landmarks, particularly in the French capital where medieval history is evident in the timber houses and Palais des Archevêques.

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Highlights

Paris with the River Seine

Explore Scenic Waterways

Balmoral will sail along the picturesque River Seine on her way to Rouen, a feat only possible on smaller ships. This winding waterway meanders through the scenic French countryside, and is adorned with charming villages, sweeping countryside landscapes and beautiful bridges, each with its own architectural style and historical significance. From Rouen, the captivating city of Paris awaits, with the Seine flowing through the heart of the city, dividing it into two distinct parts – the Rive Gauche, also known as the Left Bank, and the Rive Droite, also known as the Right Bank. The riverbanks here are adorned with elegant promenades and historic landmarks, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum and the famous Eiffel Tower.

Your Hand-crafted Signature Experience | Scenic Discoveries

Belgian Waffles

Discover the French & Belgian Way of Life

Our Journey Planners have hand-selected destinations for this itinerary to allow you to immerse yourself in the French and Belgian way of life. In Antwerp, you are perfectly placed to enjoy local delicacies, such as Belgian waffles, Belgian chocolate and Belgian beer, while our call into Roeun is your gateway to the French capital, Paris. Effortlessly blending centuries-old charm with modern vibrancy, you can stroll along the banks of the scenic River Seine, where locals gather to picnic and unwind against the backdrop of historic bridges and riverside boulevards and experience the Parisian café culture. You could even visit a local boulangerie, celebrated worldwide for their high-quality bread and pastries, with the city’s bakers taking great pride in crafting a variety of delicious treats, such as croissants, pain au chocolat and éclairs.

Your Hand-crafted Signature Experience | Itinerary Insights

Itinerary

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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.

Balmoral
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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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 15:00 19/04/2024, 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 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

Standard Pricing Solo Pricing
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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £1,399 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 £1,499 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 £1,799 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 £1,999 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £2,499 pp
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Cruise Offers

Solo traveller offer available   Saver Fare
Freedom Fare

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

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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Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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