French Rivers of Normandy and Bordeaux

19th Apr 2023 9 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2308
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,199 per person
Aerial view, Bordeaux vineyard, landscape vineyard, France Aerial view, Bordeaux vineyard, landscape vineyard, France
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,199 per person

The Olsen Way Highlights

Balmoral will take you on a scenic journey along the Gironde, Garonne and size-restricted Seine rivers, passing quaint villages and countryside.

The romantic French capital, Paris, and Marais Poitevin (Green Venice) can be visited on tours from Rouen and La Pallice respectively, while Honfleur is well located for trying authentic camembert and calvados.

Balmoral will dock just footsteps away from Bordeaux’s centre, so you can explore the city with ease. There is also a chance to visit a local vineyard, where the owners will guide you through a tasting session.


Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral conveys a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.