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Greatest Fjords of Norway

12th Jul 2018 9 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L1819
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
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Solo traveller offer available
Featuring nine of the top ten fjord experiences, as voted by the Norwegian public in Fjord Norway’s 2013 survey, this incredible cruise is your chance to discover the very best of the fjordland; made possible by Balmoral’s ability to divert into away from the coastal routes and straight into the heart of the region.
 

While spending just nine nights away, you’ll experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the amazing part of the world to the full, taking in a string of simply spectacular waterways and enchanting destinations. Up first is a memorable sail along Lysefjord, passing by mighty mountains and tumbling waterfalls at sunset; before a day is spent sailing the full length of Hardangerfjord – the ‘Queen of the Fjords’ – and Maurangerfjord to catch a glimpse of the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall. Over the next two days Balmoral will stop at two enchanting fjord villages, Flåm and Olden. From Flåm you could ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway and marvel at the Kjofossen Waterfall, or take in views of Aurlandsfjord from the 650-metre high Stegastein Lookout; while Olden is your gateway to an abundance of natural wonders, from the breathtaking Briksdal Glacier to the gorgeous Lovatnet Lake. You’ll also enjoy unforgettable scenic cruising of Nærøyfjord – one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites – and the glorious Nordfjord; and see the majestic Hornelen sea cliff from your ship’s decks. [ReadMore]

A call into Hellesylt follows for the chance to discover the striking Hellesylt Waterfall, Tystigen Glacier and Hornindalsvatnet – Europe’s deepest lake – before you spend yet another magical evening on board Balmoral taking in the unspoilt scenery of some of Norway’s highest-rated waterways. Be sure to have your camera to hand to capture the unspoilt landscapes of Geirangerfjord – another of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites – and the glorious Seven Sisters Waterfall; as well as the picturesque Sunnylvsfjord and Storfjord, home of the magnificent Strandafjellet Mountain. Calls into two attractive, vibrant cities conclude your cruise. In Kristiansund your ship will dock just 100 metres from the centre, so you’ll be perfectly placed to take in the highlights on a relaxing stroll; or take a trip along the Atlantic Ocean Road – once voted the ‘world’s best road trip’ by The Guardian. Before heading back to the UK, you’ll visit Bergen for the chance to explore the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and take the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. 

Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1350 guests – yet is still 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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

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We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.