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Greek Island Odyssey

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Beautiful views of Santorini, Greece Beautiful views of Santorini, Greece
17 Oct 2025
Dubrovnik
8 nights
Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Join us as we embark on an enchanting exploration of scenic Greek Islands, where the beautiful coastline of Zakynthos meets the iconic blue-domed, whitewashed houses of Santorini. Meander through charming streets lined by little tavernas offering traditional cuisine, including souvlaki and moussaka, and indulge in local delights like kalamata olives and Assyrtiko wine. There’s also the chance to immerse yourself in the rhythmic folklore of Crete with a captivating performance of traditional Greek dancing. Transport yourself to Ancient Greece at historic landmarks such as the Palace of Knossos, the ruins of Ancient Thera and Athens’ Acropolis, with its famous temple ruins, the Parthenon.

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Highlights

Santorini

Discover Scenic Greek Islands

This itinerary has been designed to allow you to explore scenic Greek islands. Balmoral will sail past the stunning Zakynthos coastline, renowned for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, while our call into Santorini will allow you to explore the picturesque island and its whitewashed domed houses that are located in steep, cliffside villages and overlook the Santorini Caldera. From Argostoli, you can explore Kefalonia’s breathtaking landscapes, and Agios Nikolaos is your gateway to the rugged terrain of Crete, with its soaring mountains, verdant valleys, rugged gorges and stunning coastlines.  

Greek olives in  bowl

Experience the Greek Way of Life

We have hand-selected the destinations on this itinerary to provide plenty of opportunity to experience the Greek way of life. Sample Kalamata Olives and indulge in traditional Greek dishes such as moussaka and souvlaki and a local taverna. You can also savour Assyrtiko, a crisp, white wine shaped by volcanic terroir offering a distinct, refreshing taste. You can sample the local culture too, with a performance of Pentozali, a traditional Cretan dance that holds deep cultural significance and is characterised by its lively and energetic movements.

Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Uncover Ancient Greek History

Ancient Greece was renowned for its contribution to art, philosophy, politics, literature and science and made groundbreaking advances in mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. It was also famous for its Greek Mythology, a rich tapestry of stories, legends and myths, exploring themes of love, betrayal, heroism, and the struggle between gods and mortals. From Piraeus, the ancient city of Athens and its archaeological sites can be reached, such as The Acropolis and Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Ancient Agora, while the Palace of Knossos, an ancient Minona palace near Heraklion, can be reached from Agios Nikolaos.

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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 13:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 13:00 22/07/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise 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 £3,299 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 £3,399 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 £3,999 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 £4,399 pp

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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £5,199 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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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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