Historic Cities & Islands of Sweden, Estonia & Latvia

16th Jul 2022 13 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2219A
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Summer Celebration Offers: applicable on selected May to September 2022 sailings, as indicated; cruise L2211 & T2212 are excluded. Applicable for new bookings made from 22/04/22 to 31/05/22, inclusive. Summer Celebration discount is up to £250 per person off current selling prices, saving amount varies per cruise from £150 per person up to £250 per person, up to two guests per cabin. Prices shown include Summer Celebration discount. Summer Celebration offer is subject to availability and is capacity controlled. Bookings made via Tour Operators are excluded from all Summer Celebration offers. Summer Celebration Terms & Conditions can be viewed here.

Panoramic aerial view of Riga with Riga Cathedral and Vansu Bridge,  Riga, Latvia Panoramic aerial view of Riga with Riga Cathedral and Vansu Bridge,  Riga, Latvia
Save £200pp Was from £1,499pp Now from £1,299pp

Summer Celebration Offers: applicable on selected May to September 2022 sailings, as indicated; cruise L2211 & T2212 are excluded. Applicable for new bookings made from 22/04/22 to 31/05/22, inclusive. Summer Celebration discount is up to £250 per person off current selling prices, saving amount varies per cruise from £150 per person up to £250 per person, up to two guests per cabin. Prices shown include Summer Celebration discount. Summer Celebration offer is subject to availability and is capacity controlled. Bookings made via Tour Operators are excluded from all Summer Celebration offers. Summer Celebration Terms & Conditions can be viewed here.

Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals available on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply*

£200pp Free On Board Spend or £400pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2023 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 13 to 15 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

includes additional £200pp saving

Itinerary Change Notice: please see updated itinerary for full details.

Experience an insight into the diverse culture and unique history of fascinating European countries, as you uncover some of their most important cities and famous sites. At the heart of this itinerary is a visit to Sweden, an undoubted highlight; you'll get to experience scenic cruising between the craggy islands and islets of the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago, and discover the sights of Stockholm. See the Swedish capital’s number of historic and architectural highlights, such as the Royal Palace; visit the many museums; and perhaps take a boat trip on the picturesque canals. There’s also a visit to the beautiful island of Gotland for a glimpse into Sweden’s Hanseatic heritage in historic Visby. [ReadMore]

There are memorable discoveries throughout this journey though; you’ll also get to take in the historical and cultural treasures of destinations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania too. Explore Tallinn – the picturesque Estonian capital – to discover its highlights such as the UNESCO-listed Old Town, where medieval castles, cathedrals and churches await. On a tour you could visit Tallinn’s Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, learn of its history and even the bells in its iconic bell tower. You stop at the Latvian capital too, with time to visit the Museum of Occupations, for an insight into what life was like in Riga during some of its most infamous years; take in the city's interesting Aviation Museum; and more. Meanwhile, the military town of Karosta is yours to explore during your visit to Liepaja in Latvia too. There are plenty of unique historical sites to discover on the remote Estonian island of Saaremaa, which is also home to centuries-old monuments and landmarks such as the 14th century-built Kuressaare Castle, and in Klaipėda – Lithuania’s third-largest city – including Plokštinė missile base.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is 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.