Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

12th Oct 2021 16 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2132
Four Fred.s in Lisbon
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
Balmoral in Lisbon L2132 Balmoral in Lisbon L2132
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
FREE Drinks Package OR £250pp On Board Spend

FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, Saver Fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise. . All Inclusive Drinks offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability. 


*On Board Spend £250 per person: On Board Spend amount applies to a maximum of two guests per cabin. Spend is non-transferable and no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused Spend. Complimentary or chargeable upgrades will not alter the On Board Spend value, where applicable. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability.  E&OE.

Sailing to the western Mediterranean in the autumn, you’ll trade the seasonal gloom back home for the sunshine of Spain as you go in search of magnificent historical sites. What’s more, you’ll also get to be part of the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, joining guests and crew from Fred. Olsen’s entire fleet of ocean-going ships for an unforgettable day of celebration. [ReadMoreMob]

For ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’, Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca and Braemar will dock alongside each other in the Portuguese capital, to create a spectacular occasion similar to those enjoyed at our Bergen and Cádiz events in recent years. On this very special day, you’ll get to enjoy fantastic live entertainment from local performers and crews from all four ships; take part in exciting activities; tuck-in to delicious, specially prepared menus; visit the other ships in the fleet, to explore and meet up with guests and crew you may know from previous cruises; and much more. [ReadMoreDesk]Meanwhile, your time in Lisbon is also a chance to delve into the city’s rich maritime history – a relaxed walking tour the charming streets, seeking out their iconic monuments and landmarks, is a great way to immerse yourself in the local heritage and culture.

During your time in the Med, an exploration of Spain’s beautiful coastline makes for a chance to visit some of the region’s most fascinating cities, explore their historical hearts and scenic surrounding for fascinating monuments and landmarks, and immerse yourself in their rich heritage. The diverse attractions of Malaga await; this Andalusian gem is home of highlights such as the magnificent Alhambra Palace. The 9th century mountaintop city of Ronda, and UNESCO-listed Antequera Dolmens archaeological site are within reach on tours too. Also on the sun-kissed shores of Andalusia, you’ll get to explore the enchanting Old Town of Cádiz; the cathedral and plazas offer a glimpse of the city’s ancient history, while tapas bars serve an authentic taste of local heritage. There’s also a visit to Cartagena, where the medieval castle, Roman amphitheatre and Bateria de Castillitos feature high on the ‘must-visit’ list; Gibraltar, home of the iconic rock and the remarkable Gorham’s Caves; and the maritime city of La Coruna. Elsewhere, Braemar takes you to Belgium to, where you’re sure to succumb to the charm of Antwerp, while historic Oporto awaits during your time in Portugal too.

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

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.