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Exploring the Land of Fire & Ice

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Godafoss waterfall, Reykjavik, Iceland Godafoss waterfall, Reykjavik, Iceland

10 Jul 2025

Rosyth

10 nights

Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Aptly named the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, Iceland presents glaciers, geysers, waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes at every turn. We’ve planned this Iceland cruise exploration so you can see sites such as the powerful Goðafoss Waterfall, the spurting Strokkur geyser, and the mighty Langjökull Glacier. In a realm renowned for fishing, horse riding, hiking, hot spring bathing and tales of trolls, elves, and sagas, you can immerse yourself in a captivating culture. As well as enjoying the chance to go whale watching, we’ve planned to visit Iceland at the best time of year to see puffins. Discover how the country ingeniously harnesses the power of natural wonders to transform it into sustainable energy.

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Highlights

Geysirs, Iceland

The Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland, aptly named the ‘Land of Fire and Ice,’ boasts diverse landscapes shaped by volcanic activity. During your exploration of this remarkable country, you’ll have the chance to uncover fascinating sites, from the mighty glaciers of Drangajökull and Langjökull to the spurting Strokkur Geyser and the mesmerising Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel. Waterfalls seem to appear at every turn, too, so join us on tours to witness the beauty of Godafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Dynjandi and Gullfoss, all within reach during this fascinating Balmoral cruise.

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Icelandic Identity

Discover the essence of Icelandic culture through a superb choice of immersive experiences from Balmoral. In Akureyri, you can delve into outdoor adventures by hiking amidst breathtaking landscapes and horseback riding through scenic trails, while in Ísafjörður, embrace the Icelandic tradition of fishing, connecting with the nation's maritime heritage. Reykjavík invites exploration of folklore, where tales of trolls, elves, and sagas come to life, offering a glimpse into the country's rich storytelling tradition. Additionally, you'll have the chance to unwind in rejuvenating hot springs such as Myvatn or the Blue Lagoon.

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Whale Watching in Iceland

Whales & Puffins

We have carefully scheduled this cruise on Balmoral to maximise your chances of encountering fascinating wildlife, including whales and puffins, in their natural habitats. Ísafjörður and Reykjavík present opportunities to go in search of puffins, while Akureyri is considered one of the best whale-watching destinations in the country. The waters surrounding northern Iceland are renowned for their rich marine biodiversity, making them a haven for various species, particularly humpbacks. What’s more, ocean conservationists ORCA will accompany us on Balmoral, leading wildlife spotting sessions on deck and assisting you in identifying any marine life you may see on your journey.

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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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Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Ocean Wildlife Encounters
Ocean Wildlife

OWE (Ocean Wildlife Encounters)

Ocean Wildlife Encounters (OWE) are a group of highly experienced wildlife speakers. Join them for an insightful talk or out on deck to search the seas for wildlife.

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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 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 15:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only 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 £3,799 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 £4,099 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 £4,699 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 £5,299 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £6,799 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

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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