In Search of the Northern Lights

24th Mar 2022 8 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2206
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
Spectacular Northern Lights over Tromso at night Spectacular Northern Lights over Tromso at night
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
FREE Drinks Package OR £125pp 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. 

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*On Board Spend £125 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.

 

From glorious snow-smothered landscapes to enchanting native wildlife, you’ll encounter Northern Norway’s wonders at their most dramatic in just eight nights after departing the northerly port of Newcastle. This winter adventure will be full of unforgettable experiences, with chances to witness the astounding Aurora Borealis the icing on the cake. When darkness descends, you might be lucky enough to see Mother Nature’s spectacular Northern Lights illuminating the night sky with dancing ribbons of colour as you breathe in the Arctic’s cool, crisp air, all whilst wrapped up warm out on Balmoral’s classic open decks.

There are many magical memories to create during time ashore too. You could uncover a wonderland of wintery scenes on an exhilarating husky ride, with a chance to ‘take the reins’ as a Musher and experience the thrill of guiding your team into the unspoilt wilderness, during a visit to Tromsø. At Bodø, situated on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, immerse yourself in the town’s rugged scenery and fishing heritage, and listen out for soaring Sea Eagles overhead; and perhaps head to the top of Mount Aksla in Ålesund, for postcard-perfect panoramas. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, you’ll get to marvel at the magnificence of the unique Torghatten ‘mountain with a hole’ and striking Seven Sisters from the comfort of your smaller ship too.

Your Itinerary

  • Experience Arctic Norway at its most dramatic
  • A chance to see ribbons of colour across the night sky
  • Ashore, you can explore breathtaking coastal scenery
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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.