Islands & Archipelagos of Scandinavia

30th Jul 2022 12 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2221
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
Balmoral in Stockholm, Sweden Balmoral in Stockholm, Sweden
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

Appreciate the beauty and diversity of Scandinavia, on a late summer sojourn taking in some of the region’s most scenic places.[ReadMoreMob] In Sweden, you’ll sail between the craggy islands and islets of the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago, and get to explore these waters on a boat tour from Stockholm, where other highlights to seek-out include the ABBA Museum and Royal Palace. See picturesque Gothenburg via the city’s canals aboard a traditional Paddan boat too, and discover attractions such as the Maritiman Museum and Götaplatsen Square; and visit the beautiful island of Gotland for a glimpse into Sweden’s Hanseatic heritage in historic Visby.

Many delights also await you during time in Denmark. In Copenhagen, you can experience another romantic boat ride along scenic city canals, though you may opt to explore on foot to see the Danish capital’s famous sights, from the famous Little Mermaid and Nyhavn waterfront district to the Royal palaces. On the rugged island of Bornholm, the cobbled streets of Rønne – lined with ochre-coloured half-timbered buildings – await your exploration. Alternatively, tour to the dramatic ruins of Hammershus Slot. There’s a visit to Finland too; you’ll be charmed by the centuries-old monuments, architecture and waterways of Turku, and enjoy a glimpse into the heritage and local lifestyle of the Åland archipelago in Mariehamn.

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.

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.