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In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas L2328

FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,699 per person
The northern lights over Alta city, Norway The northern lights over Alta city, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,699 per person
Enjoy FREE Drinks OR FREE On Board Spend

These Terms and Conditions are in addition to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ (FOCL) standard Terms and Conditions, which are available here, and on request. Both must be read before booking. Fares are per person, based on standard occupancy of the lead-in cabin of named category, subject to availability. ‘PP’ is per person. Information shown is correct at time of going to print (November 2022), but fares are capacity controlled and may change at any time. Call for latest prices. All offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notice, cannot be combined, are subject to availability and cannot be applied retrospectively. Cruise descriptions (and images in the email) include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. Shore Tours are subject to availability and service operation. We reserve the right to amend itineraries for operational reasons. Some ports may be at anchor, intermediate days are at sea.
*From price of £599 per person is based on two sharing an interior twin cabin, on cruises L2309 & T2329, and is subject to availability, and capacity controlled.
Free drinks package or free on board spend offer: applicable to new bookings only, made between 01/02/23 and 28/02/23 inclusive, for five to 29 night cruises sailing from the UK, departing in 2023, as highlighted on FredOlsencruises.com. Offer excludes fly-cruises and cruises less than five or more than 29 nights in duration. Guests may choose either Free drinks package or on board spend per person, on applicable cruises. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled. Saver fares, charters, exclusive sailings, & Tour Operator holidays are excluded from the offer.
In addition to above:
FREE Drinks package: Free drinks package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here.
FREE Onboard spend: Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, at £15 per person per night. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money.

21 Dec 2023

Southampton

14 nights

Balmoral

The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

This adventure into the Arctic wilderness includes chances to spot the colourful ribbons of the Northern Lights. You will cruise past the Seven Sisters mountains and Torghatten, a mountain with a hole through its centre, before crossing the Arctic Circle – all while enjoying Christmas Day festivities on board. Ashore you can get closer to nature on a dog sledding tour, connect with the local Sami culture, or perhaps visit the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, where an ice sculptor will explain how they helped shape the interior. Balmoral’s smaller size makes it possible to take a scenic shortcut through the Tjeldsundet Strait, before reaching Ålesund for New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Handcrafted Sailing

Cruise Itinerary

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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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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 15:00 08/02/2023, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call 0800 035 5130 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 15:00 08/02/2023, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call 0800 035 5130 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 £5,999pp
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Marquee Suite (MS)

Situated on deck 10, Marquee Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare from £7,999pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare from £10,499pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Located on deck 10, Premier Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare from £8,399pp
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Superior Suite (SS)

Located on decks 9 & 10, Superior Suites have a balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare from £6,499pp
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