Norway's Northern Fjords

20th Aug 2021 9 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2126
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
The amazingly narrow Trollfjord in Norway The amazingly narrow Trollfjord in Norway
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
Tips Included

Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. T&Cs apply.

PLUS, £75pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. 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. T&Cs apply.

Sailing Northern Norway’s rugged waterways on board Balmoral makes for a journey of discovery filled with sights and experiences rarely uncovered on a cruise. Passing through the remarkably narrow Trollfjord, you’ll feel as though you can almost touch the mountainsides, while your small ship’s size advantage allows you to capture the beauty of staggering Meløy’s Nordfjord and the awe-inspiring scenes of Austensfjorden and Nærøysundet. Seeing the mighty Black Glacier, unique Torghatten ‘mountain with the hole’ and the spectacular Seven Sisters in all their natural splendour will be simply unforgettable.

Your adventure includes opportunities for memorable explorations and discoveries ashore too. The scenic Lofoten Islands await, with a visit to Leknes offering a chance to immerse yourself in the archipelago’s unspoilt beauty and rich Viking history; and there’s time to tick-off the must-visit attractions of Tromsø, the ‘capital of the north’, including the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and a cable car ride up majestic Mount Storsteinen. You’ll also delight in the staggering scenery of quaint Bodo, where the skies are alive with soaring sea eagles; and navigate Romsdalfjord to Åndalsnes, the starting point for explorations of astonishing mountain ranges via the Rauma Railway.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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 is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1,350 guests – yet is still 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.