Norwegian Fjords Bank Holiday Escape

26th Aug 2023 5 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2321
FREEDOM FARE FROM £799 per person
Trollstigen or Trolls Path is a serpentine mountain road in Raum, Norway Trollstigen or Trolls Path is a serpentine mountain road in Raum, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £799 per person
Extra guest(s) sail from £199pp

**Extra guest(s) price based on sharing an interior cabin with two full paying guests; on board spend offer excludes extra guest(s); see terms & conditions.

£50pp FREE On Board Spend or £100pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Enjoy a welcome escape from it all, revelling in the peace and seasonal beauty of the Norwegian fjordland in the summer, on a short, yet memorable 5-night break on Balmoral. Your time in Norway will be shorter, but every moment spent in the Olsen family’s homeland will be one to remember. There’s a visit to Andalsnes, gateway to the rugged scenes of the Romsdalen valley. From here you can ride the Rauma Railway for an up-close look at the beauty of Romsdalfjord’s mountainous landscapes, and to explore the ‘path of the trolls’ at Trollveggan and Trollstigen.[ReadMore]

Upon departure from Andalsnes, scenic cruising along Romsdalfjord affords an opportunity to relax and take in views of its forested mountains, valleys and dramatic rocks from on board your smaller ship’s decks. Then, during a visit to Bergen, you’ve a chance to really get under the skin of this historic, charming city. Go for a ramble with a local to see and experience Bergen through their eyes and learn of its past, discover highlights such as Bryggen Wharf and take in views from atop Mount Fløyen, away from the busier vantage points.

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 


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'.


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.


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.

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.