Norwegian Fjords Bank Holiday Escape


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Trolls path, Norway Trollstigen or Trolls Path is a serpentine mountain road in Raum, Norway

26 Aug 2023


5 nights


Your cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

This five-night Norwegian break offers a taste of the fjords during summer. Åndalsnes is your gateway to the Rauma Railway and the rugged, mountainous scenery of the Romsdalen valley. On departure, Balmoral will sail the scenic Romsdalsfjord. In Bergen, there’s a chance to ramble with a local atop Mount Fløyen, rewarding you with city and fjordland views away from the busier vantage points.

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Michaela Strachan speaking to guests

Michaela Strachan

One of TV’s best-loved presenters, Michaela will be sharing her passion for wildlife, conservation and the natural world with guests on board this five-night cruise to Norway.
Michaela has been a regular face on television screens for more than three decades, and will talk about British wildlife programme making and what makes them so popular.
From spectacles to predation, rarities to nesting, seasonal highlights to humour - Michaela is extremely passionate about animal welfare, and has extensive experience of wildlife conservation around the world. Her natural effervescence and engaging humour endear her to all audiences, be it as a presenter, or public speaker.
Michaela will also be joined by our Entertainment Manager on stage to answer questions in our 'Audience With' Q&A session with guests.


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.

Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn


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

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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