Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

3rd May 2024 5 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2412
FREEDOM FARE FROM £799 per person
Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £799 per person
£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.

The perfect short break, this five-night escape provides a taste of fjordland exploration with Fred. Olsen. Sailing from Newcastle means you won’t have to wait long to experience the wonders of the fjords; after a relaxing day at sea, your first opportunity to step foot on Norwegian shores awaits at Olden. Take time to enjoy this picturesque village, perhaps explore the Briksdalen Valley to see wonders such as Briksdal Glacier and Lovatnet Lake on tour, or ride the Loen Skylift for panoramic views of Nordfjord.[ReadMore]

Upon departure from Olden, experience memorable scenic cruising; Balmoral will show you the beauty of Nordfjord from its glassy waters, and take you past Hornelen – Europe’s highest sea cliff – at sunset. Finally, a visit to Bergen is a chance to take in the city’s many attractions. You could hike up Bergen’s Mount Fløyen with a local and discover captivating views of the city and surrounding fjordland, explore the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, ride the Fløibanen funicular railway and much more, for a memorable end to your time in Norway.

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.

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.