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Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

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Beautiful views of Lysefjord, Norway Kayaking in Lysefjorden, Norway
02 Aug 2024
Rosyth
5 nights
Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Our team has planned this Scottish Bank Holiday weekend cruise to visit Norway when the landscapes are greener and the days are longer - meaning more time to embrace the Norwegian culture of 'friluftsliv' outdoor living. In just five nights, you will see many remarkable natural landscapes, including towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and fertile valleys of Nordjord. Enjoy the benefits of a smaller ship as Balmoral makes diversions to sail areas out of reach to larger vessels, including past the Hornelen sea cliff and along Lysefjord, passing under the famous Pulpit Rock. While Innvikfjord offers a blend of serene waters and picturesque villages nestled between steep mountainside.

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Highlights

Extraordinary Fjordland Scenes

One of the benefits of cruising to the Norwegian Fjords aboard Balmoral, our smaller-sized cruise ship, is that you’re able to sail along and into some of Norway’s most picturesque fjords. Join us on deck as we sail along picturesque Nordfjord to the magnificent Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s largest inland glacier, where the surrounding landscapes are rugged and untamed, and isolated villages are delicately placed within the valleys and mountains. The sheer cliffs of Lysefjord will lead you to Preikestolen – Pulpit Rock, a vast flat mountain plateau; and Kjeragbolten, where a giant rock is wedged between a crevice on Mount Kjerag. Meanwhile, Europe's highest sea cliff, Hornelen, adds to the allure of Norway's natural wonders, offering panoramic views of the surrounding fjord landscape.

Kayaking in the Norwegian fjords

Experience outdoor living

Friluftsliv, the Norwegian concept of outdoor living, embodies a holistic approach to outdoor recreation, nurturing both the body and soul by engaging in activities in the open air. Join us on a hike to the magnificent Briksdal Glacier, where the startling blue of the ice can be clearly seen, as you journey to a viewing point that offers spectacular views from across a glacial lake. From Olden, enjoy a relaxing kayaking trip on the calm waters of Nordfjord in the shadow of steep mountains and cascading waterfalls, embark on a relaxing eco-friendly journey of the surrounding countryside aboard an E-Bike, or experience an exhilarating RIB boat ride to catch your own crayfish. You will be joined on this cruise by Jeanette Yule, who originally lived in Stavanger, and will talk about the culture and way of life in Norway. 

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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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Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

Kayaking Nordfjord

Kayak on the Nordfjord

Experience the magnificent water on the Nordfjord, surrounded by steep mountains, cascading waterfalls and fascinating glaciers on this kayaking adventure as you glide across the pristine waters.

££££

Olden

Breathtaking views of Kjenndalen Glacier over the Lovatnet Lake Cruise

Kjenndalen Glacier & Lovatnet Lake

Travel through the roads of the Kjenndalen Valley to view the magnificent Kjenndalen Glacier, before enjoying a tranquil cruise on Lovatnet Lake.

££££

Olden

Briskdal Glacier with a Local Expert

Briksdal Glacier Hike with a Local Expert

This tour allows you to accompany a local expert graduate in geomorphology, who has worked as a glacier guide at the site, on a visit to view this famous glacier arm.

££££

Olden

Lysefjord

Boat Trip to Lysefjord

Enjoy a scenic tour of the Stavanger Archipelago and Lysefjord. Cutting deep into Rogaland County, Lysefjord offers views of mountain farms, islands, waterfalls and Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock.

££££

Stavanger

Swords in Rock Monument

On the Trail of the Vikings

Immerse yourself in Norway’s Viking history with visits to Viking House, The Swords in Rock Monument and the Doom Stones.

££££

Stavanger

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Norwegian Culture

Jeanette Yuile

Jeanette boasts over 40 years of Upstream Oil and Gas experience, and as a local Norwegian, she splits her time between Norway and the UK. During your cruise, Jeanette will be hosting a series of talks on Norway’s culture and way of life.

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Geology

Mark Wilkinson

Geologist, Mark will be joining us on board to deliver an engaging talk about the geology and landscapes of Norway.

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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

* Prices correct as of 18:00 13/06/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 18:00 13/06/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 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 £2,199 pp
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Superior Suite (SS)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,399 pp
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Marquee Suite (MS)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,699 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,899 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £3,499 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

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

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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