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Summertime Norwegian Fjords & Folklore

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23 Aug 2024

Newcastle

6 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

In less than a week, this summer Bank Holiday sailing will present you with Norway’s fjordland scenery, Viking history and fascinating myths and legends. Incredible experiences await you ashore during visits to two fjordland villages and a city. You can hike to the Briksdal Glacier with a local geologist; visit the islands of Giske – the birthplace of Viking Chief Rollo – and Godøy; and unearth troll folklore on a tour to Trollveggan and Trollstigen. Your time at sea is set to be equally as rewarding with Balmoral set to sail the picturesque Nordfjord and make a special diversion to cruise the Langfjord and Eresfjord – only possible on smaller ships – flanked by verdant valleys and towering peaks.

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Highlights

Langfjorden, Norway

Fjords within a fjord

Branching off from the larger Romsdalsfjord, Langfjorden and Eresfjorden are lesser-known, but equally as spectacular. Our scenic diversions into these fjords offer views of mountains, tiny ford-edge villages and tree-covered valleys that would be unthinkable on larger vessels. And, as Balmoral is small enough to sail under the overhead cables spanning Langfjord, we can take you into the core of our homeland to experience its beauty firsthand.

Trollstigen, Norway

Myths of Trolls

Norway is famous for its folkloric tales of trolls living amongst its mountains, and these goblin-like creatures remain an integral part of Norwegian culture. In Andalsnes, Trollveggen (Troll Wall) is Europe’s tallest vertical and overhanging cliff face; and the Troll Road (Trollstigen) connects the town with the village of Sunnmøre by 11 hair-raising hairpin bends, each with their own name.

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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.

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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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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

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.

Briskdal Glacier with a Local Expert

Briksdal Glacier Hike With a Local Expert

This special tour affords you the opportunity 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

Rauma Railway

Rauma Railway

Journey through the Romsdalen Valley on the Rauma Railway, admiring towering mountains, plummeting waterfalls and sights such as the Kylingbru Bridge, Trollveggen Cliff and the emerald green Rauma River.

££££

Åndalsnes

TROLLSTIGEN & TROLLVEGGEN

Trollstigen & Trollveggen

Head into the majestic Romsdal Mountains to view one of the most difficult rock climbs in the world - Trollveggen, before zigzagging up to viewing platforms perched high in the mountains to hover 200m above the Trollstigen Road.

££££

Åndalsnes

Hjørundfjord Cruise

Hjørundfjord Cruise

The Hjørundfjord cuts through some of the wildest mountain ranges in Norway, known as the Sunnmøre Alps. From the comfort of a vintage boat, admire views of mountains and fjords at their most spectacular.

££££

Ålesund

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.

Geology

Andy Los

Geologist Andy is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, he will be joining us to deliver insighful talks relating to the fjords and geological history of Norway.

Norwegian Way of Life & Culture

Kjersti Farrier

Kjersti, who was born in Norway, will be joining us to share some insight into Norwegian culture and way of life.

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 00:00 27/02/2024, 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 00:00 27/02/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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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 £2,899 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 £3,199 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £3,999 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE drinks or FREE on board spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included

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