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Norwegian Fjords & Autumn Fruit Harvest

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Hardangerfjord, Norway Hardangerfjord, Norway

07 Sep 2024

Newcastle

7 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our Journey Planners have designed this cruise to show you Norway’s awe-inspiring natural surroundings as summer turns to autumn, a time of year that’s renowned for the fruit harvest. Ulvik is ideally placed for sampling the local seasonal produce, from apple juice to cider and brandy, while a scenic cruise along Hardangerfjord will showcase orchard-covered valleys and mountains. Balmoral will also sail the picturesque Nordfjord, passing Hornelen – Europe’s highest sea cliff. There will be opportunities to admire the remarkable landscapes ashore too, during a visit to the Briksdal Glacier, accompanied by a local geologist, or in Haugesund while visiting the Haraldshaugen Monument, situated just north of the town centre.

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Highlights

Bergen, Norway

A hike through nature

See Bergen differently by joining us for an immersive walking tour, rather than visiting the usual tourist trails. The funicular train will take guests to the summit of Mount Fløyen for some of the most spectacular views over the city and fjord below.  Pause at the top of Mount Sandviken, and then continue on to a local farm where you’ll discover about Norwegian farm life.

Apple in an apple orchard in Norway

Fruit Harvest Season

The Hardanger region, known as “Norway’s Orchard”, is famous for its fruit and the farmers here have been growing them since monks first introduced fruit farming to the area in the 13th century. Visit a local apple farm and learn about life its history and the different seasons, to the production and processing of how the apples are then turned into juice and traditional cider of the region.

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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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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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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

Hiking Like a Local

Hiking Like a Local

Walk to Bryggen, Bergen's UNESCO-listed Heritage Site, before ascending to the summit of Mount Fløyen on the funicular train. After a hike to the top of Mount Sandviken, descend into the valley to Øvre Eide Farm for a taste of creamy fish soup.

££££

Bergen

Syse Fruit Farm

Syse Fruit Farm

Visit Syse Gard, a traditional family-run farm situated beside the Hardangerford. Gain an insight into the daily life and history on the farm, explore the orchard and sample produce such as apple juice, cider, and dried meats.

££££

Ulvik

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

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 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.

James Floyd
Geology

Professor James Floyd

Geologist James Floyd will be joining us on this sailing to deliver a series of engaging talks about the Norwegian Fjords.

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 22:00 21/02/2024, 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 22:00 21/02/2024, 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 £2,699 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 £2,799 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 £3,399 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 £3,699 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £4,499 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE drinks or FREE on board spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included

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