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Mountainous Landscapes of the Norwegian Fjords

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Romsdalfjord, Norway Romsdalfjord, Norway

08 Sep 2025

Newcastle

7 nights

Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Our team has timed this cruise to coincide with the renowned fruit harvest in the Hardanger region, an area referred to as ‘The Orchard of Norway’. Revel in autumnal scenery as Balmoral sails serene waterways like Romsdalsfjord, surrounded by towering peaks and waterfalls, and Hardangerfjord, home to orchard-covered valleys and mountains. In Eidfjord, you can partake in apple harvesting and savour seasonal delights such as juice, cider and brandy, while Olden invites you to hike to the Briskdal Glacier and kayak on the pristine waters of Nordfjord. Uncover some of the innovative ways of scaling the fjordland, from rail and cable car to driving via the likes of Trollstigen, with its winding roads and hairpin bends.

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Highlights

Briksdal Glacier, Norway

Exploring mountainous landscapes

Our team have expertly crafted this Norwegian Fjords cruise to showcase some of the most breathtaking fjord scenery available. Views of steely gray mountains and tumbling waterfalls can be seen from the decks of Balmoral as we cruise along Romsdalfjord, Nordfjord, Maurangerfjord and Hardangerfjord. Your Captain will divert into an arm of the Maurangerfjord to take you close to the Fureberg Waterfall as it cascades into the fjord below. Our call to Olden will guarantee that you are ideall placed to visit the mighty Briksdal Glacier, while Åndalsnes is the starting point for the twists and turns of the Trollstigen's hairpin bends.

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Kayaking in the Norwegian fjords

Embrace Friluftsliv

The appreciation of being outside and in touch with nature is known as Friluftsliv, a Norwegian concept. It promotes outdoor pursuits like boating, fishing, and hiking in all seasons, which is good for one's physical and mental well-being and is regarded as a fundamental component of Norwegian identity, deeply ingrained in the nation's culture. Whether you choose to hike through the fjordlands or go fishing on a peaceful lake with a local guide, we have included stops on this itinerary that will allow you to experience this for yourself. During your autumn-time visit to Norway, join us to visit a nearby apple farm and discover how the apples are harvested and processed to make the region's traditional cider and juice and sample some of the delicious liquids.

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Views from the Loen skylift, Norway

Discover innovative ways of traversing the fjordland

The intricate landscapes of Norway combine mountainous terrain with steep, narrow fjords and coastal areas which can be subject to harsh climates, including long winters and heavy snowfall, proving difficult for engineering plans to traverse the landscape to be introduced. However, over the years, Norwegian engineers have designed innovative ways to access some of the country’s most remote areas. Throughout this Balmoral cruise, you can discover some of these engineering marvels for yourself; so in Olden, take the Loen Skylift to the top of Mount Hoven, a near-vertical climb that allows access to immaculate hiking paths with outstanding views of Nordfjord's scenery. Meanwhile, Åndalsnes is your starting point for the Rauma Railway, the famed engineering feat of the Atlantic Ocean Road which connects many tiny islands, and Trollstigen, the well-known mountain pass in the Sunnmøre region.

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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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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 15:00 19/04/2024, 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 15:00 19/04/2024, 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 £2,899 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 £3,799 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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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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