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Scenic Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

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Views of Lysefjord, Norway Views of Lysefjord, Norway

30 Apr 2026

Newcastle

5 nights

Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Embark on a captivating journey through Norway’s fjordland, offering a taste of its breathtaking landscapes in a shorter duration. We’ve timed your visit perfectly for peak waterfall strength caused by melting mountain ice, so when we take you on a diversion along Maurangerfjord, you’ll be able to capture the sprawling Fureberg Waterfall in all its glory. Balmoral will also sail the enchanting Lysefjord, restricted to smaller ships, and scenic Hardangerfjord. You can immerse yourself in friluftsliv – the Norwegian concept of embracing outdoor living for well-being – with Ulvik offering chances to enjoy kayaking, hiking and foraging. Uncover Viking history at Stavanger’s Swords in Rock monument.

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Highlights

Lysefjord, Norway

Discover Mountainous Fjord Landscapes

Our Journey Planners have hand-crafted this itinerary to showcase some of the most spectacular fjord landscapes found in Norway, affording you the opportunity to witness these from the unique perspective of the water. Balmoral will divert into the narrow waters of Lysefjord, an experience only possible on smaller ships. Surrounded by towering, steely grey mountains, Lysefjord is home to the famous Pulpit Rock, known locally as Preikestolen, one of Norway’s most iconic natural landmarks. This cliff plateau stands approximately 604 metres above sea level and is characterised by its flat, almost square-shaped surface. We will also sail along Hardangerfjord, one of the most picturesque fjords, renowned for its stunning natural beauty and dramatic landscapes of towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and verdant valleys dotted with fruit orchards and charming villages.

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Friluftsliv - hiking in the Norwegian fjordlands

Experience the Norwegian Concept of Friluftsliv

This Norwegian concept embodies the ethos of 'open-air living' and 'outdoor life,' and reflects a cultural and philosophical reverence for connecting with nature. It emphasises engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and various pursuits across all seasons, promoting holistic well-being and a harmonious relationship with the environment. Friluftsliv is ingrained in Norwegian culture and is cherished for its ability to nurture physical health, mental vitality, and a profound appreciation for the natural world. In Ulvik, you can experience this for yourself, with opportunities to join an experienced local guide on a foraging expedition, kayak across the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord or embark on a hike across the fjordlands.

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Witness Thundering Waterfalls

We have perfectly timed this cruise to allow you to witness the magnificent Norwegian waterfalls when they are at their strongest. At this time of year, the rising temperatures melt the mountain ice which feeds the rivers that flow into the fjords, enhancing the power of the region’s spectacular waterfalls. Balmoral will sail along the scenic Maurangerfjord, home to the magnificent Furebergsfossen Waterfall. Cascading dramatically down the rugged cliffs of the Furebergsfjellet mountain into the fjord below, it is one of Norway’s tallest waterfalls, standing at approximately 150 metres.

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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 £1,899 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 £2,099 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 £2,399 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 £2,699 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £3,299 pp
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Cruise Offers

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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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