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Fairytale Castles & Old Towns of the Baltic

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Schwerin Castle, Schwerin, Germany Schwerin Castle, Schwerin, Germany

27 Jun 2025

Rosyth

13 nights

Balmoral

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Embark on a journey through the Baltic, visiting inspirational cities within fairytale-esqe settings, from the majestic castles of Schwerin, Malbork and Rosenborg to the enchanting old towns of Vecrīga and Vanalinn. Immerse yourself in the Estonian way of life by sampling Vana Tallinn liqueur and unwinding in a sauna. We’ve also timed your visit to Tallinn so that you can experience the Estonian Song and Dance Festival, a celebration of identity, unity, and national pride featuring choirs and folk dances. Embrace nature along Lithuania’s scenic Curonian Spit, while in Riga, you can explore the central market and savour local cuisine. There will also be opportunities to uncover the region’s rich Hanseatic history.

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Highlights

Rosenborg castle, Copenhagen

Fairytale Castles & Old Towns

Your Balmoral cruise has been designed to showcase the enchanting castles and historic quarters of the Baltic. The old towns of Vanalinn in Tallinn and Vecrīga in Riga, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beckon with their winding cobbled streets and centuries-old architecture. In Copenhagen, you'll be ideally placed for exploring a seemingly endless list of castles, including Rosenborg, with its royal artefacts and picturesque gardens; Frederiksborg, home to the Museum of National History; and Kronborg, immortalised as the backdrop of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Additionally, tours from Warnemünde present the chance to visit Schwerin Castle, nestled on an island in Lake Schwerin.

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Central market stall in Riga

The Way Of Life In The Baltic States

This cruise will take you on a cultural journey through the Baltic States, where each city offers a glimpse into local life and traditions. Explore Riga’s Central Market, the largest in Europe of its kind, while sampling fresh produce and engaging with vendors. In Klaipėda, you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Curonian Spit on a tour or discover the cultural significance of Lithuanian folklore and amber art. We’ve timed your visit to Tallinn so that you can join in the festivities of the Estonian Song & Dance Festival, where thousands gather to showcase national pride through music, dance and unity. Alternatively, you can simply unwind in a traditional sauna and perhaps savour the renowned Vana Tallinn liqueur.

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Old stock exchange in Copenhagen

Medieval History & The Hanseatic League

The Hanseatic League was a medieval alliance of cities and merchants that facilitated trade and mutual protection in Northern Europe. As we explore the Baltic, you can uncover this fascinating history, evident in landmarks like the Old Stock Exchange in Copenhagen and the House of the Blackheads in Riga. Klaipėda's medieval past, from the Teutonic Knights to regional trade, adds another layer to the Baltic's rich history. Meanwhile, Warnemünde is ideally placed for tours to Lübeck. This Hanseatic powerhouse left its mark on Baltic commerce and culture, as seen in iconic structures such as the Holstentor Gate and the Salzspeicher salt storehouses.

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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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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 £4,699 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 £5,099 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 £5,999 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 £6,699 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £8,799 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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