One Night Mini-Cruise to Newcastle

25th Aug 2023 1 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2320R
Balmoral cruising, guests enjoying swiming pool on deck Balmoral cruising, guests enjoying swiming pool on deck

Experience what makes a holiday with Fred. Olsen so special on this short, yet fulfilling taste of smaller ship cruising on board Balmoral, sailing overnight on a relaxing journey from Rosyth to Newcastle. Perfect for first time cruisers, as well as regular guests looking for a night away from it all, this short escape will be rewarding and memorable from the moment you step aboard.[ReadMore]

You can devour delicious food perfectly prepared by expert chefs; delight in an evening of fantastic entertainment; and wind down with your favourite drink in the company of like-minded fellow guests, all while our friendly, attentive staff take care of everything for you. And, although there are no exotic destinations on your itinerary, you’ll still get to revel in the magic of ocean cruising, with time to feel the sea breeze, watch the stars out on deck and whet your appetite for a longer cruise adventure.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.