Oslo & Copenhagen City Break in Five Nights

1st Apr 2022 5 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2207
FROM ONLY £649 per person
Christianborg palace in Copenhagen Christianborg palace in Copenhagen
FROM ONLY £649 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

Our city breaks are crafted with providing some rewarding, well-earned time away from it all in mind, and this short escape is no exception, offering chances to explore two Scandinavian capitals on a five-night cruise.[ReadMoreMob] You’ll get to discover the delights of Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, first; Balmoral docks within one mile of the city centre, close to sights and attractions such as the famous Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens and the Nyhavn district. Don’t miss the many Royal palaces and castles, Copenhagen’s crowning glories.

There’s ample time in Oslo, renowned for its aesthetic delights, too; the Vigeland Sculpture Park, displaying over 200 works from Gustav Vigeland, the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and the Opera House are high on the city’s must-see list. The Akershus Fortress is also well worth a visit, for an insight into Oslo’s medieval heritage. En route to the Norwegian capital, where once again your smaller-ship docks close to the centre, you’ll also be part of a momentous sailing past the Olsen family home on the Oslofjord.

Your Itinerary

  • Explore the cities of Copenhagen and Oslo
  • Sail past the Olsen family home in Hvitsten
  • Admire the royal palaces of Denmark’s capital
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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.

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.