Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

29th Jan 2020 20 nights Sails from Buenos Aires Balmoral L2001B

A plethora of sights and experiences to treasure awaits on this Patagonian exploration of epic proportions, which sees smaller-sized Balmoral take you on a magical journey along breathtaking waterways, through awe-inspiring ice fields, and stop at unforgettable destinations to unearth fascinating history, unique cultures and spellbinding natural wonders.

Beginning this amazing adventure in Argentina, you’ll embark your ship in Buenos Aires – the cosmopolitan Argentine capital and home of the sultry Tango – before sailing to Uruguay. [ReadMoreMob]A visit to Punta del Este offers a taste of the ‘high-life’, with time to relax at sensational beaches popular with the rich and famous, and look-out for celebrities among the high-end stores, restaurants and bars of La Gorlero avenue. [ReadMoreDesk] Two rare calls in the Falkland Islands – at West Point Island and Port Stanley – follow, for you to immerse yourself in the history of this famously disputed archipelago. Interesting museums and exhibits, such as Port Stanley’s Falkland Islands Museum, tell tales of the archipelago’s origins, and the impact of the Falklands War. Alternatively, you could opt to explore the Falkland’s unspoilt landscapes, going in search of endemic wildlife such as seals, sea lions, penguins and various species of sea birds. 

The Chilean leg of your voyage includes visits to the charming city of Punta Arenas, where highlights include the Austral Brewery, Braun-Menéndez Museum and La Cruz Hill Viewpoint; Puerto Chacabuco, starting point for seeking out the native fauna and spectacular mountain scenes of Lower Patagonia and the Andes; vivacious Valparaiso; and Arica, for inviting sun-kissed beaches. On top of all that, sailing between the magnificent glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the astonishing Chilean fjords will be an experience you’ll never forget. Finally, during three days in Peru, you could embark on an epic overland tour from Paracas to Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – and explore the ancient ruins of the awe-inspiring ‘lost city’, before returning to your ship in Callao to conclude this inspirational journey.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1,350 guests – yet is still 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.