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Scenic Waterways & Cities of Scandinavia

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Copenhagen Famous old Nyhavn port, Copenhagen, Denmark

14 May 2026

Newcastle

9 nights

Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Join us on this discovery of Scandinavia, where scenic waterways weave through iconic cities. Glide along Oslofjord, traverse the enchanting canals of Copenhagen, and enjoy the beauty of Gothenburg’s archipelago. Immerse yourself in the Scandinavian way of life by partaking in various cultural experiences. Participate in fika, Sweden’s coffee break tradition, bask in the warmth of hygge in Denmark, delight your senses with aquavit tastings, explore Norway’s outdoor havens, and discover artistic wonders. We’ve also timed your visit to Oslo to coincide with Norway National Day so you can join in the celebrations of this annual event. Trace the legacy of Scandinavian rulers, from Danish royalty to the Vikings.

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Highlights

Views of Oslofjord, Norway

Discover Scenic Scandinavian Waterways

This cruise has been designed to showcase some of Scandinavia's most spectacular waterways. As Balmoral sails along the picturesque Oslosfjord, you will be treated to sights of rugged coastlines, forested hills and tranquil islands. During our call into Copenhagen, you can discover the city’s canals, known as ‘the Venice of the North’. Lined with colourful buildings, historic landmarks and bustling waterfront cafés, they provide access to Copenhagen’s vibrant neighbourhoods including the historic Nyhavn waterfront. Meanwhile, in Gothenburg, you can explore the unique network of canals that weave their way through the city. The main canal, Göta älv River, runs through the heart of Gothenburg, and is lined with vibrant cultural attractions, famous historical buildings such as the Gothenburg Opera House, and waterfront promenades.

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The Swedish concept of Fika

Experience the Scandinavian Lifestyle

Throughout this cruise, you will have plenty of opportunities to embrace and experience the Scandinavian lifestyle. In Copenhagen, you can experience the Danish concept of Hygge. A fundamental part of Danish culture, it encapsulates a concept of warmth, simplicity and cosiness for shared contentment and joy and a mindset that encourages slowing down and embracing the present moment. During our time in Oslo, you can experience the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv, which emphasises outdoor living and engagement with nature as a means to promote physical and mental wellbeing, while our call into Gothenburg will allow you to join in the Fika culture. A Swedish coffee break tradition which is a significant part of daily life here, it involves taking a break with coffee and pastries to socialise and relax.

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Norway National Day Children's parade, Oslo

Join in the Festivities of Norway’s National Day

Norway National Day, known locally as Syttende Mai, is the country’s most significant national holiday, commemorating the signing of the Norwegian Constitution in 1814, marking the establishment of Norway as an independent country. Held every year on the 17th May, the day is marked by vibrant festivals, parades, concerts and cultural events across the country. Norwegian flags decorate the streets and locals don traditional Norwegian attire, including bunads. We have planned our call into Oslo to coincide with this holiday, with an overnight stay to allow you to join in with the festivities.

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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.

Balmoral
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 02:00 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 02:00 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 £3,099 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 £3,299 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 £3,899 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 £4,399 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £5,299 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

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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