Scandinavian Easter City Break

28th Mar 2024 5 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2408
FREEDOM FARE FROM £699 per person
Sculptures at the Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway Sculptures at the Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £699 per person
£50pp FREE On Board Spend or £100pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Offering chances to experience explorations of two captivating cities, as well as memorable scenic cruising, this five-night springtime escape to Scandinavia makes for a memorable Easter weekend. After settling in on board Balmoral during a day at sea, you’ll spend a Saturday sailing Oslofjord, past the Olsen family home in Hvitsten, and exploring Oslo. The Norwegian capital’s attractions are plentiful, from Viking museums and burial grounds to artistic highlights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Munch Museum. Perhaps visit the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Tower to discover more about Norway’s national sport.[ReadMore]

On Sunday morning you’ll wake up in Sweden, where Gothenburg awaits you. Thanks to her smaller size, Balmoral will dock in the centre of this city, making it easy for you simply step ashore and discover its many highlights. Streets and squares flanked by elegant, historical architecture, as well as the Gothenburg’s pretty parks and gardens, showcase the history, culture and beauty of the city and provide plenty of memorable sights to take in as you enjoy relaxing Easter Sunday strolls.

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.