Scenic Fjords of Norway

22nd Jun 2020 7 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2013
FROM ONLY £799 per person
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FROM ONLY £799 per person

From the incredible scenery of charming villages tucked away in the heart of the fjordland to the fascinating architecture and cultural-gems of unique towns and cities, you’ll experience Norway’s remarkable diversity and outstanding beauty to the full, as Balmoral shows you some of the country’s best destinations and waterways in just seven nights.[ReadMoreMob]

With Rosyth’s convenient proximity to Norway, it won’t be long before Ålesund welcomes you to Fred. Olsen’s homeland. Ålesund, framed by rugged islands and islets, is overlooked by Mount Aksla, which offers unmissable views of town’s incredible scenery from its peak. At ground level, a collection of art-nouveau epic of towers and turrets, ornaments and balconies, steeples and spires are yours to admire too.[ReadMoreDesk] After Ålesund, scenic cruising of Hjørundfjord provides your first taste of fjordland, before a call to Olden allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. From this enchanting village, situated deep within Nordfjord, you can go in search of outstanding natural wonders, such as the Briksdal Glacier and the gorgeous Lovatnet Lake. Back on board Balmoral, you’ll then take in the landscapes and landmarks of Nordfjord and see Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff. 

Within Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord, your ship will cruise Aurlandsfjord to Flåm. The scenery here is particularly spectacular, and best seen via the famous Flåmsbana Railway. Take a ride on the Flåmsbana high into the surrounding mountains for unrivalled photo opportunities capturing soaring peaks, imposing cliffs and tumbling waterfalls. Alternatively, for breathtaking views from 650-metre-above the fjord, you could opt to head to the Stegastein Lookout. Diverting down size-restricted Nærøyfjord, one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites, will bring your time in the fjords to a very special end, negotiating the narrow twists and turns to discover dramatic landscapes unseen by guests on larger ships. Finally, there’s Stavanger. A former ‘European Capital of Culture’, this city is rich in diverse attractions. Stopping here affords you an opportunity to explore the historic Gamla Stavanger district, with its distinctive wooden architecture, and visit the interesting Canning Museum.

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.