Scenic Islands in the Summertime

5th Aug 2021 5 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2124
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £749 per person
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Maunland Shetland Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Maunland Shetland
FROM ONLY £749 per person
Tips Included

Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. T&Cs apply.

PLUS, £50pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. T&Cs apply.

Virtual Cruising £50pp off

Offer ends 15.07.2020.

A voyage specially planned to uncover intriguing islands and geological formations of two beautiful countries in just five nights makes for a wonderful summer break. Balmoral will present you with spectacular views of The Needle and the Old Man of Hoy, two magnificent sea stacks guarding the rugged Orkney Islands; and take you to Lerwick, in the picturesque Shetlands. Once ashore, you could seek-out the gorgeous coastal scenery and sea vistas of Northmavine; unearth the ancient settlements of Jarlshof and Clickimin Broch; or even seek-out native wildlife, such as iconic Shetland ponies, seabirds, orcas and seals.

Further north, your short, yet simply unforgettable discovery of spellbinding scenery and natural wonders concludes with gentle glides by the gorgeous, uninhabited islets of Gáshólmur and Tindhólmur; the unusual, arch-shaped Drangarnir sea stack; and the picturesque village of Gásadalur, each providing unmissable photo opportunities. Sailing past Hestur Island and Mykines, where rugged coasts are a haven for seabirds – such as gannets, puffins, Arctic terns, razorbills and guillemots – is a chance to witness nature at its unspoilt best. What’s more, you get to visit Tórshavn and immerse yourself in the rich Viking history of one of the world’s smallest capital cities too.

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.