Scenic Isles of Scotland

3rd May 2023 9 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2310
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
Puffins on a sea cliff, Scotland Puffins on a sea cliff, Scotland
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
FREE Drinks Package OR On Board Spend

FREE All Inclusive Drinks: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, Saver Fares - with the exception of Plain Sailing Guarantee, or Enjoyment Promise. All Inclusive Drinks offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability.

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On Board Spend: On Board Spend amounts shown are per person, and vary per cruise. On Board Spend is non-transferrable. No refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused spend. Complimentary or chargeable cabin upgrades, where applicable, will not alter the on board spend value. On board spend is applicable for a maximum of two guests per cabin and is not combinable with any other offer, (with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability.

Balmoral takes you on a discovery of scenic sights and wildlife found close to home, yet off the beaten track, amongst the rugged and remote isles and lochs of Scotland. Some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery will come into view as you sail Scottish waters; see the wild, unspoilt landscapes of the Small Isles and Loch Hourn, as well as the remarkable rock formations of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave. At each of these sea stacks and cliffs, look out for large colonies of seabirds in their natural habitat.[ReadMore]

When you get to head ashore, seabird havens await discovery in the Orkneys and Shetlands, with their craggy interiors and coastlines. RSPB Sumburgh Head in the Shetlands, where fulmars, puffins and various other bird species live and breed, is a particular highlight. Capture the coastal scenes of Northmavine, the Shetlands’ northernmost point, too; and take in the Orkney’s historic highlights, such as Neolithic Skara Brae. You’ll also get to experience what life is like on the remote Isle of Lewis, as you explore its rugged landscapes and charming towns such as Stornoway, while Invergordon is your gateway to the Highlands’ beautiful scenes, famous Loch Ness and famous landmarks such as Cawdor Castle.

Your Itinerary

  • See the remarkable rock formations of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave
  •  Capture the coastal scenes of Northmavine, the Shetlands’ northernmost point
  • Perhaps visit the famous site of Loch Ness from Invergordon
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Bringing the world closer

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

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, 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.