Scenic Swedish Waterways

1st Sep 2022 11 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2226
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
FREE Drinks Package OR £150pp On Board Spend

FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade: 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 Enjoyment Promise. All Inclusive Drinks offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability. 

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*On Board Spend £150 per person: On Board Spend amount applies to a maximum of two guests per cabin. Spend is non-transferable and no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused Spend. Complimentary or chargeable upgrades will not alter the On Board Spend value, where applicable. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability. E&OE.

Smaller ship cruising is undoubtedly the best way to see and appreciate the beauty of Sweden, so we’ve crafted this itinerary to take advantage of Balmoral’s size and show you some of this diverse country’s greatest scenic sights.[ReadMoreMob] You’ll enjoy serene diversions into the hilly Swedish fjords found along the rugged west coast, savouring views of idyllic countryside and coastal scenery, and a journey through the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago, as your ship navigates a route through its thousands of craggy islands and islets. What’s more, an overnight stay in Stockholm offers a chance to take to these waters and see the scenic sights up-close on a boat tour too, while you’ve ample time to explore the city at leisure too. Perhaps take your pick of the museums, including the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum, and witness the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace in the historic Gamla Stan district.

During a visit to the island of Gotland, UNESCO-listed Visby awaits. The well-preserved Old City of Visby presents an interesting glimpse into Sweden’s Hanseatic history, with its merchants houses and magnificent churches. St Mary’s Cathedral and the ruins of St Nicolai and St Karin are not-to-be-missed. There’s also a day in Gothenburg; a tour of the canals aboard a traditional Paddan boat makes for a memorable way to see the second city’s sights. You could take in attractions such as Maritiman – the world’s largest floating ship museum, Götaplatsen Square and the Volvo Museum too. In between scenic cruising of the western fjords, you’re also in for a visit to quaint Lysekil, where a picturesque harbour and charming town centre beg for your exploration, while a rare stop at Trelleborg – rich in Viking history – is sure to be a highlight.

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.