Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

14th Jul 2021 7 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2121
View from Loen Skylift, Norway View from Loen Skylift, Norway

As Balmoral ventures deeper into the magnificent Norwegian fjordland, you’ll delight in the splendour of some of the world’s most spectacular waterways. Lose yourself in the eerie silence of wild and rugged Nordfjord and the countryside scenes of Langfjorden and Eresfjorden; and witness the magnificence of the cliff faces, towering mountains and intricate rock formations in Lysefjord – only accessible to smaller ships – and Fjaerlandsfjord.

Visits to four highlight destinations provide opportunities to step ashore in the fjords, and get even closer to an abundance of attractions. Olden is your gateway to astonishing glacier arms and the Loen Skylift, which offers breathtaking views all the way to the peak of 1011 metre-high Mount Hoven; and Skjolden is the starting point for going in search of the spellbinding Jostedalen Valley and Nigardsbreen Glacier. At Andalsnes, the incredible Rauma Railway is yours to ride high into and through magnificent mountain valleys, creating memories that will last a lifetime. A funicular railway can take you to the top of Mount Fløyen for stunning views in Bergen too, though you may opt for a change of scenery and explore the city’s iconic Bryggen Wharf instead.

Please note: The itinerary for this cruise has changed since it was originally published. Full details of the revised cruise itinerary will be detailed on your booking confirmation.

Your Itinerary

  • Lose yourself in the dramatic scenery of the waterways
  • Be charmed by the countryside scenes of Langfjorden
  • Chances to see breathtaking waterfalls and glaciers up close
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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.