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The South Coast of Britain in Five Nights

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Falmouth harbour, Cornwall Falmouth harbour, Cornwall

01 May 2025

Southampton

5 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

This short yet rewarding spring Bank Holiday cruise gives you the chance to uncover the floral highlights of the British Isles. Before revelling in the beauty of the British coastline on a scenic cruise around the Channel Islands, Balmoral will head to the remote island of St Mary’s in the Scilly Isles, home to picturesque countryside, charming towns and historic fortifications. The Cornish coast follows with a call into Falmouth, only accessible to smaller ships. Both destinations on your itinerary boast climates that are perfect for growing plants, and you will be well-placed for finding out why at horticultural sites such as the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Tresco Abbey Gardens.

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Life On Board

Introducing Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open deck space.

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Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn

Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

St Mary's Garrison Walk

St. Mary's Garrison Walk

Enjoy a guided tour of St Mary's Garrison, one of the most remarkable and impressive coastal defence systems in England, delving into its rich history, which spans 350 years. 

££££

St. Mary's

Tresco Abbey Gardens

Tresco Abbey Gardens

Explore the sub-tropical botanical paradise of Tresco Abbey Garden home to an impressive collection of 20,000 plant species, some heralding from as far as New Zealand. As you explore this ‘Perennial Kew’, keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels darting about in amongst the trees.

££££

St. Mary's

The Lizard Peninsula Ramble

The Lizard Peninsula Ramble

On this walking tour, explore the stunning coastline of the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly point of mainland Britain, as your guide regales you with tales of shipwrecks, smugglers and secret tunnels. 

££££

Falmouth

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

Explore the eighth wonder of the world, the internationally acclaimed Eden Project, on this tour. Have time at leisure to explore the biomes which house a wide range of plants and trees. 

££££

Falmouth

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 05:00 13/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 05:00 13/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Balmoral's Balcony Junior Suites have a large cabin area and private balcony

Freedom Fare From £1,699 pp
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Superior Suite (SS)

Located on decks 9 & 10, Superior Suites have a balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £1,899 pp
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Marquee Suite (MS)

Situated on deck 10, Marquee Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £2,299 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Located on deck 10, Premier Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £2,499 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £3,199 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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