Spanish City Discovery

24th Oct 2019 15 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L1928
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
Last minute Saver Fares available

Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL’s discretion and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking, for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking an Saver Fare.

Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals availble on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply.

Featuring eight diverse, culture-rich destinations in five beautiful regions, this fantastic 15-night cruise offers an in-depth, authentic exploration of Spain. Traditional tapas bars, architectural treasures, fascinating historical sites and range of cultural highlights; Balmoral will bring the many attractions of some of Europe’s finest cities closer to you.[ReadMoreMob]

Two stunning cities in Andalusia, a gorgeous region in sunlit southern Spain, will offer plenty of memorable experiences. In ancient Cádiz, charming old districts are yours to explore at leisure in search of majestic monuments such as the Torre Tavira watchtower and the 18th century cathedral; many of the city’s highlights are within easy reach of the port. Cádiz is also the gateway to Jerez, a city renowned for its sherry production and equestrian art. [ReadMoreDesk] Then there’s a call at Malaga, where the Moorish-style Gibralfaro Castle and fantastic Picasso Museum are among many ‘must-visit’ attractions. This Andalusian gem is also the starting point for tours to Granada’s magnificent Alhambra Palace and to the picturesque mountaintop city of Ronda. In the Murcia region, Cartagena awaits your discovery. Be sure to take in the medieval castle and the Roman amphitheatre. 

You’ll have a day to sample the laidback Mediterranean island lifestyle of Mallorca, where Balmoral will dock at pretty Palma, before Barcelona – Catalonia’s cosmopolitan capital – beckons. You’re sure to be captivated by this iconic city. A stroll along energetic Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous street is always a memorable experience; while architectural wonders such as the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and the many works of Gaudi, including the world-famous Sagrada Familia, present photo opportunities galore. Valencia has plenty to recommend it too. From a myriad of modern galleries, museums and contemporary architecture to a charming Old Quarter and traditional restaurants serving plentiful portions of Paella, Spain’s third largest city offers something for everyone. Finally, calls at two enchanting cities in the gorgeous Galicia region of northern Spain end your exploration. In Vigo, perhaps while away a few hours in the delightful Old Town; then, during a morning in La Coruna, take the chance to tour to the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Santiago de Compostela.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.
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’.

Refurbished in 2017, 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.