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Parc Guell in Barcelona, Spain Parc Guell in Barcelona, Spain

17 Sep 2025

Southampton

10 nights

Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Join Balmoral in the Mediterranean, where ornate architectural masterpieces await your discovery. Marvel at Barcelona’s iconic landmarks, including the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and colourful Park Güell, and tour from Cádiz to Seville to see the beautiful sites of Plaza de España and Seville Alcazar. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Spanish lifestyle, feeling the raw passion of flamenco, indulging in tapas, Jerez sherry and paella in their place of origin, and embracing Ibiza’s bohemian spirit, with its Punta Arabí Hippy Market and renowned sunset. You can uncover the artistic inspirations of these enchanting destinations, too, from Ibiza’s diverse beauty to Barcelona’s homage to Picasso and Dali.

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Highlights

Palace of Alcazar, Famous Andalusian Architecture

Ornate architectural masterpieces

This cruise aboard Balmoral will showcase iconic landmarks of Spain, known not only for their historical significance but also for their ornate architecture. The royal palace of the Alcazar of Seville blends various styles including Moorish, Gothic and Renaissance, and features beautiful gardens and opulent rooms; while the Seville Giralda is the bell tower of the city's cathedral, originally constructed as a minaret during its Islamic period, and offers panoramic views of Seville. In Barcelona, take time to visit the still unfinished and intricately designed basilica by Gaudi, and the vibrant colours and playful designs of Parc Guell. You will also have the chance to explore the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia.

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Closeup of a traditional tasty Spanish dish paella

La Vida Española

This cruise on board Balmoral exemplifies how Spanish culture is characterised by a love of delicious food, vibrant discussions, festive occasions, and a strong feeling of community. Savour the robust flavours of Andalusian tapas, such as crispy Tortillitas de Camarones (shrimp fritters), garlic-infused prawns, and fried potatoes in a spicy sauce, all complemented by the warming flavor of Jerez sherry. Discover the easygoing bohemian vibe of Ibiza while taking in brightly coloured sunset views. Explore Barcelona's vibrant street life on La Rambla, and don't miss FC Barcelona's Nou Camp, a representation of the team's enthusiasm and sense of community with their motto of "Més que un club" (More than a club). When visiting Valencia, be sure to have paella in the city where it first appeared and savour the mouthwatering combination of rice, meats, and shellfish.

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Inspirational artists

During your time in Spain, you will have the chance to discover how artists are drawn to Ibiza by its diverse beauty, pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, and cultural richness. The island's bohemian heritage, spiritual aura, cosmopolitan community, and enchanting sunsets collectively spark creativity, shaping works that echo Ibiza's unique blend of nature, culture, and energy. In Valencia, you will be able to explore the City of Arts and Sciences, a visionary complex designed by Santiago Calatrava, which harmonises futuristic architecture with a cultural and scientific institution. Notable structures include L'Hemisfèric, El Museu de les Ciències, and Palau de les Arts, collectively showcasing a combination of visual arts, interactive science exhibits, and performing arts. There will also be ample chances to learn more about the lives of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali on this culturally rich cruise to Spain.

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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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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 03:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 03:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Fly Cruise fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,199 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 £3,499 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 £4,199 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 £4,799 pp

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Owner's Suite (OW)

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Freedom Fare From £5,699 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are 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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