Classic Norwegian Fjords

27th Apr 2022 5 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2212
FROM ONLY £799 per person
Lysefjord aerial panoramic view from the top of the Preikestolen cliff, Norway Lysefjord aerial panoramic view from the top of the Preikestolen cliff, Norway
FROM ONLY £799 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

The perfect Bank Holiday break, this five-night escape provides a taste of fjordland exploration with Fred. Olsen. Sailing from Newcastle means you won’t have to wait long to experience the wonders of the fjords; you’ll sail into Lysefjord the day after departure to see its dramatic cliffs, mountains and intriguing rock formations. Bergen’s many attractions, such as the city’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, bustling fish market, the Troldhaugen Museum and Fløibanen funicular railway, will then await your discovery. Perhaps join a local for a hike – it’s a great way to take in the highlights.

After the city sights of Bergen, it’s on to Eidfjord for a taste of fjordland village life. Take a moment revelling in the natural landscape here, or even join a kayaking adventure to see towering mountain peaks from the glassy waters below them. Alternatively, opt for a tour to the Vøringsfossen waterfall or enjoy an in-depth insight into the local environment at Hardangervidda Nature Centre. Finally, sailing back along Hardangerfjord, and diverting into Maurangerfjord for a close-up view of Furebergfossen Waterfall in its springtime splendour, ensures your final moments in the fjords are ones to remember.

Your Itinerary

  • A taste of fjordland in five nights
  • Take in the highlights on a local bike ride
  • Explore the city sights of Bergen
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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.