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 Drinks Package OR £100pp On Board Spend

FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Solo offers, Saver Fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise. . All Inclusive Drinks offer is capacity controlled and subject to availability. 


*On Board Spend £100 per person: On Board Spend amount applies to a maximum of two guests per cabin. Spend is non-transferable and no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused Spend. Complimentary or chargeable upgrades will not alter the On Board Spend value, where applicable. On board spend is capacity controlled and subject to availability.  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.