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Springtime Norwegian Fjords

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Scenic cruising on deck in Lysefjord, Norway Scenic Cruising Lysefjord

01 Apr 2025

Southampton

9 nights

Balmoral

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Your cruise aboard Balmoral has been crafted by our team of journey planners to exhibit our homeland at the best time. During Spring, the snow-capped peaks of the mountains have melted and waterfalls cascade down ruggedly dramatic cliff faces. Discover the serene beauty of Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, while Hardangerfjord is lined with picturesque villages and orchards. The eye-catching Pulpit Rock stands tall over Lysefjord, offering outstanding panoramic views of the surrounding fjord landscapes. Immerse yourself in the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv and enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking on the crystal-clear fjord waters, or hiking through lush forests and along fjords to enjoy time in nature. You will also have chances to discover rich Viking history through archaeological sites and landmarks such as Hove Church in Vik, and the Haraldshaugen Monument in Haugesund.

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Highlights

Langfoss waterfall, Norway

Norway's Fjord Landscapes

Your Bamoral cruise to Norway has been designed to showcase the very best of the fjords and mountain scenery that this spectacular country has to offer. As this cruise is in Spring, the snow-capped peaks and waterfalls have thawed, and picturesque villages line the edges of Hardangerfjord. Waterfalls cascade down steep, rugged cliff faces into deep blue fjord waters, such as Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord; while towering cliffs create a mesmerising backdrop in Lysefjord, home to Preikstolen - Pulpit Rock, which juts out over the water's edge from a great height, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. Langfoss Waterfall plunges gracefully into Akrafjorden, while your Captain will divert Balmoral into Maurangerfjord for you to witness the magnificent Fureberg Waterfall and Voringfoss, located near to Hardangerfjord, will enchant you with its thundering torrent over craggy cliffs into the deep fjord below.

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Kayaking in the Norwegian fjords

Friluftlsliv

The Norwegian concept of friluftsliv - embracing outdoor living, embodies a deep connection with nature and spending time outside, whatever the weather. Join us on a tour from Eidfjord, and go kayaking on the beautiful Hardangerfjord, where you'll glide through crystal-clear calm waters, surrounded by steep mountains; or experience hiking Norway's breathtaking landscapes, through lush forests and stopping at local farms where you'll witness how farming practices foster a symbiotic relationship with the country's environment. There will also be opportunities to try your hand at fishing in tranquil lakes or exhilarating fast-flowing rivers. 

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Mollebukta bay, with Swords in Rock monument commemorating Battle of Hafrsfjord Stavanger

Norwegian Viking History

The history of Norway is characterised by the seafaring legacy of Vikings in the country. Each destination on this Balmoral cruise bears a unique marker of their influence on the region, through cultural landmarks and immersive experiences. In Stavanger, the Sverd I Fjell monument marks the battle of Hafrsfjord when Norway was united into one kingdom, where the three swords symbolise peace, unity and freedom. Take time to learn more about Haugesund - once a bustling centre of Viking activity, which can be explored further at the Karmsund Folk Museum and the Haraldshaugen Monument. Through these monuments, museums and archaeolgoical sites, you'll discover how the seafaring exploits and trading networks left a Viking legacy that is still evident in Norway today.

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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 14:00 19/04/2024, 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 14:00 19/04/2024, 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 £2,799 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 £2,999 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 £3,599 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 £3,999 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £4,899 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 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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