Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

6th May 2021 7 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2113
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £999 per person
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FROM ONLY £999 per person

Featuring scenic cruising of a collection of breathtaking, world-renowned waterways and calls into four beautiful fjordland destinations, this incredible Norwegian exploration is filled with spellbinding scenery from beginning to end. Soaring mountains, stunning glaciers, magnificent waterfalls and much more, you’ll discover a wealth of natural wonders during a magical week on board Balmoral.

For a perfect introduction to the spectacular fjordland you’ll begin your holiday with fascinating scenic cruising of Lysefjord; a feat only possible on smaller ships. [ReadMoreMob]Dramatic mountains, cliffs and intriguing rock formations come into view as you glide along the glassy waters here – be sure to take it all in from your ship’s open decks. Then there is a plethora of highlights to discover in beautiful Bergen. Attractions include the famous, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, the traditional fish market and the interesting Troldhaugen Museum. The views on offer from the top of Mount Fløyen – reached via the funicular railway – are not-to-be-missed. A call at Flåm offers an opportunity to embark on another magical railway journey too. A ride on the Flåmsbana line presents views of towering mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls. Alternatively, you could take the opportunity to marvel at the awe-inspiring Sognefjord from the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout. Whatever you choose to do in Flåm, you’re sure to look forward to the evening of scenic cruising that follows; Balmoral will divert down Nærøyfjord and bring you closer to the natural treasures of one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites. [ReadMoreDesk]

Pretty Olden is tucked away at the very farthest reaches of Nordfjord, and well worth taking the journey deep into the fjordland to discover. Perhaps you’ll choose to head ashore an enjoy a relaxing stroll in the village; join tours in search of astonishing natural wonders such as the Briksdal Glacier; or opt to ride the Loen Skylift – one of the world’s steepest cable cars – for incredible fjordland views. Another evening of memorable scenic cruising follows, taking in the captivating Nordfjord and Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff, before your ship sails overnight to Hellesylt. A short stop in this charming, UNESCO-listed village affords opportunities to discover the striking Hellesylt Waterfall, Tystigen Glacier and Hornindalsvatnet – Europe’s deepest lake – before your time in the fjordland concludes with yet more scenic cruising. The unspoilt landscapes of Geirangerfjord – another of National Geographic’s top Natural World Heritage Sites; the glorious Seven Sisters Waterfall; the picturesque Sunnylvsfjord and Storfjord; and rugged Hjørundfjord are sure to make a lasting impression.

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’.

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.