Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

27th Aug 2022 5 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2225
FROM ONLY £799 per person
View of Bergen from Mount Floyen, Norway View of Bergen from Mount Floyen, 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.[ReadMoreMob] 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, ensures your final moments in the fjords are ones to remember.

Your Itinerary

  • Enjoy scenic cruising through Lysefjord and Maurangerfjord
  • Admire the fjords from Mount Fløyen in Bergen
  • Witness the mighty Fureberg Waterfall
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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.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 


We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.


We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.


We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.