The Grandeur of Scandinavia & St Petersburg

17th Jun 2021 14 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2119
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person

In their remarkable architecture and world-famous landmarks; their cultural and historical highlights; and their scenic, artistic and aesthetic delights, you’ll get to see, experience and fully immerse yourself in the captivating grandeur of six spectacular cities on this unforgettable Baltic discovery on board Balmoral.

St Petersburg is a veritable treasure trove of iconic sites, and you are afforded three memorable days of exploration and sightseeing in this awe-inspiring Russian gem to create memories that will last a lifetime. Take in the must-visit gems of the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ at your leisure; you’ve ample time to marvel at the magnificent of wonders such as Peterhof Palace, the elaborate Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and legendary Hermitage Museum. You could even experience the magic of an evening at the Russian ballet, with a chance to meet the soloist after their performance, too.

Your attraction-packed adventure also takes you to Scandinavia, where you’re in for rewarding explorations of three enchanting capital cities. Uncover the many highlights of Copenhagen, including the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, and 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, with ease as Balmoral docks closer to the heart of the city; wander the historic Gamla Stan District and admire the Royal Palace in Stockholm; and experience scenic cruising through the rugged isles and islets of the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago. Meanwhile, in Oslo, you could come face-to-face with Edvard Munch’s The Scream at the National Museum of Art, visit the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park, and much more. Your smaller ship guides you to Estonia too, for a chance to revel in the fairytale-esque charms of medieval castles, cathedrals and churches in Old Town Tallinn and meet one of the local bell ringers; and to Finland, where you can enjoy a taste of local life in Helsinki, perhaps with a visit to a traditional Finnish sauna and spa.

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.

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’.