The Natural Wonders of Iceland

11th Aug 2021 9 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2125
FROM ONLY £1,449 per person
The beautiful Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland The beautiful Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland
FROM ONLY £1,449 per person
Tips Included

Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. T&Cs apply.

PLUS, £75pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. T&Cs apply.

Circumnavigating Iceland’s rugged lands, uncovering beautiful scenery and natural wonders throughout your journey, makes for an unforgettable, simply spellbinding cruise adventure. Stopping at Reykjavik for an overnight stay affords ample time for an in-depth exploration of the astonishing Golden Circle, to feel the heat from bubbling geysirs and hear the roar of thundering waterfalls; and for a visit to the beautiful Blue Lagoon, to bathe in its soothing, mineral-rich geothermal waters.

At Ísafjörður and Seyðisfjörður – only accessible to smaller ships such as Balmoral – some of Iceland’s most remote, hard-to-reach treasures await. Ísafjörður is your gateway to remote Vigur Island and Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, an unspoilt wonderland of lush tundra, towering cliffs and waterfalls; and a visit to Seyðisfjörður will present you with panoramas filled magnificent, simply unforgettable scenery. For an experience of a lifetime, you could also join a whale watching adventure – to look out for whales, dolphins and porpoises living freely in their unspoilt natural habitat – from Akureyri, which is also the starting point for tours to glorious Godafoss waterfall and Lake Mývatn.

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.