UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities

11th Sep 2022 12 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2226A
Save £150pp Was from £1,999pp Now from £1,849pp

Summer Celebration Offers: applicable on selected May to September 2022 sailings, as indicated; cruise L2211 & T2212 are excluded. Applicable for new bookings made from 22/04/22 to 31/05/22, inclusive. Summer Celebration discount is up to £250 per person off current selling prices, saving amount varies per cruise from £150 per person up to £250 per person, up to two guests per cabin. Prices shown include Summer Celebration discount. Summer Celebration offer is subject to availability and is capacity controlled. Bookings made via Tour Operators are excluded from all Summer Celebration offers. Summer Celebration Terms & Conditions can be viewed here.

Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, UK Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, UK
Save £150pp Was from £1,999pp Now from £1,849pp

Summer Celebration Offers: applicable on selected May to September 2022 sailings, as indicated; cruise L2211 & T2212 are excluded. Applicable for new bookings made from 22/04/22 to 31/05/22, inclusive. Summer Celebration discount is up to £250 per person off current selling prices, saving amount varies per cruise from £150 per person up to £250 per person, up to two guests per cabin. Prices shown include Summer Celebration discount. Summer Celebration offer is subject to availability and is capacity controlled. Bookings made via Tour Operators are excluded from all Summer Celebration offers. Summer Celebration Terms & Conditions can be viewed here.

£150pp FREE On Board Spend or £300pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 10 to 12 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

includes £150pp saving + Free Spend

On board Balmoral, discover the scenic, cultural and historical highlights of destinations found closer to home, including beautiful, remote isles. Off the coast of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland await. Both archipelagos are renowned for their rugged scenery and wildlife; RSPB Sumburgh Head, where various species of bird live and breed amongst sea cliffs and coastal scenes, is a particular highlight to seek out in Shetland. Fascinating Norse villages are within reach from Lerwick too, while in Orkney, a stop at Kirkwall also offers a chance to uncover ancient sites such as the UNESCO-listed Neolithic village of Skara Brae.[ReadMore]

See some of the finest Scottish scenery from your ship; behold the sight of Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap, and the landscapes of the Small Isles. Your time in Scotland also includes a stop at Rosyth, gateway to Edinburgh and its many attractions. Wander the Royal Mile and see Edinburgh Castle, visit the Royal Yacht Britannia and more in the capital. Meanwhile at Scrabster, beautiful Highland scenery awaits. Enjoy some English delights too; visit Falmouth to enjoy Cornish pasties and cream tea in the town or even tour to the Eden Project, and capture the beauty of the Isles of Scilly, their palm-lined beaches, charming towns and pretty landscapes. What's more, with the help and guidance of ORCA conservationists who'll join on board for your adventure, you'll get to look out for marine life living in its natural habitat, learn about them and play a part in assisting with their conservation. 

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 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

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'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

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.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

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.

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.