Uncrowded Baltic

30th Sep 2021 12 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2130
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Fabulous Peterhof fountains in St. Petersburg Fabulous Peterhof fountains in St. Petersburg
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person

Visiting captivating cities outside of peak season, when there are fewer sightseers around, you’re in for a relaxing and immersive Baltic exploration. An overnight stay in St Petersburg will be especially sweet, with smaller crowds and queues at this Russian gem’s iconic attractions. Enjoy more time and space to see spectacular sites, such as Peterhof Palace, the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and much more by day with ease; and experience the magic of an evening at the Russian ballet, with a chance to meet the soloist after their performance, too.

Your Baltic discovery also includes an opportunity for a less-crowded exploration of Tallinn, to marvel at the medieval castles, cathedrals and churches of the Estonian capital’s fairytale-esque Old Town, and meet one of the local bell ringers; and a visit to Riga, with Balmoral docking close to the heart of another attraction-packed historic centre. In Scandinavia, there’s a visit to the culture-rich Swedish city of Gothenburg, while your smaller ship will dock centrally in Copenhagen, where you’ve time to see the famous Little Mermaid statue and mighty royal palaces; explore the colourful Nyhavn district; or even learn how to make authentic Danish pastries.

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’.

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.