Welcome to Denmark

15th May 2020 7 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2008
FROM ONLY £999 per person
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FROM ONLY £999 per person
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Offer must be confirmed at the time of booking. Offer covers selected house wines by the glass, selected beers, spirits and soft drinks, subject to availability. Applicable to new bookings only, made between 04/09/19 and 31/10/19, inclusive, on selected 2020 and 2021 sailings of five to 32 nights in duration. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. E&OE.

With four diverse destinations welcoming you to one of the world’s friendliest and happiest countries, you’re in for a wholesome, enriching experience throughout this special Danish adventure. You’ll be greeted with warmth, smiles and even local delicacies, while Balmoral’s central docking location in each port brings you closer to a wealth of highlights and attractions too. [ReadMoreMob]

Perhaps there’s no better way to begin four unforgettable days in Denmark than with a visit to Copenhagen, the Danish capital and Lonely Planet’s ‘Top City to Visit in 2019’.Docking close to the city centre allows for easy, laidback exploration: step ashore and you’ll find delights such as the famous Little Mermaid statue and the colourful Nyhavn waterfront district just a short walk from the ship. [ReadMoreDesk]Take time to delve deeper and rich rewards, including the legendary Tivoli Gardens, Rosenburg Castle and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, await you too. The following morning, Fredericia will make for a memorable stop. Upon your arrival here, friendly locals dressed in traditional costume will greet you with music and ceremonial performances – a unique experience. Once docked, again just a short distance from the heart of your destination, you could head into the town centre to find old military ramparts and landmarks including the Foot Soldier Statue; or perhaps opt for a tour to nearby Odense, home of Hans Christian Andersen's childhood residence. 

Arriving in Aalborg next, you’re sure to be captivated by the striking architecture and beautiful waterfront setting of the Utzon Centre, which Balmoral will dock alongside. Complementary Danish hotdogs are part of a traditional welcome to enjoy on the quayside, before starting your exploration of one of Europe’s happiest cities. There’s an impressive mix of old and new architecture to uncover in Aalborg – the 14th century cathedral and Aalborghus Castle are particular highlights; while you’ll also find fine galleries, museums and plenty of friendly pubs. Finally, there’s Aarhus, for one last chance to make memories of Denmark’s enchanting friendliness and unique culture. Once again, you’ll receive a warm welcome as you arrive, and dock close to the centre of Denmark’s second largest city, which combines an elegant mix of quaint, historic charms and modern, cosmopolitan attractions. Highly recommended are the unique and controversial Åarhus Radhus; and Den Gamle By, an open-air museum exhibiting fine architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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’.

Refurbished in 2017, 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.