Welcoming back Balmoral

28th Jul 2021 3 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L212
FROM ONLY £399 per person
Duncansby Sea Stacks Duncansby Sea Stacks
FROM ONLY £399 per person
£50pp On Board Spend included

*On Board Spend £50 per person: Offer based on new bookings made from 17/03/21 on new cruises departing in July and August 2021. On Board Spend applies to a maximum of two guests per cabin. Spend is non-transferable and no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown. No cash alternative will be given for unused Spend. Offer excludes charters, exclusive sailings, and Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled. E&OE.

Enjoy some well-earned time away on a long awaited escape from it all, as we return to the water and get back to doing what we love – experiencing the relaxation and exploration of cruising. Short and sweet, this sailing is the perfect break, a chance to relax, breathe in the fresh sea air and delight in the beauty of the British Isles, all in the space, comfort and familiar warm atmosphere of our smaller ship, Balmoral.

This journey has been crafted to show you some of Scotland’s greatest, most dramatic scenic landscapes and natural wonders. As Balmoral sails the waters surrounding the Orkneys and Shetlands, you’ll marvel at the imposing Needle, Old Man of Hoy and Duncansby sea stacks, while you may even get to observe fulmars, guillemots and gannets perched on the cliffs of Marwick Head and Sumburgh Head. Wildlife experts from ORCA will be on board to help you spot these native seabirds, and look out for Orcas and other whale species. Experience serene loch cruising too; diversions into Loch Broom and Loch Erilboli will bring scenes of lush-green rolling hills, mountains and lime kilns into view.

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.