Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland

3rd Aug 2022 9 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2221A
Little Skippers Sailing
Save £200pp Was from £1,299pp Now from £1,099pp

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.

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Save £200pp Was from £1,299pp Now from £1,099pp

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.

£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

includes £200pp saving + Free Spend

You’re in for an unforgettable adventure, as you go in search of the wonders, wildlife and unique cultural highlights of Iceland’s beautiful landscapes and waterways.[ReadMoreMob] From Reykjavik, explore the Golden Circle and witness the natural power of the Gullfoss Waterfall and gushing Geysir hot springs; and, within the Westfjords, perhaps take the opportunity to take a boat tour to Vigur Island from Ísafjörður, to watch puffins in their natural habitat. Balmoral takes you on a journey to see the coastal Hornstrandir cliffs, home to the Elf King and Queen, and the dragon tail-like peaks of Drangaskord, too.

Visit Akureyri, ideally placed for tours to the Godadoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and tranquil Lake Mývatn. For an experience of a lifetime, join a boat tour seeking out humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises by boat living freely in the surrounding waters. After Akureyri, a relaxing evening of scenic cruising takes in Eyjafjörður and pretty Hrísey, before you cruise by Borgarfjordur Eystri – home to a large population of elves, according to local folklore – en route to Seyðisfjörður, where you can savour scenes of towering mountains and colourful houses; or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre. What's more, with the help and guidance of ORCA conservationists who'll join on board for your adventure, you may get to spot whales whilst out to sea, learn of their nature 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.