Arctic Cruises

Boudicca in Greenland
Boudicca in Greenland
Northern lights over the Arctic sky

The remote Arctic, the northernmost region of the Earth centred on the North Pole, is characterised by its distinctive polar features of landscape, climate, plant and animal life. It’s a region blessed with natural beauty: from boiling mud pools and spurting geysers to glorious glaciers and stunning waterfalls.  [ReadMoreMob]

Derived from the Greek, Arktos, referring to the northern constellation of the Bear, the Arctic is a region only recently fully-charted by bold explorers and navigators from the last century. Going beyond the Arctic Circle delivers a region of outstanding natural beauty and a mystical remoteness that many find beguiling.  

Arctic cruises offer an eclectic mix of experiences: from the awe-inspiring blue icebergs of Qaqortoq to walking in the footsteps of Erik the Red from the village of Narsarsuaq. Any passion for scenery, natural beauty and wildlife is easily satiated in breathtaking landscapes witnessed on an Arctic voyage. The opportunity to catch a glimpse of whales, manatees, seals or a multitude of bird life adds to the Arctic’s distinct personality. [ReadMoreDesk]

Of course, all of this can eclipsed by experiencing two extraordinary natural phenomena unique to the region: continuous days beneath the enigmatic midnight sun, or a dazzling encounter with the elusive Northern Lights.

Cruises to Arctic

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Departs: Southampton • Fri 29 Nov 2019
9 nights • Balmoral • L1931

  • What better way to prepare for the festive season than to visit enticing cities in Belgium, Norway, Denmark and Germany as they sparkle with holiday spirit at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.
  • Every stop of this magical cruise presents opportunities to delight in the traditional decorations, huts, and tempting flavours of fairytale-esque Christmas markets – particular highlights are the famous markets of Hamburg, Rostock and Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens.
  • A host of other attractions await you too, such as Hamburg’s unique Miniatur Wunderland; the authentic Belgian chocolate shops of Bruges; Oslo’s Vigeland Sculpture Park and National Gallery – home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream; and the impressive palaces of Copenhagen.

From £1,499pp

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Northern Norway with Sami National Day

Northern Norway with Sami National Day

Departs: Southampton • Fri 31 Jan 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2003

  • Winter is one of the best times of the year to visit Norway and you’ll experience this breathtaking country in all its seasonal splendour, with chances to see dramatic landscapes at their frozen finest, explore enchanting destinations and go in search of spellbinding phenomena.
  • Spending four days in Arctic Norway is sure to be a highlight – your extended call at Tromsø coincides with the city’s fantastic Sami National Day celebrations, while during an overnight stay in Alta you might be lucky enough to witness the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis.
  • You can also visit Tromsø’s iconic Arctic Cathedral; embark on an exhilarating dog-sledding adventure from Alta; and discover the highlights of Ålesund, Trondheim and Kristiansund – gateway to the dramatic Atlantic Ocean Road.

From £1,999pp

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Wintertime Norway

Wintertime Norway

Departs: Newcastle • Wed 18 Mar 2020
11 nights • Balmoral • L2002

  • Five days of unforgettable Arctic exploration filled with spectacular scenery, jaw-dropping wonders and incredible experiences feature on this 11-night itinerary, thanks to Newcastle’s convenient proximity to Norway.
  • You’ll visit Narvik for an opportunity to encounter Arctic wildlife such as bears, lynx and reindeer at the Polar Park; spend two days in Alta, with time to visit the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta Museum and more; stop at Tromsø, with its iconic Arctic Cathedral; and take in beautiful Bodø.
  • During your extended stay in Alta – considered one of the best places on earth to see the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis – you might be lucky enough to see Mother Nature’s magnificent light display in all its colourful glory, too.

From £1,399pp

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Cities & Canals with Dutch Bulb Fields

Cities & Canals with Dutch Bulb Fields

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 14 Apr 2020
10 nights • Balmoral • L2004

  • Revel in the scenery of six different countries on this rewarding springtime escape, with chances to experience unforgettable canal cruising, explore gardens bursting with spring bloom, and much more.
  • You can enjoy a boat tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals; see Copenhagen’s many attractions from the city’s waterways; ride a traditional ‘paddan’ boat in Gothenburg; and tour from Brevik to the unique, ‘staircase-style’ Telemark Canal.
  • After Amsterdam, which is also your gateway to the colourful, fragrant tulip gardens of Keukenhof, you’ll experience scenic cruising of the Nordzeekanaal and Germany’s size-restricted Kiel Canal too.

From £1,149pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Dover • Fri 17 Apr 2020
9 nights • Boudicca • D2009

  • Experience a full-flavoured taste of Norway’s magical fjordland, with visits to six captivating destinations complemented by scenic cruising of spectacular, unspoilt waterways.
  • From on board Boudicca, marvel at the scenic splendour of the narrow, twisting Nærøyfjord, Nordfjord, Maurangerfjord and Hardangerfjord, the ‘Queen of the Fjords’.
  • Ashore meanwhile, highlights include opportunities to ride the Mount Fløyen funicular and visit Edvard Grieg’s lakeside home in Bergen; experience a journey on the famous Flåmsbana Railway; and sample produce from Hardangerfjord – ‘the Orchard of Norway’ – on tours from Eidfjord.

From £1,199pp

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Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers

Departs: Newcastle • Fri 24 Apr 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2005

  • Exploring the Norwegian Fjordland in the spring, when rich flora bursts into life and mighty waterfalls are at their most powerful, you’ll become immersed in the wonder of this spectacular part of the world.
  • Aboard Balmoral, experience unforgettable scenic cruising of Lysefjord, with its towering mountains, cliffs and intriguing rock formations, Maurangerfjord and Hardangerfjord, the ‘Queen of the Fjords’.
  • Ashore, highlights include Edvard Grieg’s lakeside home in Bergen; the famous Flåmsbana Railway; and a chance to sample flavours from the ‘Orchard of Norway’ during time in Eidfjord.

From £949pp

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Springtime Fjords in Five Nights

Springtime Fjords in Five Nights

Departs: Newcastle • Fri 01 May 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2006

  • A short, yet highly rewarding taste of the fjordland, this five-night foray to Fred. Olsen’s beautiful homeland packs-in scenic cruising of gorgeous waterways and visits to two charming destinations.
  • Experience the unique scenery of the idyllic Lysefjord, after an overnight sail from Newcastle; then visit Eidfjord, gateway to the wonders of Hardangerfjord, the ‘Queen of the Fjords’.
  • There’s a memorable journey along Hardangerfjord, and the lush-green Ulvikafjord, too; before Bergen presents its abundant attractions, such as the Troldhaugen Museum and Mount Fløyen.

From £749pp

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Introduction to Iceland

Introduction to Iceland

Departs: Newcastle • Wed 06 May 2020
9 nights • Balmoral • L2007

  • You’re in for an authentic snapshot of Iceland on this invigorating nine-night adventure, taking in four diverse destinations and inspirational natural wonders on three sides of this spectacular country.
  • The wonders of the ‘Golden Circle’, including Gullfoss Waterfall and gushing geysers, await from Reykjavik, while Ísafjörður is your starting point for kayaking tours in the gorgeous Westfjords.
  • Enjoy a taste of rural Icelandic life in the fishing village of Eskifjörður; and, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, embark on a magical whale watching adventure from breathtaking Akureyri.

From £1,399pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 May 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2011

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,099pp

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Norwegian Fjords with National Day in Oslo

Norwegian Fjords with National Day in Oslo

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 12 May 2020
11 nights • Black Watch • W2013

  • Packed with a plethora of very special experiences, including a chance to be part of Norwegian National Day in Oslo, this is an immersive voyage of discovery to remember for years to come.
  • An overnight stay in Oslo affords ample time to experience the capital’s traditional celebrations, including the colourful parades, events at the impressive Royal Palace, and much more.
  • Elsewhere, you’ll cruise by the Olsen family home in Oslofjord and see Langfoss Waterfall from your ship; have a chance to explore historic Stavanger; and visit attraction-packed Bergen.

From £1,649pp

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Scenic Scotland & Norway in Five Nights

Scenic Scotland & Norway in Five Nights

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Sat 23 May 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2010

  • Encompassing two beautiful countries, this short, yet spellbinding escape manages to pack into the highlights of picturesque waterways, islands and a former ‘European Capital of Culture’ into just five nights.
  • Enjoy a taste of Norway, with unforgettable scenic cruising by the mighty mountains and rock formations of size-restricted Lysefjord and time to uncover the contrasting sights of Stavanger.
  • The Scottish leg of your holiday includes opportunities to capture the unspoilt coastal scenes of the Shetlands; look out for native seabirds such as puffins and fulmars; and marvel at the Orkney’s geological wonders.

From £699pp

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The Best of the Fjords

The Best of the Fjords

Departs: Dover • Mon 25 May 2020
9 nights • Boudicca • D2012

  • You’ll see the fjordland at its mesmerising best on this nine-night Norwegian adventure, as Boudicca takes you on an incredible journey to a handpicked selection of stunning destinations and waterways.
  • Experience unforgettable scenic cruising – the natural wonders of the size-restricted Nærøyfjord and magnificent Geirangerfjord; Hardangerfjord, ‘Queen of the Fjords’; and Nordfjord await your discovery.
  • Take your exploration to the next level ashore too. Ride the Flåmsbana railway from Flåm; seek out glaciers and waterfalls from Olden and Hellesylt; a tour from Eidfjord to marvel at the springtime scenic splendour of Hardangerfjord up-close.

From £1,299pp

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Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Mon 08 Jun 2020
14 nights • Balmoral • L2012

  • This immersive cruise is as rewarding as it gets, affording opportunities to uncover the seemingly endless highlights of big-hitting, attraction-packed destinations in the Baltic and Scandinavia.
  • In Scandinavia, you can immerse yourself in Copenhagen’s Royal heritage and Stockholm’s pop culture; sail the spectacular Stockholm Archipelago; and uncover Oslo’s artistic and aesthetic treasures.
  • You’ll also visit enchanting Riga, UNESCO-listed Visby, and stop overnight in St Petersburg, for chances to see world-famous landmarks and spend savour an evening at the quintessential Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun

Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun

Departs: Southampton • Sun 14 Jun 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2015

  • Sailing an epic route from southern England to mainland Europe’s northernmost point and back aboard Braemar, you’re in for a cruise packed with incredible experiences.
  • You’ll cross the Arctic Circle; revel in the sight of unique mountains and landscapes; see coastal bonfires marking the Summer Solstice; and even witness the magical midnight sun.
  • Honningsvåg, gateway to the North Cape, awaits you at the ‘top of Europe’, while you’ll also visit Tromsø, the beautiful Lofoten Islands and experience scenic cruising of spellbinding Geirangerfjord.

From £1,999pp

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Scenic Fjords of Norway

Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 17 Jun 2020
8 nights • Black Watch • W2017

  • Visiting a trio of inspirational destinations, complemented by hours of unforgettable scenic cruising, you can uncover the diverse delights of breathtaking Norwegian fjords by ship, by rail and on foot.
  • Take in the attractions of Bergen – the Bryggen Wharf, Troldhaugen and Mount Fløyen funicular to name just a few; and seek out wonders including the Briksdal Glacier and Lovatnet Lake from Olden.
  • Cruise mighty Nordfjord and by Hornelen – Europe’s highest sea cliff – en route to Flåm, starting point of the famous Flåmsbana Railway; and experience a very special diversion into the narrow, winding Nærøyfjord.

From £1,199pp

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Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

Departs: Dover • Sat 20 Jun 2020
13 nights • Boudicca • D2015

  • From whales to geysers, waterways to geothermal pools, the thrilling diversity of Iceland awaits your discovery as you explore three sides of this astonishing country on an incredible 13-night voyage.
  • On the west coast, stop overnight in Reykjavik – gateway to the wonders of the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon; and visit Ísafjörður, for a chance to observe charming puffins on a tour to Vigur Island.
  • Along the north coast, divert deep into Eyjafjörður all the way to Akureyri, starting point for exhilarating whale watching adventures; and then savour the stunning scenery of Seyðisfjörður in the east.

From £1,899pp

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Scenic Fjords of Norway

Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Mon 22 Jun 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2013

  • Experience the fjordland’s remarkable diversity and natural beauty to the full, as Balmoral shows you some of Norway’s most captivating destinations and waterways in just seven nights.
  • Deep with Nordfjord and Sognefjord respectively, you’ll discover Olden – gateway to wonders such as the Briksdal Glacier – and Flåm, where a ride on the famous Flåmsbana Railway is highly recommended.
  • Balmoral will also guide you into the narrow, twisting Nærøyfjord – out of reach to larger ships - and call at Ålesund, overlooked by Mount Aksla, and Stavanger, a former ‘European Capital of Culture’.

From £1,099pp

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A Voyage to Remote Spitsbergen

A Voyage to Remote Spitsbergen

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 25 Jun 2020
16 nights • Black Watch • W2018

  • Take exploration to the next level with this enriching expedition and journey to Norway’s northernmost regions in search of unique landscapes and fascinating isolated settlements.
  • Spend a week within the Arctic Circle, including two unforgettable days in Spitsbergen experiencing the stunning beauty, remarkable remoteness and fascinating history of Longyearbyen and Pyramiden.
  • You’ll also visit Honningsvåg, gateway to the rugged North Cape; Tromsø, home to the iconic Arctic Cathedral and Mount Storsteinen; and even witness the mesmerising midnight sun.

From £2,899pp

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Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Mon 29 Jun 2020
10 nights • Balmoral • L2014

  • An epic circumnavigation of Iceland, this exhilarating adventure packs-in unmissable opportunities to marvel at awe-inspiring natural wonders, dramatic landscapes; magical wildlife; and much more.
  • Visit Reykjavik, gateway to the Golden Circle’s famous waterfalls and powerful geysers; observe puffins at Vigur Island on a boat tour from Ísafjörður; and savour Seyðisfjörður’s stunning scenery.
  • For an experience of a lifetime, you can embark on a magical whale watching tour from Akureyri, to see humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises living freely in their natural habitat.

From £1,599pp

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Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Departs: Dover • Fri 03 Jul 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2016

  • Packing awe-inspiring scenic fjord cruising and visits to diverse, attraction-laden destinations into four days of Norwegian exploration, this weeklong summer sojourn makes for highly rewarding holiday.
  • You’ll be welcomed to the fjordland by the extraordinary landscapes of Lysefjord, before visiting Flåm for a chance to ride the famous Flåmsbana Railway, and diverting into the spectacular Nærøyfjord.
  • Amongst the untamed scenes of Hardangerfjord, Rosendal – gateway to the striking Folgefonna Glacier – awaits, while you’ll also see the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall before finally visiting culture-rich Stavanger.

From £1,099pp

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Five-Night Fjordland Discovery

Five-Night Fjordland Discovery

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 09 Jul 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2015

  • Experience the wonderment of discovering spellbinding Norwegian fjords in a shorter time, by taking advantage of Rosyth’s convenient northerly location and closer proximity to Norway.
  • You’ll divert into Lysefjord, to marvel at its unique landscape; journey deep into Hardangerfjord, Norway’s second longest fjord; and see Furebergfossen Waterfall up-close – all in less than a week.
  • Enjoy a full day ashore in Bergen too, with time to explore the Bryggen Wharf, ride the Mount Fløyen funicular and more; and visit picturesque Eidfjord to experience life in the fjords first-hand.

From £799pp

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Scottish Isles with a Taste of Norway

Scottish Isles with a Taste of Norway

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Tue 14 Jul 2020
9 nights • Balmoral • L2016

  • During five days of unforgettable island exploration, unearth the treasures of Scotland’s breathtaking remote archipelagos, from native wildlife and dramatic countryside to ancient sites and colourful waterfronts.
  • Encounter ponies and huge seabird colonies in the Shetlands; and take the chance to discover the Orkney’s famous historic highlights, such as the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the stones of Stenness and Brodgar.
  • In the Inner Hebrides, you can savour the natural wonders and centuries-old castles of the Isle of Skye; and see Tobermory’s iconic harbour on the Isle of Mull, all before Stavanger offers a taste of Norway.

From £1,299pp

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Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 18 Jul 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2020

  • A classic, nine-night Fred. Olsen fjordland adventure, this cruise takes in a collection of enchanting destinations and spellbinding waterways to bring you culture, history and natural beauty in style.
  • Visits to Flåm, Ålesund, Olden and Bergen will provide plenty of highlights, including opportunities to ride the famous Flåmsbana Railway; capture views of Nordfjord from spectacular Loen Skylift; and more.
  • Your journeys between each port will be simply unforgettable. You’ll divert into the narrow, size-restricted Nærøyfjord; sail deep into lush-green Nordfjord; and cruise by Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff.

From £1,399pp

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The Best of the Fjords

The Best of the Fjords

Departs: Newcastle • Fri 24 Jul 2020
9 nights • Balmoral • L2018

  • Encompassing a selection of Norway’s greatest fjords, as well as six diverse ports of call, this enticing exploration of Fred. Olsen’s spellbinding homeland packs-in plenty of scenic and cultural highlights.
  • Savour local treats and spectacular scenery in Olden; ride the magical Flåmsbana Railway from Flåm; and seek-out natural wonders, such as the Briksdal Glacier and Lovatnet Lake, from charming Olden.
  • You’ll also visit the historic, culture-rich ports of Kristiansund and Ålesund; and experience scenic cruising of spellbinding waterways including Nærøyfjord, Geirangerfjord and Nordfjord – all in just nine nights.

From £1,399pp

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Whales, Wonders & Waterfalls

Whales, Wonders & Waterfalls

Departs: Liverpool • Mon 27 Jul 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2021

  • For a spellbinding taste of one of the world’s most awe-inspiring countries, Black Watch will guide you on an epic adventure, taking in remarkable destinations and waterways on three sides of Iceland.
  • Dramatic landscapes, inspirational wonders and wildlife, and magical experiences are yours to savour, from powerful waterfalls and geysers to stunning sea bird islands and whale watching tours.
  • See the wonders of the ‘Golden Circle’, such as the mighty Gullfoss, from Reykjavik; observe puffins at Vigur Island; go in search of humpback and minke whales in their natural habitat; and much more.

From £1,599pp

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Capital Cities of the Baltic

Capital Cities of the Baltic

Departs: Newcastle • Sun 02 Aug 2020
14 nights • Balmoral • L2019

  • With visits to six diverse destinations, including four charismatic capitals and the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, you’ll revel in an extensive list of unforgettable sights and experiences on this immersive cruise.
  • In Scandinavia, you can immerse yourself in Copenhagen’s Royal heritage and Stockholm’s pop culture; sail the spectacular Stockholm Archipelago; and uncover Oslo’s artistic and aesthetic treasures.
  • You’ll also visit enchanting Riga, UNESCO-listed Visby, and stop overnight in St Petersburg, for an opportunity to see world-famous landmarks and spend savour an evening at the quintessential Russian ballet.

From £1,999pp

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Departs: Dover • Tue 04 Aug 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2020

  • Spend four days of this seven-night cruise reaping the rich rewards of Norway’s spellbinding fjords, from shifting glaciers and tumbling waterfalls to famous scenic railways and fascinating historic sites.
  • Highlights aplenty await your discovery, including Bergen’s Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; the Loen Skylift and Briksdal Glacier, within reach of Olden; and the iconic Flåmsbana Railway.
  • Aboard smaller-sized Boudicca, you’ll sail by Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff; divert into Lysefjord, to see its dramatic cliffs and rock formations; and experience a rare, full-length cruise of Nærøyfjord.

From £1,099pp

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Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

Departs: Dover • Tue 11 Aug 2020
16 nights • Boudicca • D2021

  • Embark on a mesmeric expedition to the remote regions and settlements of Greenland and revel in the spectacular natural beauty, unique culture and fascinating history of this remarkable country.
  • The experiences on offer are nothing short of incredible – highlights include a chance see and hear the creaking icebergs of Qooroq Ice Fjord up-close; and sail the immaculate Prins Christiansund.
  • You also get to immerse yourself in the authentic Norse heritage of Qaqortoq and enjoy an exclusive performance of traditional music and dance at Nanortalik’s Open Air Museum.

From £2,499pp

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Cultural Cities of Scandinavia

Cultural Cities of Scandinavia

Departs: Southampton • Tue 11 Aug 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2020

  • Fully immerse yourself in Scandinavia’s rich diversity with visits to four distinctive Danish, Swedish and Norwegian destinations, where a plethora of artistic, aesthetic and cultural attractions awaits.
  • In Denmark, delight in the Royal palaces, charming waterfront and legendary landmarks of Copenhagen; and in Sweden, uncover the fascinating museums, pretty squares and beautiful waterways of Gothenburg.
  • Two incredible destinations in Norway provide a fitting finale: you can see works from iconic artists, sculptors and architects in Oslo; then be charmed by the elegance gorgeous Kristiansand.

From £1,149pp

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The Fjords of Greenland

The Fjords of Greenland

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 13 Aug 2020
14 nights • Black Watch • W2023

  • Embark on a mesmeric expedition to the remote regions and settlements of Greenland and revel in the spectacular natural beauty, unique culture and fascinating history of this remarkable country.
  • The experiences on offer are nothing short of incredible – highlights include a chance see and hear the creaking icebergs of Qooroq Ice Fjord up-close; and sail the immaculate Prins Christiansund.
  • You also get to immerse yourself in the authentic Norse heritage of Qaqortoq and enjoy an exclusive performance of traditional music and dance at Nanortalik’s Open Air Museum.

From £2,599pp

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The Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

The Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 27 Aug 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2021

  • Experience the wonderment of discovering spellbinding Norwegian fjords in a shorter time, by taking advantage of Newcastle’s convenient northerly location and closer proximity to Norway.
  • You’ll divert into Lysefjord, to marvel at its unique landscape; journey deep into Hardangerfjord, Norway’s second longest fjord; and see Furebergfossen Waterfall up-close – all in less than a week.
  • Enjoy a full day ashore in Bergen too, with time to explore the Bryggen Wharf, ride the Mount Fløyen funicular and more; and visit picturesque Eidfjord to experience life in the fjords first-hand.

From £799pp

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Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 01 Sep 2020
11 nights • Black Watch • W2025

  • On an 11-night voyage of epic proportions, you’ll take in a selection of the most spectacular scenic wonders and amazing, diverse wildlife for which Iceland is rightly renowned for.
  • Uncover the gems of the Golden Circle, including the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall and gushing geysers, from Reykjavik; and experience scenic cruising by Hornstrandir, Drangaskörð and Dinosaur Rock.
  • Visiting Akureyri offers a chance to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching adventure; while a taste of Eastfjord life in stunning Seyðisfjörður and Eskifjörður is sure to leave you enchanted.

From £1,699pp

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Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Southampton • Tue 01 Sep 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2023

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,249pp

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Departs: Newcastle • Wed 09 Sep 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2023

  • Hours of unforgettable scenic cruising complements time spent ashore seeking-out astonishing sights and experiences on this magical seven-night exploration of Norway’s spellbinding fjordland.
  • Marvel at Lysefjord’s unique landscape; experience size-restricted Nærøyfjord; pass by the Seven Sisters Waterfall and Hornelen sea cliff; and much more aboard Balmoral.
  • Visit Bergen, home of the iconic Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; Flåm, for the Flåmsbana Railway; Olden, gateway to the Briksdal Glacier; and Hellesylt, to take in Hellesylt Waterfall.

From £1,099pp

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Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

Departs: Southampton • Tue 22 Sep 2020
11 nights • Braemar • M2025

  • On this endlessly rewarding adventure, unforgettable sights and experiences await at every turn, as Scandinavia presents the artistic, aesthetic, historic and cultural highlights of its captivating capitals.
  • There’s opportunities to see iconic works from renowned artists, sculptors and artists in Oslo; and delve into the fascinating history, famous pop culture and natural beauty of Stockholm,
  • In Copenhagen, Braemar docks closer to many highlights, including the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn district and impressive Royal palaces. What’s more, hours of spellbinding scenic cruising perfectly complements your exploration ashore.

From £1,499pp

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Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten

Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 25 Sep 2020
12 nights • Black Watch • W2027

  • Savour the effortlessly alluring scenery and tranquillity of breathtaking islands in Northern Norway, with explorations of the rugged and remote Lofoten and Vesterålen archipelagos.
  • Visit Leknes, for fascinating Viking history and scenes of mountain peaks and beautiful beaches; and the unique ‘Blue Town’ of Sortland; and experience scenic cruising by picturesque Reine.
  • Elsewhere, you’ll stop overnight in Tromsø, home of the iconic Arctic Cathedral and Mount Storsteinen; and sail past the Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains aboard Black Watch.

From £1,749pp

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In Search of the Northern Lights

In Search of the Northern Lights

Departs: Southampton • Wed 18 Nov 2020
13 nights • Balmoral • L2029

  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway – you can get closer to dramatic landscapes, experience exhilarating adventures and even go in search of the spellbinding Northern Lights.
  • Visiting Narvik affords opportunities to embark on a thrilling husky-sled ride or see Arctic wildlife at the Polar Park, while Tromsø’s attractions include Mount Storsteinen and the Arctic Cathedral.
  • Stopping overnight at Alta could be the highlight of your holiday as, with luck on your side, you may get to witness the colourful, awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis illuminating the clear night sky.

From £1,599pp

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European Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Departs: Southampton • Tue 01 Dec 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2030

  • As the festive season begins, start your celebrations in style with a cruise to four enticing cities In Germany, Belgium, Norway and Denmark that really come to life at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.
  • At every destination, you’ll have ample time to immerse yourself in the seasonal splendour, spicy scents and cosy atmosphere of magical Christmas markets, including Hamburg’s famous Roncalli Market.
  • You could pick up gifts from Bruges’ authentic Belgian chocolate shops; visit Oslo’s National Gallery; stop-by Copenhagen’s legendary Tivoli Gardens; and enjoy a memorable winter stroll along the River Elbe in Hamburg too.

From £949pp

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Wintertime Fjords with Shetlands' Up Helly Aa

Wintertime Fjords with Shetlands' Up Helly Aa

Departs: Southampton • Wed 20 Jan 2021
9 nights • Balmoral • L2102

  • Making the most of a rare wintertime exploration of Norway’s magical fjords, you’ll enjoy a very special seasonal snapshot of inspirational landscapes and enchanting destinations.
  • Breathe in crisp, fresh air and savour spectacular scenes with a ride on the incredible Flåm Railway and Bergen’s famous funicular; and enjoy scenic cruising between the islands and islets of Boknafjord.
  • After Norway, you’ll sail south via the Shetland Islands for a unique experience – during an overnight stay in Lerwick, you’ll catch all the parades and ceremonies of the unique Up Helly Aa Festival.

From £1,099pp

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In Search of the Northern Lights

In Search of the Northern Lights

Departs: Southampton • Tue 16 Feb 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2104

  • Exploring Arctic Norway in the winter, you’ll revel in the jaw-dropping scenes and seasonal beauty of Europe’s northernmost region at the most magical time of the year to visit.
  • You can enjoy an array of authentic wintertime experiences, including a husky-sled ride through sparking snow-covered landscapes and a chance to explore the unique Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.
  • The icing on the cake will be a chance to witness the astounding Northern Lights. Stopping overnight at Alta, you may – if you’re lucky – see Mother Nature’s awe-inspiring light show illuminate the night sky.

From £1,699pp

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In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 16 Mar 2021
8 nights • Balmoral • L2107

  • Be captivated from start to finish on a very special, shorter-than-usual exploration of Northern Norway, as you unearth an abundance of Arctic attractions with visits Narvik, Tromsø and Bodø.
  • Experience the unerring quiet and beauty of Arctic wildness on authentic husky sledding tours; see Arctic wildlife up-close at the Polar Nature Park; visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral; and much more.
  • In between your time ashore, you’ll spend unforgettable evenings on board Balmoral seeking out the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis, Mother Nature’s spectacular, multi-coloured light show.

From £1,099pp

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In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

Departs: Newcastle • Wed 24 Mar 2021
8 nights • Balmoral • L2108

  • Be captivated from start to finish on a very special, shorter-than-usual exploration of Northern Norway, as you unearth an abundance of Arctic attractions with visits Leknes, Tromsø and Bodø.
  • Experience the unerring quiet and beauty of Arctic wildness on authentic husky sledding tours; marvel at the picture-perfect landscapes of the Lofoten Islands; visit the iconic Arctic Cathedral; and much more.
  • In between your time ashore, you’ll spend unforgettable evenings on board Balmoral seeking out the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis, Mother Nature’s spectacular, multi-coloured light show.

From £1,099pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Southampton • Thu 01 Apr 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2107

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,149pp

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Fjordland Villages & Vistas

Fjordland Villages & Vistas

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 17 Apr 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2110

  • Savour spectacular spring highlights from start to finish on this special seven-night voyage, perfectly timed to capture the fjordland’s sensational seasonal scenery at its most breathtaking.
  • Departing from Newcastle, Balmoral will soon bring you closer to Norwegian wonders, including the intriguing rock formations and cliffs of Lysefjord and the tumbling waterfalls of Maurangerfjord.
  • Time ashore will provide plenty of highlights too – you can ride the famous Flåmsbana and Funicular Railways in Flåm and Bergen respectively; seek-out the Briksdal Glacier from Olden; and much more.

From £999pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Dover • Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights • Boudicca • D2109

  • With hours of inspirational scenic cruising to experience, and time ashore to get even closer to spectacular fjords too, you’re in for a week of endless rewards on this springtime sailing.
  • You’ll revel in the uncanny peace and beauty of Lysefjord and sail the narrow Karmsund Strait, made possible by Boudicca’s smaller size; and see Akrafjord’s magnificent Langfoss Waterfall up-close.
  • Visiting Flåm affords a chance to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway, while Olden is your gateway to see the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier glistening in spring light and Lovatnet Lake.

From £999pp

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Springtime Fjords in Five Nights

Springtime Fjords in Five Nights

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 01 May 2021
5 nights • Balmoral • L2112

  • Experience the wonderment of discovering spellbinding Norwegian fjords in a shorter time, by taking advantage of Newcastle’s convenient northerly location and closer proximity to Norway.
  • You’ll divert into Lysefjord, to marvel at its unique landscape; journey deep into Hardangerfjord, Norway’s second longest fjord; and see Furebergfossen Waterfall up-close – all in less than a week.
  • Enjoy a full day ashore in Bergen too, with time to explore the Bryggen Wharf, ride the Mount Fløyen funicular and more; and visit picturesque Eidfjord to experience life in the fjords first-hand.

From £799pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 06 May 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2113

  • Hours of unforgettable scenic cruising complements time spent ashore seeking-out astonishing sights and experiences on this magical seven-night exploration of Norway’s spellbinding fjordland.
  • Marvel at Lysefjord’s unique landscape; experience size-restricted Nærøyfjord; pass by the Seven Sisters Waterfall and Hornelen sea cliff; and much more aboard
  • Visit Bergen, home of the iconic Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; Flåm, for the Flåmsbana Railway; Olden, gateway to the Briksdal Glacier; and Hellesylt, to take in Hellesylt Waterfall.

From £999pp

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Southern Norway with National Day in Oslo

Southern Norway with National Day in Oslo

Departs: Southampton • Tue 11 May 2021
9 nights • Braemar • M2110

  • With chances to revel in the rich culture and breathtaking natural beauty of southern Norway, and join Oslo’s colourful National Day celebrations, you’ll be fully-immersed throughout this nine-night cruise.
  • Your full-day in Oslo is top-of-the-list of highlights – enjoy ample time to experience the capital’s traditional celebrations, including the colourful parades and events at the impressive Royal Palace.
  • In southern Norway, Kristiansand, Arendal and Stavanger offer rich rewards, from fascinating historic districts to picturesque harbours, while you’ll also cruise the spectacular Lysefjord and Jøsenfjord.

From £1,249pp

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Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Exploring the Capitals of the Baltic

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 13 May 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2114

  • Combining visits to intoxicating destinations, including five capital cities, with spellbinding scenic cruising, this classic Baltic exploration will have you captivated from the moment you set sail.
  • Revel in the artistic, historic and cultural attractions of three Scandinavian capitals – Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm; and experience unforgettable navigations of the sprawling Stockholm archipelago.
  • You’re sure to be left spellbound by the enchanting old towns of Riga and Tallinn, as well spectacular palaces, grandiose churches, iconic landmarks and quintessential Russian ballet in St Petersburg.

From £1,999pp

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Scenic Sights of the Norwegian Fjords

Scenic Sights of the Norwegian Fjords

Departs: Dover • Sat 22 May 2021
7 nights • Boudicca • D2112

  • With hours of inspirational scenic cruising to experience, and time ashore to get even closer to spectacular fjords too, you’re in for a week of endless rewards on this springtime sailing.
  • You’ll revel in the uncanny peace and beauty of Lysefjord and sail the narrow Karmsund Strait, made possible by Boudicca’s smaller size; and see Akrafjord’s magnificent Langfoss Waterfall up-close.
  • Visiting Flåm affords a chance to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway, while Olden is your gateway to see the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier glistening in spring light and Lovatnet Lake.

From £999pp

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Five Night Fjordland Discovery

Five Night Fjordland Discovery

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Fri 28 May 2021
5 nights • Balmoral • L2116

  • Experience the wonderment of discovering spellbinding Norwegian fjords in a shorter time, by taking advantage of Rosyth’s convenient northerly location and closer proximity to Norway.
  • You’ll divert into Lysefjord, to marvel at its unique landscape; journey deep into Hardangerfjord, Norway’s second longest fjord; and see Furebergfossen Waterfall up-close – all in less than a week.
  • Enjoy a full day ashore in Bergen too, with time to explore the Bryggen Wharf, ride the Mount Fløyen funicular and more; and visit picturesque Eidfjord to experience life in the fjords first-hand.

From £799pp

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