Europe Cruises

Braemar docked in Bordeaux, France
Braemar docked in Bordeaux, France
Vineyard in Bordeaux, France

Few visit Europe without being overwhelmed by its stunning beauty, epic history, iconic architecture, fabulous contributions to world art, cultural heritage, romantic cities and an unparalleled diversity of food and drink. [ReadMoreMob]

From the hauntingly beautiful highlands of Scotland and the astonishing Norwegian fjords to the sandy beaches of Spain, Greece and Portugal, European cruises offer a vast array of landscapes with incredible views thrown in. The list of must-see destinations and landmarks is infinite: the grand canals of Venice; the majesty of imperial palaces St Petersburg; a million flowering tulips in Amsterdam; magical Christmas markets of Hamburg; Barcelona’s Gaudi splendour; the jet-set of Monte Carlo; Monet’s Rouen and so on.

Europe is a continent that loves to party. Its streets are home to a plethora of festivals, events and celebrations. From Edinburgh Military Tattoos and Monaco’s Grand Prix to the ‘craic’ in Dublin and Seville’s colourful fair, Europe is one huge playground. It is diamonds, chocolates, Bordeaux wine, canals, a history of war, a design mecca and home to a little mermaid. [ReadMoreDesk]

Europe has plenty for everyone, be that a cultural exploration, a short, relaxing break or an adrenaline-charged experience. A cruise to the shores of this historic land simply has no equal.

Cruises to Europe

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

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

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Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

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

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Thu 27 Aug 2020
5 nights • Boudicca • D2022

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Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Tue 01 Sep 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D2023

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Tue 29 Sep 2020
12 nights • Boudicca • D2024

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Five Night Seine

Five Night Seine

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Sat 24 Oct 2020
5 nights • Boudicca • D2025

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Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 29 Oct 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2026

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Views of Spain & Madeira

Views of Spain & Madeira

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 05 Nov 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2027

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Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Island Discovery with South Africa & the Namib

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 05 Nov 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D202728

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

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Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Departs: Tokyo, Japan • Thu 14 Jan 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D210105

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Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Departs: Phuket, Thailand • Thu 11 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210304

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Ancient Sites of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Ancient Sites of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Departs: Muscat, Oman • Thu 25 Feb 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2104

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Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Departs: Muscat, Oman • Thu 25 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210405

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Mediterranean Medley

Mediterranean Medley

Departs: Limassol, Cyprus • Thu 11 Mar 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2105

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Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores & Madeira

Departs: Dover • Thu 25 Mar 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2106

  • Experience the seemingly endless rewards of the hard-to-reach Azores, as Boudicca takes you on an unforgettable journey to three of this remote archipelago’s most beautiful and diverse islands.
  • Astonishing wonderlands of emerald-green landscapes, mighty volcanos and vast craters, out-of-this world lakes and thermal pools, and picturesque cities await, on the islands of Terceira, Faial and São Miguel.
  • The highlights aren’t restricted to the Azores though: there’s also opportunities to stimulate your senses with Madeira’s stunning scenery, fragrance and flavours; and explore UNESCO-listed Oporto.

From £1,699pp

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Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Departs: Dover • Thu 08 Apr 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2107

  • Step on board Boudicca for this nine-night French and Spanish city discovery and you’ll unravel the rewards of some of Europe’s most beautiful, culture rich regions.
  • Visiting northern Spain’s Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria regions, you can marvel at unspoilt coastal scenes, learn about prehistoric caves, sample traditional regional flavours, see famous landmarks and much more.
  • Two visits to France’s beautiful Normandy region include a call at historic Honfleur; an unforgettable meander along the River Seine; and an overnight stay in Rouen, laden with historical and architectural treasures.

From £1,092.87pp

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Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Departs: Dover • Sat 17 Apr 2021
7 nights • Boudicca • D2108

  • Cruising picturesque German waterways is always deeply rewarding, though you’re in for an even more memorable experience with journeys through the countryside scenes of size-restricted routes.
  • Aboard Boudicca, you’ll sail the narrow Kiel Canal and winding River Elbe en route to Hamburg, where an impressive mix of historical and contemporary attractions awaits your discovery.
  • There’s also visits to the seaside resort of Warnemünde, gateway to the historic Hanseatic city of Rostock, and Bremen, a delight to explore with its diverse districts and architectural gems.

From £899pp

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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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Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland

Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland

Departs: Dover • Sat 01 May 2021
5 nights • Boudicca • D2110

  • With a destination to explore every single day, plenty of highlights awaiting discovery in each, and evenings of scenic cruising to enjoy too, this five-night escape is a rewarding Bank Holiday break.
  • After a day in contemporary Rotterdam, a specially timed visit to Amsterdam will afford a chance to visit the Keukenhof Gardens revel in the seasonal colours and scents of iconic tulips fields.
  • An overnight stay in Antwerp allows ample time for exploration: you can uncover gems such as the legendary diamond district and Royal Museum of Fine Arts, and indulge with authentic Belgian chocolates.

From £649pp

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Western Med Discovery with Monaco

Western Med Discovery with Monaco

Departs: Dover • Thu 06 May 2021
16 nights • Boudicca • D2111

  • Sail with style and sophistication during this exquisite exploration of the western Med, as Boudicca takes you to a string of stunning Spanish islands and cities, and destinations on the fabulous French Riviera.
  • You can sample Mediterranean island life in Palma de Mallorca; take in the must-visit attraction of Barcelona, such as the iconic Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas; and delve into Cartagena’s rich Roman heritage.
  • On the gorgeous Côte d'Azur, the Romanesque architecture and Provencal markets of Toulon awaits; while glamourous Monaco – with its yacht-filled harbour, grand casinos and designer boutiques – is the icing on the cake.

From £1,999pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

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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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Dover • Sat 29 May 2021
5 nights • Boudicca • D2113

  • A five-night, French flavoured journey of discovery combining scenic river cruising through breathtaking countryside with visits to three inspirational cities, this is an enriching short break.
  • See the River Seine’s gorgeous scenes of rolling hills and pretty villages; and enjoy a full day in Rouen, allowing time to delve into famous French history, marvel at spectacular architecture, or even tour to Paris.
  • Elsewhere, you can unravel the charms of Honfleur, an inspiration for many poets and painters; and marvel at the iconic spired abbey of fairytale-esque Mont St Michel on tour from St Malo.

From £749pp

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Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Departs: Dover • Thu 03 Jun 2021
12 nights • Boudicca • D2114

  • With natural wonders and wildlife awaiting your discovery amongst Iceland’s incredible landscapes and waterways, this cruise will leave you spellbound throughout.
  • An overnight stay in Reykjavik allows ample time to witness the beauty of the Golden Circle’s hot springs and waterfalls on tour, visit the famous Blue Lagoon and much more.
  • You’ll also have chances to experience fjord kayaking and embark on an unforgettable whale watching adventure; and see the spectacular sights of Seyðisfjörður, Eyjafjörður and Hrisey Island from Boudicca.

From £1,799pp

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Fjords & Falls of Fred. Olsen's Homeland

Fjords & Falls of Fred. Olsen's Homeland

Departs: Dover • Tue 15 Jun 2021
8 nights • Boudicca • D2115

  • Experience the scenic splendour of size-restricted fjords, discovering natural wonders that larger ships can’t access on smaller, friendlier Boudicca.
  • See the imposing mountains and countryside scenes of Akrafjord and Karmsund; magnificent Langfoss Waterfall; and be spellbound by the eerie peace and spectacular beauty of Nærøyfjord.
  • Ride the iconic Flåmsbana and Rauma railways from Flåm and Andalsnes, to see the fjordland from a different perspective; explore historic Stavanger; and tour to the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier and Lovatnet Lake from Olden.

From £1,199pp

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Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week

Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week

Departs: Dover • Wed 23 Jun 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2116

  • A very special few days in Germany includes scenic cruising through the Kiel Canal’s gorgeous countryside, and a chance to catch the world’s largest sailing event.
  • In Kiel, you can experience the Kieler Woche extravaganza, with its spectacular Windjammer parade of historic tall ships and traditional German festivities.
  • Boudicca also takes you closer to the highlights of Travemünde, and in Belgium, charming Antwerp, while there’s an opportunity to explore iconic Amsterdam too.

From £1,199pp

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France with the Seine & Bordeaux

France with the Seine & Bordeaux

Departs: Dover • Fri 02 Jul 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2117

  • Take in the scenic and city delights of gorgeous French rivers as small ship Boudicca guides you on a mesmerising journey of discovery.
  • Experience serene scenic cruising through beautiful countryside and immerse yourself in Rouen’s fascinating history on the Seine; and enjoy a rare visit to pretty Belle-Ile.
  • Docking close to the heart of Bordeaux makes it easy to capture the city’s arts, culture and wine heritage, or even tour to a famous family-run vineyard nearby.

From £1,299pp

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Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Departs: Dover • Sun 11 Jul 2021
13 nights • Boudicca • D2118

  • Discover and explore some of the British Isles most beautiful and remote islands, with smaller-sized Boudicca as your guide.
  • You’ll get to wonder at the best of British nature, from the landscapes of the Sound of Mull and intriguing Fingal’s Cave to the iconic ponies of the Shetland Islands.
  • Immerse yourself in rich history of the Orkney’s, Isle of Bute and Isle of Lewis; explore Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital; and visit the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Isles of Scilly.

From £2,099pp

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Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Dover • Sat 24 Jul 2021
7 nights • Boudicca • D2119

  • Discover the unforgettable sights and highlights of some of Norway’s most spectacular waterways, during four days of exceptional fjordland exploration.
  • Inspirational small ship scenic cruising takes in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Hardangerfjord and the narrow, winding wonderland of the size-restricted, UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord.
  • Make magical memories ashore, with chances to marvel at Hardangerfjord’s dramatic scenery from a kayak, see astonishing mountains and waterfalls via iconic railways, explore historic sites and more at, Rosendal, Eidfjord, Flåm, and Stavanger.

From £1,099pp

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Scenic Landscapes of the Azores

Scenic Landscapes of the Azores

Departs: Dover • Sat 31 Jul 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2120

  • Three remote islands in the hard-to-reach Azores are yours to explore to discover inspirational experiences and sights galore on this exhilarating, simply unforgettable cruise adventure.
  • Amongst glorious, verdant volcanic lands, you can see mighty Mount Pic; marvel at the mesmerising blue and bright-green crater lakes of the Sete Cidades Volcano; and much more.
  • As well as incredible island discovery, visits to captivating Spanish and Portuguese cities provide a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural highlights to uncover.

From £1,799pp

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Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun

Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun

Departs: Dover • Sat 14 Aug 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D2121

  • Take advantage of a rare opportunity to witness the eerie Midnight Sun in Norway and search for a glimmer of the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis in Iceland.
  • Be mesmerised by small ship scenic cruising, including a glide along glorious Prins Christiansund; an up-close view of the astonishing Tuna Glacier; and a glimpse of volcanic Jan Mayen Island.
  • Make memories ashore, with chances to explore the Qooroq Ice Fjord; see Longyearbyen’s wild landscapes; tour Iceland’s Golden Circle; and much more.

From £4,499pp

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Swedish Waterways with a Taste of Denmark

Swedish Waterways with a Taste of Denmark

Departs: Dover • Sat 11 Sep 2021
10 nights • Boudicca • D2122

  • This Swedish showcase makes for a very special holiday, mixing the highlights of the culture-rich capital with the beauty of exquisite waterways.
  • Experience the sheer wonder of the idyllic west coast fjords and incredible Stockholm Archipelago; and enjoy an in-depth exploration of Stockholm, with its fantastic museums, monuments and palaces.
  • Copenhagen – home to some of Denmark’s most iconic sights – adds Danish delights into the mix, while there are rare-visits to lesser known Skagen and Trelleborg too.

From £1,399pp

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Spain's Undiscovered Gems

Spain's Undiscovered Gems

Departs: Dover • Tue 21 Sep 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2123

  • Away from well-trodden tourist routes, a trio of lesser-known, undiscovered gems will offer a rarely experienced taste of Spanish history and culture.
  • Castellón de la Plana, Motril and Vilagarcia de Arousa seamlessly mix old and new, with their centuries-old highlights, trendy cafés, shops, bars and vibrant, bustling squares.
  • You’re in for easy, enriching explorations of Cádiz, Mahon – the Menorcan capital – and Cartagena too; Boudicca docks closer to the heart and historic highlights of these beautiful, fascinating cities.

From £1,899pp

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Uncrowded Baltic

Uncrowded Baltic

Departs: Dover • Tue 05 Oct 2021
13 nights • Boudicca • D2124

  • Visiting incredible cities when they are less crowded, you’ve opportunities to experience the best of the Baltic with fewer tourists around and more space to discover iconic attractions.
  • In St Petersburg, see spectacular sights by day; and enjoy a magical night at the Russian ballet, with a chance to meet the soloist performer too.
  • Meet bell ringers at one of Tallinn’s historic churches; immerse yourself in Helsinki’s Finnish culture; plus, visit charming Copenhagen, Gothenburg and cruise the scenic Kiel Canal.

From £1,799pp

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Crossing the Atlantic with Bermuda & Havana

Crossing the Atlantic with Bermuda & Havana

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
17 nights • Boudicca • D2125

  • Forget the seasonal gloom back home as you sail across the Atlantic in the autumn, discovering captivating cities and beautiful, sun-bathed islands along the way.
  • After an unforgettable day of celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, you’ll experience the magic of Atlantic Ocean cruising on board Boudicca and visit the Azores and Bermuda.
  • Explore the verdant, volcanic lands of hard-to-reach Faial Island and discover Bermudan paradise, before it’s time to fully immerse yourself in Havana’s authentic Cuban life.

From £1,999pp

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Bermuda, Cuba & Central America

Bermuda, Cuba & Central America

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
29 nights • Boudicca • D212526

  • Feel a world away from Britain’s autumn gloom, as you sail across the Atlantic to uncover a melting pot of culture, history and beauty in the Caribbean and the Americas.
  • After a very special celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, experience the magic of ocean cruising; visit the verdant, hard-to-reach Azores, then discover Bermudan paradise.
  • Taste authentic Cuban life in Havana, with dancing, rum and classic cars; uncover fascinating Mayan ruins in Mexico and Belize; and encounter incredible Costa Rican wildlife.

From £2,899pp

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Atlantic, Pacific & Central America Discovery

Atlantic, Pacific & Central America Discovery

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
57 nights • Boudicca • D212527

  • Experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery as you sail halfway around the world via the vast Atlantic and Pacific oceans on board smaller-sized
  • After a very special celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, your Atlantic journey takes in the verdant Azores and beautiful Bermuda, before it’s on to delve into the rich cultures of Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and more.
  • In the Pacific, idyllic French Polynesian islands await; visiting unmolested islands such as Bora Bora, Fakarava and Tahiti provides a taste of postcard-perfect paradise.

From £6,199pp

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The Atlantic & Pacific with Central America & New Zealand

The Atlantic & Pacific with Central America & New Zealand

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D212528

  • Sail the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; take in iconic cities; discover idyllic islands; and immerse yourself in unforgettable experiences, as you journey halfway around the world.
  • After a very special celebration at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, your Atlantic journey takes in the verdant Azores and beautiful Bermuda, before it’s on to delve into the rich cultures of Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and more.
  • In the Pacific, taste unspoilt paradise at the islands of French Polynesia, before visiting New Zealand for Maori and Kiwi culture and wonderful scenic beauty.

From £8,199pp

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Voyage Around the World

Voyage Around the World

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
152 nights • Boudicca • D21GV

  • This around the world voyage is an unforgettable discovery of spectacular islands, iconic cities, famous historical, cultural and spiritual sites, amazing wildlife and more.
  • Taste Cuban life in Havana; indulge in the paradise of South Pacific Islands; learn of New Zealand’s Maori culture; and see Sydney’s icons, meet Koalas and celebrate New Year’s in Hobart.
  • Encounter Bornean orangutans; delve into Vietnamese war history; explore Singapore and bustling Mumbai; seek-out Egyptian wonders; and even walk hallowed ground in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

From £14,999pp

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Journey across Asia with Egypt & Israel

Journey across Asia with Egypt & Israel

Departs: Benoa • Tue 18 Jan 2022
45 nights • Boudicca • D220103

  • Experience an insight into Asia’s diversity at Far-Eastern and Indian destinations, and uncover some of the world’s greatest historic and holy sites in the Middle East.
  • You could encounter Bornean orangutans; explore Vietnamese war history; see Asia at its most modern in Singapore; and immerse yourself in bustling Mumbai.
  • After visiting spiritual Porbandar, you have chances to discover Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and Great Pyramids; explore the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and walk hallowed ground in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

From £6,599pp

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Iconic India & Ancient Civilisations

Iconic India & Ancient Civilisations

Departs: Phuket • Wed 02 Feb 2022
30 nights • Boudicca • D220203

  • Unravel centuries of fascinating history and spirituality, and discover an abundance of iconic sites and authentic experiences, at inspirational Indian and ancient Middle Eastern destinations.
  • See famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, and sample traditional flavours in Kochi; explore Goa’s rich European heritage; and immerse yourself in Mumbai’s legendary hustle and bustle.
  • Seek-out some of the world’s great ancient sites in Egypt and Jordan, including the Great Pyramids of Giza; and take chances to visit holy Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.

From £4,449pp

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Ancient Civilisations & Landmarks

Ancient Civilisations & Landmarks

Departs: Fujairah • Thu 17 Feb 2022
15 nights • Boudicca • D2203

  • Immerse yourself in centuries of extraordinary history, as you uncover some of the world’s greatest historic and holy sites.
  • In Egypt, you can explore the extraordinary Valley of the Kings and marvel at the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, on tours from Safaga and Alexandria respectively, and experience a navigation of the Suez Canal.
  • You’ll be afforded an opportunity to see the ancient tombs, archways and temples of Petra’s ‘Lost City’ in Jordan, while in Israel hallowed Jerusalem and Bethlehem await.

From £2,699pp

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Ancient Civilisations & the Med

Ancient Civilisations & the Med

Departs: Fujairah • Thu 17 Feb 2022
31 nights • Boudicca • D220304

  • Cruising through the Middle East and sun-soaked Mediterranean on board Boudicca, you’ll seek out magnificent ancient wonders, fascinating holy sites and authentic experiences.
  • Tour to some of the world’s great ancient sites in Egypt and Jordan, including the Great Pyramids of Giza; and take chances to visit holy Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.
  • Enjoy less-crowded explorations of Athens and Istanbul; discover the ruins of Ephesus from Kuşadası; see Valletta’s iconic Grand Harbour; and enjoy a taste of Morocco in Tangier.

From £3,899pp

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Uncrowded Mediterranean

Uncrowded Mediterranean

Departs: Limassol • Fri 04 Mar 2022
16 nights • Boudicca • D2204

  • Visit beautiful islands and stunning cities – at a time of year with less tourists around – to discover highlights aplenty and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean’s rich diversity.
  • Experience less-crowded discoveries of Istanbul’s grand mosques, glittering palaces and bazaars, and the ancient Acropolis and temples of the Greek capital, Athens.
  • Visit the ancient wonder of Ephesus on tour from Kuşadası; behold the sight of Valletta’s Grand Harbour in Malta; and taste authentic Moroccan culture during a call at Tangier.

From £1,999pp

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The Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

The Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

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

Unfortunately, this cruise will not be going ahead as planned. Please click here to find out more >

Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.

French & Belgian River Cruising

French & Belgian River Cruising

Departs: Newcastle, United Kingdom • Tue 01 Sep 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2022

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

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

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Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Thu 17 Sep 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2024

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 24 Sep 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2025

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North American Waterways in the Fall, with New York

North American Waterways in the Fall, with New York

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Tue 29 Sep 2020
34 nights • Balmoral • L2026

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Madeira, Spain & Portugal

Madeira, Spain & Portugal

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Mon 02 Nov 2020
11 nights • Balmoral • L2027

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Departs: Southampton • Fri 13 Nov 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2028

  • Epitomising the benefits of a Fred. Olsen city break, this short, yet rewarding cruise affords time to explore a trio of Dutch and Belgian cities in-depth and relax on board smaller, friendlier
  • Scenic cruising of the peaceful Nieuwe Maas kicks-off two days in the Netherlands, where you can explore futuristic Rotterdam and revel in Amsterdam’s world-famous museums, architecture and canals.
  • In Belgium, an extended stay in sparkling Antwerp affords ample time for exploration: you can take in prized possessions, such as the legendary district, with ease and indulge with authentic chocolates and beer.

From £499pp

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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 £1,399pp

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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 £849pp

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Portugal & Spain Discovery

Portugal & Spain Discovery

Departs: Southampton • Wed 09 Dec 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2031

  • Visiting captivating cities in Spain and Portugal, you’re in for a rewarding pre-Christmas escape filled with fascinating history and culture, authentic flavours and enchanting festive decoration and celebration.
  • Explore Lisbon’s rich maritime heritage and sample traditional egg tarts at the famous Pasteis de Belém by day, and enjoy a memorable evening exploring the Portuguese capital’s Christmas light-adorned streets.
  • Head to Oporto from Leixões for world-famous port wines, charming historic districts and stunning riverside scenes; and take the opportunity to tour to Santiago de Compostela from La Coruña.

From £799pp

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French River Cruising in Five Nights

French River Cruising in Five Nights

Departs: Southampton • Thu 17 Dec 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2032

  • If you’re after a short, yet immensely rewarding and relaxing pre-Christmas break, this escape to two historic, highlight-filled French cities is just the ticket.
  • Sail the beautiful River Seine to Rouen, where an overnight stay will afford time to connect with French history, marvel at the city’s stunning gothic cathedral, and even tour to romantic Paris.
  • There’s an overnight stay in Honfleur too, famed for its picturesque harbour and the historic Vieux Bassin quarter, which is fronted by colourful, towering timber buildings and spires.

From £499pp

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Canaries Christmas & New Year

Canaries Christmas & New Year

Departs: Southampton • Tue 22 Dec 2020
15 nights • Balmoral • L2033

  • Sailing to the gorgeous, sun-kissed islands of the Canaries and Madeira to uncover a seemingly endless list of highlights, you’ll experience a magical, memorable and laidback festive season.
  • Spend Christmas at sea, indulging with delicious food, festivity and fantastic entertainment; then enjoy a relaxing and rewarding Boxing Day exploring the scenic trails and floral gardens of Madeira.
  • In the Canaries, visits to four spectacular destinations renowned for their year-round warmth, breathtaking beaches and volcanic landscapes culminates with a spectacular New Year’s celebration in Tenerife.

From £1,999pp

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Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Canary Islands & Madeira Winter Warmth

Departs: Southampton • Wed 06 Jan 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2101

  • After all the excitement, stress and strain of the hectic festive season, this enticing escape to the winter warmth of the beautiful Canaries and Madeira is the perfect way to settle into the new year.
  • You’ll have chances to unwind on Gran Canaria’s golden sands; marvel at the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife and Lanzarote; explore the verdant lands of La Palma; and stimulate your senses with Madeira’s fragrant gardens.
  • Before and after your island hopping adventures, two picturesque mainland cities provide plenty of highlights: Lisbon and La Coruña boast an abundance of architectural, historical and cultural delights.

From £1,391.13pp

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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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Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries

Exploring Cape Verde & the Canaries

Departs: Southampton • Fri 29 Jan 2021
18 nights • Balmoral • L2103

  • Immerse yourself in the colourful history and culture of Cape Verde; discover the iconic attractions of sun-kissed Canary Islands; and enjoy time to explore picturesque Portugal, on this epic 18-night adventure.
  • Be captivated by the African and Portuguese influences of Praia and Mindelo, where you can unearth fascinating archaeology, browse bustling authentic markets, indulge in traditional music, and much more.
  • In the Canaries, a smorgasbord of highlights await with calls to Tenerife and Lanzarote, including mighty Mount Teide and Timanfaya National Park; while there are chances to explore Madeira, Lisbon and Oporto too.

From £1,999pp

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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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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Southampton • Mon 01 Mar 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2105

  • Recover from the long, cold winter with an indulgent island-hopping adventure in early spring, visiting five diverse destinations for soothing seasonal warmth, spectacular scenery and plenty of attractions.
  • Start things off with the lush, verdant landscapes, sweet smelling tropical gardens, and scenic trails of Madeira; then visit four breathtaking Canary Islands on consecutive days.
  • You can explore biosphere reserves and stargaze at La Palma; take in Tenerife’s Pyramids of Güímar and mighty Mount Teide; revel in Gran Canaria’s renowned warmth; and trail Lanzarote’s astonishing, lunar-like landscapes.

From £1,499pp

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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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Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Exploring the Canaries & Madeira

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 01 Apr 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2109

  • Unearth the true essence of the Canaries and Madeira, as you sail between five diverse islands to savour a tempting menu of arresting landscapes, glorious beaches and soothing spring warmth.
  • After an Easter weekend to remember, including three restful sea days and a chance to explore pretty Oporto, you get to experience Madeira’s fragrant gardens and lush landscapes in resplendent seasonal bloom.
  • The breathtaking attractions of four inspiring Canary Islands await discovery: highlights include the volcanic wonders of Tenerife and Lanzarote; Gran Canaria’s oasis-like sand dunes; and La Palma’s Los Tilos forest.

From £1,899pp

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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 Funicular Railway in Bergen respectively; seek-out the Briksdal Glacier from Olden; and much more.

From £999pp

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Belgian Chocolates and Floral Holland

Belgian Chocolates and Floral Holland

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2111

  • Bypassing coastal ports, Balmoral will take you inland to uncover the unique highlights of a trio of Belgian and Dutch cities, from tempting diamonds and chocolates to iconic canals and fragrant flora.
  • Make the most of an overnight stay in Antwerp to explore at leisure – prized possessions such as the legendary diamond district, Royal Museum of Fine Arts and quintessentially Belgian chocolate shops await.
  • In the Netherlands, Rotterdam’s contemporary architecture and culture offers an interesting contrast, while in Amsterdam, you could explore the famous waterways and revel in the springtime splendour of the Keukenhof Gardens tulip fields.

From £899pp

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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 £749pp

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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 of towering cliff faces, mountains and unique rock formations; see the Hornelen sea cliff; and much more aboard.
  • Visit Bergen, home of the iconic Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; Alesund, for the Rauma Railway; Olden, gateway to the Briksdal Glacier; and Eidfjord, to take in the famous Vøringsfossen waterfall.

From £999pp

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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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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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Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Wed 02 Jun 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2117

  • See Norway at its most iconic and awe-inspiring, on a scenic seven-night adventure encompassing some of the fjord’s greatest sights and highlights.
  • Marvel at postcard-perfect scenes of lush valleys, soaring cliffs and alpine peaks in Nordfjord and Innvikfjord; and be astounded by the views on offer within Lustrafjord and Romsdalfjord.
  • Discover astounding natural wonders ashore, from jaw-dropping mountain ranges and glorious glaciers; and delve into rich Norwegian history and culture in Bergen.

From £1,099pp

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Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium

Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Wed 09 Jun 2021
8 nights • Balmoral • L2118

  • For an inspirational summer cruise adventure, let small ship Balmoral whisk you away to the beautiful rivers, gorgeous countryside and charming cities of France and Belgium.
  • On the River Seine, you’ll sail through fabulous French countryside; have time to immerse yourself in Rouen’s rich, diverse history; and delve into Honfleur’s rich maritime heritage.
  • Cruising the picturesque Western Scheldt River begins two days in Belgium, before an exploration of Antwerp offers opportunities to discover an abundance of elaborate and iconic attractions.

From £1,199pp

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The Grandeur of Scandinavia & St Petersburg

The Grandeur of Scandinavia & St Petersburg

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 17 Jun 2021
14 nights • Balmoral • L2119

  • See, experience and fully immerse yourself in the grandeur of beautiful Baltic cities renowned for their remarkable architectural, cultural, historical and artistic delights.
  • Enjoy three days in spectacular St Petersburg, ample time to marvel at iconic landmarks such as Peterhof Palace and the Hermitage, and even feel the magic of the Russian ballet.
  • Uncover impressive palaces, castles and museums in the Scandinavian capitals of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo; plus experience enchanting local life in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland.

From £1,999pp

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