Mr Bridge Cruises with Fred. Olsen | 2020 Balmoral

Card Room on Balmoral

Available on the cruises listed below, Mr Bridge cruises will include all of the following as standard:

  • Daily bridge on board and bridge fees included in the fare
  • Each voyage accompanied by a Mr Bridge Team
  • Mr Bridge welcome and farewell drinks parties
  • Special solo’s fares (a bridge partner will always be found)
  • Extra discounts and benefits for Oceans Members
  • Morning seminars and afternoon bridge on days at sea

For more information
or to book call
Mr Bridge on
01483 489 961

 

2020 Balmoral Cruises

14th April 2020 | 10 nights | Balmoral | L2004 | Newcastle
Hosted by Bernard Magee

  • 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.

Prices per person
Interior Room £1,149
Ocean View Room £1,349
Superior Ocean View Room £1,599
Superior Balcony £2,149
Balcony Suite £2,299
Single Room £1,899

Amsterdam, Netherlands

24th April 2020 | 7 nights | Balmoral | L2005 | Newcastle

  • 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.

Prices per person
Interior Room £949
Ocean View Room £1,099
Superior Ocean View Room £1,339
Superior Balcony £1,949
Balcony Suite £2,049
Single Room £1,599

Hardangerfjord, Norway

28th May 2020 | 11 nights | Balmoral | L2011 | Rosyth (Edinburgh)

  • Combining visits to captivating destinations with explorations of beautiful fjords and archipelagos, this very special cruise is the perfect way to appreciate Sweden’s spellbinding scenic beauty and cultural pleasures.
  • You’ll enjoy an extended stay in Stockholm, with ample time to uncover the capital’s churches, canals and historical sites, and sail through the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago – an unforgettable cruising experience.
  • Sailing the Swedish fjords will present scenes to savour too, while visits to the UNESCO-listed Visby and Gothenburg – rich in absorbing museums, gardens and picturesque waterways – make for rewarding explorations

Prices per person
Interior Room £1,469
Ocean View Room £1,709
Superior Ocean View Room £2,079
Superior Balcony £2,979
Balcony Suite £3,169
Single Room £2,489

View of Stockholm, Sweden

14th July 2020 | 9 nights | Balmoral | L2016 | Rosyth (Edinbugh)

  • 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.

Prices per person
Interior Room £1,269
Ocean View Room £1,469
Superior Ocean View Room £1,799
Superior Balcony £2,689
Balcony Suite £2,829
Single Room £2,199

Skara Brae, Kirkwall, Orkneys

2nd August 2020 | 14 nights | Balmoral | L2019 | Newcastle
Hosted by Bernard Magee

  • 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.

Prices per person
Interior Room £1,999
Ocean View Room £2,349
Superior Ocean View Room £2,799
Superior Balcony £4,249
Balcony Suite £4,499
Single Room £3,499

 

Saviour of spilt blood church, St Petersburg, Russia

17th September 2020 | 7 nights | Balmoral | L2024 | Dover

 

  • A classic cruise combining scenic cruising through gorgeous countryside and visits to attraction-packed destinations, this highly rewarding week away shows you Germany at its finest.
  • You’ll bypass coastal Bremerhaven and sail by the pretty fields and valleys of the River Weser to Bremen, where the gothic-style Marktplatz and medieval Schnoor district are among many highlights.
  • Hamburg, rich in historical and contemporary delights, awaits after sailing the winding Elbe River too; while there’s also a visit to Warnemünde and an unforgettable full-day transit of the Kiel Canal.

Prices per person
Interior Room £909
Ocean View Room £1,049
Superior Ocean View Room £1,279
Superior Balcony £1,839
Balcony Suite £1,949
Single Room £1,519

 

Bremen square, Germany

29th September 2020 | 34 nights | Balmoral | L2026 | Southampton

  • Experience the seasonal scenic splendour of North America’s East Coast in the fall, with rare scenic cruising of size-restricted rivers and waterways and visits to remarkable cities in the US and Canada.
  • Admire autumn-coloured countryside scenes of red, yellow and brown woodlands as you sail the Cape Cod and Chesapeake & Delaware Canals; and enjoy a special journey along the Hudson River.
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty and spend two days in New York, rich with world-famous attractions; visit Baltimore, gateway to Washington DC; immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland; and much more.

Prices per person
Interior Room £4,999
Ocean View Room £5,999
Superior Ocean View Room £7,499
Superior Balcony £10,999
Balcony Suite £11,999
Single Room £9,499

North American Waterways in the Fall, with New York

2nd November 2020 | 11 nights | Balmoral | L2027 | Southampton

  • As the weather turns back home, you can savour soothing warmth, spectacular vistas, sweet scents and delicious flavours as you take in beautiful Madeira and three charming cities in Spain and Portugal.
  • Revel in the vibrant colours and floral fragrance of botanical gardens; uncover the levada walking trails and Cabo Girão sea cliff; and indulge with famous Madeiran wine, during an overnight stop at Funchal.
  • There’s a wealth of attractions to discover on the mainland too, including the stunning Santiago de Compostela cathedral; Oporto’s port wine cellars; and Lisbon’s plethora of historic maritime monuments.

Prices per person
Interior Room £1,249
Ocean View Room £1,499
Superior Ocean View Room £1,749
Superior Balcony £2,329
Balcony Suite £2,499
Single Room £2,099

Friends on board, looking out to Funchal, Maderia

22nd December 2020 | 15 nights | Balmoral | L2033 | Southampton

  • 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.

Prices per person
Interior Room £2,299
Ocean View Room £2,699
Superior Ocean View Room £3,239
Superior Balcony £4,859
Balcony Suite £5,149
Single Room £3,999

Friends looking out to Funchal from deck

For more information or to book call Mr Bridge on 01483 489 961 or visit www.mrbridge.co.uk

These Terms and Conditions are in addition to Fred. Olsen’s standard Terms and Conditions which are available on Fred. Olsen’s website, www.fredolsencruises.comand on request. Both must be read before booking. Prices are per person, based on standard occupancy of the lead-in room, subject to availability. Prices are capacity controlled and may change at any time. Call for latest prices. Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. Shore Tours are subject to availability and service operation. Some ports may be at anchor, intermediate days are at sea. We reserve the right to amend itineraries for operational reasons. *All Inclusive upgrade covers selected house wines by the glass, selected beers, house spirits and soft drinks, a Bar Manager’s special and a whisky liqueur subject to availability. Tours, tips, premium drinks, medical facilities and other spend, during travel to the ship and while on board, are not included. Any additional expenditure will need to be paid separately. All Inclusive upgrade is charged at £19 per person per night for cruises of 6 nights or more (£35 per person per night for cruises of 1-5 nights). Refer to Fred. Olsen’s website for full terms and conditions. Reduced solo fares available on selected sailings, on selected grades, ask for details. E&OE