Rosyth (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh castle, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland's historic capital, is one of the U.K.'s finest cities. Combining beautiful architecture, engrossing cultures and an extensive heritage, this Scottish delight is a must-visit destination.

From the UNESCO-listed Old Town & New Town districts within the city centre to the lush parks and rolling hills on the outskirts, Edinburgh is a city that begs to be explored, offering something for everyone.

To see some of Scotland's most famous and beautiful sights, be sure to explore the historic Old Town quarter which is home to the city's magnificent castle, the famous Holyrood Royal residence, the parliament building and St Giles' Cathedral. Or if you prefer to indulge in a little retail therapy, you can wander the high-end stores and independent boutiques that line Princes Street, George Street and other areas in the New Town. 

Edinburgh is also renowned for its annual celebrations and events, including the world-famous Military Tattoo and New Years Hogmanay.

Cruises to Rosyth (Edinburgh)

One Night Cruise

One Night Cruise

Departs: Newcastle • Fri 22 May 2020
1 nights • Balmoral • L2009

  • Perfect for first time Fred. Olsen guests, as well as regular cruisers looking for a relaxing night away from it all, this one-night ‘taster cruise’ is sure to whet your appetite for a longer holiday.
  • As you sail north from Newcastle to Rosyth, you can relax and experience all the benefits of cruising on board smaller, friendlier Balmoral in the company of friends, family and like-minded fellow guests.
  • With delicious, expertly-prepared food; fantastic entertainment; a selection of comfortable bars and lounges; personal, attentive service and much more to enjoy, this short break makes for a rewarding escape from it all.

From £149pp

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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 £749pp

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Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 28 May 2020
11 nights • Balmoral • L2011

  • 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.

From £1,499pp

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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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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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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 £1,649pp

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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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One-Night Cruise

One-Night Cruise

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 23 Jul 2020
1 nights • Balmoral • L2017

  • Perfect for first time Fred. Olsen guests, as well as regular cruisers looking for a relaxing night away from it all, this one-night ‘taster cruise’ is sure to whet your appetite for a longer holiday.
  • As you sail south from Rosyth to Newcastle, you can relax and experience all the benefits of cruising on board smaller, friendlier Balmoral in the company of friends, family and like-minded fellow guests.
  • With delicious, expertly-prepared food; fantastic entertainment; a selection of comfortable bars and lounges; personal, attentive service and much more to enjoy, this short break makes for a rewarding escape from it all.

From £149pp

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Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 05 Aug 2020
8 nights • Black Watch • W2022

  • With a mix of remote island exploration, unforgettable scenic cruising and chances to attend two iconic, internationally renowned events, this enriching journey presents Scotland at its diverse best.
  • Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Edinburgh from Rosyth, to enjoy the Scottish capital’s International Festival and experience the fantastic performances of the iconic Royal Military Tattoo live and in person.
  • There’s opportunities to uncover historic sites, seabird havens and natural wonders in the Orkneys, Shetlands and on the Isle of Skye too; and see stunning sea stacks, beautiful bays and charming castles from aboard Black Watch.

From £1,299pp

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One-Night Cruise

One-Night Cruise

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 27 May 2021
1 nights • Balmoral • L2115

  • Perfect for first time Fred. Olsen guests, as well as regular cruisers looking for a relaxing night away from it all, this one-night ‘taster cruise’ is sure to whet your appetite for a longer holiday.
  • As you sail north from Newcastle to Rosyth, you can relax and experience all the benefits of cruising on board smaller, friendlier Balmoral in the company of friends, family and like-minded fellow guests.
  • With delicious, expertly-prepared food; fantastic entertainment; a selection of comfortable bars and lounges; personal, attentive service and much more to enjoy, this short break makes for a rewarding escape from it all.

From £179pp

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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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