A Closer Look at Balmoral

Balmoral Cruises


The Balmoral is the largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet and has the ability to hold one thousand and three hundred guests at any one time. This, along with a crew of just over five hundred, means that the vessel never feels too crowded and there are always enough staff members on hand to offer their help and support. Along with the Black Watch, Braemar and Boudicca this ship makes up a small fleet which provides an intimate atmosphere for anybody who sails with Fred. Olsen.

The ship takes its name from the official Scottish residence of the royal family and it definitely lives up to its regal name. With comfortable public areas and generously sized cabins, you are sure to enjoy your time aboard so much that you may never want to go back on dry land again.

Whilst on board you can enjoy entertainment in the form of cabaret shows and live music (staged in the Neptune Lounge) or refuel with a bite to eat in one of the various restaurant areas on the ship. Sail to destinations such as Norway, France and Canada as you sit back and enjoy the traditional feel of this small but accommodating cruise ship.



All Balmoral Cruises


Scottish Highlands & Islands

29 Jul 2018 for 7 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £970 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Invergordon - Kirkwall - Cruising Tobermory Bay - Sound of Mull - Duart Castle - Firth of Lorn - Cruising Fingal's Cave - Stornoway - Lerwick - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Scenic Fjords of Norway

5 Aug 2018 for 7 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £776 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Lysefjord - Bergen - Flaam (Flam) - Naeroyfjord - Olden - Nordfjorden - Hornelen - Nordfjorden - Hellesylt - Geirangerfjord - Cruising Past Seven Sisters Waterfall - Sunnylvsfjorden - Storfjorden - Cruising Hjorundfjord - Newcas...

The Wonders of Iceland

12 Aug 2018 for 11 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £1358 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Cruising by Eyjafjallajokull - Cruising by Ellioaey Island - Cruising by Elephant Rock - Reykjavik - Isafjordur - Cruising Drangaskoro - Akureyri - Eyjafjorour - Cruising by Hrisey - Crossing the Arctic Circle - Cruising Skjálfa...

Five-Night Fjords

23 Aug 2018 for 5 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £727 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Lysefjord - Bergen - Eidfjord - Hardangerfjord - Cruising Maurangerfjord - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Scottish Highlands & Islands

28 Aug 2018 for 5 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £630 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Invergordon - Kirkwall - Lerwick - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Cities of Spain & Portugal

2 Sep 2018 for 14 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £1455 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Leixoes - Malaga - Casablanca - Cadiz - Lisbon - Vigo - El Ferrol - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Diamonds, Chocolates & Canals

16 Sep 2018 for 9 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £727 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Ghent - Antwerp - Rotterdam - Amsterdam - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Swedish Waterways & Cities

25 Sep 2018 for 11 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £1164 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Cruising Gullmarsfjorden - Cruising Saltkallefjorden - Cruising Algofjorden - Cruising Hakefjorden & Brattobadan - Cruising Askerofjorden & Halsefjorden - Cruising Havstensfjorden & Byfjorden - Malmo - Visby - Stockholm - Gothen...

Uncrowded Baltic

6 Oct 2018 for 13 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £1455 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Gothenburg - Copenhagen - Tallinn - Helsinki - St Petersburg - Oslo - Newcastle Upon Tyne

German Waterways & Bremen Beer Festival

19 Oct 2018 for 9 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £970 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Bremen - Cruising Weser River - Hamburg - Kiel - Warnemunde - Kiel Canal - Newcastle Upon Tyne