A Closer Look at Balmoral

Balmoral Cruises


Balmoral is the largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet and has the ability to hold 1,300 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.

In 2017, Balmoral was refurbished as part of a mulit-million project that modernised the entire fleet. As well as new speciality restuarants being added, existing lounges and cabins were given a makeover to increase the light and airy feeling inside. The changes also saw RIB boats added for intimate shore excursions and exclusive activities.



All Balmoral Cruises


Sweden's Scenic Waterways & Cities

16 Aug 2020 for 11 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £1199 pp

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

The Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

27 Aug 2020 for 5 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £699 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Lysefjord - Bergen - Eidfjord - Hardangerfjord - Furebergfoss Waterfall - Newcastle Upon Tyne

French & Belgian River Cruising

1 Sep 2020 for 8 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £1099 pp

Ports of call: Newcastle Upon Tyne - Cruising River Seine - Rouen - Honfleur - Western Scheldt River - Antwerp - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

9 Sep 2020 for 7 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £949 pp

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

Historic Cities & Waterways of Germany

17 Sep 2020 for 7 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £949 pp

Ports of call: Dover - Cruising Weser River - Bremen - Kiel Canal - Warnemunde - Kiel Canal - River Elbe - Hamburg - Dover

French River Cruising in Five Nights

24 Sep 2020 for 5 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £699 pp

Ports of call: Southampton - Cruising River Seine - Rouen - Honfleur - Southampton

North American Waterways in the fall, with New York

29 Sep 2020 for 34 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £4999 pp

Ports of call: Southampton - St John's - Sydney - Halifax - St John's - Portland - Boston - Cruising Cape Cod Canal - Cruising By The Statue Of Liberty - New York - Cruising Hudson River - Cruising Chesapeake & Delaware Canal - Baltimore - Hamilton - Ponta Delgada ...

Madeira Portugal & Spain

2 Nov 2020 for 11 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £1099 pp

Ports of call: Southampton - La Coruna - Leixoes - Funchal - Lisbon - Southampton

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

13 Nov 2020 for 5 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £599 pp

Ports of call: Southampton - Cruising the Nieuwe Maas - Rotterdam - Amsterdam - Antwerp - Southampton

In Search of the Northern Lights

18 Nov 2020 for 13 nights on board Balmoral

Price From £1599 pp

Ports of call: Southampton - Molde - Narvik - Alta - Tromso - Alesund - Southampton