Fred Olsen Unveils 2018-2019-2020 Cruises from Edinburgh

By ,   May 23, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The flagship of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Balmoral, commenced her inaugural cruise season from Edinburgh (Rosyth) on May 16, 2018, on a 10-night ‘Swedish Waterways and Cities’ trip.

The 1,350-passenger Balmoral offers a record 9 sailings from Edinburgh (Rosyth) during 2018-2019 cruise season, from May through July 2018, which is an increase on the 8 departures onboard Black Watch from the cruise port in 2017.

Scottish cruisers will choose from a host of cruise destinations with Fred Olsen in 2018-2019, including The Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia and Baltic.

Fred Olsen confirmed its commitment to Edinburgh with a 2nd programme of departures from the Scottish port aboard Balmoral in 2019-2020.

During its 2019-2020 cruise season, mv Balmoral will offer 8 cruises from Edinburgh, from June through August 2019, including a 7-night ‘Norwegian Fjords’, 14-night ‘Baltic Capitals’, and 9-night ‘European Rivers & Canals’ experiences.

Balmoral cruise ship

In 2018-2019, Fred Olsen cruises roundtrip from Edinburgh onboard ms Balmoral include:

  • 9-night ‘German Waterways’, departing May 31, 2018 (from £699 PP). Ports of call include Bremen (overnight stay), cruising Weser River, Kiel Canal Transit, Kiel, Warnemunde, Kiel Canal Transit, Cruising River Elbe, Hamburg.
  • 7-night ‘Diamonds, Chocolates and Canals’, departing June 30, 2018 (from £599 PP). Ports of call include Antwerp, Ghent, Amsterdam.
  • 9-night ‘Greatest Fjords of Norway’, departing July 12, 2018 (adult-only, from £1,099 PP). Ports of call include Cruising Lysefjord, Hardangerfjord, Maurangerfjord, Flam, Naeroyfjord, Olden, Cruising Nordfjord, past Seven Sisters Waterfall, Hellesylt, Cruising Sunnylvsfjorden, Kristiansund, Bergen.

In 2018-2019, the fleet of Fred Olsen will be visiting 228 destinations in a total of 73 countries around the world.