Balmoral

Balmoral cruise ship
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Cruise line
Fred Olsen

Current cruise:
8 days, round-trip The Phenomenal Fjords of Scenic Norway
27 Aug, 2016 - 03 Sep, 2016

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Balmoral Review and Specifications

Specifications of Balmoral

Flag Bahamas
Builder MEYER WERFT GMBH
Year of built 1988
Speed 22.5 kn
Length 187 m
Beam 28 m
Gross Tonnage 43537 gt
Passengers 1350 - 1420
Crew 510
Passengers-to-space ratio 29
Decks 11
Decks with cabins 9
Last Refurbishment 2014

Review of Balmoral

Launched in 1988 as Crown Odyssey, Balmoral is the biggest of the Fred Olsen ships, with fleetmates Boudicca, Braemar and Black Watch. The ship cost US $180 million to build and was last refurbished in 2014.

History - construction & ownership

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a Norwegian-owned, UK-based cruise shipping line with four ships, part of the Fred. Olsen Group. The headquarters of the company are in Ipswich, Suffolk, the UK, and it is owned by Bonheur and Ganger Rolf. The company of Fred Olsen originated in 1848 in Hvitsten, a little town on Oslofjord, Norway, by three Olsen brothers, Petter, Andras and Fredrik Christian, who bought their first ships and established an international shipping company. Today the line is into the 5th generation of the family and operates companies skilled within cruise and passenger shipping trade, ships' crewing, ship building, aviation and offshore industries. 

The 43,537-ton, 1,340-passenger cruise ship Balmoral offers a mix of old and new that is fresh and satisfying. If cruisers seek for a well-run vessel which provides peace and cosiness while also featuring a nice range of amusement, friendly service, solid cuisine, interesting routes and competitive rates, Balmoral is a good choice.

The ship debuted in 1988 as Crown Odyssey, built for Royal Cruise Line. Since then, Balmoral has changed her name to Norwegian Crown (for NCL) and Crown Odyssey (for Orient Lines). MS Balmoral debuted for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines after a major refit and refurbishment in 2007-2008 which added a 30-meter midsection. The inaugural cruise of the ship started on February 13, 2008.

Cruise itinerary program

Balmoral itinerary program is based on World Cruise deals out of UK and regular round-trip voyages from Southampton to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Scandinavia, Russia and the Norwegian Fjords.

Cabins

Most Balmoral staterooms are 165-200-sq.foot Oceanview rooms (340). There are a total of 710 staterooms in 21 categories. 9 are the wheelchair accessible cabins. The largest aboard Balmoral are the Premier Suites (430 ft2).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Dining on Balmoral is resolutely classic. The vessel's one main dining venue and two satellites all offer set-seating, set-tablemates evening scenarios.

Follows the complete list of Balmoral restaurants and food bars.

  • Ballindalloch Restaurant (main dining room; hosts the formal Gala Dinner; dining times are the same in all 3 dining rooms –  with 2 fixed dinner seatings at 6:15 pm and 8:30 pm, open-seating buffet-style Breakfast 8:00 - 10:00 am and Lunch 12:00 - 2:30 pm)
  • Spey Restaurant (ship’s 2nd largest dining room, with the same menu as the Ballindalloch’s; features floor-ceiling windows and intimate design)
  • Avon Restaurant (ship’s 3rd dining room with floor-ceiling windows; offers the same menu as the other two restaurants)
  • Palms Cafe (alternative buffet-style restaurant, open-seating; offers Breakfast 7:00 - 9:30 am, Brunch 10:30 - 11:30 am, Lunch 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Afternoon Tea 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 - 9 pm and Supper Club 11:30 pm - 12:30 am; also features a 24-hour open tea-coffee station)
  • Marquee Bar (casual restaurant for lunch; al-fresco dining, with large, floor-ceiling panoramic windows; serves the pool area with alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

MS Balmoral offers a variety of amenities while also presenting a cosy ambience. There are lots of places to sit, relax, read and nap without feeling pressure to buy drinks or merchandise. Some aspects of the cruise ship, such as the inflexible bed setups (that offer either a double or 2 twins that can not be converted into the reverse), found in older rooms, might feel a bit dated. Balmoral also features a high-tech, in-cabin interactive TV, and Spa and fitness amenities with state-of-the-art equipment and services.

Follows the complete list of Balmoral lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Arts & Crafts Room; Art Gallery 
  • Atrium (2-deck high, with glass and chrome design elements; has a spacious seating area)
  • Port Shop (duty-paid, sells essentials, hats, swimwear, toiletries, beachwear, sweets, books, snacks)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop (offers digital images printing/transferring; personal video making; sells photo and video equipment at duty-free prices)
  • Neptune Lounge (ship’s theater & main entertainment venue for grand-style show productions in the evenings at 8:45 pm and 10:45 pm; during the day serves the Fred Olsen enrichment program, with various lectures and seminars, multimedia presentations, dance classes, workshops, bridge lectures, cards playing tournaments)
  • Boutique Shops (duty-free luxury gifts, perfumes, cosmetics, fashion clothing, watches, fine jewelry, Fred Olsen logo merchandise)
  • Card Room; Library; Internet Room 
  • Bookmark Cafe (a la carte priced patisserie; offers luxury chocolates, specialty coffees, hand-made chocolates)
  • Braemar Lounge (relaxation place with large windows)
  • Morning Light Pub (features stand-up comedy acts, live music performances)
  • Deck 7 pool area (swimming pool, 2 whirlpools, sunbathing area)
  • Lido Lounge (hosts daily bingo games and trivia quizzes; evening entertainment includes cabarets, resident music trio and Big Band Show)
  • Lido Bar (live-music program)
  • Casino corner
  • The Wellness Centre (Atlantis Spa & Fitness; has treatment rooms for massages, Sauna, gym; the Fitness Centre hosts exercise classes Yoga/Pilates/aerobics/meditation/dancing classes)
  • Beauty Salon (part of the Wellness Centre; offers hairdresser/barber services, facial/body treatments, manicure/pedicure, massages)
  • Observatory Lounge (indoor observation lounge with piano, glass dancefloor, panoramic windows for 270-degree views; serves Afternoon Tea and transforms into a disco in the late hours)
  • Sun Deck’s pool area (with one heated swimming pool, 2 whirlpools, sunbathing area)
  • Golf Net; Deck Games area (shuffleboard, quoits).

Source: CruiseShipDeckPlan.com

Balmoral wiki

Year built 1988 (as Crown Odyssey)

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2014

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 1350 (1420 max) / 510

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 43,540 tons / 716 ft (218 m)

Flag State (registered in) Bahamas

Ship builder Meyer Werft (Germany)

Building cost USD 180 mill

Ship owner Balmoral Cruise Ltd

Operator Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Christened by -

Official website link FredOlsenCruises.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 9
  • Cabin grades number: 21
  • Total number of cabins: 710 (of which 68 Suites, 94 Balcony rooms, 123 Inside)
  • Dining Rooms: Ballindalloch (MDR).
  • Restaurants and food bars: Spey and Avon (both offering the same menu a la carte as the Ballindalloch MDR), Palms Cafe (buffet-style, no set dinner times), Marquee Bar (al-fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Neptune Lounge, Braemar Lounge, Observatory Lounge, Lido Bar, Marquee Bar, Morning Light Pub, Cafe Venus, Arts & Crafts Room, Card room.
  • Atlantis Spa & Salon, Fitness Centre, 2 swimming pools, 2 Jacuzzis, Internet/WiFi access, Library, laundry/self-serve laundromats, promenade, Boutique, Fine Jewellery, Port Shop, Photo Gallery, Art gallery, Gaming Tables, Sun Deck, golfing.
  • Launched as "Crown Odyssey" in 1988, Balmoral cruise ship was constructed originally for the Royal Cruise Line and operated by NCL Norwegian Cruise Lines and Orient Lines before being bought (2007) by the Fred Olsen. After a major refit (during which a 99 ft long section was added to the vessel's centre) in January 2008 mv Balmoral joined Boudicca, Braemar and Black Watch as the fleet's largest ship.
  • On December 9, 2014, the ship went into dry dock for a 10-days refurbishment including engineering works, interior and exterior painting. The Library area was reconfigured, a new patisserie (Cafe Venus) was installed on Lounge Deck 7.
  • Balmoral cruises attract a loyal base of mature passengers (almost all British), who prefer to travel only with the Fred Olsen company. The ship has some single occupancy cruise cabins and offers regular meetings for solo travelers. Dance hosts are available. This is the ideal UK cruise ship for people who travel alone. Throughout the voyage, guests will find ballroom dance classes and a program of exercise, plus the first jazz dance classes at sea.
  • Fred Olsen cruise line also offers an all-inclusive cruise package upgrade (additional fixed price PP per day) and UK fly cruise deals to Canary Islands (year-round discounted airfare from Southampton, England).

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Balmoral Itineraries 2016

The below listed Balmoral cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Fred Olsen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
23 July 8 days, round-trip Fred.'s Favourite Fjords
Prices starting
from $899
23 Jul        Departing from Newcastle, England
25 Jul        Bergen, Norway
26 Jul        Skjolden, Sognefjord, Norway
27 Jul        Olden, Norway
28 Jul        Hellesylt, Norway
28 Jul        Geiranger, Norway
30 Jul        Arriving in Newcastle, England
30 July 14 days, round-trip Baltic Capitals & Stockholm Archipelago
Prices starting
from $1699
30 Jul        Departing from Newcastle, England
02 Aug        Stockholm, Sweden
03 Aug        Stockholm, Sweden
04 Aug        Tallinn, Estonia
05 Aug        Saint Petersburg, Russia
06 Aug        Saint Petersburg, Russia
08 Aug        Riga, Latvia
10 Aug        Copenhagen, Denmark
12 Aug        Arriving in Newcastle, England
12 August 16 days, round-trip Spain, Portugal & the Canary Islands
Prices starting
from $1199
12 Aug        Departing from Newcastle, England
15 Aug        La Coruna, Spain
16 Aug        Porto, Portugal
18 Aug        Funchal, Madeira Island
19 Aug        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
20 Aug        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
21 Aug        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
23 Aug        Lisbon, Portugal
27 Aug        Arriving in Newcastle, England
27 August 8 days, round-trip The Phenomenal Fjords of Scenic Norway
Prices starting
from $799
27 Aug        Departing from Newcastle, England
29 Aug        Flam, Norway
30 Aug        Olden, Norway
31 Aug        Molde, Norway
01 Sep        Bergen, Norway
03 Sep        Arriving in Newcastle, England
04 September 9 days, round-trip Mountains, Glaciers & Fjords
Prices starting
from $999
04 Sep        Departing from Dover, England
07 Sep        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
08 Sep        Flam, Norway
09 Sep        Olden, Norway
10 Sep        Bergen, Norway
12 Sep        Arriving in Dover, England
12 September 16 days, round-trip Portuguese Islands & Cities
Prices starting
from $1499
12 Sep        Departing from Dover, England
16 Sep        Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores
17 Sep        Horta, Faial Island, Azores
18 Sep        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
20 Sep        Funchal, Madeira Island
21 Sep        Funchal, Madeira Island
23 Sep        Lisbon, Portugal
24 Sep        Porto, Portugal
27 Sep        Arriving in Dover, England
27 September 11 days, round-trip Discovering Spain & Portugal
Prices starting
from $899
27 Sep        Departing from Dover, England
29 Sep        La Coruna, Spain
30 Sep        Vigo, Spain
02 Oct        Cadiz, Spain
03 Oct        Lisbon, Portugal
04 Oct        Porto, Portugal
07 Oct        Arriving in Dover, England
07 October 15 days, round-trip Mysterious Morocco & Seductive Spain
Prices starting
from $1189
07 Oct        Departing from Southampton, England
11 Oct        Cadiz, Spain
12 Oct        Malaga, Spain
13 Oct        Melilla,Spanish Morocco
14 Oct        Cartagena, Spain
15 Oct        Gibraltar, UK
16 Oct        Casablanca, Morocco
18 Oct        Lisbon, Portugal
21 Oct        Arriving in Southampton, England
21 October 3 days, round-trip France Mini Cruise
Prices starting
from $199
21 Oct        Departing from Southampton, England
22 Oct        Honfleur, France
23 Oct        Arriving in Southampton, England
23 October 8 days, round-trip Spanish Autumn Break
Prices starting
from $599
23 Oct        Departing from Southampton, England
25 Oct        La Coruna, Spain
26 Oct        Bilbao, Spain
27 Oct        Bilbao, Spain
28 Oct        La Rochelle, France
30 Oct        Arriving in Southampton, England
30 October 14 days, round-trip Madeira, Lisbon & the Canaries
Prices starting
from $1299
30 Oct        Departing from Southampton, England
03 Nov        Funchal, Madeira Island
04 Nov        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
05 Nov        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
06 Nov        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
07 Nov        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
09 Nov        Lisbon, Portugal
12 Nov        Arriving in Southampton, England
12 November 33 days, round-trip A Caribbean Discovery
Prices starting
from $3199
12 Nov        Departing from Southampton, England
16 Nov        Funchal, Madeira Island
23 Nov        Bridgetown, Barbados
24 Nov        Bridgetown, Barbados
25 Nov        St Georges, Grenada
26 Nov        Castries, St Lucia Island
27 Nov        Basseterre, St Kitts Island
28 Nov        Tortola, BVI
29 Nov        Saint Thomas, USVI
30 Nov        San Juan, Puerto Rico
01 Dec        St Johns, Antigua
02 Dec        Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
09 Dec        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
10 Dec        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
14 Dec        Arriving in Southampton, England
14 December 6 days, round-trip Irish Christmas Markets
Prices starting
from $499
14 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
15 Dec        Falmouth, England
16 Dec        Cork, Ireland
17 Dec        Dublin, Ireland
19 Dec        Arriving in Southampton, England
20 December 19 days, round-trip Canaries Christmas & New Year
Prices starting
from $1999
20 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
24 Dec        Casablanca, Morocco
26 Dec        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
26 Dec        Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
27 Dec        Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
28 Dec        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
29 Dec        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
30 Dec        La Gomera, Canary Islands
31 Dec        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
02 Jan        Funchal, Madeira Island
04 Jan        Lisbon, Portugal
07 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England

Balmoral Itineraries 2017

The below listed Balmoral cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Fred Olsen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
07 January 14 days, round-trip Canaries & Madeira Winter Warmth
Prices starting
from $999
07 Jan        Departing from Southampton, England
11 Jan        Funchal, Madeira Island
12 Jan        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
13 Jan        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
14 Jan        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
15 Jan        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
17 Jan        Lisbon, Portugal
20 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England
20 January 16 days, round-trip Norway Winter
Prices starting
from $1259
20 Jan        Departing from Southampton, England
23 Jan        Alesund, Norway
25 Jan        Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Norway
26 Jan        Alta, Norway
27 Jan        Alta, Norway
28 Jan        Tromso, Norway
29 Jan        Tromso, Norway
31 Jan        Molde, Norway
01 Feb        Bergen, Norway
04 Feb        Arriving in Southampton, England
04 February 47 days, round-trip Central America & the Mardi Gras
Prices starting
from $3999
04 Feb        Departing from Southampton, England
08 Feb        Funchal, Madeira Island
15 Feb        Bridgetown, Barbados
16 Feb        Castries, St Lucia Island
17 Feb        St Johns, Antigua
18 Feb        Tortola, BVI
21 Feb        Falmouth, Jamaica
23 Feb        Trujillo, Honduras
24 Feb        Belize City
25 Feb        Cozumel, Mexico
27 Feb        New Orleans, Louisiana
28 Feb        New Orleans, Louisiana
01 Mar        New Orleans, Louisiana
03 Mar        Tampa, Florida
05 Mar        Key West, Florida
06 Mar        Miami, Florida
07 Mar        Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida
08 Mar        Jacksonville, JAXPORT, Florida
09 Mar        Charleston, South Carolina
12 Mar        Hamilton, Bermuda
18 Mar        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
22 Mar        Arriving in Southampton, England
22 March 15 days, round-trip Mysterious Morocco & Seductive Spain
Prices starting
from $1299
22 Mar        Departing from Southampton, England
25 Mar        Lisbon, Portugal
27 Mar        Agadir, Morocco
28 Mar        Casablanca, Morocco
29 Mar        Gibraltar, UK
30 Mar        Almeria, Spain
31 Mar        Malaga, Spain
01 Apr        Cadiz, Spain
03 Apr        La Coruna, Spain
05 Apr        Arriving in Southampton, England
05 April 18 days, round-trip Islands of the Mediterranean
Prices starting
from $1599
05 Apr        Departing from Southampton, England
07 Apr        Ferrol, Spain
10 Apr        Ibiza, Spain
11 Apr        Port Mahon, Menorca Island, Spain
12 Apr        Ajaccio, Corsica, France
13 Apr        Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
14 Apr        Palermo, Sicily, Italy
16 Apr        Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain
17 Apr        Cartagena, Spain
19 Apr        Lisbon, Portugal
22 Apr        Arriving in Southampton, England
22 April 9 days, round-trip Cities & Waterways of Europe
Prices starting
from $799
22 Apr        Departing from Dover, England
24 Apr        Hamburg, Germany
25 Apr        Hamburg, Germany
26 Apr        Kiel Canal, Germany
26 Apr        Amsterdam, Holland
27 Apr        Amsterdam, Holland
28 Apr        Antwerp, Belgium
29 Apr        Antwerp, Belgium
30 Apr        Arriving in Dover, England
30 April 8 days, round-trip Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
Prices starting
from $799
30 Apr        Departing from Dover, England
02 May        Bergen, Norway
03 May        Olden, Norway
04 May        Flam, Norway
07 May        Arriving in Dover, England
07 May 9 days, round-trip España Verde
Prices starting
from $899
07 May        Departing from Dover, England
09 May        La Coruna, Spain
10 May        Gijon, Spain
11 May        Santander, Spain
12 May        Bilbao, Spain
15 May        Arriving in Dover, England
15 May 10 days, round-trip Scenic Norway & Celebrations
Prices starting
from $999
15 May        Departing from Dover, England
17 May        Stavanger, Norway
18 May        Ulvik, Hardangerfjord, Norway
19 May        Flam, Norway
20 May        Olden, Norway
21 May        Geiranger, Norway
22 May        Bergen, Norway
24 May        Arriving in Dover, England
25 May 6 days, round-trip Five-Night Fjords
Prices starting
from $599
25 May        Departing from Newcastle, England
27 May        Bergen, Norway
28 May        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
30 May        Arriving in Newcastle, England
30 May 12 days, round-trip Swedish Waterways
Prices starting
from $1299
30 May        Departing from Newcastle, England
01 Jun        Lysekil,Sweden
02 Jun        Helsingborg, Sweden
03 Jun        Karlskrona,Sweden
04 Jun        Stockholm, Sweden
05 Jun        Stockholm, Sweden
06 Jun        Stockholm, Sweden
08 Jun        Goteborg, Sweden
10 Jun        Arriving in Newcastle, England
10 June 15 days, round-trip The Wonders of Spitsbergen
Prices starting
from $1799
10 Jun        Departing from Newcastle, England
12 Jun        Alesund, Norway
14 Jun        Tromso, Norway
15 Jun        Honningsvag, Norway
17 Jun        Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
18 Jun        Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
18 Jun        Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway
21 Jun        Kristiansund, Norway
22 Jun        Geiranger, Norway
24 Jun        Arriving in Newcastle, England
24 June 8 days, round-trip Cruising the Fjordland
Prices starting
from $899
24 Jun        Departing from Newcastle, England
26 Jun        Bergen, Norway
27 Jun        Olden, Norway
28 Jun        Flam, Norway
29 Jun        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
01 Jul        Arriving in Newcastle, England
01 July 16 days, round-trip Authentic Andalusia
Prices starting
from $1799
01 Jul        Departing from Newcastle, England
06 Jul        Cadiz, Spain
07 Jul        Malaga, Spain
08 Jul        Malaga, Spain
09 Jul        Almeria, Spain
10 Jul        Gibraltar, UK
11 Jul        Lisbon, Portugal
12 Jul        Vigo, Spain
13 Jul        La Coruna, Spain
16 Jul        Arriving in Newcastle, England
16 July 15 days, round-trip Scandinavian Capitals & St. Petersburg
Prices starting
from $1699
16 Jul        Departing from Newcastle, England
18 Jul        Copenhagen, Denmark
20 Jul        Stockholm, Sweden
21 Jul        Tallinn, Estonia
22 Jul        Saint Petersburg, Russia
23 Jul        Saint Petersburg, Russia
25 Jul        Riga, Latvia
26 Jul        Klaipeda, Lithuania
28 Jul        Oslo, Norway
30 Jul        Arriving in Newcastle, England
30 July 8 days, round-trip Fred.’s Favourite Fjords
Prices starting
from $999
30 Jul        Departing from Newcastle, England
01 Aug        Bergen, Norway
02 Aug        Olden, Norway
03 Aug        Flam, Norway
04 Aug        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
06 Aug        Arriving in Newcastle, England
06 August 9 days, round-trip UK Scenes from the Silver Screen
Prices starting
from $1099
06 Aug        Departing from Newcastle, England
08 Aug        Oban, Scotland
09 Aug        Belfast, Northern Ireland
10 Aug        Dublin, Ireland
11 Aug        Falmouth, England
12 Aug        Isle of Portland, England
14 Aug        Arriving in Newcastle, England
14 August 10 days, round-trip German Waterways
Prices starting
from $1199
14 Aug        Departing from Newcastle, England
16 Aug        Kiel Canal, Germany
16 Aug        Kiel, Germany
17 Aug        Wismar, Germany
18 Aug        Kiel Canal, Germany
18 Aug        Hamburg, Germany
19 Aug        Hamburg, Germany
20 Aug        Hamburg, Germany
20 Aug        Bremen, Germany
21 Aug        Bremen, Germany
23 Aug        Arriving in Newcastle, England
23 August 6 days, round-trip Five-Night Fjords
Prices starting
from $599
23 Aug        Departing from Newcastle, England
25 Aug        Bergen, Norway
26 Aug        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
28 Aug        Arriving in Newcastle, England
28 August 12 days, round-trip Icelandic Explorer
Prices starting
from $1399
28 Aug        Departing from Newcastle, England
31 Aug        Reykjavik, Iceland
01 Sep        Reykjavik, Iceland
02 Sep        Isafjordur, Iceland
03 Sep        Akureyri, Iceland
04 Sep        Akureyri, Iceland
05 Sep        Seydisfjordur, Iceland
08 Sep        Arriving in Newcastle, England
08 September 10 days, round-trip Greatest Fjords of Norway
Prices starting
from $1199
08 Sep        Departing from Newcastle, England
10 Sep        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
11 Sep        Flam, Norway
12 Sep        Kristiansund, Norway
13 Sep        Hellesylt, Norway
13 Sep        Geiranger, Norway
14 Sep        Olden, Norway
15 Sep        Bergen, Norway
17 Sep        Arriving in Newcastle, England
17 September 12 days, round-trip Scandinavian Waterways & Capitals
Prices starting
from $1299
17 Sep        Departing from Newcastle, England
19 Sep        Copenhagen, Denmark
20 Sep        Copenhagen, Denmark
22 Sep        Stockholm, Sweden
23 Sep        Stockholm, Sweden
25 Sep        Oslo, Norway
26 Sep        Oslo, Norway
28 Sep        Arriving in Newcastle, England
29 September 4 days, round-trip River Seine Sojourn
Prices starting
from $399
29 Sep        Departing from Southampton, England
30 Sep        Honfleur, France
01 Oct        Rouen, France
02 Oct        Arriving in Southampton, England
02 October 14 days, round-trip Discover the Baltic
Prices starting
from $1399
02 Oct        Departing from Southampton, England
04 Oct        Kiel Canal, Germany
05 Oct        Copenhagen, Denmark
07 Oct        Tallinn, Estonia
08 Oct        Saint Petersburg, Russia
10 Oct        Riga, Latvia
12 Oct        Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany
13 Oct        Kiel Canal, Germany
15 Oct        Arriving in Southampton, England
15 October 15 days, round-trip A Voyage to the Coast of Africa
Prices starting
from $1399
15 Oct        Departing from Southampton, England
19 Oct        Funchal, Madeira Island
20 Oct        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
21 Oct        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
22 Oct        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
23 Oct        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
24 Oct        Agadir, Morocco
26 Oct        Lisbon, Portugal
29 Oct        Arriving in Southampton, England
29 October 33 days, round-trip A Caribbean Discovery
Prices starting
from $3199
29 Oct        Departing from Southampton, England
01 Nov        Lisbon, Portugal
03 Nov        Funchal, Madeira Island
10 Nov        Bridgetown, Barbados
11 Nov        Bridgetown, Barbados
12 Nov        Castries, St Lucia Island
13 Nov        St Georges, Grenada
14 Nov        Saint Vincent Island, Grenadines
15 Nov        Roseau, Dominica
16 Nov        St Johns, Antigua
17 Nov        Tortola, BVI
18 Nov        Basseterre, St Kitts Island
25 Nov        Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
28 Nov        Ferrol, Spain
30 Nov        Arriving in Southampton, England
21 December 17 days, round-trip Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks
Prices starting
from $1999
21 Dec        Departing from Southampton, England
23 Dec        La Coruna, Spain
26 Dec        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
27 Dec        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
28 Dec        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
29 Dec        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
30 Dec        Funchal, Madeira Island
31 Dec        Funchal, Madeira Island
02 Jan        Lisbon, Portugal
03 Jan        Lisbon, Portugal
06 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England

Balmoral Itineraries 2018

The below listed Balmoral cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Fred Olsen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
06 January 15 days, round-trip Madeira, Lisbon & the Canary Islands
Prices starting
from $1199
06 Jan        Departing from Southampton, England
10 Jan        Funchal, Madeira Island
11 Jan        Funchal, Madeira Island
12 Jan        Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
13 Jan        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
14 Jan        Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
15 Jan        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
17 Jan        Lisbon, Portugal
20 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England
20 January 4 days, round-trip River Seine Sojourn
Prices starting
from $299
20 Jan        Departing from Southampton, England
21 Jan        Rouen, France
22 Jan        Rouen, France
22 Jan        Honfleur, France
23 Jan        Arriving in Southampton, England
23 January 47 days, round-trip Rio Carnival & River Plate
Prices starting
from $4399
23 Jan        Departing from Southampton, England
27 Jan        Funchal, Madeira Island
28 Jan        Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
31 Jan        Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
04 Feb        Fortaleza, Brazil
06 Feb        Maceio, Brazil
09 Feb        Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10 Feb        Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11 Feb        Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 Feb        Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15 Feb        Montevideo, Uruguay
16 Feb        Buenos Aires, Argentina
17 Feb        Buenos Aires, Argentina
18 Feb        Punta del Este, Uruguay
21 Feb        Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
24 Feb        Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
02 Mar        Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
05 Mar        Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
07 Mar        Lisbon, Portugal
10 Mar        Arriving in Southampton, England
10 March 15 days, round-trip In Search of the Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $1499
10 Mar        Departing from Southampton, England
13 Mar        Trondheim, Norway
15 Mar        Tromso, Norway
16 Mar        Tromso, Norway
16 Mar        Alta, Norway
17 Mar        Alta, Norway
18 Mar        Narvik, Norway
20 Mar        Andalsnes, Norway
21 Mar        Bergen, Norway
24 Mar        Arriving in Southampton, England