Balmoral

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Fred Olsen

Current cruise:
14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Mysterious Morocco & Seductive Spain
22 Mar, 2017 - 05 Apr, 2017

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Balmoral Review and Specifications

Specifications of Balmoral

Flag state Bahamas
Builder Meyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
Year built 1988
Building cost USD 180 million
Owner Balmoral Cruise Ltd
Operator Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Speed 23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA) 187 m / 614 ft
Beam (width) 28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage 43537 gt
Passengers 1350 - 1420
Crew 510
Passengers-to-space ratio 29
Decks 11
Cabins 710
Decks with cabins 9
Last Refurbishment 2014
Former names Crown Odyssey

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).

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  • 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 30 m / 99 ft long midship section was added to the vessel's center) in January 2008 mv Balmoral joined BoudiccaBraemar and Black Watch as the fleet's largest ship. The inaugural cruise started on Feb 13, 2008. Currently, Balmoral is the largest ship operated by Fred Olsen.
  • An interesting fact about MS Balmoral is that in 2012 "Miles Morgan Travel" chartered the cruise ship to follow the RMS Titanic original route honoring the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking. Balmoral stated her "Titanic Cruise" on April 8 departing Southampton with last stop – the site of the wreck of the famous (infamous) ocean liner.
  • 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).
  • In 2018-2019, the 1,350-passenger flagship Balmoral will offer roundtrip departures out of Edinburgh (Rosyth) Scotland for the first time ever. There were a total of 9 cruises scheduled (May through July), including 5-night Norwegian Fjords, 14-night Scandinavia and St Petersburg, Baltic discovery, 9-night ‘German Waterways’.

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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
04 February 46 nights / 47 days, round-trip Central America & the Mardi Gras
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04 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
08 Feb     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
15 Feb     Bridgetown, Barbados   
16 Feb     Castries, St Lucia Island   
17 Feb     St Johns, Antigua   
18 Feb     Tortola Island, Road Town, 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   
04 February 46 nights / 47 days, round-trip Central America & the Mardi Gras
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04 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
08 Feb     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
15 Feb     Bridgetown, Barbados   
16 Feb     Castries, St Lucia Island   
17 Feb     St Johns, Antigua   
18 Feb     Tortola Island, Road Town, 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   
04 February 46 nights / 47 days, round-trip Central America & the Mardi Gras
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04 Feb      Departing from Southampton, England   
08 Feb     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
15 Feb     Bridgetown, Barbados   
16 Feb     Castries, St Lucia Island   
17 Feb     St Johns, Antigua   
18 Feb     Tortola Island, Road Town, 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 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Mysterious Morocco & Seductive Spain
Prices starting
from $1699
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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 17 nights / 18 days, round-trip Islands of the Mediterranean
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05 Apr      Departing from Southampton, England   
07 Apr     Ferrol, Spain   
10 Apr     Ibiza, Ibiza Island, 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 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Cities & Waterways of Europe
Prices starting
from $899
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
Prices starting
from $699
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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 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip Scenic Spain
Prices starting
from $699
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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 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Scenic Norway & Celebrations
Prices starting
from $999
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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 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Five-Night Fjords
Prices starting
from $749
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25 May      Departing from Newcastle, England   
27 May     Bergen, Norway   
28 May     Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
30 May      Arriving in Newcastle, England   
30 May 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Swedish Waterways
Prices starting
from $1299
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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, Gothenburg, Sweden   
10 Jun      Arriving in Newcastle, England   
10 June 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip The Wonders of Spitsbergen
Prices starting
from $1799
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10 Jun      Departing from Newcastle, England   
12 Jun     Alesund, Norway   
14 Jun     Tromso, Norway   
15 Jun     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
17 Jun     Pyramiden, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
18 Jun     Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway   
21 Jun     Kristiansund, Norway   
22 Jun     Hellesylt, Norway   
24 Jun      Arriving in Newcastle, England   
24 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Cruising the Fjordland
Prices starting
from $899
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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 15 nights / 16 days, round-trip Authentic Andalusia
Prices starting
from $1799
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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 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Scandinavian Capitals & St. Petersburg
Prices starting
from $2099
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Fred.’s Favourite Fjords
Prices starting
from $999
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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 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip From the Highlands of Scotland to the Lizard Peninsula
Prices starting
from $1099
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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, Dorset, England   
14 Aug      Arriving in Newcastle, England   
14 August 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip German Waterways
Prices starting
from $1199
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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     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
21 Aug     Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany   
23 Aug      Arriving in Newcastle, England   
23 August 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Five-Night Fjords
Prices starting
from $749
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23 Aug      Departing from Newcastle, England   
25 Aug     Bergen, Norway   
26 Aug     Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
28 Aug      Arriving in Newcastle, England   
28 August 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Icelandic Explorer
Prices starting
from $1399
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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 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip Greatest Fjords of Norway
Prices starting
from $1199
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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 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip Scandinavian Waterways & Capitals
Prices starting
from $1299
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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 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip River Seine Sojourn
Prices starting
from $399
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29 Sep      Departing from Southampton, England   
30 Sep     Honfleur, France   
01 Oct     Rouen, France   
02 Oct      Arriving in Southampton, England   
02 October 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip Discover the Baltic
Prices starting
from $1399
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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 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip A Voyage to the Coast of Africa
Prices starting
from $1399
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15 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
19 Oct     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
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 32 nights / 33 days, round-trip A Caribbean Discovery
Prices starting
from $3199
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29 Oct      Departing from Southampton, England   
01 Nov     Lisbon, Portugal   
03 Nov     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
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 Island, Road Town, 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   
30 November 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip European Cities
Prices starting
from $799
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30 Nov      Departing from Southampton, England   
01 Dec     Rouen, France   
02 Dec     Rouen, France   
04 Dec     Amsterdam, Holland   
04 Dec - 05 Dec     Amsterdam, Holland   
06 Dec     Antwerp, Belgium   
07 Dec     Antwerp, Belgium   
08 Dec      Arriving in Southampton, England   
21 December 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks
Prices starting
from $2099
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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, Portugal   
31 Dec     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
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 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Madeira, Lisbon & the Canary Islands
Prices starting
from $1199
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06 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
10 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
11 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
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 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip River Seine Sojourn
Prices starting
from $299
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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 46 nights / 47 days, round-trip Rio Carnival & River Plate
Prices starting
from $4399
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23 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
27 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
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 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip In Search of the Northern Lights
Prices starting
from $1499
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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   
02 September 14 nights / 15 days, round-trip Cities of Spain & Portugal
Prices starting
from $1499
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02 Sep      Departing from Newcastle, England   
06 Sep     Porto, Portugal   
08 Sep     Malaga, Spain   
09 Sep     Casablanca, Morocco   
10 Sep     Cadiz, Spain   
11 Sep     Lisbon, Portugal   
12 Sep     Vigo, Spain   
13 Sep     Ferrol, Spain   
16 Sep      Arriving in Newcastle, England   

Balmoral Itineraries 2019

The below listed Balmoral cruise prices on 2019 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
19 January 62 nights / 63 days, round-trip California, Mexico & The Panama Canal
Prices starting
from $5999
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19 Jan      Departing from Southampton, England   
19 Jan     San Francisco, California   
23 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
24 Jan     Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal   
31 Jan     Bridgetown, Barbados   
02 Feb     Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles   
04 Feb     Cartagena, Colombia   
05 Feb     Colon, Panama   
09 Feb     Acajutla, El Salvador   
13 Feb     Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Riviera   
14 Feb     Mazatlan, Mexico Riviera   
15 Feb     Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico   
20 Feb     San Francisco, California   
21 Feb     San Francisco, California   
23 Feb     Los Angeles, Long Beach, California   
24 Feb     San Diego, California   
01 Mar     Acapulco, Mexico Riviera   
04 Mar     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
08 Mar     Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles   
10 Mar     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
17 Mar     Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores   
20 Mar     La Coruna, Spain   
22 Mar      Arriving in Southampton, England