German Waterways

Cruise Code: 1186644

Loader animation
Loader animation

Retrieving live price information, please wait.

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller. Circular loading animation

Earn up to 3,398 cruise miles

Learn More

Your ROL Cruise package


What's included *

  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee facilities at selected venues.
  • All evening entertainment, including cabarets and dancing, with a different show each night
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation
  • Exclusive offers you can't find anywhere else

  • 20 years of cruise expertise

  • ATOL protection for your peace of mind

  • Award-winning customer service

Overview


An array of diverse sights and experiences await you on this seven night spring break combining calls into a trio of fascinating destinations with scenic cruising along highly-rated size-restricted German waterways. Following a leisurely day at sea after departing Newcastle, your German jaunt begins with a full day in Bremen after navigating the Weser River – a route only permitted to smaller ships. There’s no coach journey from the coastal port of Bremerhaven to endure; instead you can go ashore whenever you’re ready after your comfortable night’s sleep and explore Bremen to your heart’s content. Take time to wander the historic streets and you’ll be rewarded by the architectural delights of the UNESCO-listed Market Square, including the 15th century Town Hall and an array of gothic-style structures; and the contrasting sights of the medieval Schnoor and modern Überseestadt districts. You’ll then have several hours to appreciate the unspoilt beauty of gorgeous German countryside as you sail the size-restricted Kiel Canal en route to your next port of call, Warnemünde. This pretty seaside town boasts inviting white sand beaches, plenty of friendly pubs and restaurants and an historic lighthouse offering superb views of the Baltic Sea. You’ll also be perfectly placed to embark on a boat trip along the peaceful River Warnow to Rostock. Take the tour to this enchanting city and you’ll discover landmarks such as beautiful City Hall and St Mary’s Church; and even have the chance to visit a local microbrewery and sample a selection of traditional German brews. Finally a call into Kiel, where highlights include the Laboe Naval Memorial, Holstenstraße – one of Germany’s longest shopping streets – and the 13th century Nikolaikirche, is followed by another glide along the Kiel Canal as you head back to Newcastle; the perfect way to end this well-earned week away.

Your Itinerary


Show itinerary as:

Your Ship:

Balmoral - Fred Olsen Cruise Lines


Day

Port

Date

Due Depart


Day 1

Port :

Newcastle

Date :

26 Apr 2018

Due - Departs :

26 Apr 2018


Day 2

Port :

At Sea

Date :

27 Apr 2018

Due - Departs :

27 Apr 2018


Day 3

Port :

Bremen, Germany

Date :

28 Apr 2018

Due - Departs :

28 Apr 2018


Day 4

Port :

Kiel Canal Transit

Date :

29 Apr 2018

Due - Departs :

29 Apr 2018


Day 5

Port :

Warnemunde, Germany

Date :

30 Apr 2018

Due - Departs :

30 Apr 2018


Day 6

Port :

Kiel Canal Transit

Date :

01 May 2018

Due - Departs :

01 May 2018


Day 7

Port :

At Sea

Date :

02 May 2018

Due - Departs :

02 May 2018


Day 8

Port :

Newcastle

Date :

03 May 2018

Due - Departs :

03 May 2018


The Ship


Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Still smaller than most cruise ships today, there are 710 cabins and suites and generous public space for the 1,300 guests on board. The main restaurant is Ballindalloch (named after the Speyside village and castle), while the two other formal restaurants are Avon and Spey – named after two of Scotland’s most beautiful salmon rivers. There’s a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge.

Balmoral


Launched: January 2008 | Occupancy: 1,350 passengers

Tonnage: 43,537 tons | Length: 715 ft (217.93 m)

Star Rating

  • Crown Icon
  • Crown Icon
  • Crown Icon
  • Crown Icon

Cabins



Divider Crest Logo

Terms and Conditions


Fred. Olsen Enjoyment Promise: The enjoyment promise excludes sailings of 4 nights or less. The promise only applies to bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead; The Enjoyment Promise only applies to passengers who have contracted with FOCL. To evoke the Enjoyment Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of sailing. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to the UK. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs. Voyages of 28 nights or longer will require an interim deposit. A 15% deposit will need to be paid at the time of booking and then a remaining 15% will need to be paid at 180 days prior to sailing date.

Similar Cruises


We haven't found any results for your search. Try looking at our hand-picked exclusive offers

Price preference

You are currently viewing preference is: Single pricing

Change to Per Person Continue with current preference