Scottish Highlands & Islands

Cruise Code: 1186728

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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


Appreciate the unspoilt landscapes of the breathtaking Highlands and discover the highlights of three beautiful islands as Balmoral guides you to some of Scotland’s hardest-to-reach, yet most rewarding destinations. Nestled within gorgeous Highland countryside and fronted by the calm waters of Cromarth Firth, Invergordon will offer you your first glimpse of Scotland’s renowned beauty. After enjoying the views from deck as you sail into port, go ashore for the chance to tour to the centuries-old castles of Dunrobin or Cawdor; or perhaps go in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. The first of three remote islands on your itinerary will then await your exploration. Kirkwall – the capital of the Orkneys – is your gateway to taking in the remarkably well-preserved, 5,000-year-old Neolithic structures of Skara Brae and the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar. Alternatively you could embark on a scenic exploration of the Orkneys’ most spectacular coastal trails and encounter wonderful wildlife such as razorbills and puffins, stunning vistas and a host of historic sites. A mesmerising days of scenic cruising follows your call into Kirkwall, an undoubted highlight of this captivating seven night sailing. Discover the beauty of Tobermory Bay, sheltered by steep cliffs and hills; see the historic 13th century Duart Castle as you sail the still waters of the Sound of Mull; and take in the picturesque scenery of the Firth of Lorn. Cruising close to the fascinating basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave will be an unforgettable experience too. Balmoral will then stop at Stornoway, from where you can tour to the very north of the Isle of Lewis to admire the incredible scenery and spot a few of the island’s most historic landmarks such as the Church of St Moluag and the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. Finally it’s on to the enchanting Shetlands, where some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastal scenery can be seen on a tour to Northmavine from Lerwick.

Your Itinerary


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Your Ship:

Balmoral - Fred Olsen Cruise Lines


Day

Port

Date

Due Depart


Day 1

Port :

Newcastle

Date :

29 Jul 2018

Due - Departs :

29 Jul 2018


Day 4

Port :

Cruising Tobermory Bay

Date :

01 Aug 2018

Due - Departs :

01 Aug 2018


Day 4

Port :

Cruising Sound Of Mull

Date :

01 Aug 2018

Due - Departs :

01 Aug 2018


Day 4

Port :

Cruising by Duart Castle

Date :

01 Aug 2018

Due - Departs :

01 Aug 2018


Day 4

Port :

Cruising Firth of Lorn

Date :

01 Aug 2018

Due - Departs :

01 Aug 2018


Day 4

Port :

Cruising by Fingals Cave

Date :

01 Aug 2018

Due - Departs :

01 Aug 2018


Day 7

Port :

At Sea

Date :

04 Aug 2018

Due - Departs :

04 Aug 2018


Day 8

Port :

Newcastle

Date :

05 Aug 2018

Due - Departs :

05 Aug 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)

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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.

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