Scottish Highlands &Islands

Cruise Code: 1186843

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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


If you’re looking for a short summer break, this very special Scottish sailing might be the perfect getaway. Spend five relaxing nights on board Balmoral as she guides you to three stunning destinations where infamous lochs, historic castles, ancient wonders and spectacular coastal scenery await discovery. After embarking in Newcastle your exciting escape begins with an overnight sail to Invergordon, from where you can venture into the picture-perfect Highlands and explore the beautiful gardens of Cawdor Castle, or marvel at the region’s largest house, Dunrobin Castle. For an authentic taste of Scotland, take this opportunity to visit the world-famous Glenmorangie Distillery and sample traditional Scotch whisky. Alternatively you can head off to Loch Ness in search of ‘Nessie’. From Invergordon it’s on to the Orkneys and the islands’ capital, Kirkwall. With a full day to explore, you could take in the rugged scenery – keeping a look out for wonderful wildlife as you journey along the coast – or perhaps see St Magnus Cathedral in all its glory. Not to be missed are the 5,000-year-old structures of the Neolithic village of Skara Brae; while the ancient Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar are among other highlights which are well worth discovering. In the picturesque Shetlands, some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastal scenery is yours to discover on a tour to Northmavine from Lerwick. The Shetlands’ northernmost point boasts unique sea vistas looking out across the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean; as well as a few must-see landmarks including Eshaness Lighthouse, built by the uncles of Robert Louis Stevenson. Yet another full day stay also allows you time to tour to the dramatic cliffs of Sumburgh Head, one of the best places on earth to watch seabirds such as puffins, fulmars and guillemots up-close. Finally your rewarding break comes to an end with a day at sea as Balmoral sails back to Newcastle, the perfect opportunity to reminisce about your Scottish adventures with your friends, family and fellow guests.

Your Itinerary


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Your Ship:

Balmoral - Fred Olsen Cruise Lines


Day

Port

Date

Due Depart


Day 1

Port :

Newcastle

Date :

28 Aug 2018

Due - Departs :

28 Aug 2018


Day 5

Port :

At Sea

Date :

01 Sep 2018

Due - Departs :

01 Sep 2018


Day 6

Port :

Newcastle

Date :

02 Sep 2018

Due - Departs :

02 Sep 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


Gratuities are included with bookings of superior ocean view and above

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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