ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


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14 Aug 2018

My call was answered promptly; the agent explained clearly our booking options and the whole process was straightforward.

Everything OK and good prices

14 Aug 2018

Well pleased with the staff at the call centre, friendly and helpful. Good price, best deal around at present for the cruise I wanted.

Good

14 Aug 2018

Booked with Liam, he was very good and helpful.

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14 Aug 2018

Very professional and helpful.Have been with you for years.s

Efficient and friendly service

14 Aug 2018

Emily was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful and she made booking our trip very easy.

Quality service

14 Aug 2018

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Excellent and outstanding

14 Aug 2018

The booking assistant went above and beyond to help get the right holiday and cater for my needs. She was brilliant!

Very pleased with information and service

13 Aug 2018

The service was excellent, the assistance with decisions first class and plenty of time given to answering questions.

Very smooth booking

13 Aug 2018

Very efficient and cheerful. Emily knew exactly where to look for my details from a previous booking. Very helpful.

ROL....Helpful, friendly and professional...call them

13 Aug 2018

Easily contactable, the chap I dealt with was friendly, helpful and professional. Made the whole thing easy. Have used this service before and would again. I would recommend ROL to anyone.

Excellent

13 Aug 2018

Excellent, very helpful

Efficient and fairly quick process

13 Aug 2018

Yes. Certainly if we went on another cruise

SOLO OFFER | Into the Heart of Amsterdam & Antwerp

Cruise Code: 1273600

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Earn up to 499 cruise miles

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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

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Overview


Prepare for the festive season in style on this fantastic, five night pre-Christmas escape to Belgium and the Netherlands featuring in-depth explorations of two engrossing, culture-rich cities and relaxing scenic cruising. Your getaway begins with a short sail to the Netherlands where, after sailing into Amsterdam via the complex locks and waterways of the Nordzeekanaal, Balmoral will dock overnight in the Dutch capital. The evening is the perfect time for a boat tour of the iconic canals here, as seeing the world-famous landmarks in all their illuminated splendour after night fall is always simply unforgettable. Alternatively you might prefer to wait until the next day to take in the sights via bicycle, the locals’ trusted transport of choice. However you choose to explore, be sure to stop by Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum; and for an authentic experience, visit the legendary Red Light District. In Belgium a journey along the winding Western Scheldt River will lead you into the heart of Antwerp. Again an overnight stay in the beautiful second city will ensure you have plenty of time to explore the pretty cobbled streets and see the sights at your own pace. The mighty Cathedral of Our Lady and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts – which houses the works of Rubens and other Flemish masters – are among many gems to discover in Antwerp, a city famed for its legendary diamond district; while no visit is complete without stopping by one of the friendly cafés and chocolate shops. You could indulge yourself with authentic Belgian chocolates, perfectly complemented by delicious coffees; or perhaps pick up a few Christmas gifts for your friends and loved-ones back home and on board.

Your Itinerary


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  • Balmoral

    Your Ship


    Balmoral

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
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  • Southampton

    Day 1

    Southampton

    08 Dec 2018

    Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail for the Mediterranean, Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords and many more with our cruises from Southampton

    Destination guide
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Day 2-3

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    09 Dec 2018 to 10 Dec 2018

    Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.

    Destination guide
  • Antwerp, Belgium

    Day 4-5

    Antwerp, Belgium

    11 Dec 2018 to 12 Dec 2018

    Lying on the banks of the Belgium’s river Scheldt, Antwerp is the country’s second largest city and endlessly charming.

    Destination guide
  • Southampton

    Day 6

    Southampton

    13 Dec 2018

    Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail for the Mediterranean, Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords and many more with our cruises from Southampton

    Destination guide

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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Cabins


* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

Cabin


Wheelchair Adapted

Wheelchair Adapted


Wheelchair Adapted

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin


Standard Cabin

Inside


Inside Cabin

Inside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on the Atlantic Deck. This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Inside Cabin


Inside Cabin

Guaranteed Inside Higher

Guaranteed Inside Higher


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Twin Bedded Cabin

Twin Bedded Cabin


Latesaver Twin Bedded Cabin

Inside Cabin

Inside Cabin


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Inside Lower

Guaranteed Inside Lower


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Superior Single Inside Cabin

Superior Single Inside Cabin


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Inside Lower

Inside Lower


Inside Lower

Inside Lower Grade

Inside Lower Grade


Inside lower grade cabin

Inside Upper


Inside Upper

Superior Inside

Superior Inside


This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido, Bridge and Main decks. These cabins have a bathroom with bath and/or shower, and an interactive television. Cabins 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

Single Inside


Single Inside

Single Inside

Single Inside


This cabin is approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main and Marina Decks. This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Outside


Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic and Coral Decks. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Single Outside Cabin

Single Outside Cabin


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Single Outside


Single Outside

Guaranteed Outside Lower

Guaranteed Outside Lower


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Outside Higher

Guaranteed Outside Higher


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Superior Outside


Superior Outside

Superior Outside Cabin

Superior Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Lido and Main Decks. This grade of cabin has a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Outside Cabin

Superior Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck. Slightly larger than a B grade, these cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Outside Lower

Outside Lower


Outside Lower

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on the Coral Deck. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on both Coral and Marina Decks. These cabins have port holes and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Outside Cabin

Outside Cabin


Outside Cabin Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Twin Outside Cabin

Superior Twin Outside Cabin


This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on the Atlantic Deck. These cabins have picture windows and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Superior Outside Single Cabin

Superior Outside Single Cabin


This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Balcony


Terrace Balcony Suite


Terrace Balcony Suite

Balcony Cabin

Balcony Cabin


This cabin is approximately 180 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido and Bridge Decks.This cabin has a balcony, bathroom with shower or bath and shower, and an interactive television.

Superior Balcony Cabin

Superior Balcony Cabin


This cabin is approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck.Slightly larger than a Balcony Cabin, this cabin has a balcony, bathroom with shower or bath and shower, and an interactive television.

Superior Balcony


Superior Balcony

Suite


Marquee Suite


Marquee Suite

Twin Bedded Cabin


Twin Bedded Cabin

Deluxe Balcony Cabin


Deluxe Balcony Cabin

Junior Suite

Junior Suite


Junior Suite

Single Balcony Suite

Single Balcony Suite


This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and french doors leading onto a veranda. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite


This suite has a sitting room with sofas and chairs, french doors, a large veranda and a separate bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Marquee Suite

Marquee Suite


This suite is approximately 390 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck. This suite has a sitting room with sofas and chairs, french doors, a large veranda and a separate bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite


Owner's Suite

Balcony Junior Suite

Balcony Junior Suite


This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland, Bridge and Lido Decks. This suite has a bedroom with a large sitting area and french doors leading onto a veranda. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Premier Suite

Premier Suite


This suite has a sitting room with sofas and chairs, french doors, a large veranda and a separate bedroom with large double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include an interactive television, DVD and CD player, mini-bar and/or refrigerator.

Premier Suite


Premier Suite


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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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