ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5448 reviews

5* service .🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

21 May 2019

Great thanks. Very easy from start to finish . Thanks to John Hull .

Website improvements would be welcomed

21 May 2019

The ROL staff I spoke to were helpful and explained the options well. My only reservation was that it was not easy to access the information about the cruise I was interested in on your website. I didn't find a quick way of locating the cruise, finding what accommodation was available on each ship and the sailing dates of the ships with the suitable accommodation.

Easy and unhurried.

21 May 2019

Everything was discussed and explained in full. All went smoothly.

Easy

20 May 2019

I always get good service with ROL On the last cruise I had a query when I returned which was dealt with in a very professional manor. While ever I get good service I will continue to use you until either I run out of money or you run out of rivers

Great Service As Always

20 May 2019

Darryl was really helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble. He did not put us under any pressure to make a booking but gave us full information, following which we did make a further booking and were delighted with the service received.

Helpful staff

20 May 2019

The staff are always polite and listen to your requests. Willing to negotiate on your behalf and seek extra information if necessary in order to let you make a decision.

Helpful booking agents

20 May 2019

Really helpful. We spoke to Lee.....excellent help given!

Superb service

20 May 2019

I have used ROL previously and have always found staff to be extremely polite, helpful and well informed. Prices are also very competitive

German Waterways

Cruise Code: 1302246 / Voyage Code: L1925

Featuring incredible savings

Unmissable No-Fly Summer Savings Extravaganza

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Offer ends 31 May 2019

Welcome to the Unmissable Summer Savings Extravaganza, this exciting promotion features an array of fantastic cruises from Fred. Olsen Cruise lines, where you can cruise from as little as £699pp.

These sailings are the perfect combination of enchanting ports of call with the ever popular, Fred. Olsen who offer a traditional cruise experience with personal service and a home from home atmosphere. Their stylish, smaller sized ships offer every convenience; with excellent cuisine, spectacular entertainment and modern facilities.

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*

EARN EXCLUSIVE CRUISE MILES

NO-FLY CRUISING

GOURMET DINING ON BOARD*

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Inside from:

£849pp

was £1,099pp

Outside from:

£999pp

was £1,249pp

Balcony from:

£2,189pp

was £2,249pp

Suite from:

£2,579pp

was £2,649pp

Single from:

£1,459

was £1,499

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

Earn up to 5,158 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Incredible savings included!
  • No-Fly Cruising
  • 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
  • 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
  • FREE On shore credit of up to €200
  • Fred. Olsen Brexit Promise
  • Plus, Book by 8:30pm 31st May 2019 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to Β£100

Experience the Difference

  • Exclusive Cruise Miles rewards programme – saving you £££’s off future cruises

  • Award-Winning Cruise Agent with over 50 awards to date

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

  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5β˜… service

  • Operating for over 25 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Overview


Welcome to the Unmissable Summer Savings Extravaganza, this exciting promotion features an array of fantastic cruises from Fred. Olsen Cruise lines.

These sailings are the perfect combination of enchanting ports of call with the ever popular, Fred. Olsen who offer a traditional cruise experience with personal service and a home from home atmosphere. Their stylish, smaller sized ships offer every convenience; with excellent cuisine, spectacular entertainment and modern facilities.

Your Itinerary


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  • Balmoral

    Your Ship


    Balmoral

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
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  • Newcastle

    Day 1

    Newcastle

    27 Sep 2019

    Discover the most popular cruise destinations without the hassle of flying, cruising out of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Enjoy the beauty of the British Isles to the warmth of the Canary Islands on one of these fantastic cruise itineraries out of Newcastle.

    Destination guide
  • Day 2


    At Sea

    28 Sep 2019

  • Day 3


    Kiel Canal Transit

    29 Sep 2019

  • Day 4-5


    Warnemunde, Germany

    30 Sep 2019 to 01 Oct 2019

  • Day 6


    Kiel Canal Transit

    02 Oct 2019

  • Hamburg, Germany

    Day 6

    Hamburg, Germany

    02 Oct 2019

    Home to one of the biggest ports in Europe, Hamburg leaves visitors spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do and see.

    Destination guide
  • Day 6


    Cruising Elbe River

    02 Oct 2019

  • Hamburg, Germany

    Day 7

    Hamburg, Germany

    03 Oct 2019

    Home to one of the biggest ports in Europe, Hamburg leaves visitors spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do and see.

    Destination guide
  • Bremen, Germany

    Day 8

    Bremen, Germany

    04 Oct 2019

  • Day 9


    At Sea

    05 Oct 2019

  • Newcastle

    Day 10

    Newcastle

    06 Oct 2019

    Discover the most popular cruise destinations without the hassle of flying, cruising out of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Enjoy the beauty of the British Isles to the warmth of the Canary Islands on one of these fantastic cruise itineraries out of Newcastle.

    Destination guide

The Ship


Balmoral is the largest of our ocean-going cruise ships, yet is still small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for. Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining venues – the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey – where guests can enjoy tantalising menus prepared by our expert chefs. Featuring 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas which have been extensively refitted Show less and improved as part of Fred. Olsen's fleet-wide refurbishment programme, Balmoral provides guests with ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with hundreds, not thousands, of fellow travellers. And, as our guests have come to expect, there is always an array of superb entertainment on offer throughout the day, from lectures and hobby classes to live cabaret and comedians, ensuring you can make the most of your time on board.

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.


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* Terms and Conditions


Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Some ports may require a tender. Tours will be at a supplement and subject to change. Anchor Fare T&Cs apply, your room and dining information will be allocated on your cruise ticket. Your cabin grade is on a guaranteed basis and dining requests cannot be guaranteed. Sale ends 8:30pm 3rd July 2019. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

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.

 

On shore credit is per room, tiered depending on grade booked  and will be available for collection on board the cruise. No alternative currency may be chosen.

Fred. Olsen are so confident that Brexit won’t affect your cruise with them that should the cruise be cancelled due to the UK leaving the EU, they will give you a full refund and a free cruise. What’s more, once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price. There is the security of ABTA and ATOL protection and their Enjoyment Promise giving real peace of mind. Plus Shore Tours and purchases on board our ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so you can explore the world without worrying about exchange rates. With 170 years of sailing heritage behind them, they’ve seen many changes over the years, but what has never changed is their focus on giving guests the best possible experience, wherever and whenever they sail with us. With Fred. Olsen you can always book with confidence.

Fred. Olsen Brexit Promise Terms & Conditions: If your Fred. Olsen cruise is cancelled due to reasons directly related to Brexit, the cost of your cruise fare will be refunded, and a voucher for the value of the original cruise fare will be issued to use on a future Fred. Olsen cruise. Applicable to new bookings made from 03/04/19. The Brexit Promise only applies to Passengers who have contracted directly with FOCL and excludes cruises on vessels operated by FOCL but booked through third Party operators. Additional costs will not be refunded including, but not limited to, items such as hotel rooms, car parking, transport and insurance. Once a cruise has been booked and the deposit paid, FOCL also promises that there will be no additional supplements or surcharges directly related to Brexit, on the confirmed price (but this does not apply if the booking is changed at the guest’s request after acceptance of the original booking). The Brexit Promise may be withdrawn for new bookings at any time without notification. In addition, FOCL’s Terms and Conditions apply.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, 7 nights or more, is tiered on cabin grade booked and is for UK mainland addresses only.

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