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The Grand South & Central America Voyage

From £6,999pp

Featuring the Falklands Islands & the Panama Canal

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No-Fly Cruising

Full Daytime Transit Of The Panama Canal*

5% Discount For Ocean Club Members*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 70 nights
  • Departs 06 Jan 2020
  • Sails from Southampton
  • Ship Balmoral
  • Cruise code ‍1302475‍
  • Voyage code ‍L2001‍
  • Countries visited Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Spain

Your Itinerary

Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Mon 06 Jan 2020

Cruises from Southampton

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

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Tue 07 Jan 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Cruises to Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal Thu 09 Jan 2020

Cruises to Lisbon

Follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorers as you wind your way through Lisbon’s cobblestone streets. Take in the tree-lined squares, ancient castles and colourful cityscape of Portugal’s capital city.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Fri 10 Jan 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Funchal

Funchal, Madeira Sat 11 Jan 2020

Funchal

Funchal, an inviting city with a bustling marina, a cobbled centre, a museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo, and an ascending backdrop of mountains just waiting to be explored.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Sun 12 Jan 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Mindelo, Cape Verde

Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands Tue 14 Jan 2020

Mindelo, Cape Verde

Known as the cultural capital of Cape Verde, Mindelo on São Vicente is a bustling port city which is home to 80 per cent of the island’s inhabitants. With a harbourside location and surrounded by picturesque mountains, Mindelo enjoys both a tropical climate and a vibrant social scene.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Wed 15 Jan 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Salvador

Salvador Mon 20 Jan 2020

Salvador

Ornate churches and imposing public buildings in the clifftop Cidade Alta (Upper City) are monuments to the wealth once generated by sugar-cane and tobacco. The city's vibrant culture is an exotic cocktail of past Portuguese influences and pulsating African traditions. There are some superb ocean beaches nearby too.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Tue 21 Jan 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Thu 23 Jan 2020

Rio de Janeiro

Hot all year round and with a tropical rainforest extending down to the sea, it’s easy to understand why Rio de Janeiro is known as “Cidade Maravihosa” (“The Marvellous City”).

Ilhabela (Sao Sabastiao)

Ilhabela Sat 25 Jan 2020

Ilhabela (Sao Sabastiao)
Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Sun 26 Jan 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay Tue 28 Jan 2020

Montevideo, Uruguay

Founded as a Spanish citadel in the eighteenth century, Montevideo has grown into a bold, intellectual and cosmopolitan city.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina Wed 29 Jan 2020

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is the confident capital of Argentina. Beside the busy port is a metropolis boasting eclectic architecture, delicious parrilla-based cuisine and passionate Porteños.

Uruguay

Punta de Este Fri 31 Jan 2020

Uruguay
Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Sat 01 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
West Point Island, Falkland Islands

West Point Island, Falkland Islands Mon 03 Feb 2020

West Point Island, Falkland Islands

With a population of fewer than 200, West Falkland comprises of beautiful undulating scenery and incredible wildlife. Don’t forget to look out for those Magellanic and Gentoo penguins, which nest softly in the peaty soil. The Island is also home to the Caracara, one of the world’s rarest birds of prey.

Penguins at Sparrow Point

Port Stanley, Falkland Isl. Tue 04 Feb 2020

Penguins at Sparrow Point

The capital of the Falkland Islands, Stanley, offers you a base from which to explore South Atlantic wildlife, sights and natural beauty.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Wed 05 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile Thu 06 Feb 2020

Punta Arenas, Chile

Strategically positioned almost midway between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, on a peninsular at the southern end of mainland Chile, Punta Arenas commands panoramic views over the Magellan Straits. A port that evolved from what was originally a penal colony and whose heyday was eclipsed by the opening of the Panama Canal, Punta Arenas is today a peaceful place with some attractive turn-of-the-century architecture - and the nearest brewery to the South Pole!

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Chilean Fjords Cruising Fri 07 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Cruising Milford Sound

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile Sun 09 Feb 2020

Cruising Milford Sound
Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Mon 10 Feb 2020

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Typical street in the old town - Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso, Chile Wed 12 Feb 2020

Typical street in the old town - Valparaiso, Chile

Situated on a number of steep hills, Valparaiso’s kaleidoscope of graffiti and murals are a sight to behold. Perfect for keen walkers.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Thu 13 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Arica

Arica, Chile Sat 15 Feb 2020

Arica

Near the Peruvian frontier, Chile's northernmost port lies below the Morro headland, backed by desert sand dunes. Look out for the iron cathedral built by Eiffel of Paris fame! In nearby Azapa Valley is San Migeul Archaeological Museum, with its famous mummies from the ancient Chinchorro culture. Lauca National Park's stunning lake and mountain scenery high on the altiplano, habitat of vicuna, llama and alcapa, can be reached on a shore visit.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Sun 16 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Paracas

Paracas, Peru Mon 17 Feb 2020

Paracas
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Callao (for Lima), Peru Tue 18 Feb 2020

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Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Thu 20 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Balmoral cruise ship

Cruise Panama Canal Sun 23 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Costa Rica, Central America

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Mon 24 Feb 2020

Costa Rica, Central America

Explore the lush rainforests, mangrove swamps, numerous volcanoes and crystalline waters of this Central American isthmus, then meet the laid-back 'Ticos' locals that call it home.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Tue 25 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Wed 26 Feb 2020

Cartagena, Colombia

On Colombia’s Caribbean-facing coast, Cartagena is a handsome and historic city, with distinctive Colonial architecture dating back to the sixteenth century.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Thu 27 Feb 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Cruises to the Caribbean

Willemstad, Curacao Fri 28 Feb 2020

Cruises to the Caribbean

35 miles off the Venezuelan coast, Curacao is the largest of the Caribbean's six Dutch Antilles. The curving gables and orange roof tiles of Willemstad's colourful Handelskade and the Dutch road-signs mat remind you momentarily of Amsterdam, but then you'll hear the local Creole language of Papiamento and the upbeat rhythms of merengue and salsa! Willemstad offers excellent shopping for duty-free items. Beyond the capital are the Hato Caves with their stalactite-filled grottoes and the nature reserve of Christoffel National Park.

Cruises to Bonaire

Kralendijk, Bonaire Sat 29 Feb 2020

Cruises to Bonaire

There’s more to Bonaire than meets the eye – incredible crystal-clear waters, a real love for nature and unbelievable history.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Sun 01 Mar 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Cruises to Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados Mon 02 Mar 2020

Cruises to Barbados

Though technically located in the Atlantic Ocean, this popular Caribbean island is the most easterly of the Lesser Antilles archipelago and a Commonwealth realm.

Antigua

St Johns, Antigua Tue 03 Mar 2020

Antigua

With its white sand beaches, glimmering blue seas and laid-back locals, Antigua is a quintessentially Caribbean island.

Basseterre, St Kitts

Basseterre, St Kitts Wed 04 Mar 2020

Basseterre, St Kitts

Adjust to the easygoing pace of St Kitts' dignified little capital, then check out its imposing cathedral before lingering over the purchase of attractive batiks. Ascending past the lush sugar-cane fields to take in the sweeping views from the 17th century Brimstone Hill Fortress - the ‘Gibraltar of the West Indies' whose ramparts recall Anglo-French battles fought here long ago.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Thu 05 Mar 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Cruises to the Azores

Ponta Delgada, Azores Wed 11 Mar 2020

Cruises to the Azores

This volcanic land is surrounded by rugged coastline and turquoise waters, providing you with a vast range of exciting ways to spend your visit.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Thu 12 Mar 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Cruises to La Coruna

La Coruna, Spain Sat 14 Mar 2020

Cruises to La Coruna

Thanks to its museums, galleries and popular beaches, bustling La Coruna is an ideal location for those wanting to throw themselves into Spanish culture.

Balmoral cruise ship

At Sea Sun 15 Mar 2020

Balmoral cruise ship
Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Mon 16 Mar 2020

Cruises from Southampton

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

What's included *

  • Full daytime transit of the Panama Canal
  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • 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
  • Add an all-inclusive drinks package from only £19pp per night
  • Fred. Olsen Brexit Promise
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 18th November 2019 and receive a FREE Hotel Chocolat Grand Wreath Box in time for Christmas

The Grand South & Central America Voyage

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Cabins & Prices

* 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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Interior Cabin

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Interior Cabin

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Superior Single Inside Cabin

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This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. It has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Single Interior Room

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These rooms are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3. They have a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Superior Interior

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Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

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Superior Ocean View Cabin

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This room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Single Ocean View Cabin

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This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3. It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Superior Twin Ocean View Cabin

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Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Ocean View Cabin

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These rooms are approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4. They have a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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Superior Ocean View Single Cabin

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This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, a TV, mini fridge, telephone, safe and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note rooms 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony.

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Superior Balcony Cabin

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These rooms are approximately 190 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. Slightly larger than a BC grade, these rooms have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

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Balcony Cabin

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This room is approximately 180 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. It has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

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Marquee Suite

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This suite is approximately 390 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10.This suite has a bedroom with a large double bed and a sitting area, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

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Premier Suite

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This suite is approximately 430 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 11.This suite has a sitting room, balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

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Superior Suite

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This suite is approximately 275 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies.

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Balcony Junior Suite

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This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8. This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.

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Single Balcony Suite

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This suite is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on room balconies. *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.

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The Ship - Balmoral

Balmoral is the largest of the Fred. Olsen ocean-going cruise ships. It is small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities, while retaining the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for. She is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, Balmoral. The Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining venues, the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey, where guests can enjoy tantalising menus prepared by expert chefs. Balmoral features 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas, providing you with ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with hundreds (not thousands!) of fellow travellers. As Fred. Olsen’s guests have come to expect, there is 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.

What’s on board:

Fully equipped fitness centre, golf nets and table tennis, art gallery, launderette and ironing room, boutique shopping, Avon, Spey and Ballindalloch restaurants, Palms Café, The Grill, Bookmark Café, Neptune Lounge, Lido Lounge, Observatory, Morning Light Pub and Marquee Bar

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* Terms & Conditions

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Terms and Conditions: Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only.  Ocean Members discount is applicable for certain membership levels on selected sailings. Enjoyment promise T&Cs apply. Tours are at a supplement and are subject to change. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 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.

All-inclusive drinks package is from £19per person, per night for bookings made in advance of six nights or more. The on board booking price will be from £29per person, per night. Cruise lines terms & conditions apply. The “All-Inclusive Drinks Upgrade for F.OCL Cruise Holidays”, shall include, where possible, selected house beers, house cider in cans, house wines, house spirits, draught (post-mix on pump) soft drinks and mineral or spring water by the glass.;

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. Additional costs will not be refunded including, but not limited to, items such as hotel rooms, car parking, transport and insurance. FOCL’s Terms and Conditions apply.

Hotel Chocolat Grand Wreath Box is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 18th November 2019. 

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