ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 4971 reviews

Wonderful service .

22 Apr 2019

I have always found the staff extremely helpful & polite .wonderful

Poor adivice selecting the cabin/balcony

22 Apr 2019

Dissappointed ROL expert consultant when advising which cabin/balcony to choose he did not warn me starboard side for this journey meant the cabin/balcony chosen was rarly in the sun ( north facing). m BIG upset.

Quick easy booking with the benefits of cruise miles.

22 Apr 2019

The young man who took my booking was helpful,polite, and very patient.He explained everything I needed to know in laymans terms.

Excellent Company

22 Apr 2019

Rang the telephone number to make the booking. The lady who answered was very professional, found the relevant cruise quickly, gave me full details and prices for the various flight options and explained very clearly all the information during the booking process. Paperwork received electronically the same afternoon.

Firs Class really looking forward to our holiday we have heard so much good

22 Apr 2019

Excellent information throughout the booking process really impressed thank you.

efficient and courteous service as expected.

22 Apr 2019

very helpful and friendly as before.Replied promptly.

Well done for all the help

22 Apr 2019

We wanted a change to the published itinerary and Karen was great in sorting it out for us. Changes and prices agreed all on the same day.

For Me ROL keeps me uptodate with Curises on sale for Solo Traverlers

22 Apr 2019

Yes it meet my needs I'm a solo traveler and I would like a window view not always possible when you have a budget you took time to find a good price for me

Great service

22 Apr 2019

Polite, efficient staff. Phones answered promptly, staff eager to give you the best possible deals. When they say " we'll find out and ring you back shortly" that's exactly what they do !

River Cruising

Cruise Code: 1302766 / Voyage Code: L1912

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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
  • 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

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 5★ service

  • Operating for over 24 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Your Itinerary


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  • Balmoral

    Your Ship


    Balmoral

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
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  • Rosyth

    Day 1

    Rosyth

    15 Jun 2019

    Rosyth is in good proximity to the heartlands of Scotland, and many historic attractions are within an hours drive of Rosyth. Also within easy reach of Rosyth is the city of Edinburgh. You can explore this historic city, experiencing the famous Military tattoo, the museum of Scotland, as well as Edinburgh castle itself.

  • Day 2


    At Sea

    16 Jun 2019

  • Day 3


    Seine River cruising

    17 Jun 2019

  • Rouen, France

    Day 3-4

    Rouen, France

    17 Jun 2019 to 18 Jun 2019

    The spire of the vast Gothic cathedral soars over a superbly restored medieval and Renaissance old town - Ruskin's 'labyrinth of delight'.

    Destination guide
  • Honfleur, France

    Day 5

    Honfleur, France

    19 Jun 2019

    It's a place of great historic charm, notably around the Vieux Basin, where lofty slate-and-timber fronted houses overlook the colourful yacht and fishing harbour, and sloping cobbled streets recall 16th century Honfleur. Not to be missed are the 15th century wooden church and the Impressionist paintings of the Museé Eugene Boudin.

    Destination guide
  • Day 6


    Western Scheldt River

    20 Jun 2019

  • Antwerp, Belgium

    Day 6-7

    Antwerp, Belgium

    20 Jun 2019 to 21 Jun 2019

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

    Destination guide
  • Day 8


    At Sea

    22 Jun 2019

  • Rosyth

    Day 9

    Rosyth

    23 Jun 2019

    Rosyth is in good proximity to the heartlands of Scotland, and many historic attractions are within an hours drive of Rosyth. Also within easy reach of Rosyth is the city of Edinburgh. You can explore this historic city, experiencing the famous Military tattoo, the museum of Scotland, as well as Edinburgh castle itself.

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


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.;

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.

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