ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5015 reviews

Helpful

25 Mar 2019

Very helpful in responding to our questions.

Excellent service

25 Mar 2019

Very friendly efficient service, not pushing for me to book allowing me to consider different options !

I would recommend ROL to anyone thinking of taking a cruise

25 Mar 2019

Very helpful and polite in finding the cruise that we wanted

I find the ROL staff very helpful and this is the second cruise 🚢 I've bo!

25 Mar 2019

Yes I would buy from them again

very good service as usual

25 Mar 2019

As always very good service I was able to ring straight back to Ashley and confirm my booking all done without any hasle thank you

Professional service

25 Mar 2019

Very professional but at the same time friendly a pleasure to deal with.

All seemed very good during booking

25 Mar 2019

All seemed very good during booking, but I have only paid a deposit so far, lets wait and see if the cruise is as good as expected

Pleasant, friendly, intelligent co-operation with the enquiring traveller

25 Mar 2019

We use ROL now extensively for our cruise bookings, not only because of the reasonable prices, but because I can speak to a person who is prepared to listen what I want rather than impose the "standard position". On this booking, Jasmin was helpful, did what I needed & volunteered information

Very good service

25 Mar 2019

Excellent service from Liam who answered all my questions very promptly and the whole booking process was very easy. Confirmation details received with a few minutes.

European Rivers & Canals

Cruise Code: 1303072 / Voyage Code: L1919

Offer ends 29 Mar 2019

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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
  • Brexit Protection Guarantee - we guarantee the price of your holiday will not increase, plus you are fully protected by ABTA & ATOL
  • Add an all-inclusive drinks package from only £19pp per night
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 31st March 2019 and receive Double Cruise Miles

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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Your Itinerary


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  • Balmoral

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    Balmoral

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
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  • Newcastle

    Day 1

    Newcastle

    07 Aug 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


    North Sea Canal

    08 Aug 2019

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Day 2-3

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    08 Aug 2019 to 09 Aug 2019

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

    Destination guide
  • Day 4


    Western Scheldt River

    10 Aug 2019

  • Antwerp, Belgium

    Day 4-5

    Antwerp, Belgium

    10 Aug 2019 to 11 Aug 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 6


    Seine River cruising

    12 Aug 2019

  • Rouen, France

    Day 6-7

    Rouen, France

    12 Aug 2019 to 13 Aug 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
  • Day 8


    Seine River cruising

    14 Aug 2019

  • Honfleur, France

    Day 8

    Honfleur, France

    14 Aug 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 9


    At Sea

    15 Aug 2019

  • Newcastle

    Day 10

    Newcastle

    16 Aug 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


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.

The Brexit Protection Guarantee ensures after booking your cruise holiday the price paid is final and you will be fully protected by ABTA & ATOL.

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.;

Double Cruise Miles are for booking in Ocean View cabins or above on cruises of 7 nights or more only. Offer ends 31st March 2019. Double Cruise Miles amounts have been included in the advertised amounts. Normal Cruise Miles terms and conditions apply. 

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