ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5432 reviews

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

Efficient

20 May 2019

Efficient and helpful would use them again.

Great service

20 May 2019

Very attentive on the phone

More money.

20 May 2019

They phoned me back to tell me that the cabin had gone,and I needed to pay another £250.

Very helpful to our query

20 May 2019

Recommend and buy

very helpful staff.

20 May 2019

Very helpful and a delight to speak to a happy person.

Very helpfull staff

20 May 2019

Always have a pleasant welcome when phoning always helpfull now have 2holidays booked.

Excellent throughout as always.

19 May 2019

Always highly informative and pleased to assist. Never bother booking with anyone else! Personable staff with a sense of humour.

SOLO OFFER | Portugal & Spain Discovery

Cruise Code: 1446021 / Voyage Code: L2031

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Official 2020/21 No Single Supplement Launch

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Offer ends 20 May 2019

Cruising and solo travellers could have been made for each other. You’ll have the opportunity to holiday with sociable individuals who also share a passion for travel, whom you can discover exciting new destinations with. Whether you choose to cruise the picturesque fjords of Norway, or prefer to stay closer to home with a traditional cruise around the British Isles, you are sure to find something that takes your fancy.

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT*

EARN CRUISE MILES WITH EVERY BOOKING

EXCLUSIVE FREE ON BOARD SPEND*

OCEAN MEMBERS SAVE 5%*

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£1,199

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

Earn up to 1,199 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Spectacular no single supplement
  • EXCLUSIVE FREE on board spend when you book a cruise for 7 nights or more
  • Oceans members will receive a 5% discount on the advertised prices
  • 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
  • Fred. Olsen Brexit Promise
  • Plus, book an Ocean View cabin or above by 8.30pm 20th May 2019 and receive a Champagne Gift Box with our compliments

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 25 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Overview


Cruising and solo travellers could have been made for each other. You’ll have the opportunity to holiday with sociable individuals who also share a passion for travel, whom you can discover exciting new destinations with. Whether you choose to cruise the picturesque fjords of Norway, or prefer to stay closer to home with a traditional cruise around the British Isles, you are sure to find something that takes your fancy.

Your Itinerary


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  • Balmoral

    Your Ship


    Balmoral

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

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  • Southampton

    Day 1

    Southampton

    09 Dec 2020

    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
  • Day 2-3


    At Sea

    10 Dec 2020 to 11 Dec 2020

  • Lisbon, Portugal

    Day 4-5

    Lisbon, Portugal

    12 Dec 2020 to 13 Dec 2020

    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.

    Destination guide
  • Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal

    Day 6

    Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal

    14 Dec 2020

  • La Coruna, Spain

    Day 7

    La Coruna, Spain

    15 Dec 2020

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

    Destination guide
  • Day 8


    At Sea

    16 Dec 2020

  • Southampton

    Day 9

    Southampton

    17 Dec 2020

    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


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 one adult in a twin room and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. On board spend is per room and on cruises of 7 nights or more. Regional and Premium Class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Flights are currently out of date range and will be confirmed closer to departure.  Geminid Meteor Shower 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.

 

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.

Champagne Gift Box is for bookings made on a 7 night cruise or more in Ocean View Stateroom or above, one per booking and for UK mainland addresses only, when booked by 8.30pm 20th May 2019. Not combinable with other added value.

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