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Pound sterling on board*

Full board cruising*

Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet*

All evening entertainment*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 22 Dec 2021
  • Sails from Southampton
  • Ship Balmoral
  • Cruise code ‍1623128‍
  • Voyage code ‍L2131‍

Your Itinerary

Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Wed 22 Dec 2021

Cruises from Southampton

Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail on your dream holiday with our handpicked range of cruises from Southampton.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Thu 23 Dec 2021

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

★Spend Christmas Day relaxing at sea ★ Sat 25 Dec 2021

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 26 Dec 2021

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises to the Canary Islands

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Mon 27 Dec 2021

Cruises to the Canary Islands

Long adored for its tempting beaches, dramatic landscapes and glorious year-round weather, the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands is found just off the northwest coast of Africa.

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife Tue 28 Dec 2021

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Once the holiday destination of choice for Queen Victoria, the perennially popular island of Tenerife continues to draw in millions of tourists year upon year.

San Sebastian, la Gomera

San Sebastian La Gomera, Canary Islands Wed 29 Dec 2021

San Sebastian, la Gomera

San Sebastian is the little capital of one of the best-known and least developed canaries, Just 20 miles from Tenerife but utterly worlds away in pace and mood, La Gomera is a delightful oasis of serenity, with wooded valleys and rugged ravines that fall steeply to the sea, and at its centre the beautiful Garajonay National Park Forest

Santa Cruz, La Palma

Santa Cruz, La Palma Thu 30 Dec 2021

Santa Cruz, La Palma

Our tour will take us to the oldest part of the island and its lush vegetation. From Santa Cruz de La Palma, we will go to the viewpoint Mirador de San Bartolo de La Glaga, situated right on the edge of two deep-cut gorges. Our tour will take us to the oldest part of the island and its lush vegetation. From Santa Cruz de La Palma, we will go to the viewpoint Mirador de San Bartolo de La Glaga, situated right on the edge of two deep-cut gorges. From here we travel north to the evergreen forest Los Tilos, where there are many indigenous plats of the island, such as the Canarian holly tree, heather, strawberry tree and the Canarian bellflower. Continuing, we visit the attractive little town of Los Sauces. An aperitif is served in a typical Canarian restaurant, then we are given a little free time before we head down the coast; there is an optional walk through a banana plantation, whilst enjoying a panoramic view of the steep coast and natural seawater pools called ‘Charco Azul'. On the return journey, we will pass through San Andrés. There is some optional walking over uneven ground involved in this tour, approximately 1 hour, as well as a few steps to be negotiated.

Funchal

Funchal, Madeira ★New Year’s Eve★ Fri 31 Dec 2021

Funchal

Stopping in Funchal, discover an abundance of highlights such as the floral levada walking trails and the Cabo Girão sea cliff; then watch one of the world’s largest New Year’s firework displays from the decks of Balmoral – a simply unforgettable way to welcome 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

★Spend New Year’s Day relaxing at sea★ Sat 01 Jan 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 02 Jan 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises to La Coruna

La Coruna, Spain Mon 03 Jan 2022

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, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Tue 04 Jan 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Wed 05 Jan 2022

Cruises from Southampton

Choose from a wide selection of cruise lines and set sail on your dream holiday with our handpicked range of cruises from Southampton.

What's included *

  • 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
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Plain Sailing Guarantee & No Risk Deposits: Any guests booking onto a 2021 cruise who change their mind about sailing close to departure can move their deposit to another cruise or can request a refund in full
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 26th April 2021 and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £50

Book today and earn up to £105.98 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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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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This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3 It has 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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I Coral Deck £2,399pp Enquire now
H Atlantic Deck £2,549pp Enquire now

Superior Interior

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Our 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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G Lido Deck £2,599pp Enquire now

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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A Lido Deck £4,199pp Enquire now
C Atlantic Deck £3,299pp Enquire now
B Lido Deck £3,399pp Enquire now

Ocean View Cabin

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This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3. It has 2 portholes, bathroom with a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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F Coral Deck £2,899pp Enquire now
E Coral Deck £2,999pp Enquire now
D Coral Deck £3,099pp Enquire now

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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BA Bridge Deck £4,999pp Enquire now

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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SS Highland Deck £5,899pp Enquire now

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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BJ Highland Deck £5,299pp Enquire now

The Ship - Balmoral

  • Occupancy1,325
  • Tonnage43,537 tons
  • Length715 ft (217.93 m)
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Balmoral is one of the largest ships in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet. Despite her size, she retains the intimate, midship feel for which the cruise line is known. While on board, embrace the friendly and traditional British ambience that is found across all Fred. Olsen ships. The attractive interior, which features a blend of the modern and traditional, delivers a home from home feel.

What’s on board: Art Gallery, Atlantis Spa, Ballindalloch Restaurant, Boutiques, Card Room, Fitness Centre, Future Bookings Desk, Gaming Tables, Golf Net, Jacuzzi, Library, Lido Lounge, Marquee Bar, Morning Light Pub, Neptune Lounge, Observatory Lounge, Palms Cafe, Photo Gallery, Shore Tours Office, Spey Restaurant, The Bookmark Cafe, The Grill and much, much more.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Do Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines have a Flexible Cancellation Policy?

Yes, Fred. Olsen does have a Flexible Cancellation Policy and is known as The Plain Sailing Guarantee.

The Plain Sailing Guarantee is for any cruise in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and offers the below:

No-Risk Deposits: If guests change their mind to sail prior to departure, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will either move the deposit to an alternative sailing with no admin fees or refund it in full.

Transfer on your terms: The Plain Sailing Guarantee ensures any guests who test positive for COVID-19 and therefore cannot travel can move their cruise to another with no administration fees. Fred. Olsen will hold the money for the cancellation for up to 12 months to give their guests plenty of time to choose an alternative sailing of at least the same value. All guests need to do is call prior to departure to notify their inability to travel.

Transfer your deposit: Guests can transfer their deposit on any cruise to another of their choice, guests must do this prior to their final payment or interim payment is due (only applicable to longer cruises).  

 


What is included in my cruise fare?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer incredible value via inclusive fares. The following will be included in the price of your cruise: comfortable cabins with tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning, tempting cuisine, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, in-room sandwiches and snacks, evening entertainment, Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet, use of leisure facilities including pools and gym, a vast range of on board activities, all UK port taxes, luggage porterage at embarkation and disembarkation and flights (as part of fly-cruises).


What isn’t included in my cruise fare?

There isn’t much Fred. Olsen doesn’t include in the price of their cruises! But do bear in mind the following (unless stated otherwise): travel to/from your port or airports, car parking, all drinks on board, Shore Tours and RIB Tours, hairdressing, health & beauty treatments and selected fitness classes, personal laundry and dry cleaning, WiFi, passport and visa costs, holiday insurance, discretionary gratuities, evening dining in premium restaurants, premium Traditional Afternoon Tea and games of Blackjack and Roulette.


Is there a dress code on board?

Yes, there is a dress code on board. Most evenings, your chosen ship will have a smart casual dress code. For men, trousers, chinos or smart dark jeans with a shirt or polo shirt are required. For ladies, outfits range from tailored trouser suits/casual separates to stylish dresses. Depending on the length of your chosen cruise, there may be one or more formal evenings. On these occasions, men wear either a dinner jacket or dark suit and tie while ladies may wear cocktail-style dresses or full-length ball gowns.


What dining options are available on board?

Upon arrival, you’ll find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin which will detail your evening dining time and allocated table number for the duration of your cruise. Dining times consist of two sittings; First Sitting (18:15) and Second Sitting (20:30). For guests on Freedom Fare, you will be offered the choice of your preferred slot at the time of booking, subject to availability. While guests on Saver Fares can select their dining time for a nominal supplement in advance of sailing. Informal open seating is offered to evening diners in Palms Café on Balmoral and Braemar. On selected evenings, The Grill restaurant offers premium speciality dining (for a small supplement) in exclusive indoor or al fresco locations. Here, expect to dine on succulent steaks and seafood as well as world cuisine inspired by the waters you sail in.


Are drinks packages available?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer an All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade package. From only £19 per person, per night (£35 per person, per night on cruises of five nights or less and Speciality Sailings), you can enjoy selected white, red and rosé wine by the glass and selected house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day throughout your cruise. This package also extends to the restaurants on board where you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, a choice of wines by the glass and selected branded beers in cans.


What entertainment is available in the evenings?

Each evening you can enjoy a live show after dinner courtesy of resident and guest entertainers. From music to magic, cabaret to comedy, there’s so much to keep you entertained during your time on board - all you need to do is sit back and enjoy it all with your tipple of choice.


How do I pay for gratuities?

Gratuities (applicable to youths aged 12 to 17 and all adults) will be applied to your on board account. The amount (around £5 per person, per night) is not compulsory and can easily be altered by visiting Guest Services on board. You are welcome to tip personally if you prefer. You can also pre-pay gratuities before travelling (please ask at the time of booking).


Last Updated: 15/03/2021

* Terms & Conditions

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Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Plain Sailing Guarantee & No Risk Deposits are available on 2021 Fred. Olsen sailings only.  The Plain Sailing Guarantee allows guests who test positive for COVID-19 to transfer to another sailing with no administration fees. Fred Olsen will hold the money for the cancellation for up to 12 months to give their guests plenty of time to choose an alternative sailing of at least the same value. Further Cruise Line terms & conditions apply. 

We advise customers to keep up to date with the cruise lines COVID policies for insurance, life on board, shore excursions, vaccinations and testing prior to boarding.

John Lewis Gift is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 26th April 2020.

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