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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 28 nights
  • Departs 27 Sep 2022
  • Sails from Dover
  • Ship Balmoral
  • Cruise code ‍1721366‍
  • Voyage code ‍L2222‍

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Cruises from Dover

Dover Tue 27 Sep 2022

Cruises from Dover

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 Dover

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Wed 28 Sep 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Sat 01 Oct 2022

Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

A British Overseas Territory since 1713, Gibraltar is a pleasant blend of familiar and unique. While the currency and language are the same as back home, this destination has its own character...

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 02 Oct 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta Tue 04 Oct 2022

Valletta, Malta

Lined with Baroque buildings and enclosed within its sixteenth century city walls, it’s almost as if time stands still in Valletta. With 7,000 years of history just waiting to be discovered, the Maltese capital is a dream to explore.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Wed 05 Oct 2022

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

Cruising Dardanelles at sunset Thu 06 Oct 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey Fri 07 Oct 2022

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul unveils its rich history at every turn, while its vibrant present is just as much of a draw for visitors.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sat 08 Oct 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Sochi, Russia

Sochi, Russian Federation Sun 09 Oct 2022

Sochi, Russia

Sochi received global recognition and attention as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, despite the fact that – thanks to its quite un-Russian warm climate – it’s often called Russia’s ‘Summer Capital’. Now more popular than ever, this Black Sea city welcomes large numbers of visitors from around the world, who come to enjoy the incredible coastline – complete with tall mountains, rocky coves and shingle beaches, the vibrant nightlife and stunning architecture of the city’s structures, including the colourful St. Vladimir Church, Summer Theatre and Michael Archangel Cathedral to name just a few. However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t anywhere to enjoy some time on the slopes, and at the nearby Krasnaya Polyana resort – located in the Adler district of the city – you’ll discover the beautiful snow-smothered mountains that were used for the Alpine and Nordic events during the Olympics. A little closer to the city there are other natural delights to enjoy too, including the wonderful waterfalls of the Agura Valley and the dense forests and gorgeous flora of the UNESCO-listed Western Caucasus Biosphere Reserve.

Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia Mon 10 Oct 2022

Batumi, Georgia

Batumi is a seaside resort on the Black Sea coast, situated in a sub tropical zone, rich in citrus fruit and tea, with surrounding hills and mountains providing rainfall to make it lush and green, but also the wettest city in Georgia! The main sights are the oldest historic-architectural monuments, places of culture and a great variety of subtropical plants. The notable seaside Boulevard Park and Old Town have been tastefully restored, and there are many modern high-rise buildings standing alongside classical 19th century edifices. Also worth visiting are the Botanical Gardens and Dancing Fountains.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Tue 11 Oct 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa, Ukraine Wed 12 Oct 2022

Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa has a reputation as a lively artistic and cultural centre, with architectural treasures that include a trio of palaces - and a prestigious 19th century Opera House, where Tchaikovsky performed. Don't miss the shopping arcades - or bargain-price local vodka and caviar!

Constanta, Romania

Constanta, Romania Thu 13 Oct 2022

Constanta, Romania

Situated at the crossroads of several commercial routes, Constanta lies on the western coast of the Black Sea. Recalled by several Byzantine writers under the name of Constantia or Constanta. Today, Constanta has a superb archaeological museum, while Trajan’s victory monument is at Adamklissi. Landmarks include the Ovidiu’s Square, Roman Mosaics and the Genoese Lighthouse, which only stands at a height of 16 metres. Dating from the middle of the 19th century, it's octagonal shape makes it popular for it's construction; and it now stands as a enchanting tourist point in the city.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 14 Oct 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Athens, Greece

Piraeus (Athens), Greece Sat 15 Oct 2022

Athens, Greece

Magnificent Athens combines the fascinations of the ancient world with unique modern architecture.

Katakolon, Greece

Katakolon, Greece Sun 16 Oct 2022

Katakolon, Greece

Whether it's scenic views, history and culture or stunning seas you’re after, Katakolon will fulfill your Greek ideals

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruise Straits of Messina Mon 17 Oct 2022

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

At Sea Tue 18 Oct 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Mahon, Spain

Mahon, Menorca Wed 19 Oct 2022

Mahon, Spain

The second of Spain's four Balearic Islands, Menorca has an engaging charm perfectly embodied in the easily explored capital of Mahon with its attractive shops, outdoor market and the traditional buildings of its hilly old quarter. One of Europe's best natural harbours - where the 18th century British fleet sheltered when Menorca was ruled from London (Admiral Nelson's visits are commemorated still by the local Nelson Gin!)

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Thu 20 Oct 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cádiz promenade

Cadiz, Spain Fri 21 Oct 2022

Cádiz promenade

Cadiz has been a popular port, trading post and base for exploration for around 3,000 years and the influence of its varied past makes it a fascinating city to explore.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sat 22 Oct 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Dover

Dover Tue 25 Oct 2022

Cruises from Dover

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 Dover

What's included *

  • 28 nights full board cruising on board Balmoral, including:
  • Exclusive FREE on board spend of up to £500 – why not treat yourself to an insightful shore tour to discover more about the destinations you visit?
  • 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
  • Just a deposit to secure your holiday - then nothing to pay until January 2022
  • Black Friday Exclusive – Book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th November and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £100

The No-Fly 2022 Black Sea & Mediterranean Launch

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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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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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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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Interior Cabin

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This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Atlantic Deck 5. 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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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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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

  • Occupancy1,325
  • Tonnage43,537 tons
  • Length715 ft (217.93 m)
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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: Avon Restaurant, Ballindalloch Restaurant, Lido Bar and Lounge, Lounge Bar, Marquee Bar, Palms Cafe, Spey Restaurant, Morning Light Pub, Neptune Lounge, Art Gallery, Boutique, Hair Salon, Observation Lounge, Card Room, Deck Quoits, Golf Nets, Library, Shuffle Board, Gym 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

What is the Fred. Olsen Plain Sailing Guarantee?

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. This will cover guests on any cruise up to the end of 2021. 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.


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: 06/10/2020

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. 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. Some ports may require a tender. On board spend is per room and is tiered depending on grade booked. Oceans Club discount is subject to the cruise lines T&C's. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

John Lewis Gift Card is tiered on cabin grade booked, based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 30th November 2020.

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