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From £5,299pp

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Exclusive FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service OR FREE pre-cruise Hotel Stay & Car Parking*

Add an All-Inclusive Drinks Package for only £19pp per night*

Just a deposit required, then nothing to pay until 2023*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 34 nights
  • Departs 26 Sep 2023
  • Sails from Southampton
  • Ship Balmoral
  • Cruise code ‍1743727‍
  • Voyage code ‍L2323‍

Your Itinerary

Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Tue 26 Sep 2023

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 Wed 27 Sep 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises to Canada

St. John's, Newfoundland Mon 02 Oct 2023

Cruises to Canada

The capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich, colourful history. St. John’s has oodles of old world charm, interesting architecture, historic landmarks, beautiful countryside and a cultural scene as fresh as the Atlantic. St. John’s first permanent settlers were the British in the mid-18th century, and North America’s oldest city has long been an exploration gateway to the Avalon Peninsula, Cape Spear and the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. To this day, St. John's is much-loved by visitors who arrive for the chance to see indigenous wildlife such as puffins, whales and other natural wonders. St. John’s jelly-bean-coloured houses line hilly streets, and the city is home to artists, musicians, and wonderful, cutting-edge eateries. The Downtown district typically offers the best food, pubs, entertainment and shopping, while Signal Hill, one of Canada's National Historic Sites, provides incredible views of the spectacular harbour and surrounding areas.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Wed 04 Oct 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises to Canada

Sydney, Canada Thu 05 Oct 2023

Cruises to Canada

Home to Gaelic-speaking descendants of Scottish settlers, the industrial town of Sydney is the ocean gateway to Cape Breton Island. With easy access to the highlands, the Bras D'Or Lakes and the Fortress Louisbourg National Park, Sydney is the perfect place to start your Nova Scotia adventure. A guided tour of Old Sydney Town gives visitors the chance to visit the magnificent Fortress of Louisbourg, one of Canada’s National Historic Sites, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and beautiful Baddeck a small yet enchanting village nearby. The Petersfield Provincial Park is also well worth visiting, thanks to the array of monuments from various cultural eras and fantastic views of the harbour.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Fri 06 Oct 2023

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Eastern Canadian port of Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia with a rich maritime history. A vital part of Canada's infrastructure, Halifax is a major economic centre with many government and public sector companies based here, including the Department of National Defence. Praised for its quality of life, Halifax is a proud, vibrant city that represents modern Canada.The urban city centre is home to a number of landmark buildings, and Halifax’s architecture will suit all tastes. Its Old Fort, Maritime Museum, Central Library and Art Gallery are all worth visiting and exploring. The city has a thriving arts, theatre and culinary scene, and Halifax pubs, with their craft beer culture, add to the whole experience. Point Pleasant Park is particularly popular due to its seaside location, as is a stroll through the tiny Peggy's Cove, with its bustling fishing harbour and lobster fishery.

Saint John, New Brunswick

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Sun 08 Oct 2023

Saint John, New Brunswick

The restored harbour district in Saint John reveals many insights into a fascinating heritage. An exciting twice-daily event is the phenomenon of the river's spectacular tidal bore at the famous Reversing Falls Rapids. The town is surrounded by sheer cliffs, coves and peninsulas, with a deep natural harbour offering the chance to experience the Bay of Fundy up close or take in a harbour cruise and city highlights. Those who are more adventurous may want to take a white knuckle ride through the rapids in Fallsview Park. Behind the gritty port area you'll find the historic core with beautiful redbrick and sandstone architecture, and narrow side streets.

Portland, England

Portland, England Mon 09 Oct 2023

Portland, England

Situated on the natural world heritage Jurassic coast, Portland is the gateway to attractions including Stonehenge, Bath and Salisbury Cathedral. Additionally, nearby you have a number of beautiful castles, Portland, Rufus and Sandfoot, as well as Nothe fort and Max Gate.

Boston Massachusetts

Boston, USA Tue 10 Oct 2023

Boston Massachusetts

One of the United States’ oldest cities, Boston has had a pivotal role in American history since it was founded and offers a fantastic array of things to see and do.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruising Cape Cod Canal Wed 11 Oct 2023

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

Cruising by Statue of Liberty Thu 12 Oct 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
New York, river at night

New York, USA Thu 12 Oct 2023

New York, river at night

From the Statue of Liberty to Broadway theatres, you’re spoilt for choice for things to see and do in the Big Apple.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 13 Oct 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
New York, river at night

New York, USA Sat 14 Oct 2023

New York, river at night

From the Statue of Liberty to Broadway theatres, you’re spoilt for choice for things to see and do in the Big Apple.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruising Hudson River Sat 14 Oct 2023

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

Cruising Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Sun 15 Oct 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Baltimore Mon 16 Oct 2023

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Baltimore – the largest city in the state of Maryland – is steeped in history and boasts a diverse range of cultures, imposing skyscrapers, charming historic structures and a number of popular attractions, including the National Aquarium, Walters Art Museum and the Mount Vernon district. Mount Vernon is a National Landmark Historic District and is known as the city’s cultural hub, where Baltimore’s grand 19th century industrialist mansions - now used as museums, galleries, shops and cafes – are found, as well as America’s first Catholic Cathedral, the Washington Monument and the original copy of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’. An increasingly popular tourist destination in its own right, Baltimore also serves as a gateway to Washington D.C., the incredible capital city of the United States of America. Home to an extensive list of world-renowned attractions, including the Whitehouse, the National Cathedral, Capitol Hill and the Lincoln Memorial, it is well worth making the journey from Baltimore during your stay to see the capital of the world’s most powerful country.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Tue 17 Oct 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Bermuda, View from above

Hamilton, Bermuda Thu 19 Oct 2023

Bermuda, View from above

The pretty waterfront capital of Hamilton has an effortless elegance that epitomises the gracious mood of Bermuda itself. Britain's oldest colony, formed by seven Gulf Stream-warmed Atlantic islands linked by bridge and causeway, forms a picture-book setting of pink sand beaches, pastel-coloured colonial-style houses, sparkling inlets and waterways - and a maximum speed of 20mph.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 20 Oct 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises to the Azores

Ponta Delgada, Azores Wed 25 Oct 2023

Cruises to the Azores

This volcanic land is surrounded by rugged coastline and turquoise waters, providing you with a vast range of exciting ways to spend your visit.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Thu 26 Oct 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises to La Coruna

La Coruna, Spain Sat 28 Oct 2023

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 Sun 29 Oct 2023

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Mon 30 Oct 2023

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 *

  • BRAND NEW - Demand is high - Please do not delay
  • Choose between: EXCLUSIVE FREE Private UK Chauffeur Service OR FREE Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay & Car Parking
  • EXCLUSIVE FREE on board spend of up to £300 for Superior Suites (SS) & above – why not treat yourself to an insightful shore excursion to discover more about the destinations you visit?
  • Add an All-Inclusive Drinks Package for only £19pp per night
  • 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
  • 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

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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 rooms, 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 cabin, for Superior Suites (SS) & above and tiered depending on grade booked. Drinks package is subject to cruise lines T&Cs. Chauffeur transfers are based on two adults sharing and up to 50 miles each way. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement. Car parking is based on one space for the duration of the cruise. Enjoyment promise T&C’s apply. Please note, itinerary is maiden. There are no maiden ports of call. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. 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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