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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 10 Dec 2022
  • Sails from Portsmouth, UK
  • Ship Balmoral
  • Cruise code ‍1796841
  • Voyage code ‍L2233

Your Itinerary

Cruises from Portsmouth

Portsmouth, UK Sat 10 Dec 2022

Cruises from Portsmouth
Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 11 Dec 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises to Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal Tue 13 Dec 2022

Cruises to Lisbon

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.

Cádiz promenade

Cadiz, Spain Wed 14 Dec 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 Thu 15 Dec 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Funchal

Funchal, Madeira Fri 16 Dec 2022

Funchal

Funchal, an inviting city with a bustling marina, a cobbled centre, a museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo, and an ascending backdrop of mountains just waiting to be explored.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 18 Dec 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Night view, Vigo

Vigo, Spain Mon 19 Dec 2022

Night view, Vigo

The Spanish port city of Vigo is really a city of two halves; on the one hand its large port, on the other, the Old Town.

Cruises to La Coruna

La Coruna, Spain Tue 20 Dec 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 Wed 21 Dec 2022

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Portsmouth

Portsmouth, UK Thu 22 Dec 2022

Cruises from Portsmouth

What's included *

  • Incredible SAVINGS - Price Reductions
  • No-Fly Small Ship Cruising
  • Incredible SAVINGS - PRICE DROP
  • No-Fly, No Hassle Small Ship Cruising from a UK port
  • Full-board cruising aboard Balmoral
  • FREE On Board Spend up to £200 when you book by 8pm 23rd August 2023
  • 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
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Ocean Club rewards with Fred. Olsen*
  • Please Note FULL Payment is required at time of booking - Saver Fare/Saver PLUS Terms and conditions apply
  • Do you have a Fred Olsen Cruise Line Future Cruise Credit? Why not call us to see how you can use this towards this featured cruise?
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 25th August 2022 and receive a FREE John Lewis gift card worth up to £75

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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 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 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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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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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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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 cabins are approximately 248 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. These cabins have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Balcony Cabin

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This cabin is approximately 260 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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies

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Marquee Suite

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This suite is approximately 472 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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Premier Suite

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This suite is approximately 601 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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Superior Suite

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This suite is approximately 341 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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

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Balcony Junior Suite

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This suite is approximately 279 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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies. Please note, cabins 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 274 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 cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin 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 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 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 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating over 25 years as a cruise-only specialist
  • Insurance Guidance - ROL Cruise will assist you with obtaining insurance cover, including Covid-cover.
  • 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

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines FAQs

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

If guests test positive within 14 days of departure they are to contact Fred. Olsen to discuss their booking and their options.

Fred. Olsen wants you to have complete peace of mind when booking a cruise with us. That's why all new bookings for cruises in 2022 come with their ‘no-risk deposit’ as standard.

This means you can move your deposit to any other cruise within 12 months of your original sailing - with no transfer fees. All you have to do is let us know before your final balance has been paid (or before your interim payment on a longer cruise).


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Fred. Olsen ship?

Yes, you will need to be fully vaccinated, including your booster dose, with the last date of your last dose administered at least ten days prior to sailing.

  • Guests aged 12 and over are required to be fully vaccinated, including a booster dose. Your booster dose must be administered at least 7 days prior to embarkation. 
  • Children aged 12 and over will be required to have both of their vaccinations, with the last administered date a minimum of 14 days prior to embarkation
  • If more than 9 months have passed since the second dose, a booster vaccine will be required at least 7 days prior to embarkation. 
  • If you have had your second dose less than three months before your cruise departs, you will not need a booster dose. Your last administered date will need to be at least 14 days prior to embarkation. 

For cruises departing in 2022 the following will apply:

  • All guests will be tested on their arrival at the port, prior to check-in, before joining the ship.
  • Whilst it is not a requirement for you to have a test prior to your arrival, Fred. Olsen recommends that you follow the Government’s latest guidance on taking lateral flow tests regularly at home.
  • If you receive a positive lateral flow result in the days leading up to your cruise, please do not travel to the port.
  • If you need to notify Fred. Olsen of a positive result, please contact the Guest Services team on 0800 0355 145.

From 8th July - cruises L2218A, T2215 and S2218 onwards; in order to offer a quicker and more enjoyable check-in experience for guests, Fred. Olsen will no longer carry out pre-departure Covid-19 testing as part of the check-in process.

All guests are now required to take their own Lateral Flow Test at home within 24 hours of the departure date of the cruise and bring the proof of a negative test result to show at check-in. Accepted proof is the test cassette showing a negative test result or an email, letter or text confirmation from the test kit provider confirming a negative test result. 

Lateral Flow Test kits are readily available at most high street chemists and online.You can also order a Lateral Flow Test via our test kit partner Bupa at https://bupatesting.everythinggeneticltd.co.uk/index.php and record your result at https://my.everythinggeneticltd.co.uk/self_reporting

If you arrive at the port without confirmation of a negative result, you will be asked to complete a test at the terminal, which will result in a delay at check-in. Testing at the terminal will be charged at £25 per test and will be added to your on board account.

A small number of guests will be randomly re-tested at check-in. These guests will not be required to pay for their tests and their testing will be prioritised.


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 £24.99 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: 21/03/2022

* 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. Drinks package is per room & subject to T&Cs. Wildlife & northern lights sightings cannot be guaranteed. Applicable to new bookings only made between Tuesday 16th and Tuesday 23rd August 2022. On Board Spend applies to 1st and 2nd guest only. On board spend is based on 2 people sharing a cabin and tiered depending on cabin grade booked and voyage. Saver PLUS and Saver fares: full payment is required at time of booking. 100% cancellation charges apply and guests cannot transfer their booking to an alternative cruise. No cabin number – and on Saver Fare, no cabin grade – will be provided at the time of booking (cabin number will be advised on the cruise ticket). Additional discounts, including Oceans Loyalty discounts, do not apply. Dining time will be allocated automatically and cannot be changed; table sizes cannot be requested when booking a Saver PLUS or Saver fare. Not combinable with any other offer. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

5% Oceans Member Discount is applicable to Oceans Members, is tiered depending on membership level and is subject to T&Cs.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Oceanview or above by 8pm 25th August 2022. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Savings are based on two adults sharing a cabin. Offers apply to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Tours are at a supplement and are subject to change. Please note, tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are per booking and dependant on grade/voyage booked.  Fred. Olsen enjoyment promise T&C’s apply.  Saver PLUS and Saver fares: full payment is required at time of booking. 100% cancellation charges apply and guests cannot transfer their booking to an alternative cruise. No cabin number – and on Saver Fare, no cabin grade – will be provided at the time of booking (cabin number will be advised on the cruise ticket). Additional discounts, including Oceans Loyalty discounts, do not apply. Dining time will be allocated automatically and cannot be changed; table sizes cannot be requested when booking a Saver PLUS or Saver fare. Not combinable with any other offer.  Please note, Borealis and Bolette are new to the Fred. Olsen fleet but are not a brand-new ships. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

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*

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