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Hand-Crafted Itineraries | Fred Olsen Signature Experiences Included*

Traditional All-Inclusive No-Fly Cruising from a UK Port*

FREE Drinks Package* or FREE Onboard Spend of up to £450*

Offer Ends 8pm 29th February 2024*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 15 nights
  • Departs 02 Apr 2024
  • Sails from Newcastle
  • Ship Balmoral
  • Cruise code ‍1954963
  • Voyage code ‍L2409

Your Itinerary

Cruises from Newcastle

Newcastle Tue 02 Apr 2024

Cruises from Newcastle
Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Wed 03 Apr 2024

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Ribeira, the old town of Porto

Leixoes Sat 06 Apr 2024

Ribeira, the old town of Porto

Nestled along the ruggedly picturesque Portuguese coastline, Leixões is a hidden gem awaiting discovery.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 07 Apr 2024

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Funchal Cruises

Funchal, Madeira Mon 08 Apr 2024

Funchal Cruises

Desirable and dramatic, the luxuriant landscape of the Madeira archipelago has been a popular favourite for 6 centuries.

Santa Cruz, La Palma

Santa Cruz, La Palma Tue 09 Apr 2024

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.

Tenerife Cruises

Santa Cruz, Tenerife Wed 10 Apr 2024

Tenerife Cruises

Once the holiday destination of choice for Queen Victoria, the perennially popular island of Tenerife continues to attract millions.

Lanzarote Cruises

Arrecife, Lanzarote Thu 11 Apr 2024

Lanzarote Cruises

Lanzarote is an island destination that promises to leave you awed by the majesty of nature, thanks to its volcanic geology.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Fri 12 Apr 2024

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
A panoramic view of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal Sat 13 Apr 2024

A panoramic view of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal's radiant capital, enchants with its timeless allure and vibrant spirit.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 14 Apr 2024

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Newcastle

Newcastle Wed 17 Apr 2024

Cruises from Newcastle

Delight in the Joy of the Journey

With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the journey is every bit as important as the destination. Which is why they’ve created five unique on board Signature Experiences. Each one encapsulates what is special about a Fred. Olsen cruise and ensures that those who love to travel get the most out of their journey and the destinations they visit.

Joy of the Journey Guides

The Journey Guides will host talks, presentations and private lunches, and are available to anyone who wishes to find out more about their journey. And please don’t worry, if sitting and relaxing is what you are on the cruise to do, that’s fine too. You will find our Journey Guide – including a Nature Guide, Culture Guide, Entertainment Host and Maritime Guide – on board every Fred. Olsen ship to entertain and inspire, with their insights and stories.

The Sky at Sea

The Sky at Sea

There is nothing quite like a sunrise at sea or looking up at the beauty of the night sky from the deck of a ship. On clear nights we host stargazing experiences where you can sit back on the open deck, snuggled in a blanket with a hot chocolate or a toddy, and listen to our experts, as we bring the night sky to life.

The Ship and the Sea

Fred. Olsen’s behind-the scenes The Ship and the Sea experiences reflect that maritime is in their DNA. Join insightful ‘Audience with…’ interviews with key members of the crew and find out what it takes to sail a cruise ship

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Treats of the Region

Come and enjoy the Treats of the Region sessions where you can meet chefs who will show you how to prepare local dishes from the destinations you are visiting. And the best part? Each one ends with a chance to sample the creation!

Cooking Demonstration
Canada in the Fall

Scenic Discoveries

Rather than sailing the fastest and most direct routes, Fred. Olsen prefer to sail the most fascinating way. Their Scenic Discoveries are designed to take in all the islands, ports, waterways, lochs and lakes, fjords and interesting seascapes that are out there.

Whale in Canada

Itinerary Insights

On the Itinerary Insights programme, friendly guest speakers will provide a deeper understanding of the history and culture of your destinations before you arrive. Meanwhile, Nature Guides will help you spot marine and birdlife out on deck as well as talking about the local flora and fauna of your chosen region.

What's included *

  • Offer Ends 8pm 29th February 2024
  • No-Fly, All-Inclusive Cruising from the UK
  • Exclusive SAVINGS - Only available with ROL Cruise
  • FREE On Board Spend of up to £450 or FREE Drinks Package
  • Full-board, no-fly cruising from the UK
  • 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
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your Ocean Club rewards with Fred. Olsen*
  • Fred Olsen Signature Experience - Itinerary Insights | Discover the history, culture and local wildlife of the destinations
  • Fred Olsen Signature Experience - The Ship & The Sea | Join Fred Olsen's 'audience with' interviews with key crew members
  • Fred Olsen Signature Experience - The Sky At Sea | Join sunset and stargazing events on board
  • Fred Olsen Signature Experience - Tastes Of The Region | Meet the chefs and learn how to prepare local dishes from the destinations visited
  • The Olsen Way Promise | Fred Olsen are confident that if after a couple of days on board you find it is not right for you - They will fly you home and refund your cruise in full (T&C's apply)~
  • Plus, book an Oceanview Stateroom or above by 8pm 22nd February 2024 and receive a FREE Regency Hamper

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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 onboard: 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.

Balmoral

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
  • 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. 

Pre-boarding & Testing Requirements

  • At embarkation, guests will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status. This can be provided in digital and non-digital form. The NHS has a mobile app that shows your vaccination status. Fred. Olsen will accept this as proof of your vaccinations. For those who do not have a SMART phone, this can be printed out from the NHS website OR you can call 119 and request a paper version. Please note some destinations will require a QR code only. This will be highlighted prior to travel in your pre-departure information. A digital QR code is only valid for 28 days. 
  • All guests are 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 with Fred. Olsen Cruises?

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 with Fred Olsen?

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 a Fred. Olsen Cruise?

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 a Fred. Olsen Cruise ship?

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. 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 with Fred. Olsen?

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 on a Fred. Olsen cruise?

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 with Fred. Olsen?

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).


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* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Pricing is subject to availability, is capacity controlled, and may change at any time. Fares 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 made between 1st February - 8pm 29th February 2024. 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. Drinks package is subject to T&Cs. On board spend will be tiered depending on grade booked. Guests in the same cabin can choose either drinks package or the on board spend but they must choose the same benefit. Fred. Olsen enjoyment promise T&C’s apply. Wildlife and Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed. 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. ~The Olsen Way Promise - The Olsen Way Promise excludes Party Nights and cruises for 4 or less nights. The promise only applies to Bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead. The Olsen Way Promise only applies to Passengers who have contracted with FOCL and excludes cruises on vessels operated by FOCL but booked through third Party operators. Should you wish to invoke the Olsen Way Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of the Vessel's departure from the original port of embarkation at the latest. 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.~

Regency Hamper is one per booking, tiered depending on grade booked, for Ocean View Staterooms & above on cruises of 7 nights & above, for Mainland UK addresses only.

The offer: For new bookings only made between 1st February until 8pm 29th February 2024, for passengers 1 & 2, On board spend is tiered depending on cruise duration and grade booked, Drinks package is subject to T&Cs, guests 1 & 2 in the same cabin much choose the same benefit.

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