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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 15 nights
  • Departs 22 Dec 2025
  • Sails from Southampton
  • Ship Balmoral
  • Cruise code ‍2145110
  • Voyage code ‍L2534

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Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Mon 22 Dec 2025

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 Tue 23 Dec 2025

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

★Spend Christmas Day relaxing at sea★ Thu 25 Dec 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
A rural view of Narvik

Narvik, Nordland Fri 26 Dec 2025

A rural view of Narvik

Narvik, a true gem in the heart of Norway's rugged landscape, offers more than just a scenic respite from the ordinary.

A panoramic view of Leknes

Leknes, Lofoten Islands Sun 28 Dec 2025

A panoramic view of Leknes

Leknes, an enchanting gem nestled within Norway's Lofoten Archipelago, beckons travellers with its harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway Sun 28 Dec 2025

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
A snowy road into Alta at sundown

Alta, Finnmark, Norway Mon 29 Dec 2025

A snowy road into Alta at sundown

As one of the best places on earth to witness the Northern Lights in winter, and experience the sensation of the Midnight Sun in summer, Alta is a truly magical destination. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people, the area has a fascinating cultural history. Rock carvings in nearby Hjemmeluft are believed to date from around 4,200 to 500 BC. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the carvings on display in the Alta Museum are evidence of the existence of human activity in the far north during prehistoric times. Alta needed rebuilding after World War II, so the buildings of this northern Norwegian port are relatively new; notable architecture includes the Northern Lights Cathedral. A particular highlight in the winter months is the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Everything inside and outside the hotel is made of ice, and is open to visitors from January until it melts away in spring. The head of the Altafjord, where the Altaelva runs through the town, is said to have the best salmon fishing in the world. It’s still possible to see the fish leaping up the river, despite the construction of the 100m Altadammen in the 1970s.

A wooden pier in Tromso

Tromsø, Norway ★New Year’s Eve★ Wed 31 Dec 2025

A wooden pier in Tromso

Tromsø, often dubbed the Gateway to the Arctic, beckons visitors with its enchanting blend of urban sophistication and untouched wilderness.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Tjeldsund Strait, Norway ★New Year’s Day★ Thu 01 Jan 2026

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

Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway Thu 01 Jan 2026

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

Seven Sisters Mountain Range Fri 02 Jan 2026

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Torghatten (Hat Mountain), Norway

Torghatten (Hat Mountain) Fri 02 Jan 2026

Torghatten (Hat Mountain), Norway

A scenic cruise along the shores of Toget Island allows you see one of Norway's most astonishing natural wonders - Torghatten Mountain. The mountain is known affectionately as 'the mountain with the hole', Torghatten is famous for the huge tunnel that strikes right through the middle of it and has has to be seen to be believed.

Alesund Cruises

Alesund Sat 03 Jan 2026

Alesund Cruises

Norway’s enchanting port town of Ålesund offers a quintessentially Norwegian experience with its rugged mountains and captivating fjords.

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Sea Sun 04 Jan 2026

Balmoral, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cruises from Southampton

Southampton Tue 06 Jan 2026

Cruises from Southampton

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What's included *

  • Oceans Members SAVE 5%
  • Just a Deposit to Secure your holiday
  • Full-board no-fly cruising aboard the Fred Olsen fleet, Including:
  • FREE On Board Spend of up to £760 OR FREE Door-to Door Transfers
  • 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)~

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

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Interior Cabin

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This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on 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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H Atlantic Deck 5 £2,799pp Enquire now
I Coral Deck 4 £2,599pp Enquire now

Superior Interior

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Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

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G Bridge Deck 9 £2,999pp Enquire now

Superior Ocean View Cabin

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Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

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C Atlantic Deck 5 £3,699pp Enquire now
A Lido Deck 8 £4,199pp Enquire now
B Lido Deck 8 £3,899pp Enquire now

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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D Coral Deck 4 £3,399pp Enquire now
E Coral Deck 4 £3,299pp Enquire now
F Coral Deck 4 £3,099pp Enquire now

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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BA Bridge Deck 9 £5,599pp Enquire now

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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SS Bridge Deck 9 £6,499pp Enquire now

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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PS Highland Deck 10 £8,399pp Enquire now

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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BJ Bridge Deck 9 £5,999pp Enquire now

Owner's Suite

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The spacious and tastefully decorated Owner's Suites on Balmoral are approximately 1181 square feet in size and are situated on Highland Deck 10. These suites feature all the amenities guests may need, with plenty of room, and a full length balcony, plus a few extra touches for a comfortable and memorable stay. Deck: Highland Deck 10 Size: 1181 square feet (approx.) Bedroom with twin or double bed Separate sitting area Separate dining area Bathroom with bath and shower Walk in wardrobe Private balcony with large table, chairs and sun loungers Large floor-to-ceiling windows Access to mini bar and fridge Guests benefit from complimentary Suite Dreams package

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OW Owner's Suite £10,199pp Enquire now

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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MS Highland Deck 10 £7,699pp Enquire now

The Ship - Balmoral

  • Occupancy1,325
  • Tonnage43,537 tons
  • Length715 ft (217.93 m)
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Balmoral is one of the largest ships in the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines fleet. Despite her size, she retains the intimate, midship feel for which the cruise line is known. While on board, embrace the friendly 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 licence protects all our packages or tailor-made 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

What is the dress code onboard a Fred Olsen cruise?

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 is included in my cruise fare with Fred Olsen?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers 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 Drink Party and Gala Buffet, use of leisure facilities including pools and gym, a vast range of onboard activities, all UK port taxes, luggage porterage at embarkation and disembarkation and flights (as part of fly cruises).


What currency is used onboard a Fred Olsen cruise?

The onboard currency is pound Sterling.


Do I need to pay for gratuities with Fred Olsen?

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


Do Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

Onboard all ships, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines accommodate most dietary requirements. Vegetarian, vegan, low fat, low cholesterol, low salt, dairy-free, lactose-free, wheat-free and gluten-free food are all catered for.


Can I take alcohol onboard a Fred Olsen cruise ship?

No, guests cannot take alcohol on their Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines cruise. Should guests purchase alcohol during their time ashore, they will be required to hand it to security upon rejoining the ship. These will be returned during disembarkation.


Can I smoke onboard a Fred Olsen cruise ship?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ operate a strict no-smoking policy in all inside areas. Smoking is only permitted on cabin balconies and in designated open deck areas.


Can I access the internet while onboard a Fred Olsen cruise?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s Wi-Fi package allows you to connect to the internet via your smartphone, tablet, laptop and other devices to send emails, keep up to date with the latest news and share your holiday experiences on social media as you cruise.


Are drinks packages available with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers an All-Inclusive Drinks upgrade package. From only £24.99 per person per night, (£35 per person per night on cruises of 5 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 extended to the restaurants onboard where you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, a choice of wines by the glass and selected branded beers in cans.

Find out more about Fred. Olsen drinks packages.


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).


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.


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 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. 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.


* 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. 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. 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.~

The offer: On board spend is from Fred Olsen (for all cabin grades) & ROL Cruise (Bonus on board spend is for Ocean View cabins & above only.), it is tiered depending on grade and voyage booked. Door-to-door transfer service is one transfer (each way) per booking, up to a maximum of 250 (depending on sailing) UK mainland miles for all guests, from the lead guest address. Outbound and inbound mileage cannot be combined should you only require a one-way transfer. Additional miles can be purchased at a supplement.

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