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Scenic Fjords of Norway from £889.95 pp

with Fred.Olsen Cruises
7 Nights aboard Balmoral

Uncover spellbinding scenery as you sail a host of enchanting waterways, from UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord to breathtaking Nærøyfjord - which is reached by taking a more scenic route.  You'll have the chance to ride the iconic Flåm Railway; marvel at cascading waterfalls; uncover the mighty Briksdal Glacier; and discover the Hanseatic city of Bergen.

Why choose Balmoral?
Balmoral is the largest of the Fred.Olsen ships - with a spacious Observatory Lounge among other highlights - yet is still small enough to navigate Norway's intercoastal passageways on her Fjord itinerary's and retains the warm, friendly atmosphere you'll find across the fleet.  Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish influence runs throughout the main restaurants too: Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey.

Price Includes:

  • Return coach travel to/from Newcastle.  We will operate UK Tours Feeder Services (Supplements may apply from selected pick-up points)
  • 7 nights accommodation aboard Balmoral in comfortable rooms/suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.  Dinner is served at 18.15 hrs each evening.
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes
  • In room sandwiches & snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and drop-off/pick-up point

Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure
  • All drinks on board
  • Shore Tours
  • Hairdressing, health, beauty treatments, and selected fitness classes
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning
  • Holiday Travel insurance (Harry Shaw Travel Insurance is not applicable to Fred.Olsen Cruises)
  • Government levies or taxes introduced after publication (01.02.18)
  • Evening dining at The Grill Restaurant on Balmoral
  • Chocolates and beverages from the Bookmark Café
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides etc. on board and ashore
  • Any applicable departure point supplement
  • Twin cabin supplement for sole occupancy


Holiday Highlights

Your exploration kicks off with scenic cruising along Lysefjord, past Pulpit Rock and the Kjerag mountain range. This feat is only possible for smaller ships, due to a bridge located at the entrance of the fjord.  Then the highlights of Bergen are yours to uncover.  Take the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen, or explore the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and the vibrant fish market.

The idyllic fjord villages of Flåm and Olden follow, where you can marvel at the stunning scenery on a hike, see the magnificent Briksdal Glacier and journey up high into the mountains on the iconic Flåm Railway.  You'll also cruise along captivating Nordrjord - past Hornelen, Europe's hightest sea cliff - and divert down the twisting, narrow Nærøyfjord, rated joint top in National Geographic's list of natural heritage sites worldwide.

Discover the enchanting Tystigen Glacier and Hornindalsvatnet - Europe's deepest lake - in Hellesylt, before concluding your holiday with more scenic cruising.  UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord and the beautiful Seven Sisters Waterfall; the picturesque Sunnylvsfjord and Storfjord; and rugged Hjørundfjord - reached by deviating from the usual route - are all sure to leave you spellbound.

Cruise Itinerary

Date Arrive Depart Destination
August 2018 (Cruise Ref: L1823)
 Sunday 05    Early AM  Newcastle
 Monday 06  Late PM  Late Night  Cruising Lysefjord
 Tuesday 07  Early AM  Late PM  Bergen, Norway
 Wednesday 08  Early AM  Late PM
 (Anchor Port)
 Flåm (Flam), Sognefjord
 Wednesday 08  Late PM  Late Night  Cruising Nærøyfjord (Naeroyfjord)
 Thursday 09  Early AM  Late PM
 (Anchor Port)
 Olden, Nordfjord, Norway
 Thursday 09  Late PM  Late Night  Cruising Nordfjord
 Thursday 09  Late Night  Late Night  Cruising Hornelen
 Friday 10  Early AM  Late PM  Cruising past Strandafjellet Mountain
 Friday 10  Early AM  Early PM  Hellesylt, More og Romsdal
 Friday 10  Early PM  Early PM  Cruising Geirangerfjord
 Friday 10  Early PM  Late PM  Cruising Sunnylvsfjorden
 Friday 10  Early PM  Early PM  Cruising past Seven Sisters Waterfall
 Friday 10  Late PM  Late Night  Cruising Hjørundfjord (Hjorundfjord),   Norway
 Sunday 12  Early AM    Newcastle

For your information:
Precise timings for your time in port vary from place to place and sailing to sailing.  Arrival and Departure times can change as your cruise progresses so will be shown as approximate period rather than exact times.

These are as follows:

Period Arrival or Depart From
Early AM 05.00 - 10.00
Late AM 10.00 - 12.00
Early PM 12.00 - 15.30
Late PM 15.30 - 19.00
Late Night 19.00 Onwards

Proximity of Destinations
In all ports of call, the ship will dock as closely as possible to the destination.  This means we will either be in walking distance or a short bus ride from the local centre.  A shuttle bus may sometimes be provided by Fred.Olsen or the local port authority (a nominal fee usually applies).  It is sometimes the case that the port is further away.  Where this arises, it may be necessary to book a tour to visit the main destination.  Please ask Fred.Olsen staff for details.

Cruise Pricing

Cruise Pricing
Scenic Fjords of Norway (Ref. L1823)
Departing Sunday 05 August 2018 - 7 Nights
Cabin Grades Superior Suite

Ocean View Room

Ocean View Room

Ocean View Room
Highland & Bridge Decks Lido & Main Decks Atlantic & Coral Decks Atlantic, Coral & Marina Decks Main & Atlantic Decks Atlantic, Coral & Marina Decks Bridge Deck Main & Marina Decks
Prices £2109.95 £1289.95 £1109.95 £1049.95 £939.95 £889.95 £1599.95 £1399.95
All Prices are Per Person.  All Cabin Grades are subject to availability at time of booking.

Twin Cabin for Sole Occupancy Supplement:
75% Supplement on Superior Ocean View Room (B), Ocean View Room (F) and Interior Room (H)
100% Supplement applies to all other Cabin Grades.

For more information on Balmoral Suites & Rooms CLICK HERE

Balmoral Deck Plans

Balmoral Highland Deck


Balmoral Bridge Deck


Balmoral Lido Deck

Balmoral Main Deck


Balmoral Atlantic Deck

Balmoral Coral Deck

Balmoral Marina Deck




Fred. Olsen reserve the right to refuse boarding at the port on day of departure if, in their opinion (through observation), you or any of your party's impaired mobility prevents you from safely negotiating a stepped gangway or moving around the vessel in a safe & secure manner at all times.

If anybody in the party is unsure if they meet this minimum mobility requirement, DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS BOOKING AT THIS TIME.  Please contact our Reservations Team on 024 76 455544 for more information on this policy. Failure to disclose impaired mobility information could lead to the loss of your cruise holiday.

Deposit: A deposit of £250.00 per person is required when booking.  Full payment is due 16 weeks prior to departure.

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