About your cruise
Fred. Olsen Balmoral
Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining venues – the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey – where guests can enjoy tantalising menus prepared by our expert chefs.
Get closer to dramatic landscapes; embark on exhilarating Arctic adventures; and even go in search of the spellbinding Northern Lights. Experience it all on one unforgettable 13-night cruise.
Balmoral will take you, in comfort and style, into the Arctic Circle, where four consecutive days of discovery are sure to provide sights and experiences you will remember forever. You’ll visit Narvik, which is surrounded by majestic, mountainous landscapes best explored on thrilling husky sledding excursions and is your starting point for tours to the Polar Park, home to native wildlife including bears, lynx and wolves. Stopping overnight in Alta, considered one of the best places on earth to see Aurora Borealis, could be the highlight of your holiday. With luck on your side, you may be fortunate enough to see Mother Nature’s remarkable light show illuminate the clear night sky with dancing ribbons of colour. There will be time during the day to immerse yourself in authentic Sami culture and see the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft at the fascinating Alta Museum too.
Spending a day in Tromsø will also afford an opportunity to uncover the abundant attractions of a city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’. Take time to explore and you’ll find everything from Neoclassic architecture to the Mack Brewery and the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral. Be sure to ride a cable car up Mount Storsteinen here – the views of Tromsø and its stunning scenery from the top are not to be missed. Elsewhere, en route to and from Arctic Norway, you’ll also visit Molde and Ålesund. Perhaps begin your time in Norway with a ride on the picturesque Rauma Railway or a journey along the Atlantic Road, regarded one of the world’s greatest roads; and before returning home, make the most of your time in Ålesund to admire the town’s pretty art-nouveau architecture and take in the panoramas available from atop Mount Aksla.
Cruise ports of call
5 incredible destinations in Norway
- Molde, Norway
- Narvik, Norway
- Alta, Norway
- Tromsø, Norway
- Ålesund, Norway
Thu 04 Nov Portsmouth, UK
Sun 07 Nov Molde, Norway
Tue 09 Nov Narvik, Norway
Wed 10 Nov Alta, Norway
Thu 11 Nov Alta, Norway
Fri 12 Nov Tromsø, Norway
Sun 14 Nov Ålesund, Norway
Wed 17 Nov Portsmouth, UK
We know the world feels a little uncertain at the moment. That's why if you make a new Fred. Olsen booking now for a 2021 cruise & change your mind about travelling nearer the time, we will either move the deposit you have paid to an alternative cruise with no admin fees or return it to you in full. Just let us know no later than when your final payment is due (or your interim payment for a longer cruise) & our team will take care of the rest
Why I chose this offer
- Revel in the early winter wonders of Norway Opportunity to embark on a thrilling husky-sled Chance to see the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis
4th November 2021
- Occupancy: 1325
- Length: 218.05m
- Tonnage: 43,537 grt
Factfile on Fred. Olsen Balmoral
Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining venues – the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey – where guests can enjoy tantalising menus prepared by our expert chefs....Read more
Interior from £1,699
Interior Rooms on board Balmoral are approx. 160 sq ft so there’s ample room, and all feature their own en-suite. Most en-suites are fitted with a shower, although selected en-suites are fitted with a bath (with a shower over the bath). All rooms are complete with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay, including a desk, telephone, interactive television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.
Ocean from £1,999
Ocean View Rooms on board Balmoral range from approx. 165 sq ft to approx. 200 sq ft in Superior Ocean View Rooms. There’s ample room to relax and enjoy the view from either your porthole or picture window, and each room is complete with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Amenities include an en-suite (most are fitted with a bath and a shower over the bath, others with a shower), a telephone, interactive television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.
Balcony from £3,399
Balcony Rooms on board Balmoral range from approx. 180 sq ft to approx. 190 sq ft in Superior Balcony Rooms and feature a private balcony – the perfect place to indulge in superb ocean views, the soothing sea air and a sense of uncanny peace and tranquillity. Inside your room you’ll find there’s ample room to relax too, as well as everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Amenities include an en-suite with a bath and shower over the bath (selected en-suites are fitted with a shower), a desk, telephone, interactive television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.
Suite from £3,499
Suites on board Balmoral are the ultimate indulgence and range from approx. 200 sq ft in a Single Balcony Suite to approx. 430 sq ft in a Premier Suite. Featuring a private balcony and a separate sitting area, Suites are like a home-from-home from which to enjoy incredible sea views and unrivalled relaxation. Most Suites feature an en-suite with a bath (and a shower over the bath), although some Superior Suites have an en-suite with a shower. They’re equipped with an interactive television, a telephone, a hairdryer, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator and mini-bar. Guests also benefit from our Suite Dreams package, which includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, flowers in your Suite, luxury towels, complimentary water and much more to ensure your stay is even more comfortable, relaxing and memorable