Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral 2019 No Fly Newcastle Cruises




Fred. Olsen’s ships are of a small to medium size by today’s standards and appeal to passengers who don’t like the idea of flying as they offer round trip cruises to a growing number of UK ports including Dover, Southampton, Newcastle, Liverpool and Leith.

speech-marksCruising aboard a Fred. Olsen cruise, you will find that you are treated as individual rather than a cabin number.speech-marks


Why choose Balmoral?

Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet and offers an excellent choice of facilities but is still classed as a small ship compared to most other cruise lines. As with the other Fred. Olsen ships, Balmoral has a Scottish theme, aptly named after the Royal Family’s Scottish residence and has restaurants named Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey.
Her ability to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal and Norway’s intercoastal passageways on her Fjord itinerary’s really set her apart from many of the larger more common ships nowadays.


Balmoral Ship Information:

Built: 1988 – Refurbished 2008
Tonnage/Size: 43,000 – Medium
Total Passengers: 900/1340 (min/max)
Total Crew: 510
Length: 218.8 m (714.7 ft)
Beam: 28.2 m (92.5 ft)
Former Names: Crown Odyssey, Norwegian Crown
Fellow Passengers: Mainly British, often repeat customers.
Currency: £ GBP
Tipping: £4 per passenger day is automatically added to your onboard account for cabin and restaurant staff.


All included in the special price of your cruise:

Comfortable air conditioned en suite cabin accommodation
All meals throughout the cruise from a’ la carte dining to casual buffets and in-cabin room service & late night snacks
Tea & coffee throughout the day and evening, including morning coffee with biscuits, afternoon tea with sandwiches & cakes.
Evening entertainment including dancing and cabaret shows
On board leisure facilities including gym, swimming pools and Jacuzzis
Daily on board activities and lectures
Captains cocktail party and gala buffet
Baggage porterage to the cabin
Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks:
From just £15 per person, per night (T&C’s apply).


Facilities aboard Balmoral include:

Avon Restaurant
Ballindalloch Restaurant
Marquee Bar
Palms Café
Spey Restaurant
Observatory Lounge
Neptune Lounge
Morning Light Pub
Marquee Bar
Lido Lounge
Lido Bar
Atlantis Spa
Aft Jacuzzis
Aft Pool
Art Gallery
Arts and Crafts room
Braemar Lounge
Card Room
Fitness Centre
Golf Nets
Marquee Deck Pool
Sun Deck
Photo Gallery
Internet Centre
Medical Centre



21 April 2019  | 08 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | German Waterways | L1905

Newcastle (Port of Tyne), Kiel Canal Transit, Warnemünde, Kiel Canal Transit,  Cruising River Elbe,  Hamburg,  Bremen, Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

29 April 2019  | 10 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Swedish Waterways | L1906

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Malmo, Visby, Stockholm, Stockholm,  Gothenburg,  Cruising Swedish Fjords, Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

09 May 2019  | 14 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Baltic Capitals | L1907

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Copenhagen,  Cruising Stockholm Archipelago,  Stockholm,  Stockholm,  Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Helsinki,  St. Petersburg,  St. Petersburg,  Tallinn,  Oslo,  Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

23 May 2019  | 05 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Norwegian Fjords | L1908

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Cruising Lysefjord,  Bergen,  Eidfjord, Cruise Hardangerfjord,  Cruise Hardangerfjord,  Furebergfoss Waterfall,  Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

28 May 2019  | 07 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Norwegian Fjords | L1909

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Cruising Lysefjord, Bergen,  Flåm,  Cruising Naeroyfjord, Olden,  Cruising Nordfjord,  Cruising Hornelen,  Hellesylt, Cruising Geirangerfjord, Cruising Sunnylvsfjorden, Cruising Storfjorden,  Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

07 August 2019  | 09 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | European Rivers & Canals | L1919

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Amsterdam,  Amsterdam,  Cruising Western Scheldt River,  Antwerp,  Antwerp,  Cruising River Seine, Rouen, Rouen,  Cruising River Seine,  Honfleur,  Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

16 August 2019  | 07 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Norwegian Fjords | L1920

Newcastle (Port of Tyne), Cruising Lysefjord,  Cruise Hardangerfjord,  Eidfjord, Bergen,  Flåm,  Cruising Sognefjord,  Olden, Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

23 August 2019  | 05 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Norwegian Fjords | L1921

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Cruising Lysefjord,  Eidfjord, Cruising Ulvikafjord,  Cruise Hardangerfjord,  Bergen,  Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

28 August 2019  | 11 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Spain, Portugal & France | L1922

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  La Coruña,  Vigo, Lisbon,  Leixões (for Oporto),  Lorient,  Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

08 September 2019  | 08 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Scandinavia | L1923

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),   Oslo, Cruising Oslofjord, Helsingborg,  Copenhagen,  Fredericia,  Arendal, Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

16 September 2019  | 11 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Mystery Cruise | L1924

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  “Mystery Cruise”  Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

27  September 2019  | 09 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | German Waterways | L1925

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Kiel Canal Transit, Warnemünde, Warnemünde, Kiel Canal Transit, Cruising River Elbe,  Hamburg, Bremen, Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

06 October 2019  | 12 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Baltic | L1926

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Copenhagen,  Helsinki,  St. Petersburg,  St. Petersburg,  Tallinn,  Oslo, Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

18 March 2020 | 11 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Norway Winter | L2002

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Narvik,  Alta,  Alta, Alta,  Tromsø, Bodø, Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

29 March 2020 | 16 Nights
Fred. Olsen Cruises | Balmoral | Spain, Portugal & the Canary Islands | L2003

Newcastle (Port of Tyne),  Leixoes (for Oporto), Funchal, Santa Cruz,  Santa Cruz de Tenerife > Las Palmas,  Arrecife,  La Coruna, Newcastle (Port of Tyne)