On board Balmoral, discover the scenic, cultural and historical highlights of destinations found closer to home, including beautiful, remote isles. Off the coast of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland await. Both archipelagos are renowned for their rugged scenery and wildlife; RSPB Sumburgh Head, where various species of bird live and breed amongst sea cliffs and coastal scenes, is a particular highlight to seek out in Shetland. Fascinating Norse villages are within reach from Lerwick too, while in Orkney, a stop at Kirkwall also offers a chance to uncover ancient sites such as the UNESCO-listed Neolithic village of Skara Brae.
See some of the finest Scottish scenery from your ship; behold the sight of Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap, and the landscapes of the Small Isles. Your time in Scotland also includes a stop at Rosyth, gateway to Edinburgh and its many attractions. Wander the Royal Mile and see Edinburgh Castle, visit the Royal Yacht Britannia and more in the capital. Meanwhile at Scrabster, beautiful Highland scenery awaits. Enjoy some English delights too; visit Falmouth to enjoy Cornish pasties and cream tea in the town or even tour to the Eden Project, and capture the beauty of the Isles of Scilly, their palm-lined beaches, charming towns and pretty landscapes. What's more, with the help and guidance of ORCA conservationists who'll join on board for your adventure, you'll get to look out for marine life living in its natural habitat, learn about them and play a part in assisting with their conservation.
Diane is married to David, an ex EBU international player and was previously married to Brian Senior, also an EBU international player. As you can see from her photo she is a big animal lover and very attached to her rescue greyhound called Joey.
Diane has had many interesting jobs including working for 21 years for Ulster Television, the Northern Ireland ITV company, water surveyor, teacher in South Africa and of course EBU teaching course qualified bridge teacher in Northern Ireland at all levels.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included. Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.
Great value offers
Great value offers on selected fares and cabin grades available on this cruise. Please contact our Reservations team for further details.
Please note, rooms 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.
*Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted view.
*Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.