Sailing the fjords of Arctic Norway makes for an unforgettable scenic adventure, packed with sights and experiences rarely uncovered and enjoyed on a cruise. Many of the most memorable moments are only possible due to Balmoral’s smaller size; you’ll feel as though you can almost touch the mountains of Trollfjord as your ship navigates its narrowing rocky passage, and capture the remarkable beauty of Austensfjorden, Nærøysundet and Meløy’s Nordfjord. Seeing the mighty Black Glacier, Torghatten ‘mountain with the hole’ and the Seven Sisters in all their natural splendour will be simply unforgettable.
There are memorable explorations ashore too. In the Lofoten Islands, Leknes is your base for discovering the archipelago’s scenic highlights and delving into its rich Viking history. There’s a visit to Tromsø, the ‘Capital of the North’, with time to see the city’s iceberg-shaped cathedral, ride a cable car up Mount Storsteinen and more. For an authentic Arctic experience, meet a local Sami family to learn of, and get a taste of, their unique way of life. Elsewhere, there are chances to spot soaring sea eagles in Bodo and visit the picturesque town of Ålesund, where climbing the steps up Mount Aksla is highly recommended to take in the view from its summit.
On cruises with a little bridge there is a BMB host on board but no team. Bridge is for days at sea only.
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.