Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral will be setting sail for the Baltic on 27th May 2013, on a 14-night voyage from Southampton, L1305. There are currently some very competitive offers available on this fascinating cruise.
The first port of call is Gdynia in Poland; from here, guests can take tours to Gdansk, famous as the birthplace of the Solidarity movement, under the leadership of Lech Walesa. The pretty main street here, Ulica Mariacka, is home to the world’s largest brick built clock. After a leisurely day at sea, Balmoral reaches St. Petersburg, a highlight of the cruise, where she remains overnight to allow the maximum time for guests to explore this captivating city. The overnight stay also allows for treats, such as an evening visit to the ballet, while the days will be filled with visits to the many stunning churches, palaces and museums in this truly amazing city.
The next port is the pretty Estonian capital, Tallinn, a deservedly popular venue for weekend breaks, with its attractive, cobbled streets and domed churches. Balmoral then cruises to Sweden, where guests can enjoy another overnight stay, this time in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. This lovely city, built on 14 islands, has much to offer, with its combination of fine medieval old town and some stunningly modern architecture – take a ride on the new Skyview, for panoramic views all over the city, or enjoy a vodka in the glittering Ice Bar.
The final Baltic capital city on this cruise is lovely Copenhagen in Denmark; from the delightful Tivoli Gardens to the charming Little Mermaid statue and the colourful buildings of the former sailors' district, Nyhavn, there really is something for everyone here. On her return journey, Balmoral makes a transit of the Kiel Canal; this is only possible in smaller ships, like those of the Fred. Olsen fleet. She returns to Southampton on 10th June 2013.
Prices for this cruise currently start from £999 per person with a Specialsaver deal; the price is based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin, grade to be confirmed on embarkation. This price includes all meals and entertainment on board and port taxes.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.