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Springtime Tulips & Floriade Expo

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral
Date 22nd Apr 22
Nights 5 Nights
1
Newcastle, UK
Arrive in Newcastle and make your way to port to embark on board Balmoral for your five night cruise.
2
Cruising North Sea Canal, Netherlands
2-3
Amsterdam, Netherlands
There's so much to experience when you step ashore in the Netherland's capital city of Amsterdam. Explore the Museum District — home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum — and step back in time at Anne Frankhuis. Discover the opulent Canal Ring district — an UNESCO World Heritage site, or simply escape to the tranquil surroundings of Vondelpark. You can get close to marine and animal life at Natura Artis Magistra; buy colourful tulips at Bloemenmarkt; or enjoy an interactive beer tour with the Heineken Experience.
4
Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is your next port of call. See the city's oldest harbour, Oude Haven, before taking a look at the 'glass palace' of Van Nelle Fabriek — an UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the ever-changing exhibitions at the Kunsthal and the expansive collection of Dutch and European art at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Ride to the top of Euromast observation tower for 360-degree city-wide views, stop by Miniworld Rotterdam to view the city in miniature, or pop into the Kubuswoningen cube house and museum.
5
At Sea
6
Newcastle, UK
Today your cruise comes to a end disembark the ship and make your way home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • No Fly - Sailing from Newcastle
  • Free Drinks package or £100 per person on board spend*

  • Interior cabin from £649pp
  • Ocean view cabin from £749pp
  • Balcony cabin from £1,299pp
  • Suite from £1,399pp
  • Single from £1099
Why Book
Why Book
  • Discover the opulent Canal Ring district — an UNESCO World Heritage site, or simply escape to the tranquil surroundings of Vondelpark
  • Visit the ever-changing exhibitions at the Kunsthal and the expansive collection of Dutch and European art at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
  • Newly launched, this 5-night voyage with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines give you the chance to visit the once-in-a-decade Floriade Expo – a horticultural festival among the largest in the world – at springtime and in the home of the tulip

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Background
Balmoral
Overview
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. Featuring 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas, Balmoral provides guests with ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with hundreds, not thousands, of fellow travellers. And, as Fred. Olsen’s guests have come to expect, there is always an array of superb entertainment on offer throughout the day, from lectures and hobby classes to live cabaret and comedians, ensuring you can make the most of your time on board. Balmoral is small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for.
Balmoral
Balmoral - Ballindalloch Restaurant Balmoral - Spey & Avon Restaurants Balmoral - Palms Café Balmoral - The Grill Balmoral - The Poolside Balmoral - Room Service Balmoral - Afternoon Tea
Food & Drink

Whether you're visiting far-flung destinations on an epic Grand Voyage or taking a relaxing short trip to European cities, dining on board Balmoral is always a highlight of any cruise. With six fantastic dining venues to choose from, you'll always find there's a tempting selection of dishes, all perfectly prepared by our expert chefs.

Take a seat in the beautiful Ballindalloch, Spey and Avon restaurants∘ to start the day with a breakfast cooked just the way you like it, or indulge with a mouthwatering five-course á la carte dinner∘ every evening; and help yourself to the tempting buffet at the Palms Café. For an extra special treat, The Grill offers cooked-to-order steaks and seafood; while al fresco dining at its finest can be enjoyed at the newly installed The Poolside.


Dining included:

  • Breakfast | À la carte & buffet
  • Lunch | À la carte & buffet
  • Dinner | À la carte & buffet
  • Supper Club | Buffet

Extras:

  • The Grill | £20pp
  • The Poolside | £15pp
  • Premium Afternoon Tea | £8.95pp
  • The Bookmark Café | Coffees & chocolates


Entertainment

Entertainment on board Balmoral is varied with large selection of lounges, each with their own atmosphere. From live comedians∘ to card rooms, you're bound to find something to entertain yourself whilst on board, whether you're looking to have some fun, or just relax for a bit.

Balmoral - Neptune Lounge Balmoral - Lido Bar & Lounge Balmoral - Marquee Bar Balmoral - Morning Light Pub Balmoral - Observatory Lounge Balmoral - The Bookmark Café
Balmoral - Atlantis Spa and Salon Balmoral - Atlantis Spa and Salon Balmoral - Atlantis Spa and Salon Balmoral - Fitness Centre Balmoral - Pools & Jacuzzis Balmoral - Pools & Jacuzzis Balmoral - Pools & Jacuzzis Balmoral - Pools & Jacuzzis
Health & Fitness

Cruising with Fred. Olsen is about being able to rest, relax and leave all the cares and stresses of life at home behind, and on board Balmoral it's easy to take your mind off it all. You'll find there's plenty of ways to unwind, from simply talking a sunrise stroll along the promenade to visiting the Atlantis Spa for an indulgent treatment accompanied by beautiful scenic views. With fantastic∘ fitness facilities on board too, you don't have to stray too far from your healthy lifestyle while on holiday either. 

Kids & Teens

During the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays only, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer organised and hosted children’s activities within the Little Skippers Club subject to a minimum number of children booked on the cruise. The Little Skippers Club supervises children from ages 5-11, with Children’s Hosts∘ arranging meet and greets with parents and children when they embark.

The Little Skippers Club offers a wide range of activities including games, contests, scavenger hunts, sports and fitness instruction, arts and crafts, pizza making and cooking sessions, pool and swimming sessions, discos, karaoke and kids bingo.

Balmoral - Little Skippers Club
Terms & Conditions
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