Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Balmoral, The Wonders of Iceland ex Newcastle Return
Ship: Balmoral
Selected Sailing Date: 12 Aug 2018
Other Sailing Dates on Special

Inside Cabin: AU $6,289.00
Outside Cabin: AU $6,959.00
Balcony: AU $10,069.00
Suite: AU $10,509.00
Prices displayed are retail per person, twin share, to the Australian Travel Trade. Consumers please contact your local cruise agent to request this Cruise Abroad package. At time of booking please check current cruise fare and any inclusions. Prices are indicative only, subject to currency fluctuations and may change at any time without notice.

Pre-Cruise Itinerary
    • 09/08
    • Fly Australia to Newcastle
    • 10/08
    • Own way to hotel in Newcastle
    • 11/08
    • Newcastle at leisure
    • 12/08
    • Own way to port in Newcastle, board Balmoral
Cruise Itinerary
Post-Cruise Itinerary
    • 23/08
    • Own way to Newcastle hotel
    • 24/08
    • Newcastle at leisure
    • 26/08
    • Own way to airport, fly Newcastle to Australia
    • 27/08
    • Arrive Australia
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.
Special Inclusions

WONDERS OF ICELAND - Fly Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Newcastle
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Newcastle
- 11 night cruise aboard Balmoral from Newcastle round trip
- Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise
- Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
- In-room sandwiches and snacks.
- All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, live music and dancing.
- Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Newcastle
- Air taxes

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. Offer correct as at 05Apr18 and subject to live availability at time of booking. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. Offer subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Ships gratuities are included and may not be removed from pricing. All prices based on cash or cheque payment - credit card fees may apply. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Airfare valid ex Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth however airline schedules are based ex Sydney and other departure cities may require more or less accommodation due to airline schedules. Air taxes of $1123pp based ex Sydney are included in package price and are subject to change. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. Offer ends 30Jun18 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. This cruise package is provided by Cruise Abroad, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information.

Cruise Description

11 Night Cruise sailing from Newcastle roundtrip aboard Balmoral.

Many of Iceland’s most amazing wonders await your discovery on this sensational circumnavigation of the island aboard Balmoral, which includes magical scenic cruising; calls into a string of spectacular destinations; and host of astonishing sights and experiences.

The time you spend in this incredible country will be simply unforgettable from beginning to end. First you sail by the active Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which famously erupted in 2010; Elliðaey Island, home of the ‘world’s most isolated house’; and the unusual Elephant Rock en route to Reykjavik. Stopping overnight in the world’s northernmost capital is sure to be rewarding, with chances to tour to the wonders of the Golden Circle – the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and Thingvellir National Park – or the geothermal Blue Lagoon Spa. Or perhaps you’d prefer to take in the city’s highlights, including Hallgrímskirkja Church and the National Gallery before sailing to Ísafjörður. From here you can journey to the unspoilt Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and marvel at the craggy, mountainous habitat of thousands of sea birds. Your day in Ísafjörður is followed by another evening of memorable scenic cruising, sailing by the Hornstrandir cliffs and tooth-like peaks of Drangaskörð.

The next morning Balmoral will arrive in Akureyri for an overnight stay, affording time to take in the galleries, museums and trendy cafés of Iceland’s stylish second city; or discover a wealth of wonders nearby. Perhaps opt to tour to the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and beautiful Lake Mývatn, or join a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching trip. After departing from Akureyri in the early afternoon, you’ll spend the rest of the day admiring the beauty of Eyjafjörður, the pretty islands of Hrísey and Grímsey and Skjálfandi Bay – a whale hotspot – from the comfort of the ship. The town of Seyðisfjörður is your final port of call, arriving here after cruising the Borgarfjörður Eystri and Seyðisfjörður. Savour the magnificent scenery and admire the colourful houses here; or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre. Your Icelandic adventure will come to the perfect end, with scenic cruising by the soaring mountains and rugged cliffs of a string of breathtaking waterways.

Highlights of this cruise:

Newcastle, UK
Famed for its vibrant nightlife, diverse cultures and extensive heritage, the beautiful city of Newcastle is North-East England's largest and most popular city.

Reykjavik, Iceland
Overlooked by the impressive Hallgrímskirkja bell tower, Reykjavik is a stunning city with a number of interesting museums and some of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders within easy reach. Highlights include the Blue Lagoon Spa, Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the Geysir hot spring area.

Akureyri, Iceland
On your journey to Akureyri you’ll sail through the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjordur, a wonderful prelude to your time on shore. If you’re looking for culture then head to Listagil, the centre of arts, crafts and design in Akureyri. To discover the surrounding natural wonders, take a sightseeing tour to Godafoss, ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Myvatn. A visit here also offers the rare chance to go whale watching and see these splendid creatures in their natural environment: look out for Blue, Fin, Humpback, Minke and Sei whales.

Crossing the Arctic Circle
Crossing the Arctic Circle with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a memorable experience. You’re sure to leave your cruise with stories to share with your loved ones for years to come.

Cruising Seyðisfjörður
See magnificent hills, mountains and cliffs as you sail 17 kilometres along the calm waters of Iceland’s beautiful Seyðisfjörður to the delightful town of the same name.