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Balmoral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Balmoral, Capital Cities of the Baltic ex Rosyth Return
Ship: Balmoral
Selected Sailing Date: 11 Jul 2019
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Inside Cabin: AU $3,369.00
Outside Cabin: AU $3,899.00
Balcony: AU $6,919.00
Suite: AU $7,459.00
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.

Itinerary
Cruise Itinerary
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

CRUISE FARE INCLUDES:
- 14 night Baltic Capitals cruise aboard Balmoral roundtrip from Rosyth (Edinburgh)
- All meals on board (excludes specialty dining)
- Entertainment on board
- Port charges & government taxes


Special Conditions

*Offer correct at 23Nov18 and subject to change. Offer subject to availability at time of booking and cannot be combined with other offers. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fares, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Gratuities are payable on board and will be charged at £4.00 per person per day. Guests can vary the amount on board at the ship's Reception. Gratuities cannot be paid in advance prior to departure. Cruise fares shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised cruise fares shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Please refer to Fred. Olsen Cruises Worldwide 2019/2020 brochure for full conditions prior to booking. Offer valid for sale to 31Jan19 unless sold out prior. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.


Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Rosyth roundtrip aboard Balmoral.

Every moment of this fantastic fortnight aboard Balmoral will be simply unforgettable, with calls at six stunning destinations in five different countries, including four captivating capitals and the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, combining with scenic cruising of breathtaking waterways to create an incredible itinerary packed with an extensive list of memorable sights and experiences.

After departing from Rosyth and enjoying a relaxing day at sea as you sail east, a call into Copenhagen kicks-off your rewarding journey of discovery. Thanks to Balmoral’s convenient docking location close to the city centre, you won’t be far from the many delights of the Danish capital. The enchanting Nyhavn waterfront district, legendary Tivoli Gardens and the famous Little Mermaid statue are just a few of the attractions within easy reach. Don’t miss the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, too. Then there’s Tallinn, with it’s UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town and architectural gems including the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Kadriorg Palace. Your time in Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital is sure to whet your appetite for the next stop on your itinerary, St Petersburg. This stylish Russian city is renowned for its treasure trove of iconic landmarks, such as Peterhof Palace, the elaborate Church on the Spilled Blood, and the magnificent Catherine Palace. An overnight stay affords time to marvel at St Petersburg’s spectacular sights; stop-by world-renowned museums such as the Hermitage; and even enjoy an evening at the magical Russian ballet.

Returning to Scandinavia, a wonderful weekend in Sweden will begin with scenic cruising of the Stockholm Archipelago, passing between a collection of nearly 30,000 rocky islands and islets en route to the capital, Stockholm. Here you could explore the historic Gamla Stan district and witness the changing of the guard at the magnificent Royal Palace; visit a number of interesting museums including the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum; and even enjoy a drink with a difference at the unique Ice Bar. You’ll then head to UNESCO-listed Visby, a living medieval museum of centuries-old buildings and magnificent churches, on the beautiful island of Gotland, before a day in Fred. Olsen’s homeland brings a fitting finalé to your adventure. In Oslo – the Norwegian capital – you’ll find artistic and aesthetic attractions at every turn; be sure to pay particular attention to Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Polar Ship Museum, the Akershus Fortress and the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

Highlights of this cruise:

Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden’s beautiful capital owes much of its appeal to its unique location. Spread across 14 islands at the head of a vast archipelago that stretches out into the Baltic, Stockholm’s swathe of parks, gardens and canals are a joy to discover via the city’s large network of bridges.

Founded over 700 years ago, the city’s harbour is the epitome of elegance and Stockholm’s history is writ large across its wide boulevards. Gamla Stan, Stockholm's charming Old Town district, is home to historic, ochre-coloured buildings and monuments. Dating back to the 13th century, the island is surrounded by water and offers beautiful waterfront views. Along its divine cobbled streets, the 13th century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the gorgeous Riddarholm Church and the Nobel Prize Museum can all be found and appreciated.

The choice of museums is extensive and includes the Vasa Maritime Museum, the unique Skansen Open Air Museum and of course, the ABBA Museum. The stunning Royal Palace and the Drottningholm Palace are also well worth seeing.

The vibrant Norrmalm and Östermalm districts in the city centre are ideal for those looking for a more modern cultural experience. Here, an array of upmarket shops sell goods from globally-known brands, and there are trendy cafes next to the Science and Technology Museum. Stockholm’s beauty and fashion sense are legendary, and its no-fuss functional, minimalistic approach to style provides the city with an unmistakable look.

Given its bountiful seas and farmland, Stockholm is a city of foodies and food trends. From açai breakfast bowls to truffle cheeseburgers, trying the cuisine is an exploration all of its own. Traditional Swedish cooking still holds its own, though: fried herring, meatballs and toast skagen remain menu classics.

St. Petersburg, Russia
The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia's most European city, elegant St Petersburg was the imperial capital for two centuries, and Tsar Peter the Great's 'Window on the West'. The sheer grandeur of the city, and its revolutionary spirit, never fail to impress.

Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great – immortalised by the city's iconic Bronze Horseman statue – St Petersburg remains Russia's cultural centre. The Mariinsky Theatre hosts world-class opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcases a wide collection of superb Russian art.

St Petersburg is utterly captivating, with baroque palaces, wide elegant streets, ornate bridges and broad curving canals – the city is built on 40 islands at the mouth of the River Neva. The main street, Nevsky Prospekt, is 5km long and lined with cafés, bars and restaurants mixed in with upmarket hotels and sumptuous shops.

On Neva embankment, the Winter Palace, with over a thousand rooms, is the most magnificent of six buildings that make up the Hermitage Museum. It is one of 125 museums and galleries, including the imposing seafront Peterhof Royal Palace and Park. The city is enchanting during the “White Nights” of midsummer, when a brief twilight blends into dawn, and street entertainment lasts throughout the long days and short, white nights.

Visby, Sweden
Located on the Swedish island of Gotland, the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Visby is one of the most remarkable in Scandinavia. Known for its incredible scenic beauty and stunning historic sites, this former Hanseatic City has to be seen to be truly appreciated. The “City of Roses and Ruins” is like a living museum, and is renowned for its well-preserved medieval wall and defensive towers. Uncovering the 12th century Gunpowder Tower, Love Gate and Långa Lisa – the wall’s tallest tower, is highly recommended. Visby’s wonderful Old Town is home to 15 of Visby’s 17 medieval churches, and the Burmeister House – the town’s oldest merchant house – St. Mary’s Cathedral, and a beautiful botanical garden can also be found within its ancient walls. The main square, Stora Torget, has cobblestone streets lined with charming cafés and restaurants.

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