Special
Balmoral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Balmoral, Welcome to Scandinavia ex Newcastle Return
Ship: Balmoral
Selected Sailing Date: 08 Sep 2019
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Inside Cabin: AU $1,799.00
Outside Cabin: AU $1,999.00
Suite: AU $3,999.00
Balcony: AU $4,099.00
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

** SAVE in Fred. Olsen’s Summer Sale **

Special reductions PLUS €200^ per room FREE on-shore spending money. You can enjoy the best of your captivating destinations without having to worry about exchange rates. Book by 03 July 2019.

Expect a warm welcome at every destination on this immersive Scandinavian adventure, with friendly locals ready to greet you at a trio of charming towns and cities in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and two amenable capitals awaiting your exploration.
In Helsingborg, with its medieval monuments and interesting museums; Fredericia, boasting military ramparts and landmarks including the Foot Soldier Statue; and Arendal, made famous by the fictional ‘Arendelle’ kingdom in Frozen, you’ll receive an unforgettable traditional welcome on arrival.
The welcoming Norwegian and Danish capitals are sure to delight too; enjoy a of exploration in Oslo, home to artistic and aesthetic treasures such as the National Gallery and Vigeland Sculpture Park, and uncover the highlights of Copenhagen, from the iconic Little Mermaid statue to Royal palaces.

CRUISE FARE INCLUDES:
- 8 night Scandinavia cruise aboard Balmoral roundtrip from Newcastle, England
- All meals on board (excludes specialty dining)
- Entertainment on board
- Port charges & government taxes


Special Conditions

*Offer correct at 28May19 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 Saver 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 03Jul19 unless sold out prior. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
*FREE On-shore spending money: 200 Euros per room, based on two sharing (100 Euros for single rooms/guests), and is only applicable for up to two guests per room. On-shore spending money will be available for collection on board from Guest Services at the start of the cruises qualifying under this offer. No alternative currencies can be chosen. On Shore Spending Money offer is not combinable with any other offer, unless stated. Only applicable on selected ocean cruises departing from June to September 2019, as indicated, as part of FOCL Summer Sale. ^Equivalent of 100 Euros per person on shore spending money will be given in Norwegian Krone & Danish Krone.
Saver Fare Terms and Conditions: Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Not combinable with any other offer. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL discretion, and will be advised within the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking a Saver Fare


Cruise Description

8 Night Cruise sailing from Newcastle roundtrip aboard Balmoral.

You can expect a warm welcome at every destination on this immersive Scandinavian adventure, with friendly locals ready to greet your arrival into a trio of charming Swedish, Norwegian and Danish towns and cities with traditional festivities, and two of Europe’s most amenable capitals awaiting your exploration.

As one of the region’s most interesting and welcoming destinations, Oslo – Norway’s capital and largest city – is the perfect place for an introduction to Scandinavia. Known as the ‘Capital of Culture and Nature’, Oslo boasts plenty of artistic and aesthetic treasures; Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Polar Ship Museum, the National Gallery – home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream – and the medieval Akershus Fortress are among many attractions you can uncover before departing the city via the idyllic Oslofjord. A short overnight sail to Sweden is then followed by a call at Helsingborg. From the moment the city’s locals welcome you to the city with traditional festivities, you’re in for an authentic Swedish experience here. After revelling in your very special arrival, you’ll have a full day to explore at your leisure. Perhaps, you’ll opt to take in Helsingborg’s many monuments and museums, such as the remains of the medieval Kärnan and Fredriksdal Open-air Museum; visit Sofiero Castle and Gardens, with its beautiful architecture and flora; or even relax at the city’s Tropical Beach.

Two days in Denmark will be packed with diverse delights. Copenhagen – the cosmopolitan Danish capital – offers a host of highlights, from the pretty Nyhavn district and the iconic Little Mermaid statue to the world-famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park and the impressive Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, which are rich in Royal history and heritage. With Balmoral docking close to the centre of the city too, you’ll be perfectly places to see the city’s sights. Then there’s Fredericia, where ceremonial cannon fire and locals looking resplendent in traditional dress, will provide an unforgettable welcome to this historic town. Again, you’ll dock close to the town centre here, so old military ramparts and landmarks including the Foot Soldier Statue will be within easy reach. Fredericia is also your gateway to the original Legoland in nearby Billund; and Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. Finally, it’s back to Norway for another memorable welcome into Arendal, a town made famous by the fictional ‘Arendelle’ kingdom in the hit Disney animation Frozen.

Highlights of this cruise:

Oslo, Norway
Oslo, the capital and largest city of Norway, is one of Scandinavia’s most historic, interesting and welcoming destinations. Surrounded by mountains and its own fjord, this compact and cultured city is both easy and fun to explore on foot.

Oslo’s two most famous sons, Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, are celebrated across the city – all part of the contemporary cultural experience. The National Gallery is home to Edvard Munch’s iconic ‘The Scream’, along with works by other European artists from Manet to Picasso, and the Munchmuseet contains over 5,000 works that Munch left to the city of Oslo.

Exploring one of Oslo’s many museums, uncovering its booming art scene at any number of its commercial galleries or simply marvelling at the extraordinary architecture that fills the skyline are all highlights of this fine city. The fabulous Viking Ship Museum has three ships recovered from royal burial mounds in the Oslofjord, while the medieval Akershus Castle that dominates the harbour front is well worth visiting. Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park – one of Oslo’s must-visit attractions, is a Norwegian institution and home to more than 200 bronze, granite and wrought iron sculptures from Gustav Vigeland.

Oslo is an overwhelmingly green city. It has recently been awarded European Green Capital for 2019, and boasts one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world. The city has excellent public transport, and the city planning has put pedestrians first. Most noticeable in the city, is Oslo’s commitment to sustainable food production and green space. From hotdogs to Michelin-starred restaurants, the dining is always of a high-quality, as is the city nightlife.

Outside of the city centre, the stunning natural landscapes of the Oslomarka and Oslofjord await discovery. The Oslomarka – the vast forests around Oslo, has lush green valleys and diverse fauna such as lynx, beaver, Eurasian elk and deer, while the impressive, photogenic Oslofjord stretches over 120 kilometres.

Helsingborg, Sweden
The charming city of Helsingborg offers a wonderful snapshot of traditional Sweden. Scenic, interesting and welcoming, the city is popular with tourists and locals alike, as it is easy to navigate and home to a number of sights and sounds to see and experience.

Located on the shores of south-west Sweden, this coastal city has an abundance of beautiful beaches and a pretty harbour to enjoy, as well a large number of restaurants serving fine cuisine from around the globe and tasty local delights. If you wish to explore the city’s diverse culture and interesting history, there are plenty of monuments and museums to visit, including Kärnan, the city’s 14th century medieval tower, the beautiful Church of St. Mary and The Fredriksdal Open-air museum. Plus, with over 500 shops in its city centre, Helsingborg is perfect for a little retail therapy too.

The magnificent Sofiero Gardens, home to the stunning Sofiero Castle – one of the Swedish Royal Family’s former residences - is without doubt one of the city's greatest sites. Today, the castle and the surrounding gardens are Helsingborg’s most popular tourist attraction, thanks to its incredible collection of flora - including over 500 different species of Rhododendrons - its beautiful architecture and number of events that take place in the grounds throughout the year.

Copenhagen, Denmark
With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. One of Europe's oldest and most popular cities, Copenhagen is also one of the cleanest and most cosmopolitan. Its narrow streets are always busy with welcoming locals and are lined with colourful cafes, bars, shops and places to eat. Its bridges ring with cycling commuters and the pristine waterways make visiting this city a wonderful experience.

The historic centre of Denmark’s capital has Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace, the Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels. Other must-see attractions include The Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier, and the 16th century Kronborg Castle - aka Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Nyhavn – Copenhagen’s 17th century waterfront and canal – is home to a number of wooden ships and many brightly coloured 17th and 18th century townhouses that have been converted into bars and restaurants.

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