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Direct from the Tyne 2019 & 2020

FRED OLSEN CRUISES FROM THE TYNE 2019

21 April 2019 Cruising German Waterways 8 nights from £899pp
A classic German jaunt featuring three enticing cities and unforgettable daytime scenic cruising of size-restricted waterways, this springtime escape makes for a wonderful week away.
Visit Warnemünde for a chance explore this pretty seaside city or to uncover the iconic sites of Berlin on a tour; discover the diverse attractions of cosmopolitan Hamburg; and stop at Bremen, where fascinating historic and contemporary districts are yours to explore at leisure.
During time on board Balmoral you’re in for memorable experiences too – you’ll take in the stunning scenes of the Kiel Canal, with two unforgettable journeys along this impressive, size-restricted waterway to enjoy; and sail the beautiful Weser and Elbe Rivers


Date Arrive Depart Destination
Sun 21 Apr Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Tue 23 Apr Late AM Late Night Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Wed 24 Apr Early AM Late Night Warnemünde, Germany
Thu 25 Apr Early AM Early PM Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Thu 25 Apr Late PM Late Night Cruising River Elbe, Germany
Fri 26 Apr Early AM Late PM Hamburg, Germany
Sat 27 Apr Early AM Late Night Bremen, Germany
Mon 29 Apr Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Monday 29 April Sweden’s Scenic Waterways & Cities 10 nights from £1,199
A wonderful example of what cruising is all about, this Swedish adventure features time ashore in a string of diverse destinations and explorations of scenic waterways and spectacular archipelagos aboard Balmoral, packing a host of highlights into one very special holiday.
Sailing between the craggy islands and islets of the Stockholm Archipelago will be an unforgettable experience; and an endlessly rewarding overnight stop at Stockholm affords time to discover the capital’s fantastic museums, grand palaces, historical sites and much more at your leisure.
A plethora of attractions also await you in Gothenburg, such as the world’s largest floating ship museum; in cultural Malmö, harmoniously blending old and new; and the UNESCO-listed Hanseatic city of Visby, while sailing the Swedish fjords will present stunning scenes for you to savour.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Mon 29 Apr Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Wed 01 May Early AM Late PM Malmo, Sweden
Thu 02 May Early PM Late PM Visby, Sweden
Fri 03 May Early AM Stockholm, Sweden
Sat 04 May Early PM Stockholm, Sweden
Mon 06 May Early AM Late Night Gothenburg, Sweden
Tue 07 May Early AM Early AM Cruising Älgöfjorden, Sweden
Tue 07 May Early AM Late AM Cruising Hakefjorden & Brattöbadan, Sweden
Tue 07 May Late AM Late AM Cruising Askerofjorden & Halsefjorden, Sweden
Tue 07 May Late AM Early PM Cruising Havstensfjorden & Byfjorden, Sweden
Tue 07 May Early PM Early PM Cruising Askerofjorden & Halsefjorden, Sweden
Tue 07 May Early PM Late PM Cruising Hakefjorden & Brattöbadan, Sweden
Tue 07 May Late PM Late PM Cruising Älgöfjorden, Sweden
Tue 07 May Late PM Late PM Cruising Gullmarsfjorden, Sweden
Tue 07 May Late PM Late Night Cruising Saltkallefjorden, Sweden
Tue 07 May Late Night Late Night Cruising Gullmarsfjorden, Sweden
Thu 09 May Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Thursday 23 May 2019 The Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights from £649pp
Enjoy an authentic exploration of the breathtaking fjordland in just five nights, thanks to Newcastle’s convenient closer proximity to Norway.
From the decks of Balmoral, immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of awe-inspiring waterways, including Lysefjord and Hardangerfjord, and see natural wonders such as the Furebergfossen Waterfall.
Hours of unforgettable scenic cruising is complemented by rewarding time ashore; you can uncover the attractions of historic Bergen, such as the Bryggen Wharf and Mount Fløyen and take tours from charming Eidfjord in search of the Vøringsfossen Waterfall or the Hardangervidda Nature Centre
Date Arrive Depart Destination
Thu 23 May Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Fri 24 May Late PM Late Night Cruising Lysefjord, Norway
Sat 25 May Early AM Late Night Bergen, Norway
Sun 26 May Early AM Late PM Eidfjord, Norway
Sun 26 May Late PM Late PM Cruise Hardangerfjord, Norway
Sun 26 May Late Night Late Night Furebergfoss Waterfall, Norway
Tue 28 May Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Tuesday 28 May 2019 The Best of the Fjords in Seven Nights from £899pp
Featuring hours of fjord cruising and calls at four beautiful destinations where a wealth of natural wonders are within reach, this unforgettable week on board Balmoral is packed with spellbinding scenic treasures.
From the comfort of your ship, marvel at the dramatic mountains and rock formations of Lysefjord; experience the incredible scenery of the Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord; see the glorious Seven Sisters Waterfall and the Hornelen cliff; and much more.
Among many highlights awaiting you ashore are the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and Mount Fløyen, climbed via funicular railway, in Bergen; Flåm’s famous Flåmsbana railway; the Briksdal Glacier, within reach of Olden; and the Hellesylt Waterfall on tour from Hellesylt
Tue 28 May Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Wed 29 May Late PM Late Night Cruising Lysefjord, Norway
Thu 30 May Early AM Late PM Bergen, Norway
Fri 31 May Early AM Late PM Flåm, Norway
Fri 31 May Late PM Late PM Cruising Naeroyfjord, Norway
Sat 01 Jun Early AM Late PM Olden, Norway
Sat 01 Jun Late PM Late Night Cruising Nordfjord, Norway
Sat 01 Jun Late Night Late Night Cruising by Hornelen, Norway
Sun 02 Jun Early AM Early PM Hellesylt, Norway
Sun 02 Jun Early PM Early PM Cruising Geirangerfjord, Norway
Sun 02 Jun Early PM Early PM Cruising past Seven Sisters Waterfall, Norway
Sun 02 Jun Early PM Early PM Cruising Sunnylvsfjorden, Norway
Sun 02 Jun Early PM Early PM Cruising Storfjorden, Norway
Sun 02 Jun Late PM Late PM Cruising Hjørundfjord, Norway
Tue 04 Jun Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Tuesday 4 June 2019 One-Night Cruise from £99pp
Perfect for first time Fred. Olsen guests, as well as regular cruisers looking for a relaxing night away from it all, this ‘taster cruise’ is sure to whet your appetite for a longer holiday.
Experience all the benefits of cruising on board our smaller, friendlier ships – delicious, expertly prepared food; fantastic live entertainment; personal, attentive service; and the company of like-minded fellow guests is yours to enjoy as you sail north from Newcastle to Rosyth.
Although you won’t visit any exotic destinations, your short break is sure to be a relaxing, rewarding and memorable escape from it all.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Tue 04 Jun Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Wed 05 Jun Early AM Rosyth (Edinburgh), United Kingdom

Wednesday 7 August 2019 Cruising European Rivers & Canals 9 nights from £1.149pp

From world-famous museums and iconic monuments to enchanting historic districts and stunning architectural wonders, a wealth of rewards will be revealed as Balmoral brings you closer to four fascinating cities in three different countries.
You’ll sail the Netherlands’ Nordzeekanaal and visit Amsterdam for chances to uncover world-famous attractions such as Anne Frank House and the Canal Ring; while in Belgium, a cruise along the Western Scheldt River leads you to Antwerp, famed for its diamonds and delicious chocolates.
Three days in France will be spent on the River Seine; you’ll enjoy daytime scenic cruising along this beautiful waterway, and visit the charming cities of Rouen and Honfleur, situated on the banks of the river.

Wed 07 Aug Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Thu 08 Aug Early PM Late PM Cruising North Sea Canal, Netherlands
Thu 08 Aug Late PM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 09 Aug Late PM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sat 10 Aug Early AM Early PM Cruising Western Scheldt River, Belgium
Sat 10 Aug Early PM Antwerp, Belgium
Sun 11 Aug Early PM Antwerp, Belgium
Mon 12 Aug Early AM Late PM Cruising River Seine, France
Mon 12 Aug Late PM Rouen, France
Tue 13 Aug Late Night Rouen, France
Wed 14 Aug Early AM Late AM Cruising River Seine, France
Wed 14 Aug Late AM Late Night Honfleur, France
Fri 16 Aug Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Friday 16 August 2019 The Villages, Towns & Fjords of Norway 7 nights from £1,049pp
Featuring a selection of glorious waterways and enchanting destinations that are amongst the most highly rated by Norwegians and Fred. Olsen guests; this stunning cruise offers you chances to discover some of the greatest sights and experiences the Norwegian fjords have to offer.
After just one night at sea, you’ll enjoy five days of unforgettable fjordland exploration that includes calls at beautiful Bergen, home of Mount Fløyen and the Bryggen Wharf; Flåm, for a chance to ride the incredible Flåmsbana Railway; picturesque Eidfjord; and Olden, gateway to the Briksdal Glacier.
From the comfort of Balmoral you can immerse yourself in the uncanny tranquillity and dramatic natural beauty of Lysefjord, only accessible to smaller-sized ships; magnificent Hardangerfjord, the ‘Queen of the Fjords’; and Sognefjord.


Date Arrive Depart Destination
Fri 16 Aug Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sat 17 Aug Late PM Late Night Cruising Lysefjord, Norway
Sun 18 Aug Late Night Late Night Cruise Hardangerfjord, Norway
Sun 18 Aug Early AM Late PM Eidfjord, Norway
Mon 19 Aug Early AM Late PM Bergen, Norway
Tue 20 Aug Early AM Late PM Flåm, Norway
Tue 20 Aug Late PM Late Night Cruising Sognefjord, Norway
Wed 21 Aug Early AM Late PM Olden, Norway
Fri 23 Aug Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Friday 23 August The Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights from £749pp
Experience a taste of the fjordland’s remarkable tranquillity and natural beauty on this short, yet highly rewarding cruise that manages to pack-in hours of unforgettable scenic cruising and calls at two contrasting destinations, thanks to your departure port’s convenient proximity to Norway.
After a short sail from Newcastle, you’ll begin your fjordland exploration with a glide through the dramatic mountainous scenery of Lysefjord, a feat only possible for smaller ships, before visiting picturesque Eidfjord, gateway to the Vøringsfossen Waterfall and Hardangervidda Nature Centre.
An evening of scenic cruising along Hardangerfjord – Norway’s second longest fjord – and Ulvikafjord, with its lush-green valleys and mighty mountains, is followed by a day in Bergen, home to the Troldhaugen Museum, Bryggen Wharf and Mount Fløyen, which can be climbed via funicular railway.


Date Arrive Depart Destination
Fri 23 Aug Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sat 24 Aug Late PM Late Night Cruising Lysefjord, Norway
Sun 25 Aug Early AM Late PM Eidfjord, Norway
Sun 25 Aug Late PM Late PM Cruising Ulvikafjord, Norway
Sun 25 Aug Late PM Late Night Cruise Hardangerfjord, Norway
Mon 26 Aug Early AM Late Night Bergen, Norway
Wed 28 Aug Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Wednesday 28 August 2019 France, Spain & Portugal 11 nights from £1,399pp

The highlights of four culture-rich cities in Spain and Portugal combine to create an immersive Iberian adventure – you’ll have opportunities to explore centuries of fascinating history, admire a mix of architectural styles, sample traditional flavours and much more.
Balmoral will take you to Spain’s gorgeous Galicia region and call at the stunning cities of La Coruña – a delight for sightseeing and your gateway to Santiago de Compostela – and Vigo, with its wonderful Old City district and picturesque bay.
In Portugal, visiting Lisbon offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the capital’s maritime heritage, while from Leixoes you can take a tour to Oporto to try delicious port wines and marvel at the city’s fortress-like cathedral.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Wed 28 Aug Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sat 31 Aug Early PM Late PM La Coruña, Spain
Sun 01 Sep Early AM Early PM Vigo, Spain
Mon 02 Sep Early AM Late PM Lisbon, Portugal
Tue 03 Sep Early AM Late PM Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal
Thu 05 Sep Early AM Late PM Lorient, France
Sun 08 Sep Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Sunday 8 September 2019 Welcome to Scandinavia 8 nights from £999pp
Expect a warm destination 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.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Sun 08 Sep Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Tue 10 Sep Early AM Late PM Oslo, Norway
Tue 10 Sep Late PM Late Night Cruising Oslofjord, Norway
Wed 11 Sep Early AM Late Night Helsingborg, Sweden
Thu 12 Sep Early AM Late PM Copenhagen, Denmark
Fri 13 Sep Early AM Late PM Fredericia, Denmark
Sat 14 Sep Early AM Late PM Arendal, Norway
Mon 16 Sep Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Monday 16 September 2019 Mystery Cruise 11 nights from £1,349pp
If you wish to experience a cruise with a difference, or simply can’t decide where to go next with Fred. Olsen, this exciting 11-night mystery cruise is an ideal getaway.
You and hundreds, not thousands, of guests will enjoy a unique cruise experience – the destinations on your itinerary will be kept secret until the last possible moment.
As Balmoral takes you to a different country every day, will you discover destinations you’ve always wanted to visit, or perhaps a few of your favourite places you love to return to again and again?
Date Arrive Depart Destination
Mon 16 Sep Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Fri 27 Sep Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Friday 27 September 2019 Cruising German Waterways 9 nights from £1,099
Making the most of Balmoral’s ability to dock closer to the centre of three stunning cities, you can uncover a string of delights with ease on this classic, nine-night German jaunt.
White sand beaches and traditional pubs await in the seaside town of Warnemünde, which is also your gateway to Berlin; in Hamburg, highlights include the magnificent Rathaus and the fascinating Miniatur Wunderland; and Bremen boasts a fantastic collection of Gothic architectural gems.
What’s more, the river routes into each destination offer views of some of Germany’s finest scenery, so the hours you enjoy on board Balmoral in this wonderful country will be just as rewarding as your time spent ashore.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Fri 27 Sep Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sun 29 Sep Late AM Late Night Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Mon 30 Sep Early AM Warnemünde, Germany
Tue 01 Oct Late PM Warnemünde, Germany
Wed 02 Oct Early AM Early PM Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Wed 02 Oct Late PM Late Night Cruising River Elbe, Germany
Thu 03 Oct Early AM Late PM Hamburg, Germany
Fri 04 Oct Early AM Late Night Bremen, Germany
Sun 06 Oct Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Sunday 6 October 2019 Uncrowded Baltic 12 nights from £1,499pp
Take the chance to discover the genuine essence of the Baltic at a time of the year when this remarkably diverse region is less crowded, but no less rewarding. With less tourists around and ample time to explore each destination in depth, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure.
Your immersive Baltic exploration includes two of the region’s enchanting capital cities, Helsinki and the fairytale-esque city of Tallinn; and an overnight stay in St Petersburg, ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ and home to world-famous attractions such as Peterhof Palace and the magnificent Hermitage.
You’ll also visit two attraction-packed Scandinavian capitals – Copenhagen offers highlights such as Tivoli Gardens and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, while in Oslo you can visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park and see Edvard Munch’s The Scream at the National Museum of Art.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Sun 06 Oct Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Tue 08 Oct Early AM Late Night Copenhagen, Denmark
Thu 10 Oct Early AM Late PM Helsinki, Finland
Fri 11 Oct Early AM St. Petersburg, Russia
Sat 12 Oct Late PM St. Petersburg, Russia
Sun 13 Oct Early AM Late Night Tallinn, Estonia
Wed 16 Oct Early AM Late PM Oslo, Norway
Fri 18 Oct Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

FRED OLSEN CRUISES FROM THE TYNE 2020

Wednesday 18 March 2020 Wintertime Norway 11 nights from £1,349pp

Five days of unforgettable Arctic exploration filled with spectacular scenery, jaw-dropping wonders and incredible experiences feature on this 11-night itinerary, thanks to Newcastle’s convenient proximity to Norway.
You’ll visit Narvik for an opportunity to encounter Arctic wildlife such as bears, lynx and reindeer at the Polar Park; spend two days in Alta, with time to visit the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta Museum and more; stop at Tromsø, with its iconic Arctic Cathedral; and take in beautiful Bodø.
During your extended stay in Alta – considered one of the best places on earth to see the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis – you might be lucky enough to see Mother Nature’s magnificent light display in all its colourful glory, too.
Date Arrive Depart Destination
Wed 18 Mar Late PM Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sat 21 Mar Early PM Late Night Narvik, Norway
Sun 22 Mar Late PM Alta, Norway
Mon 23 Mar Alta, Norway
Tue 24 Mar Late PM Alta, Norway
Wed 25 Mar Early AM Late PM Tromsø, Norway
Thu 26 Mar Early AM Late PM Bodø, Norway
Sun 29 Mar Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

Sunday 29 March 2020 Four Fred's in Funchal with the Canaries 16 nights from £1,899pp
Get set for seasonal sights, scents and sunshine as you welcome the arrival of spring with visits to a string of stunning Macaronesian islands. The diverse landscapes and tempting beaches of four beautiful Canary Islands feature, while your stop at Madeira will be one to remember.
In the Canaries, highlights include La Palma’s San Antonio Volcanic Park; magnificent Mount Teide in Tenerife; Gran Canaria’s sun-soaked Maspalomas sand dunes; and Lanzarote’s Fire Mountains. Madeira’s gorgeous botanical gardens, which burst into life in the spring, are not-to-be-missed.
What’s more, in Madeira, you’ll also be part of the very special ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event. Dock alongside Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch and experience a memorable day of celebration shared with crew and fellow guests from all four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet.

Date Arrive Depart Destination
Sun 29 Mar Late Night Newcastle, United Kingdom
Thu 02 Apr Early AM Early PM Leixões (for Oporto), Portugal
Sat 04 Apr Early AM Late PM Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Sun 05 Apr Early PM Late Night Santa Cruz, La Palma, Spain
Mon 06 Apr Early AM Late Night Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Tue 07 Apr Early AM Late Night Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Wed 08 Apr Early AM Late PM Arrecife, Spain
Sat 11 Apr Early AM Early PM La Coruña, Spain
Tue 14 Apr Early AM Newcastle, United Kingdom

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