Balmoral To Sail From Edinburgh

Balmoral (Courtesy Fred Olsen)

In 2018/2019, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral will be sailing from Edinburgh (Rosyth) U.K. for the first time, operating a total of nine cruises.

Cruises from May to July 2018, include a five-night “Norwegian Fjords” departure, a 14-night “Scandinavia & St. Petersburg” Baltic discovery, and a nine-night “German Waterways” experience.

Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:  “We are proud of Fred. Olsen’s long-standing links with Scotland, and we are looking forward to introducing our flagship Balmoral to Edinburgh in 2018, further enhancing our cruises for Scottish guests”.

(Fred Olsen)

My Balmoral review: HERE

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4 Responses to “Balmoral To Sail From Edinburgh”

  1. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Great Edwin – a charming little ship! (See my review).

  2. Edwin Todd Says:

    Already booked on Greatest Fjords of Norway, from Rosyth, and we are very much looking forward to it.

  3. Malcolm Oliver Says:

    Hi Gillian, there has been an a recognition by cruise lines that single cabins are popular and should be on offer. However I hear that the prices can be quite outrageous.

    Norwegian Epic (a mega-ship) has 130 ‘studio’ single cabins, a record. However they are effectively small ‘inside’ cabins. I believe they have sold them at half the double cabin fare, but not always. Unfair if true!

    NCL’s Breakaway and Breakaway+ plus ships also have more single cabins that most. However, do you want to cruise with 3,000+ people?

  4. Gillian Walsh Says:

    I would recommend Fred 5 night fjords as a brilliant short cruise for wonderful scenery and two contrasting ports in Norway.
    Did it 2016 from Newcastle, great port for northern departures so Rosyth will be a boon to passengers north of the border.
    But! May I raise the thorny question of single supplements? Why is a single cabin, one berth, £400 more than a twin cabin per person? Admittedly, I was lucky last year with a huge cabin but when traveling alone I find the extra expense brochure price outrageous.

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