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Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral to deliver eight new itineraries

A number of Balmoral's sailings will depart from Portsmouth
The Arctic and Canary Islands are among the destinations Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral will head to next year, with half of its eight new sailings leaving from Portsmouth.

On February 2, 2021 the ship will sail for 14-nights from Southampton to Lisbon, Funchal, Madeira, Santa Cruz, La Palma, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Lanzarote and Spain’s La Coruña with prices from £1,599 per person.

For a ticket of the same price, Balmoral will also sail a 13-night Northern Lights itinerary that involves husky-sled rides, wildlife spotting and visits to Mount Storsteinen and the Arctic Cathedral. Leaving Portsmouth on November 4, 2021, the vessel will call at Norway’s Molde, Narvik, Tromsø and Ålesund with an overnight stay in Alta.

On November 30, 2021 Balmoral will travel from Portsmouth to Bremen, Germany with an overnight stay in Hamburg as part of a 6-night festive cruise. Visits to Bremen’s UNESCO-listed centre and Hamburg’s Alster Lake and Miniatur Wunderland are among the attractions. Prices start from £699 per person.

Sailings aboard sister ships Bolette and Borealis were announced earlier this month.

Modern port facilities

Ian Diaper, head of operations, Portsmouth International Port says the sailings ‘mark a new cruise era for Portsmouth.’

Clare Ward, director of product and services, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, responded, ‘Portsmouth’s well-connected cruise terminal has superb, modern facilities and we know that the team there will be able to provide a smooth and safe checking in process for our guests.’

Free drinks package

For selected Balmoral sailings of five-nights or more, passengers will be entitled to a free drinks package and the cost of their tips covered when booked by October 31, 2020.


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