Fred. Olsen – L2207 – Oslo & Copenhagen City Break – 2022
Sails from Newcastle
These city breaks are crafted with providing some rewarding, well-earned time away from it all in mind, and this short escape is no exception, offering chances to explore two Scandinavian capitals on a five-night cruise. You’ll get to discover the delights of Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, first; Balmoral docks within one mile of the city centre, close to sights and attractions such as the famous Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens and the Nyhavn district. Don’t miss the many Royal palaces and castles, Copenhagen’s crowning glories.
There’s ample time in Oslo, renowned for its aesthetic delights, too; the Vigeland Sculpture Park, displaying over 200 works from Gustav Vigeland, the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and the Opera House are high on the city’s must-see list. The Akershus Fortress is also well worth a visit, for an insight into Oslo’s medieval heritage. En route to the Norwegian capital, where once again your smaller-ship docks close to the centre, you’ll also be part of a momentous sailing past the Olsen family home on the Oslofjord.
Friday 01 April 2022
Friday 01 April 2022
Departure from Newcastle, United Kingdom
Board the ship mid-afternoon before you set sail.
Saturday 02 April 2022
Enjoy a full day of cruising.
Sunday 03 April 2022
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, an 18th-century rococo district, is home to the Royal Family’s Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by beautiful gardens and is the home of the Danish crown jewels. The Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier is a must-visit attraction too.
Monday 04 April 2022
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.
Tuesday 05 April 2022
Enjoy a full day of cruising.
Wednesday 06 April 2022
Arrival at Newcastle, United Kingdom
After an early breakfast, disembark the ship for your journey home.
Balmoral Ship information
Balmoral is the largest of Fred Olsen’s cruise ships, on board there are nine decks two of which are for the sole purpose of leisure and relaxation.
The ship’s facilities include swimming pools & Jacuzzis, Fitness centre, Sundeck & golf nets, Atlantic Spa & Salon, library and card room. There are also boutiques, fine jewellery and Port shop. A selection of soft drinks, wines and beers are included and provided by a wide range of restaurants, cafés, grill and lounges on board.
During the day several talks, lectures and classes take place, while in the evening fantastic live performances including cabaret, stand-up comedy and concerts will keep you entertained throughout the duration of your cruise.
All of the 710 rooms are equipped with private facilities which include an en-suite shower (some may have a bathtub also), a desk, telephone, interactive television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. According to your needs you can choose between different room types: single, interior, ocean view, balcony rooms and suites.
|Date||Arrival||Departure||Port of Call|
Fri 01 April 2022
|Late PM||Newcastle, United Kingdom|
|Sat 02 April 2022||Early AM||Late PM||Cruising|
|Sun 03 April 2022||Early AM||Early PM||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Mon 04 April 2022||Early AM||Late AM||Cruising Oslofjord, Norway|
|Mon 04 April 2022||Early AM||Early AM||Cruising Olsen Family Home|
|Mon 04 April 2022||Late AM||Early PM||Olso, Norway|
|Tue 05 April 2022||Cruising|
|Wed 06 April||Early AM||Newcastle, United Kingdom|