Friday 20 Dec 2019
- Sail with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on Balmoral from Southampton
- Fri 20 Dec to Sun 22 Dec
- Family-friendly cruise ship
- Good price for a mini cruise.
I consider this an excellent price and fantastic value for money.
I consider this a good price for the length of cruise.
I consider this a bit pricey in my opinion. Still a good cruise, just on the expensive side.
Friday 20 Dec 2019
Friday 14 Feb 2020
Thursday 19 Mar 2020
Tuesday 24 Mar 2020
* Lead-in prices correct at the time of checking. See cruise details for details.
Here's a quick overview of upcoming mini cruises. Scroll up for more details.
|Sail Date||Duration||Operator & Ship||Departure Port||Destinations||More|
|Friday 20th December 2019||2 nights||Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on Balmoral||Southampton||Honfleur|
|Friday 14th February 2020||5 nights||Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black Watch||Southampton||Amsterdam and Antwerp|
|Thursday 19th March 2020||3 nights||Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on Boudicca||Dover||Amsterdam and Rotterdam|
|Tuesday 24th March 2020||2 nights||Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black Watch||Southampton||Great Britain|
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is a UK-based and Norwegian-owned cruise line.
The operation, founded in 1848, and headquartered in Ipswich, Suffolk, has a fleet of four small ships.
Despite its Norwegian heritage, the onboard experience fiercely caters to Brits, with Pounds and Pence the currency used onboard its ships. Expected in-cabin tea and coffee making facilities, familiar mealtime favourites, and entertainment geared to a British audience.
Passengers tend to be older, in part thanks to Fred Olsen’s selection of longer and world cruises. Its use of ports around the British Isles makes it an excellent option for those who prefer no-fly cruises or who cannot easily travel to Southampton.
The company does not cater specifically to children but does not prohibit them onboard. During school holidays, the cruise line puts on limited entertainment for children when enough kids are on the sailings. It is a more popular choice for families with babies and infants and families with older teens than it is for families with children between these groups.
Fred Olsen enjoys a high repeat custom rate, and its passengers are usually strong advocates for the line. Many of the passengers I spoke to on Balmoral had previously sailed with P&O Cruises and Saga Cruises.