Panama Canal, Caribbean and transatlantic to Southampton, 18 February 2020 (27 nights)

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Ship:
Balmoral
Line:
Fred. Olsen
Departure:
Lima, Peru
Depart Date:
18th February 2020
Duration:
27 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise

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Inside from
£2,910 pp
Outside from
£3,443 pp
Suite from
£7,760 pp
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Holiday Features

 Balmoral - carrying just 1350 guests in relaxed, friendly surroundings.  
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly from the UK
1-2 Lima (Callao) - Overnight onboard
Lima (Callao) - Overnight onboard
Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central part of the country, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area.
3-5 At Sea
6 Panama Canal Transit
Panama Canal Transit
Linking the Atlantic to the Pacific, you can marvel at the vast locks, lakes and impenetrable rain forest as you pass through the Panama Canal. This is one of humanity’s greatest engineering achievements. You can adventure into the Gamboa Rainforest, where you can see Howler monkeys, or try your luck at catching Fresh Water Bass in Gatun Lake.
7 Lima (Callao)
Lima (Callao)
Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central part of the country, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area.
8 At Sea
9 Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Considered by many as one of the world's most beautiful, fascinating and magical cities, Cartagena was founded by Spanish conquerors as a main port to bring Europeans and their goods into South America Today the city hosts intellectuals and plenty of beautiful restored homes among exotic, highly attractive and dynamic plazas, waterfronts and other public spaces. One of the most hospitable venues for any tourist looking for a good rest, Caribbean and Colombian magical realism and tropical ambiance or natural wonders.
10 At Sea
11 Willemstad, Curacao
Willemstad, Curacao
Curacao is one of the Dutch Antilles. This is reflected in the Dutch cuisine served in the island’s restaurants and in the Dutch-style houses of the capital Willemstad. Here shopping is superb…the ‘Floating Market’ alongside the canal is well worth checking out. You will find anything from tropical fruits and vegetables to local handicrafts. Visit the dramatic Hato Caves, a series of grottos with underground waterfalls and ancient Indian petroglyphs, or explore the spectacular Curacao Sea Aquarium, where you will see around 400 exotic species of marine life. Dive in the sapphire blue waters near the beautiful coral reef and experience feeding turtles and stingrays. Then discover Curacao’s Ostrich Farm, where you will see how the ostrich develops from an egg to the largest bird in the world. Before you leave the island, you must try the famous Curacao’s fruity liqueur.
12 Kralendijk, Bonaire
Kralendijk, Bonaire
One of the Dutch Antilles, Bonaire is known for the preservation of nature and the marine environment. This makes it perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and kayaking. But Bonaire is not only a diver’s paradise, it has something for everybody. If you are a nature lover, you can cycle and immerse yourself in the unspoilt natural landscape. The island offers a fantastic climate, crystal clear waters and year-round sunshine. Even though Bonaire is laid back and slower paced, the nightlife here is amazing. Get to meet the local people, you will find them very warm and friendly. Don’t miss out on the local cuisine in one of the many world-class restaurants of the island. If you’re looking for cool Bonairean art, jewellery or souvenirs, there’s a main shopping avenue with stores that sell unique merchandise, some made by local craftsmans.
13 At Sea
14 Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados will delight you with its fine beaches, body-heat waters, calypso rhythms and perfect climate. You will love the friendliness of the welcoming, easygoing and laid back local people.
15 St. John's, Antigua
St. John's, Antigua
You will fall in love with this secluded island…a true paradise with 365 white sandy beaches (one for every day of the year), gingerbread architecture and hummingbirds. Visit Nelson’s Dockyard National Park to explore restores naval buildings, nautical museums and lush tropical vegetation. Then head to Montserrat, from here you can enjoy a fantastic view of the active Soufriere Hills volcano. You will be charmed by the local pottery, the great shops, the delicious Antiguan food and the friendliness of the local people. For those of you that like snorkelling, the sheltered bay on Bird Island is a must. Surrounded by a wall of coral reef, Antigua will inspire and excite you.
16 Basseterre, St. Kitts
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Immerse yourself in the wonderful scenery of lush rainforests, eighteen century balconied white houses, unspoilt coastline and secluded cliffs and caves. You can relax on one of the many flawless beaches or explore the countryside. Highlights of the island include the octagonal Circus of the capital Basseterre, Brimstone Hill Fortress with its stunning views, Romney Manor with its fantastic shops, a Roman Catholic cathedral and a colourful fountain. After sightseeing, why not enjoy an exciting horse ride along Frigate Bay Beach?
17-22 At Sea
23 Ponta Delgada, Azores
Ponta Delgada, Azores
With amazing two-tone lakes and a stunning lush landscape, the Azores are somewhere you will need plenty of camera film.
24-25 At Sea
26 La Coruna
La Coruna
Named the Crystal City, Corunna is a real mixture of old and new, with old town features and many new glass fronted buildings facing the harbour. The city is the site of the Roman Tower of Hercules, which is a lighthouse that has been in continuous operation for nearly 2,000 years. It has been declared by the UNESCO as Human Heritage.
27 At Sea
28 Southampton

Cabins on the Balmoral

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Customer reviews for Balmoral

  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 31 Aug 2019

Well appointed ship with varied passenger groups leaning towards older. The food was excellent and well presented and there was little or no queueing for anything. Good entertainment and superb staff!! Fair prices in all outlets however shore excursions were very expensive.

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  • Fred. Olsen
  • 30 Aug 2019

This was my first ever cruise and I chose Fred Olsen for the destination and departure port. We had a very smooth check-in, embarkation and luggage delivery - you couldn't fault it. The suite was spotlessly clean and fresh, and was a very comfortable place to spend time. When underway you really had to strain your ears to hear any engine or internal noise at all. There were plenty of different public areas, but they were a little bland in appearance and all looked alike. The service, whilst overall very good, was lumpy. Breakfast and dinner were well executed but lunchtime had no finesse or style to it whatsoever. On several occasions, with just two of us dining, one person's plate was removed as soon as they finished and the next course served,straight way, which left us having different elements of the meal at the same time. The restaurant wasn't busy and there was no reason not to pace the service so that each diner was enjoying the same course at the same time. The Marquis Bar, on the top deck, had very poor service, and more often than not you had to go to the bar and order yourself. The Lido Bar at the back of the ship was, in contrast, somewhere where you wanted for nothing. What really let the ship down was the quality of the daytime and evening entertainment. It was beyond words. Daytime entertainment consisted of nothing more than 'Crafts with Marjorie' (that's a direct quote), Bingo, Carpet Bowling, or other mind-numbing offerings. The evening shows, with the exception of the ship's dance and singing troupe were equally dire, with several 'comedians' working hard to raise a laugh. The lesson to learn from that was to bring your own entertainment, for there was nothing to be found onboard. That said, we enjoyed it enough to decide to go again, as the overall journey, service levels, cabin environment etc were really enjoyable.

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  • Fred. Olsen
  • 15 Jun 2019

Excellent ship and crew with very good facilities but rather noisy in stormy waters.

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