California, Mexico & Panama Canal fr So'ton, 19 January 2019 (62 nights)

Ship:
Balmoral
Line:
Fred. Olsen
Depart Date:
19th January 2019
Duration:
62 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 87 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise Only

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Holiday Features

  • Ensuite accommodation
  • All meals throughout the cruise
  • Complimentary tea & coffee during the day and early evening.
  • Tea & Coffee facilities in cabin
  • All entertainment
  • Daily onboard activities
  • Sports & Leisure facilities
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail parties
  • All port taxes and fees

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

Day Port Due Depart
1 Southampton PM
2-4 At Sea - 3 days
5 Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira
The pearl of the ocean, Madeira has beautiful beaches and stunning gardens a plenty.
6 Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, Madeira
The pearl of the ocean, Madeira has beautiful beaches and stunning gardens a plenty.
7-12 At Sea - 6 days
13 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.
14 At Sea
15 Kralendijk, Bonaire
16 At Sea AM
17 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.
18 Colon
Colon
In Colon you can tour the Panama Canal and its scenic rainforests and attractions. Then board a domed railcar for an excursion to the Pacific Ocean. Fort Lorenzo would be another great excursion as it is a fantastic historical place to visit. Along the way you can admire the fabulous bird and animal life of the jungle. You won’t be disappointed!
19 Puntarenas
Puntarenas
One of the major attractions here is the La Paz Waterfalls where you'll find one of the world's largest enclosed butterfly parks.
20-21 At Sea - 2 days
22 Acajutla
23-25 At Sea - 3 days
26 Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta
The small, quaint fishing community of Puerto Vallarta, with its cobblestoned streets that seemed to climb straight up to the jungle behind it, was recognized as a city of Mexico in 1918 but was largely unknown to the rest of the world. But in 1963, during the filming of John Huston's "Night of the Iguana," the sleepy town was invaded by reporters hoping to catch a glimpse of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, who were carrying on their illicit love affair -- and a tourist industry was born.
27 Mazatlan
28 Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas
Situated at the very tip of the world's longest peninsula, this once-sleepy Baja cannery village of Cabo San Lucas calmly watches the cool Pacific Ocean merge with the Sea of Cortez.
29-31 At Sea - 3 days
32-34 San Francisco - Overnight onboard
35 At Sea
36 Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621, is the most populous city in the state of California, and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City. It has an area of 468.67 square miles (1,213.8 km2), and is located in Southern California.
37 San Diego
38-41 At Sea - 4 days
42 Acapulco
Acapulco
One of Mexico's top resorts and a favorite haunt of jet-setters and stars, Acapulco is an international destination alive with gorgeous beaches and non-stop glamour.
43-44 At Sea - 2 days
45 Acajutla
46 At Sea
47 Panama Canal Transit
48 At Sea
49 Aruba
Aruba
Aruba is a 33 km-long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 km north of the coast of Venezuela. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles, the southern island chain of the Lesser Antilles.
50 At Sea
51 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
The island of St Maarten is peacefully divided into the Dutch and French state. Philipsburg, the Dutch capital, offers fantastic stores and boutiques as well as fine beers.
52-57 At Sea - 6 days
58 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.
59-60 At Sea - 2 days
61 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.
62 At Sea
63 Southampton AM

Cabins on the Balmoral

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Customer reviews for Balmoral

  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 12 Jan 2019

Ship and most of the crew excellent. The main dining room staff are not as good as they could be Food on the whole excellent.

  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 09 Dec 2018

Have just returned from a Spain Portugal and Canaries cruise aboard the lovely Balmoral, Everything, was as we had expected, the food staff are all a credit to Fred Olsen.

  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 08 Dec 2018

My first ever cruise was on board the Balmoral for 32 nights in October 2017 and I had a wonderful time. I have recently returned from a 2 week cruise on the same ship to the Canaries and Portugal and I was very disappointed. The cabin was very tired looking, in my opinion it needed a paint job and scrub down. The breakfast and lunches were very good, however the evening meals were no where near as good as they were last year. The entertainment was OK but nothing special. It didn't help that the 4 piece band who played in the Lido Bar were taken off the ship at a port of call for being drunk, and as a result, the last 4 nights of the cruise there was no live music in the Lido Bar, not even a DJ, just background Disco music. On the plus side, the staff were once again absolutely superb. A very disappointing cruise.

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