Islands of the Med from Southampton, 2 April 2019 (17 nights)

Ship:
Balmoral
Line:
Fred. Olsen
Depart Date:
2nd April 2019
Duration:
17 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 91 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise Only

This ship has sailed Don't worry we have a fantastic range of cruises available.

View alternative cruises

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.  
Show more

Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Southampton
2-4 At Sea
5 Malaga
Malaga
Malaga is the major coastal city of Andalucia and is a genuine and typical Andaluz city with a gritty individualism untouched by tourism and, to a large extent, the passage of time.
AM PM
6 Cartagena, Spain
7 Ibiza Town, Ibiza
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
Ibiza rocks to a late-night dance beat, but when the sun rises, it draws sleepy sun-worshippers out to the island’s beach scene. Twisty streets in Dalt Vila (High Town) lead up to the 14th-century cathedral for views of the city and the blue Mediterranean beyond.
PM PM
8 Mahon, Menorca
Mahon, Menorca
Prepare yourself for the spectacular views as you enter the port, the berth here is in the town centre itself.
AM PM
9 Ajaccio, Corsica
Ajaccio, Corsica
Ajaccio blends the warmth and spontaneity of Italy with Etiquette and panache of France. Don't miss Maison Bonaparte, the birthplace of Napoleon.
PM PM
10 Olbia, Sardinia
Olbia, Sardinia
Olbia is the main port of Sardinia, with a pretty coastline, with wonderful bars and restaurants in the centre. Seek out Ristorante Gallura - certainly one of the best restaurants in Italy; it may also rank among the great restaurants of the world. Rita Denza, the chef, has been there since 1945, and she has an absolute mastery of the kitchen.
AM PM
11 At Sea
12 Palma, Majorca
Palma, Majorca
Whether it’s lazing on one of the beaches, people watching from a cafe terrace or the fascinating old city that interests you, Palma has it all.
AM PM
13 At Sea
14 Cadiz
Cadiz
From the splendour of its harbour, to streets full of Moorish relics, Cadiz is the perfect introduction to the beauty of Spain.
AM PM
15 Lisbon
Lisbon
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has such highlights as Eiffel's cast Iron elevator and fascinating moorish baazars.
AM PM
16-17 At Sea
18 Southampton

Cabins on the Balmoral

Updating results...

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.

  • Balmoral
  • 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.

Show more
  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 15 Jun 2019

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

Alternative Cruises on Balmoral

Updating results...

Terms and Conditions

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

Speak to a Cruise expert 0203 848 3607