German Waterways from Newcastle, 27 September 2019 (9 nights)

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Ship:
Balmoral
Line:
Fred. Olsen
Departure:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Depart Date:
27th September 2019
Duration:
9 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 91 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
Inside from
£679 pp
LLH guaranteed cabin fare
Outside from
£776 pp
OS guaranteed cabin fare
Balcony from
£2,134 pp
Suite from
£2,328 pp
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Cruise Id: 173111

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 Newcastle (Port of Tyne)
2 At Sea
3 Kiel Canal Transit
4-5 Berlin (Warnemunde) - Overnight onboard
Berlin (Warnemunde) - Overnight onboard
Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and is one of the sixteen states of Germany. It has a population of 3.4 million people, and is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Located in northeastern Germany, it is the center of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, comprising 5 million people from over 190 nations.
6 Kiel Canal Transit
6 River Elbe - Cruising
6-7 Hamburg - Overnight onboard
Hamburg - Overnight onboard
One of Germany's most popular destinations, Hamburg is a fantastic city for a day trip. Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles as you explore their old stomping ground.
8 Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven began life in 1827 and is now a busy international port, which also boasts a ‘zoo by the sea’, museums and an art gallery. It’s also the gateway to nearby Bremen, a city with over 1,200 years of history. At Bremen’s heart is Market Square, with its attractive backdrop of Baroque and Renaissance architecture. It’s here that you’ll find many of the city’s most prominent buildings. Much of its history can be seen in the picturesque old quarter called ‘Schnoor’. The once narrow street called Böttcherstrasse, where artisans plied their trade, is now the city’s centre for art and culture.
9 At Sea
10 Newcastle (Port of Tyne)

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.

  • 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.

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  • Balmoral
  • Fred. Olsen
  • 15 Jun 2019

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

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.

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