Fred. Olsen has resumed its sailings to Scotland for the first time since 2019, as Balmoral sets off on a voyage to the Norwegian Fjords.

Departing later today (8 July), the small ship will leave Rosyth for its eight-night ‘Hidden Gems Of The Norwegian Fjords’ cruise. Passengers on board will be able to appreciate the rugged landscapes of Nordfjord, Sognefjord, Fjaerlandsfjord and Eresfjord, as well as visits to Molde, Skjolden and Olden.

Peter Deer, Managing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “This first departure from Rosyth will be extra special as Scotland is Balmoral’s spiritual home, and we always receive a warm welcome when sailing from there.

“There is a long and proud history at Fred. Olsen of naming ships after Scottish icons, which reflects the connections between the Olsen family and Scotland. It is wonderful to have three ships sailing again, which allows us to offer departures from more regional ports around the UK.”

Balmoral is named after the Queen’s Scottish estate. The ship welcomed her first guests back on board in May 2022, with her initial voyage being a 16-night cruise to the Canary Islands. Since then, Balmoral has sailed to Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia, with all departures from Newcastle.

View the range of upcoming cruises on board Balmoral by clicking here.

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