Dance Holidays on Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s Balmoral

Fred Olsen Lines – Balmoral

Balmoral docked in Belfast

Welcome Aboard the Balmoral

Award-winning family-run Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines operates four stylish, more intimate ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch. Being on a smaller scale, the ships suit group travel particularly well as, whatever the size of party, Fred. Olsen’s on board staff can provide a friendly, personal service – so fellow dancers can cruise in confidence knowing that every aspect of their holiday has been taken care of!

The 1,350-guest ship Balmoral is the largest of Fred Olsen’s fleet but still retains the warm and sociable atmosphere found across the fleet. Despite her size, she can access many ports larger cruise ships cannot, taking guests ‘closer’ to their destination so that they can spend more ashore. Balmoral is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways, such as the Kiel Canal, providing guests with some fantastic scenic cruising opportunities missed when sailing on larger vessels.

Balmoral takes her name from the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family and features 710 well-appointed rooms and suites. The Scottish theme runs throughout the ship, with the names of all fine-dining restaurants being influenced by the Highlands: the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey. Whichever restaurant guests choose to dine in, they will be in for a treat as Fred. Olsen’s expert chefs produce tantalising menus, ensuring no two days are the same.

Guests will also have plenty of time to relax and socialise on board, as Balmoral has a host of lounges and bars. There is ample space for group travellers to practice and show off their dance skills – another advantage of sharing the experience with hundreds – and not thousands – of other guests. In addition, guests can expect a fine array of entertainment throughout the day, ensuring they can do as much or as little with their time on board!!

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Holidays at This Hotel

December 2018

Dec : 13th - 21st (Thu - Fri)
Fred Olsen German and Danish Christmas Markets Dancing Cruise L1838

What’s Included

L1838 – German & Danish Christmas Markets – 13th December 2018 – 8 Nights – Departing Southampton

  • 13-Dec-2018 – Southampton, England United Kingdom
  • 14-Dec-2018 – cruising – At sea
  • 15-Dec-2018  -Bremen Germany
  • 16-Dec-2018 – Kiel Canal Transit Germany
  • 17-Dec-2018 – Copenhagen Denmark
  • 18-Dec-2018 – Kiel Canal Transit Germany
  • 19-Dec-2018 – Hamburg Germany
  • 20-Dec-2018 – cruising – At sea
  • 21-Dec-2018 – Southampton, England United Kingdom

Dancing Min 5 Nights and Sea Day Afternoons. The ballroom will be exclusive to Dancebreaks guests hosted by Paul and Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection in the late afternoon/early evening before dinner and also on sea day mid afternoons for a tea dance.

There will be the opportunity for further dancing later in the evening but with other guests on the cruise.

Embark on a magical cruise to Germany and Denmark and experience the fun, festivity and flavours of some of Europe’s very best Christmas markets. In eight nights you’ll visit three charming cities, each offering an enchanting experience at the most wonderful time of the year. In Germany you’ll take in the yuletide delights of Bremen and Hamburg, and spend two days sailing along the Kiel Canal; while in Denmark you’ll enjoy a full day in Copenhagen, savouring the welcoming festive atmosphere of the capital.

Bremen, Germany. Set on the River Weser, our fleet of smaller ships are amongst only a few cruise vessels that can call at Bremen, with larger ships having to stop several miles away at Bremerhaven. We can sail all the way along the river into the heart of the city, so guests can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery, before stepping ashore to explore. Once a member of the Hanseatic League, Bremen is home to some incredible Gothic architecture. The Marktplatz (Market Square) in particular is a must-visit site. Here you will find the Town Hall of Bremen, a gothic structure originally built between 1405 and 1410. This UNESCO World Heritage Site currently hosts a restaurant with original Hanseatic era décor and the Bremer Ratskeller, a public house in the basement. The Town Hall is also home to the 12 oldest wines in the world. In contrast, Überseestadt – the former docklands – offers a completely different experience and is a fine example of modern Bremen. Here you will find a selection of trendy bars, stylish cafes and fine restaurants to enjoy, as well as beautiful harbour and yacht-filled marina.

Copenhagen, Denmark. With its vibrant, friendly atmosphere, wonderful culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is a Scandinavian tourist haven. The narrow, cosmopolitan streets are always busy with welcoming locals and are lined with colourful cafes, bars, shops and places to eat. Visiting Copenhagen is always an exciting, enjoyable experience. Much of Copenhagen’s most interesting and most popular tourist destinations are either within the city centre or are a short walk away, so there is always something to see or experience. Must-visit attractions include the historic Christianborg and Amelienborg Palaces, The Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier, Kronborg Castle and Rosenborg Castle.Nyhavn – Copenhagen’s 17th century waterfront and canal – is where you will find many brightly coloured 17th and 18th century townhouses that have been converted into bars and restaurants and many wooden ships in the historic harbour. There are also several galleries, museums, a zoo and an aquarium for you to enjoy and explore. There is a never a dull day in the Danish capital.

Hamburg, Germany. There’s water everywhere here in Germany’s principal port – from the Alster Lake to a web of canals and waterways spanned by 1,000 bridges.Located on the River Elbe some 70 miles from the North Sea and home to the country’s largest port, Hamburg is regarded as Germany’s gateway to the world. A vibrant, busy and historic city boasting an impressive Hanseatic League heritage that harks back over 700 years, Hamburg is one of Germany’s most interesting tourist destinations. A city that cherishes its long history and traditions, Hamburg is awash with beautiful historic buildings and monuments that are typical of Hanseatic culture. The steeple of St. Nikolai – a church almost completely destroyed in World War Two, the 17th century Zollenbrücke Bridge and Hamburg Rathaus are must-visit sites. In the city centre, you will discover the flourishing commercial dynamo of stylish shops, excellent restaurants and legendary nightlife – a celebration of modern, cosmopolitan Hamburg. At the city’s vibrant waterfront district there’s plenty to see and enjoy too. Discover an array of lively bars and restaurants at the harbour, watch Europe’s second largest port in action or head to HafenCity, a newly developed urban quarter.



August 2019

Aug : 28th - 8th (Wed - Sun)
Fred Olsen Cruise. Spain, Portugal & France L1922

Departs from Newcastle


28-Aug-2019 Port of Tyne, England United Kingdom

29-Aug-2019 – cruising – At sea

30-Aug-2019 – cruising – At sea

31-Aug-2019 La Coruña, Galicia Spain

01-Sep-2019 Vigo Spain

02-Sep-2019 Lisbon Portugal

03-Sep-2019 Leixões (for Oporto) Portugal

04-Sep-2019 – cruising – At sea

05-Sep-2019 Lorient France

06-Sep-2019 – cruising – At sea

07-Sep-2019 – cruising – At sea

08-Sep-2019 Port of Tyne, England United Kingdom


March 2020

Mar : 18th - 29th (Wed - Sun)
Fred Olsen Cruise. Norway Winter L2002

Departs from Newcastle

18-Mar-2020 Port of Tyne, England United Kingdom

19-Mar-2020 – cruising – At sea

20-Mar-2020 – cruising – At sea

21-Mar-2020 Narvik Norway

22-Mar-2020 Pilot Station Lødingen Norway

22-Mar-2020 Alta, Finnmark Norway

23-Mar-2020 Alta, Finnmark Norway

24-Mar-2020 Alta, Finnmark Norway

25-Mar-2020 Tromsø Norway

26-Mar-2020 Pilot Station Lødingen Norway

26-Mar-2020 Bodø Norway

27-Mar-2020 – cruising – At sea

28-Mar-2020 – cruising – At sea

29-Mar-2020 Port of Tyne, England United Kingdom