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Experience the pastels of Swedish fishing harbours, the cobbled streets of old towns and cruise into the capital through the thousand islands of the Stockholm Archipelago.

Guided Cruise & Walking Holidays - Swedish Waterways

Experience stunning fjords, archipelagos and pastels of Swedish fishing harbours, the cobbled streets and outdoor museums, beaches and rocks which shelve into the sea, and cruise into the capital through the thousand islands of the Stockholm Archipelago.

Our unique shore walks and excursions include:

Stockholm - Built across 14 islands, you are never far from the water, whether you are in the cobbled streets of Gamla Stan, the old town, or walking through parkland or open air museums. 

Malmö - Home to the tallest buildings in Sweden including the intriguing Turning Torso, we walk the squares and parks and visit the castles of this charming city, Sweden’s most multicultural metropolis where 150 nationalities make up the head count. 

Visby - On the Swedish holiday island of Gotland. We take a short countryside walk and visit Visby’s walled town with its cobbled streets and roses. 

Gothenburg - Home to tranquil 17th century canals, we take an interesting walk to the Botanic Gardens through Slottsskogsparken, a very rural green space close to the city centre. With luck we may see animals such as Elk and Deer.

Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code

Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.

Drinks Inclusive package

A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £25 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).

Holiday Highlights

  • The fourteen islands of Stockholm
  • Discover the charming city of Malmo with its parks, gardens and castles
  • Explore the walled town of Visby
  • Gothenburg and its Botanic Gardens
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

  1. Date: 05/06/2019
    Embarkation at Rosyth Port
  2. Date: 06/06/2019
    Day at sea
  3. Date: 07/06/2019
    Day at sea
  4. Date: 08/06/2019
    Malmo, Sweden Shore Walking Excursion
  5. Date: 09/06/2019
    Visby, Sweden Shore Walking Excursion
  6. Date: 10/06/2019
    Stockholm, Sweden Shore Walking Excursion
  7. Date: 11/06/2019
    Stockholm, Sweden Shore Walking Excursion
  8. Date: 12/06/2019
    Day at sea
  9. Date: 13/06/2019
    Gothenburg, Sweden Shore Walking Excursion
  10. Date: 14/06/2019
    Day at sea
  11. Date: 15/06/2019
    Disembarkation at Rosyth Port

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.


Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and is the largest of Fred. Olsen’s ocean-going cruise ships, yet is still small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities. Balmoral retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for. Featuring 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas, which have been recently extensively refitted and improved, Balmoral provides guests with ample space in which to relax and enjoy the facilities on board.  

There is always an array of superb entertainment on offer throughout the day, from lectures and hobby classes to enjoy on sea days as well as shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret and comedians, ensuring you can make the most of your time on board. Whether it's watching the evening show at the beautifully refurbished Neptune Lounge; taking in stunning views over a traditional Afternoon Tea at the Observatory Lounge; sampling premium gins at the Lido Bar; or having a refreshing pint at the Morning Light Pub, you'll find there are plenty of places to unwind on board ship. 

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, gelato bar, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.  Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. 

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Balmoral operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Balmoral is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.

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