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SWEDISH WATERWAYS

Cruising the coast of southern Sweden

Early summer is the perfect time to 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.

Our unique shore walks and excursions include:

Lysekil: On the west coast of Sweden. The picturesque Norra harbour looks out to sea, and is a stone’s throw from the Stångehuvuds nature reserve.

Helsingborg:  Spend time strolling the city’s fine streets and quays, maybe swim from one of the beaches. We also visit the former royal summer Sofiero Palace, north of the city, now housing one of Sweden’s most famous gardens.

Karlskrona:  On a peninsula, on the southeast coast of Sweden. A local guide takes us through the Ådalen nature reserve in Jämjö. In the afternoon we walk amongst the pretty painted cottages and seaside villas back in the town.

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

Arendal: Just to the north of Gothenburg. We spend the afternoon with a local guide in this bright and airy city of water, parks and gardens.

Please note that ports may differ between individual departures, please check the itinerary link against your chosen departure in the Dates, Prices & Holiday Information Sheet tab.


WALKING GRADES


Countryside walks will normally be up to three hours and include little cumulative ascent or descent, generally under 300m. The walks will typically be on flat or gently undulating terrain along easy paths or tracks. Some time will be spent sightseeing in villages, towns or cities.




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When we visit

Spring

Length of stay

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    30 May 2017
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  • Accommodation
    Balmoral

    Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home-from-home feel. Capable of carrying up to 1,350 guests in pure comfort, Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet but never feels overcrowded, ensuring those on board always enjoy ample space and receive Fred.’s renowned personal, attentive service. The comfortable cabins, excellent cuisine, friendly attentive crew and on board facilities are second to none. On board facilities 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, 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. After dinner there are always shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret for your entertainment. Choose from the Neptune Lounge for an evening show or perhaps head to the Lido bar for an after dinner drink and to enjoy the resident band. Or maybe even try your hand at the Casino! 

    Our accommodation is in twin and single cabins with shower and wc. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. Balmoral has a non-smoking policy for all areas of the ship. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin (normally on the Atlantic Deck) unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. Those booking single cabins may not necessarily be allocated a twin cabin for sole use. 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). If you are in any doubt as to the appropriate voltage to use your electrical appliances on board, please check with the ship’s Reception Desk. Adapters are usually available for hire on board, or may be bought at the ship’s shop. 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 – see the Currency section for more details. Deck plans for the Balmoral can be viewed at the following address: http://www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/our-cruise-ships/balmoral/deck-plans/balmoral

     

  • What's Included
    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.

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    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 £20 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).


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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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When we visit

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