Welcome aboard the new Balmoral having recently undergone a multi-million pound refit she is the head of the Fred Olsen fleet and as you settle in and sail from Newcastle enjoy all that Balmoral has to offer. Sail on a Scandinavian adventure into charming Swedish, Norwegian and Danish towns and cities and two of Europe's most amenable capitals. Oslo is the perfect place for an introduction to Scandinavia with the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Polar Ship Museum, the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch's The Scream, and the medieval Akershus Fortress. Depart via the idyllic Oslofjord on a short overnight sail to Sweden with a call at Helsingborg where the city's locals will welcome you with traditional festivities before your excursion to Hamlet's Kronborg Castle.
Two days in Denmark will include Copenhagen with a host of highlights, from the pretty Nyhavn district and the iconic Little Mermaid statue to the world-famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park and the impressive Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces. With Balmoral docking close to the centre of the city too, you'll be perfectly placed to see the city's sights.
Then there's Fredericia, where ceremonial cannon fire and locals looking resplendent in traditional dress, will provide an unforgettable welcome to this historic town. Again, you'll dock close to the town centre here, so old military ramparts and landmarks including the Foot Soldier Statue will be within easy reach. Finally, it's back to Norway for another memorable welcome into Arendal, a town made famous by the fictional 'Arendelle' kingdom in the hit Disney animation Frozen.