Sailing Northern Norway’s rugged waterways on board Balmoral makes for a journey of discovery filled with sights and experiences rarely uncovered on a cruise. Passing through the remarkably narrow Trollfjord, you’ll feel as though you can almost touch the mountainsides, while your small ship’s size advantage allows you to capture the beauty of staggering Meløy’s Nordfjord and the awe-inspiring scenes of Austensfjorden and Nærøysundet. Seeing the mighty Black Glacier, unique Torghatten ‘mountain with the hole’ and the spectacular Seven Sisters in all their natural splendour will be simply unforgettable. Your adventure includes opportunities for memorable explorations and discoveries ashore too. The scenic Lofoten Islands await, with a visit to Leknes offering a chance to immerse yourself in the archipelago’s unspoilt beauty and rich Viking history; and there’s time to tick-off the must-visit attractions of Tromsø, the ‘capital of the north’, including the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and a cable car ride up majestic Mount Storsteinen. You’ll also delight in the staggering scenery of quaint Bodo, where the skies are alive with soaring sea eagles; and navigate Romsdalfjord to Åndalsnes, the starting point for explorations of astonishing mountain ranges via the Rauma Railway.


  • Feel as if you can touch the mountainsides of astonishing Trollfjord
  • See the awe-inspiring scenery of Meløy’s Nordfjord
  • Marvel at the mighty Black Glacier


  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet