Whisking you away to France and Belgium, for journeys along beautiful rivers and exploration of charming cities, small ship Balmoral takes you on an inspirational summer adventure. On the gorgeous River Seine, enjoy unforgettable scenic cruising through fabulous French countryside and an extended stay in Rouen. You can immerse yourself in Rouen’s rich history and tales of Joan of Arc and Richard the Lionheart, amongst a maze of cobbled streets, timbered houses and landmarks such as Place du Vieux Marché and the spectacular Cathédrale de Notre Dame. Alternatively, you may be tempted to tour to the iconic house and gardens of Claude Monet. Back along the Seine, the 16th century streets, impressive architecture and historic maritime district of Honfleur await you, before two days in Belgium begins with time to relax and absorb views of the Western Scheldt River’s picturesque scenery. When Balmoral finally docks in Antwerp, close to the city centre, simply step ashore and explore. The sight of elaborate Grote Markt and the mighty Cathedral of our Lady will whet your appetite for further discovery; and if you do venture further, treasures such as traditional Belgian chocolate shops, the legendary Diamond District and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts are your rewards.


  • Explore the beautiful rivers, countryside and cities of France and Belgium
  • Immerse yourself in Rouen’s rich, diverse history
  • Delve into Honfleur’s rich maritime heritage


  • 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