FRED.OLSEN CRUISE LINES – German Waterways Cruise


FRED.OLSEN CRUISE LINES – German Waterways Cruise

  • Destination: Germany
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Departs: 27/09/2019
  • Price: £1299

Uncover a string of delights on this classic 9 night German adventure.  Cruise the scenic 61 mile long Kiel Canal and the winding River Elbe with overnight mooring at Warnemünde (gateway to Berlin), Hamburg and Bremen.

The 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.  Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred Olsen fleet. There is a range of dining options available to suit all tastes and a fantastic selection of bars and lounges.

Single: Please ask for details
Ocean view porthole window supplement from: £200 per person
Superior Ocean view picture window from: £500 per person


  • Door to Door Service
  • Porterage
  • Cabins are en suite, air conditioned and have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer
  • All meal throughout the cruise from 5 course a la carte dining to casual buffets, afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • All Inclusive drinks package
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Evening entertainment including cabaret shows, live music & dancing
  • Use of leisure facilities and a wide range of daytime activities & lectures
  • Crew gratuities
  • Port taxes

Please note: We do not include shore excursions.  Full details will be sent in advance.


Day 1
Your Door to Door Service will transfer you to Newcastle, Port of Tyne to embark Balmoral.

Highlights of the cruise include:

  • 2 days cruising the Kiel Canal.  One of the world’s most important shipping routes, connecting the North Sea at the mouth of the River Elbe to the Baltic Sea.  Take in gorgeous scenes of lush-green countryside and picturesque villages along its still waters.
  • Warnemünde, a delightful seaside town on the coast of the Baltic Sea is one of Germany’s most popular holiday resorts.  With its wide sandy beaches, traditional pubs and fantastic restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
  • Berlin’s iconic monuments such as the Brandenburg Gate and the remains of the Berlin Wall; the gabled houses and Brick-Gothic structures of UNESCO listed Wismar and the Hanseatic-era treasures of Rostock can all be uncover on tours from Warnemünde.
  • Cruise the River Elbe.  One of the main waterways in Central Europe stretching from the Czech Republic to the North Sea.  Sailing to and from Hamburg, you’ll take in views of the lush-green German countryside, pass by pretty river islands and nature reserves such as Schwarztonnensand and Pagensand and see the delightful towns of Glückstadt and Brunsbüttel.
  • Vibrant, cosmopolitan and historic Hamburg, Germany’s principal port.  Hamburg is awash with historic buildings and monuments typical of Hanseatic heritage.  The steeple of St. Nokolai – a church almost destroyed in World War II, the 17th century Zollenbrücke Bridge and Hamburg Rathaus are must-visit sites.  The amazing Miniatur Wunderland museum is highly recommended, as is the UNESCO listed Kontorhaus District.
  • Straddling the Weser River is the maritime city of Bremen.  The Hanseatic Gothic architecture in the Markplatz and narrow timber buildings in the Schnoor Quarter are the standout highlights in the oldest part of the city.  The ornate Gothic Town Hall, originally built between 1405 and 1410, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 2 days at sea.

Day 10
We disembark in Newcastle and meet your Door to Door Service home.


Search Tour

Find your dream tour today!