Cruising German Waterways
10 Day Ocean Cruise Holiday
- 10 days
- Price from
- Ocean Cruise
- Date next
- Cabin as selected
- All meals & snacks on board
- Door to Door service*
- Free holiday insurance option
Sail from Newcastle aboard the Balmoral
||Fri 19 Oct, 2018
||Fred Olsen Balmoral
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Join Balmoral and head to Germany on very special sailing featuring scenic cruising along beautiful waterways; calls into four enchanting destinations; and a chance to experience the excitement of one of the country’s oldest and largest annual events.
A string of unforgettable highlights are yours to discover on this short, yet rewarding adventure, beginning with arguably the most memorable highlight of them all – the Bremen Beer Festival. Your ship will glide into Bremen via the Weser River, so there's no need to endure a long coach ride from Bremerhaven. Once docked, you can head ashore and sample the atmosphere of the Freimarkt extravaganza. This two week festival is one of Germany’s most historic and attracts over four million revellers every year. You have the opportunity to sample delicious local brewsat the beer festival, enjoy the fun and festivity of the funfair and stop-by the traditional market stalls selling aromatic sweets and tasty pastries. An afternoon of scenic cruisingalong the Weser will then offer you the chance to recover and relax, taking in gorgeous countryside as you sail onwards to Hamburg. Here you can take time to discover landmarkssuch as the towering neo-Renaissance style Rathaus and St Michael’s Church at your leisure; or perhaps embark on a boat tour of the Alster Lake and learn of the city’s ancient seafaring traditions.
Fred Olsen Balmoral
Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral is Fred.Olsen’s largest and newest ship boasting generous public areas and an extensive promenade deck.
Fred Olsen Info
All our Fred.Olsen cruises include:
• Comfortable rooms and suites with tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
• Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
• Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
• In-room sandwiches and snacks.
• All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, live music and dancing.
• Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
• Use of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, jacuzzis and gym.
• A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
• Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.