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Balmoral, 8 Night Wildlife & Culture of the Scenic Scottish Isles ex Southampton, England Return

16th May 2025 | 8 nights | Sails from Southampton, England | Balmoral | 112435

On this rewarding journey, Balmoral will head to remote Scottish isles, presenting you with examples of remarkable nature and fascinating culture. Representatives from wildlife charity ORCA will be on hand to help you search for seabirds and marine life, including puffins and orca, from your ship. Ashore, you can explore the dramatic landscapes of Skye, such as the rocky outcrop known as the Old Man of Storr; dock in Lerwick – only possible on smaller ships – where you can learn about Viking farming traditions and meet some local crofters; and discover Orkney’s fascinating history on a tour of the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, an archaeological treasure. Balmoral will sail past the coastal cliffs and birdlife hotspot of Sumburgh Head.

Your Itinerary

Date Port Arrive Depart
Cruise Itinerary
16 May 25 Southampton, England
17 May 25 Falmouth, England
18 May 25 At Sea
19 May 25 Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
20 May 25 Kirkwall, Scotland
21 May 25 Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
21 May 25 Sumburgh Head, Scotland Cruising
22 May 25 Moray Firth, Scotland Cruising
23 May 25 At Sea
24 May 25 Southampton, England

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Named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, Balmoral is small compared to other cruise ships and features just 710 guest cabins. Thanks to her smaller size, she is able to navigate some of Europe's most picturesque waterways, including the Kiel Canal and River Seine, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for. More information
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