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Islands of the Mediterranean - Balmoral
Departs: Southampton| Tuesday 2 Apr 2019 | 17 nights 
From just £1999pp 

To celebrate the launch of this exciting, brand new 2019 "Islands of the Mediterranean" cruise, Fred. Olsen are offering a choice of FREE door-to-door transfers up to 90 UK mainland miles each way, or FREE on board spend of up to £150 per person if you book by 30th November 2017.

Experience an unforgettable springtime exploration of the sun-kissed Mediterranean and discover the delights of a string of gorgeous Spanish, Italian and French islands. In just over two weeks you will take in some of the most charming towns and cities, inviting beaches and spectacular scenery this stunning region has to offer, and all while enjoying the warm, friendly atmosphere on board Balmoral. 
Five fabulous islands feature on this incredible itinerary in total, including three of Spain's beautiful Balearic Islands. A day in Ibiza will afford you plenty of time to discover that is there is much more to this popular 'Party Island' than the renowned nightlife enjoyed by so many here. The UNESCO-listed Old Town of Dalt Vila, the famous salt flats of Las Salinas and much more are sure to catch your attention. Many Menorcan highlights await your discovery too, during a call into Mahon. Perhaps you will opt to go in search of Menorca's glorious beaches and Monte Toro, the island's highest peak; visit the gin distillery; or even explore unspoilt countryside on horseback. On the pretty island of Mallorca, Palma is a joy to explore with its labyrinth of historic streets and captivating architecture. You could choose to stay here and marvel at the city's sights, such as the Gaudi-crafted Gothic-style cathedral; or embark on a scenic train journey to nearby Soller. The French island of Corsica never fails to impress, with its breathtaking coastlines and lush countryside smothered with dense forests, towering mountains and winding rivers. Here  Balmoral will dock at Ajaccio, your gateway to the dramatic gorges of Prunelli, where magnificent granite cliffs plunge into the Prunelli River. Your ship will also sail to the Italian island of Sardinia, where the soft white sand beaches and historic attractions of Olbia, the unusual landscapes of Moon Valley and the glamourous Costa Smeralda resort await. This special 17-night sailing presents chances to explore some of the Spanish and Portuguese mainland's finest cities too. In Spain, Malaga, Cartagena and Cadiz offer up tours to grand palaces, an ancient Roman amphitheatre and fantastic tapas bars; while in Portugal, Lisbon "the picturesque capital" boasts plenty of attractions, from architectural treasures to the Iberian peninsula's largest shopping mall.
Date Port ArrivalArr. DepartureDept. Remark
Tue 2 Apr Southampton, England Late PM
Wed 3 Apr Cruising
Thu 4 Apr Cruising
Fri 5 Apr Cruising
Sat 6 Apr Malaga, Andalusia, Spain Early AM Late PM
Sun 7 Apr Cartagena, Spain Early AM Late PM
Mon 8 Apr Ibiza, Spain Early AM Late PM
Tue 9 Apr Mahon, Menorca, Spain Early AM Late PM
Wed 10 Apr Ajaccio, Corsica, France Early AM Late PM
Thu 11 Apr Olbia, Sardinia, Italy Early AM Late PM
Fri 12 Apr Cruising
Sat 13 Apr Palma, Mallorca, Spain Early AM Late PM
Sun 14 Apr Cruising
Mon 15 Apr Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain Early AM Late PM
Tue 16 Apr Lisbon, Portugal Early AM Late Night
Wed 17 Apr Cruising
Thu 18 Apr Cruising
Fri 19 Apr Southampton, England Early PM
Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships with capacity for up to 1350 guests yet is still small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you. Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral, retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing an inside cabin. Terms & conditions apply.

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