Sail to Norway at the height of spring for £499 per person with this deal from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Saving a massive £660 on the brochure price, this package works out at £50 a night for a 10-night sailing on Balmoral.
The ship sets sail from Southampton on 14 May and travels to Kristiansand, Oslo -- described by Condé Nast Traveller as one of "Europe’s coolest capitals", Flam, Bergen (pictured) and Haugesund, before returning to Southampton.
Spring is a great time to travel to Norway as you'll get more daylight hours for your buck, without the busy crowds of summer. Plus, guests will get the chance to explore Oslo on Norway's nation day -- Norwegian Constitution Day. The main celebration is a parade along Karl Johans Gate, the city's main street.
The price is based on two people sharing an Inside Lower Cabin with all meals and snacks. Inside Higher Cabins are available for £549, Outside Lower Cabins for £599, Outside Higher Cabins for £649 and Superior Outside Cabins for £699 per person.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has also cut 50% off the all-inclusive package reducing it to £145 per person (£14.50 per night).
Refurbished in 2008, Balmoral has a "European quality, style and character" says the 2012 Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. The ship features four eateries including the Ballindalloch Restaurant (the main dining room), the Spey Restaurant and the more casual Palms Cafe. Other onboard facilities include a saltwater swimming pool, a library, a fitness centre and the Neptune Lounge, which hosts to cabaret shows and lectures.