Golden Gate Bridge

A brand new cruise for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has been launched which will offer passengers the chance to explore California and surrounding areas.

The cruise, California, Mexico and the Panama Canal, will set sail on 19th January 2019 from Southampton on Balmoral, a 1,350-passenger ship.

The cruise will last 62 nights and will take guests to 18 destinations including San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. 

Passengers on the cruise will get the chance to visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Balboa Park, Alcatraz, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

This voyage also offers passengers the chance to explore cities and towns in Columbia, Barbados, Portugal, Costa Rica, Aruba and beach resorts on the Mexican Riviera. Balmoral will also transit the Panama Canal twice.

Bookings made before 1st March 2017 for this cruise will entitle guests to benefits such as ‘all inclusive’ drinks packages and money to spend on-board for party members.

Ports of call itinerary

The cruise will call at: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal; Bridgetown, Barbados; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Cartagena de Indias, Columbia; Colon, Panama; Acajutla, El Salvador; Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico; San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Oranjestad, Aruba; Philipsburg, St Maarten; Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores; La Coruña, Galicia, Spain; Southampton, UK. 

More about Balmoral

Balmoral is the largest of the four Fred.Olsen ships, and takes its name from the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family.

The Scottish theme runs throughout the ship, with the names of the fine-dining restaurants relating to the Highlands: Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey.

Despite its size, it is still small enough to navigate through narrow waterways, providing passengers with scenic views.

For groups bookings email or call 0147-3746169. For further information visit