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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils first 2023 cruise with Balmoral’s ‘North American Waterways and Canadian Fall’ sailing

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils first 2023 cruise with Balmoral’s ‘North American Waterways and Canadian Fall’ sailing

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled its first look into 2023 with the early release of a ‘North American Waterways and Canadian Fall’ cruise, including a maiden sailing of the Hudson River in New York.

The 34-night cruise will set sail from Southampton in September 2023 and will visit a number of Canadian ports, including St John’s in Newfoundland and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Balmoral will then head to America where highlights will include a scenic sailing of the size-restricted Hudson River, as well as the Cape Cod Canal and Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in Baltimore.

To make this sailing even more enticing, guests who book by 30th September 2020 will enjoy up to £300 per person to spend on board during their holiday.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Service, said:

“This is set to be an exceptional itinerary, timed so that guests will be able to witness the autumnal beauty of the destinations they will visit.

“This will be the first time we have sailed to Canada since 2019, and we know it is a destination that our guests always enjoy visiting with us.

“Particularly exciting will be the opportunity to cruise along the Hudson River in New York, a maiden sailing for us, made possible by the smaller size of Balmoral.

“Plus, those who book before the end of September will receive up to £300 to spend on board - on us! This means they can sit back, relax and enjoy all of the benefits of small ship cruising during their time aboard and ashore.

Details of this exciting sailing are as follows:

Balmoral’s 34-night L2323 ‘North American Waterways & Canadian Fall’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 26th September 2023. Prices start from £5,299 per person.

Ports of call: Southampton, UK – St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada (overnight stay) – Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada – Halifax, Canada (overnight stay) – Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada – Portland, Maine, USA – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Cruising Cape Cod Canal – Cruising by Statue of Liberty – New York, USA (two-night stay) – Cruising Hudson River – Cruising Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Baltimore, Maryland, USA – Baltimore, Maryland, USA (overnight stay) – Hamilton, Bermuda – Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores – La Coruña, Galicia, Spain – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit L2323 ‘North American Waterways & Canadian Fall’

This is the first itinerary to be released from Fred. Olsen’s 2023 cruise programme, and follows on from the early release of two cruises in 2022: the 17-night W2210 ‘Whales, Waterfalls & Volcanic Islands’ sailing, which was announced in partnership with ORCA last year, and the 28-night L2222 ‘Black Sea Discovery with the Mediterranean’ cruise unveiled last week.

Earlier this month, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced it will be welcoming two new ships, Bolette and Borealis, into the fleet as the company looks ahead to a return to the water.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller ships offers a range of exceptional cruise experiences, which have seen it named ‘Best for Itineraries’ for five consecutive years in the Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines or to book online,, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or contact your ABTA travel agent. 



Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

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