Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s Balmoral will sail west in 2019, on a 62-night voyage round-trip from Southampton to the U.S. West Coast departing on January 19, according to a company statement.
There are 18 port stops planned with highlights including San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to a company statement. There are also port calls in Colombia, Barbados, Portugal, Costa Rica, Aruba, Mexico and other countries, along with two Panama Canal transits.
“We are very excited to be offering this special cruise for the first time ever in 2019. Every year we work hard to come-up with new holidays and experiences for our guests and we think this cruise is going to be extremely popular. The itinerary, which features many maiden calls for Fred. Olsen reads like a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ backpacking adventure, yet with all the comfort and home-from-home surroundings of our flagship, Balmoral,” commented Neil Herbert, head of sales. .
Ports of Call: Southampton, UK – Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (overnight stay) – Bridgetown, Barbados – Kralendijk, Bonaire – Cartagena de Indias, Columbia – Colon, Panama – Cruising the Panama Canal – Acajutla, El Salvador – Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico – Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico – San Francisco, California, USA (two-night stay) – Los Angeles, California – San Diego, California – Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico – Puntarenas, Costa Rica – Cruising the Panama Canal – Oranjestad, Aruba – Philipsburg, St Maarten – Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores – La Coruña, Galicia, Spain – Southampton, UK.