Historic Towns & Cities of the Adriatic
Braemar • M1825 • Prices from £2,799.00 (cruise only)
Embark on an unforgettable exploration of the Adriatic aboard aemar and discover stunning highlights, UNESCO-listed sites and authentic experiences in captivating Italian, Croatian and Montenegrin towns and cities.
En route to the Adriatic you’ll stop-off in the cultural Spanish city of Malaga and visit beautiful Valletta. Enjoy views of the Maltese capital’s spectacular Grand Harbour as you glide into port, then go ashore for the chance to explore the 16th century walled city or tour to medieval Mdina. A call into Kotor will then ensure a memorable start to your Adriatic adventure. With its stunning scenery, narrow streets and fine Romanesque structures, this beautifully preserved medieval fortified town is a delight to explore. Be sure to kayak the tranquil waters of the Bay of Kotor too. The following afternoon you’ll arrive in mesmerising Venice for an overnight stay, after cruising the glorious Laguna Veneta. Tick attractions such as the 14th century Doge’s Palace and the St. Mark’s Basilica off your ‘must-visit’ list; and take the chance to enjoy a gondola ride along the iconic canals at dusk – a simply unmissable experience. Then it’s on the small Venetian fishing town of Chioggia, the perfect place to relax after immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle of busy Venice.
This incredible journey continues in Croatia, where Split will appear on your horizon. Lush forested islands and staggering coastal scenery will provide astonishing views to enjoy from your ship’s decks before arriving in Split, which is home to the Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace and a number of architectural delights hidden within the city’s fortress-like heart. To encounter some of Croatia’s most breathtaking natural beauty, take a tour to Krka National Park and marvel at the tumbling Skradinski Buk Waterfall. You’ll also visit Dubrovnik, Croatia’s ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, where you can stroll the iconic city walls in search of historic churches, monasteries, palaces and houses topped by the famous terracotta roofs. Riding the cable car is a great way to see this simply stunning city from a different perspective too. After your extensive Adriatic exploration there’s also the opportunity to sample wines in Marsala or seek out the fifth century Doric Temple on the Italian island of Sicily; and explore the Spanish city of Cartagena before visiting Lisbon, the Portuguese capital and your final port of call.
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Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationOctober 2018Tue 02Late PMSouthampton
We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 06Early AMLate PMMalaga
Capital of southern Spain's sun-kissed Costa de Sol, the stunning Andalusian city of Malaga is famed for its relaxed atmosphere, soothing warmth and inviting beaches, as well as being the birthplace of legendary artist Pablo Picasso.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Tue 09Early AMLate PMValletta, Malta
A tiny island with an epic and heroic history, Malta is one of the most scenic ports of arrival anywhere. The 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with baroque architecture. See the St. John’s Co-Cathedral and its incredibly ornate chapels created by the Knights Templar.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 11Early AMEarly PMKotorThu 11Early PMLate PMCruising Bay of KotorFri 12Late PMLate PMCruising Laguna VenetaFri 12Late PMVenice, ItalySat 13Late NightVenice, ItalySun 14Early AMLate PMChioggia, Italy
Away from the tourist-packed attractions of Venice, the laidback island town of Chioggia offers a taste of the authentic Venetian lifestyle without the hustle and bustle. With pretty canals to explore and historic architecture to admire, it’s a wonderful place to spend a relaxing day in the Adriatic sunshine.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 15Early AMLate PMSplit, CroatiaTue 16Early AMLate PMDubrovnikThu 18Early PMLate PMTrapani, ItalySat 20Early PMLate PMCartagena
Cartagena’s Old Town is protected by the city walls. There’s a natural harbour that is watched over by the medieval Castillio de la Concepcion, from which there are superb views. Many of the buildings from Roman Cartagena have disappeared, but some important sites remain, including the amphitheatre dating from around 100BC.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 22Early AMLate PMLisbon, Portugal
Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 25Late PMSouthampton
We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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Pricing / Rooms
Prices shown are updated once daily and are based on the lowest price available for each room type. Correct at 05:20 20/02/2018.
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Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:
- Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
- Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
- Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
- Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
- All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
- Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
- On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
- A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
- All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
- Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
- Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.
On Our Ship
Elegant Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities. Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.
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