Waterways of Belgium & Holland

Departs Southampton  •  03rd November 2017  •  7 nights
Braemar  •  M1727  •  Prices from £599.00 (cruise only)
Panoramic of Antwerp, Belgium
Panoramic of Antwerp, Belgium
Enjoy relaxing journeys along wonderful waterways in Belgium and the Netherlands, and experience an in-depth exploration of some of Europe’s finest cities on this engrossing 7-night cultural cruise aboard Braemar.

Look out for the Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe Nature Reserve – which is a haven for a variety of birds – as you sail the Western Scheldt River to Antwerp. Picturesque parks and gardens; quaint cobbled streets lined with fine architecture; world-famous diamond and chocolate shops; and the medieval Cathedral of our Lady – these are just a selection of highlights to discover during your overnight stay here. Alternatively join a tour to admire the sights of beautiful Brussels, including the unusual Atomium and Grand Place. Next you’ll head into Ghent via the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. In this charming city you can visit some of Belgium’s most interesting museums; and marvel at grand gothic structures such as St. Bavo’s Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts. Don’t miss the imposing, UNESCO-listed Belfry, which at 91 metres-high is Belgium’s tallest.

Sailing north to the Netherlands, you’ll enjoy views of the iconic Erasmusbrug Bridge and Rotterdam’s soaring skyline as you glide into port via the Nieuwe Mass. Once ashore in the Netherlands’ stylish second city, discover a plethora of fantastic museums and take in the unique architectural delights; from the innovative 1970’s Cube Houses to the magnificently modern Markthal. The UNESCO-listed Windmills of Kinderdijk are just a short distance Rotterdam and it is well-worth making the journey to see these Dutch icons. Finally Braemar will call into Amsterdam after an early morning cruise along the picturesque Nordzeekanaal. A full-day in the vibrant Dutch capital allows you plenty of time to explore at your leisure and discover must-visit attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frankhuis. For a unique view of the city, join a canal cruise and let your guide show you the sights as you simply sit back and relax. 

Single supplement offers available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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Itinerary & Port Information

Waterways of Belgium & Holland
Date
Arrive
Depart
Destination
November 2017
Fri 03
Late PM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Sat 04
Early AM
Early PM
Cruising Western Scheldt River
Cruising Western Scheldt River

Cruising Western Scheldt River

Located in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, the Western Scheldt River is an estuary of the Scheldt River, and is the only direct way to the North Sea. 

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Sat 04
Early PM
Antwerp
Antwerp

Antwerp

With over 80% of the world's rough diamonds passing through the city's famous diamond district at some point, Antwerp is renowned for it's charm and sparkle. However, there's a lot more to this fine city than precious stones - it's home to plenty of other gems to discover and enjoy too.

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Sun 05
Late PM
Antwerp
Antwerp

Antwerp

With over 80% of the world's rough diamonds passing through the city's famous diamond district at some point, Antwerp is renowned for it's charm and sparkle. However, there's a lot more to this fine city than precious stones - it's home to plenty of other gems to discover and enjoy too.

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Sun 05
Late PM
Late Night
Cruising Western Scheldt River
Cruising Western Scheldt River

Cruising Western Scheldt River

Located in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, the Western Scheldt River is an estuary of the Scheldt River, and is the only direct way to the North Sea. 

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Sun 05
Late Night
Late Night
Cruising Ghent-Terneuzen Canal
Cruising Ghent-Terneuzen Canal

Cruising Ghent-Terneuzen Canal

Cruise into the charming Belgian city of Ghent via the busy Ghent-Terneuzen Canal – Ghent’s link to the North Sea since the 19th century. Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Sun 05
Late Night
Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

Ghent is often described as Europe’s best kept secret. Quiet, yet vibrant; historic, yet contemporary, this beautiful Belgian city is brimming with culture and packed with sights and attractions. 

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Mon 06
Late PM
Ghent, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

Ghent is often described as Europe’s best kept secret. Quiet, yet vibrant; historic, yet contemporary, this beautiful Belgian city is brimming with culture and packed with sights and attractions. 

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Mon 06
Late PM
Late PM
Cruising Ghent-Terneuzen Canal
Cruising Ghent-Terneuzen Canal

Cruising Ghent-Terneuzen Canal

Cruise into the charming Belgian city of Ghent via the busy Ghent-Terneuzen Canal – Ghent’s link to the North Sea since the 19th century. Read more about this port and its shore tours >
Tue 07
Early AM
Early AM
Cruising the Nieuwe Maas
Cruising the Nieuwe Maas

Cruising the Nieuwe Maas

The Nieuwe Mass is a 24 kilometre-long distributary of the Netherlands’ mighty Rhine River. 

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Tue 07
Early AM
Late Night
Rotterdam
Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Experience the modern architecture synonymous with this innovative city.

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Wed 08
Early AM
Early AM
Cruising North Sea Canal (Noordzeekanaal)
Cruising North Sea Canal (Noordzeekanaal)

Cruising North Sea Canal (Noordzeekanaal)

The North Sea Canal (or Noordzeekanaal) is Amsterdam’s direct link to the North Sea and is one of the country’s busiest and most important shipping lanes. 

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Wed 08
Early AM
Late Night
Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Netherlands's historic capital - is packed with beautiful sights and unique cultural delights.

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Fri 10
Early AM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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.

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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 12:20 20/09/2017.
Please contact our Reservations Team for live availability and prices.
Pricing based on cruise only. Please call for latest fly-cruise prices.

What's Included

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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