Balkans, Corinth Canal, Ancient Greece & Andalusia

17th Mar 2023 42 nights Sails from Málaga Braemar M230609
FROM ONLY £6,599 per person
Beautiful sunny day over the bay in front of old town of Dubrovnik Beautiful sunny day over the bay in front of old town of Dubrovnik
FROM ONLY £6,599 per person

On this exploration of the Balkan Peninsula and the Med, you’re in for an adventure filled with captivating experiences, from delves into the history and culture of iconic destinations to unforgettable scenic cruising.[ReadMoreMob] Time in Dubrovnik is the pinnacle of your Balkan discovery capture the beauty, as well as the history, of this UNESCO-listed city, with its imposing fortifications and terracotta-topped buildings. In Split, see the influences of Emperor Diocletian in the ruins of his 4th century palace, and – along the coast in Montenegro – discover Kotor amongst magnificent landscapes, where the Venetian Works of Defence, built between the 15th and 17th centuries, awaits. Enjoy rare visits to the Albanian city of Durres, a city awash with the contrasting architectural wonders of various eras, and ancient Crotone, which has stood on Italy’s Calabrese coast since 4th century BC, too. Plus, delight in the scenic splendour of the Strait of Messina and fjord-like Bay of Kotor.

In Greece, feel a unique sense of excitement while smaller-sized Braemar navigates the Corinth Canal, sailing serenely between carefully carved, pinching cliffs to provide dramatic views rarely seen from an ocean cruise ship. You’ve also chances to take in the Cretan charms of Agios Nikolaos and Rhodes’ ancient sites; and delight in the palm-lined promenades, Ouzeries and beaches in of Syros and Kefallonia, Ermoupoli and Argostoli. Meanwhile, Katakolon and Pireaus are gateways to the iconic ancient cities of Olympia and Athens. On a journey across the Med, a string of island sights and highlights await; see the medieval treasures of Malta, and the pretty coastlines and historic sites of Trapani and Cagliari in Italy. On Spanish shores, discover Monte Toro and golden beaches on Menorca, and delve into the history of places found off the beaten track on Ibiza. Finally, it’s on to Seville. The Guadalquivir River is your scenic route into the heart of the city, where Braemar docks close to attractions such as Plaza de España, the Moorish Alcázar Palace and the Gothic Cathedral. An overnight stay in Seville also affords time to not only savour a traditional flamenco performance, but learn the dance from a local bailaora.

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.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 


We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.


We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.


We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.