Antwerp & Amsterdam in Five Nights

14th Nov 2023 5 nights Sails from Dover Braemar M2328
FREEDOM FARE FROM £599 per person
Bridges over canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands Bridges over canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands
FREEDOM FARE FROM £599 per person
£50pp FREE On Board Spend or £100pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

A chance to savour a taste of Fred. Olsen’s smaller ship cruising experience, and explorations of two culture-rich European cities, makes for a rewarding short break. Visiting Belgium, an early morning sail along the Western Scheldt River is your journey into the heart of Antwerp, where Braemar docks close to the centre of the city. Simply venture ashore and begin your exploration; you’ll soon uncover highlights such as the iconic Cathedral of Our Lady, the works of Rembrandt and traditional Belgian chocolate shops. At the legendary Diamond District, you could not only see some of the world’s finest treasures, but go behind the scenes and help to polish a rough diamond too.[ReadMore]

On to the Netherlands, Braemar will once again dock closer to the centre of one of Europe’s most attraction-packed cities, Amsterdam. An abundance of attractions awaits in the Dutch capital, and the heart of it all is just a short distance from your ship’s gangway. Visit museums such as Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum perhaps, or explore iconic canals and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring. Perhaps see the sights by bicycle, or opt for a romantic canal boat tour in the evening. Amsterdam is also perfectly placed for joining tours to discover the famous windmills of the Zaanse Schans. During the sail in and out of the city, you’ll also cruise the North Sea Canal and witness the importance of Amsterdam’s waterways first-hand.

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 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

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'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

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.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

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.

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.