Authentic Andalusia with Lisbon

28th Jun 2020 12 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2016
FROM ONLY £1,649 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,649 per person

Taking in three stunning cities in one of the most breathtaking Spanish regions, this thrilling journey of discovery has been crafted to show you the best of Andalusia. An absorbing mix of authentic cultures, spectacular scenery, traditional cuisine and incredible architecture awaits, and Braemar will bring it all closer to you by docking centrally in every port.

Overflowing with aesthetic and cultural treasures, Malaga provides the perfect introduction to Spain’s absorbing southernmost region. [ReadMoreMob]Here you could marvel at the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, and savour the many masterpieces from Pablo Picasso – a Malaga native – on display at the Picasso Museum, one of the many highlights of the ‘mile of art’. Sailing onward to Seville, your smaller ship will head straight into the heart of Andalusia’s captivating capital and stop overnight, affording you two days to dig deep under the city’s skin. Perhaps wander into the centre to search the pretty squares and streets for historical and architectural attractions such as the intricate Alcázar Palace, UNESCO-listed gothic cathedral and 16th century Casa de Pilatos; and sample delicious local cuisine at one of the many tapas bars. In the evening, don’t miss the chance to catch a sultry performance of traditional Flamenco dancing for an authentic Andalusian experience. [ReadMoreDesk]

After Seville comes Cádiz, situated on Andalusia’s sun-kissed Atlantic coast. You could take the opportunity to indulge with the region’s finest traditional flavours during your time here: the bars and restaurants of Cádiz are renowned for serving some of the tastiest tapas on offer anywhere in Spain, while nearby Jerez – reachable on a tour – is the ‘sherry capital of the world’. Cádiz is also a haven for exploration; a wealth of wonderful sites await you in the charming Old Town, including the 18th century cathedral and Plaza de España. As if discovering the delights of Andalusia wasn’t enough, this 12-night cruise also includes a visit to Gibraltar, for a chance to take advantage of duty-free shopping and enjoy unspoilt ocean views from the iconic ‘rock’; and a call Lisbon. You’ll have a day to delve into the rich maritime history of Portugal’s picturesque capital, see impressive landmarks such as Belém Tower, and stop-by the world-famous Pasteis de Belém bakery, to taste quintessential egg tarts.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Refurbished in 2017, 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.