Discovering the Balkans, Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece M240608
13 Mar 2024
The cruise at a glance
The Olsen Way Highlights
Another chance to experience an unmissable sailing of the ultra-narrow Corinth Canal, only possible due to Braemar's smaller size. Our journey planners have carefully selected destinations that showcase Ancient Greek history, with opportunities to see everything from Olympia, the site of the original Olympic Games, to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. You'll also visit the Balkans where historically significant destinations await your discovery, including off-the-beaten-track places such as the fortified town of Kotor – reached by cruising the scenic, fjord-like Bay of Kotor – and Durrës, home to historic architecture including a Roman amphitheatre and Zog’s Villa of Durrës. In Croatia, you can uncover the influences of Emperor Diocletian in the ruins of his 4th-century palace in Split, before learning how the Walls of Dubrovnik have protected the city for hundreds of years.
Life On Board
Braemar is the smallest ship in our fleet, which means she can get even closer to many of the destinations we visit. Her flatter hull means she can sail sizerestricted waterways, such as the ultra-narrow Corinth Canal, and dock closer to city centres.
Braemar is the smallest ship in our fleet which means she can get even closer to many of the destinations we visit, including the Corinth Canal. Her flatter hull means she can sail size-restricted waterways and dock closer to city centres. Large picture windows and open deck spaces offer fantastic scenic views.
Our Signature Experiences
To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.
We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting
Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships
Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years
There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea
We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board
Cabins, Prices & Offers
Cabin Options On Your Cruise
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SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED
Everything listed below, plus your flights, is included within the price of your cruise holiday
Dining & Lounges
- À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Daily buffet dining options
- Late night Supper Club
- Afternoon tea
- Self-service tea & coffee
- In-cabin dining & snacks
Activities & Entertainment
- Evening shows
- Live music & dancing
- Dance classes
- Lectures & talks
- Cookery demonstrations
- Traditional deck games
- Daily games & quizzes
Relaxation & Fitness
- Swimming Pools
- Fitness Centre
- Fitness Classes
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What's the difference between Freedom and Saver fares?
On certain sailings we offer two types of cruise fares; Freedom and Saver Fares.
I'm travelling alone, how will I get to meet people?
Our single guests feel right at home on board our ships; Fred. Olsen have the reputation of sailing the friendliest fleet afloat.
How do I get off the ship if we're at anchor?
Disembarking when your ship's at anchor is a very different experience to when it's docked portside. Getting ashore in this instance often involves the use of the ship's tender, which is accessed via the steps of a secure gangway.