Capital Cities of the Baltic

1st Jun 2020 13 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2014
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,799 per person

Experience cultural discovery at its finest as you visit five incredible cities in five different countries – including three magnificent Baltic capitals – in less than two weeks. With iconic attractions appearing at every turn, from opulent palaces to world-famous ballet, you’re in for an enriching 13-night adventure filled with highlights.

Visits to a trio of captivating capital cities are sure to provide some of the most memorable sights and experiences on this immersive, in-depth exploration of the Baltic. [ReadMoreMob]In Denmark, the delights of cosmopolitan Copenhagen await. The colourful, 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, Little Mermaid statue and legendary Tivoli Gardens are within easy reach of Braemar’s central docking location. Elsewhere, Rosenburg Castle and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces represent Copenhagen’s rich Royal heritage. Enticing Helsinki is yours to explore, with its insightful galleries and museums, Art Nouveau architecture and unique attractions such as the Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Visiting the Finnish capital affords an opportunity to relax and breathe in the invigorating steam of a traditional smoke sauna too, for an altogether authentic experience. There’s also Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital, Tallinn. With a day to wander the city’s cobbled streets, you could delight in the medieval structures of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Kadriorg Palace. [ReadMoreDesk]

Your exciting journey of Baltic discovery takes you to the stunning Russian city of St Petersburg too, for an overnight stay to savour. Sailing the picturesque River Neva will present you with views of glorious, golden-domed structures, before two days in the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ allows ample time to take in its collection of world-famous landmarks. Star attractions include Peterhof Palace, the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaacs Cathedral: a guided walking tour is the best way to see them all. Don’t miss the Hermitage and Faberge Museum too; and, for a very special cultural experience, the chance to see, hear and feel the emotion of an evening at the Russian ballet. Finally, a full day in the seaside resort of Travemünde offers rich rewards, whether you take the opportunity to visit traditional German shops, markets and cafés found merely walking distance from your ship’s gangway; or perhaps venture further afield on a tour to UNESCO-listed Lübeck, a 12th century gem boasting over 1000 fascinating historical sites. Upon departure from Travemünde, scenic cruising of the size-restricted Kiel Canal rounds off your holiday in unforgettable style.  

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.

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.