Capital Cities of the Baltic

1st Jun 2020 13 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2014
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
Ariel view of St Petersburg at night, Russia Ariel view of St Petersburg at night, Russia
FROM ONLY £1,799 per person
Cruise Sale - FREE Drinks & Tips

Drinks & Tips offer is applicable to new bookings only, made between 04/12/19 and 04/02/20 inclusive, for departures of 5 nights or more, from April to December 2020. Offer excludes charters, exclusive sailings, Tour Operator holidays and D2023, D20GV, L2026. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled. From price of £599 per person applies to M2028, L2028 & L2032, based on twin occupancy, and is subject to availability.

FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade & Tips Covered on Ocean cruises: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night (where paid). Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Cruise Sale Solo offer, Saver Fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise.

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. [ReadMoreDesk]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. 

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.  

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.

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’.