Corinth Canal, Ancient Greece & Andalusia

27th Mar 2023 32 nights Sails from Valletta Braemar M230709
FROM ONLY £5,349 per person
Braemar cruising the Corinth Canal in Greece Braemar cruising the Corinth Canal in Greece
FROM ONLY £5,349 per person

This specially crafted cruise is a chance to seek out some of the most outstanding sights and experiences that Greece, gorgeous Mediterranean islands and Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region have to offer.[ReadMoreMob] You’ll get to feel a unique sense of excitement while smaller-sized, record-breaking Braemar twice navigates the Corinth Canal, sailing serenely between carefully carved, pinching cliffs to provide dramatic views rarely seen from an ocean cruise ship. The history, culture and beauty of Greek islands awaits you; step back to the Byzantine era as you see the Cretan delights of Agios Nikolaos, and trail the ancient sites of Rhodes, from Rhodes Town’s Palace of the Grand Masters and Avenue of the Knights to Lindos’ ruins. In Syros and Kefallonia, Ermoupoli and Argostoli exude Mediterranean charm, with pastel-hued villas and palm-lined promenades, Ouzeries and glorious beaches. Meanwhile, on the mainland, Katakolon and Pireaus are gateways to the iconic landmarks of Olympia and Athens.

Succumb to the scenic, historic and cultural charms of island destinations on your journey across the Med too. Visit Malta to take in the architectural highlights of Valletta, or perhaps tour to medieval Mdina, as well as two Italian delights – Trapani with its Sicilian coastline, ancient Old Town and pretty marina, and Cagliari, where impressive rock formations such as the ‘Devil’s Saddle’, salt pools and inviting beaches await. On to Spanish shores, uncover the highlights of Menorca, such as Monte Toro and the island’s golden beaches, and take the opportunity to look beyond the nightlife and resorts of Ibiza, to delve into the history of its Old Town and find secluded spots off the tourist track. The Guadalquivir River is your picture-perfect route into Seville, where Plaza de España, the Moorish Alcázar Palace and spectacular Gothic Cathedral, are within easy reach of Braemar’s central berth. An overnight stay in Seville also affords time to not only savour a traditional flamenco performance, but learn the dance from a local bailaora.

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.

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.