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.

Bringing the world closer

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

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’.

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.