Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun

14th Jun 2020 14 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2015
Adult only sailing Adventure
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,999 per person

Sailing an epic route from southern England to mainland Europe’s northernmost point and back aboard Braemar, you’re in for a cruise packed with incredible experiences. Cross the Arctic Circle; revel in the sight of unique mountains and landscapes; celebrate the summer solstice; and witness the magic of the Midnight Sun – these are just some of the highlights of this outstanding voyage.

While your exhilarating journey will be memorable throughout, the time spent exploring northern Norway is sure to standout as simply unforgettable. [ReadMoreMob]Enjoy scenic cruising through picturesque Nærøysundet and by the majestic Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains; and uncover Harstad, hidden away on pretty Hinnøya, for many historical and military secrets. Honningsvåg awaits you at the ‘top of Europe’, as your gateway to the unspoilt, rugged landscapes of the North Cape and the North Cape Visitors Centre, offering a fascinating insight into Arctic Circle life. [ReadMoreDesk]

You’ll visit Tromsø too, for chances to take in the iconic Arctic Cathedral, meet curious huskies at the Wilderness Centre and enjoy stunning views from atop Mount Storsteinen; while stopping at Leknes affords an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Lofoten Islands’ rich Viking history and untamed natural beauty. Sensing the eeriness of the phenomenal midnight sun and seeing bonfires lit along the breathtaking coast to mark the Summer Solstice, all from the comfort of your ship, will be magical experiences.

Elsewhere, en route to and from Norway’s spellbinding Arctic north, Braemar will also take you into the fjordland to discover areas of astonishing natural beauty and two fascinating ports of call. Visit UNESCO-listed Hellesylt, from where you can seek-out the striking Hellesylt Waterfall and Tystigen Glacier; scenic cruising of Geirangerfjord, past the awe-inspiring Seven Sister Waterfall; and call at Molde, starting point for adventures on the Rauma Railway and remarkable Atlantic Road.

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.