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Cruising the Norwegian Fjords

4th Aug 2018 8 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1819
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
Thanks to Braemar’s shorter, shallower dimensions you’ll experience unforgettable scenic cruising of narrow fjords and waterways on this incredible eight night sailing; and take in spectacular landscapes and highly-rated natural wonders which are out of reach to larger cruise ships.

You’ll take advantage of your ship’s smaller size from the very beginning of your foray into the fjords, sailing first along the glassy waters of the Lysefjord – lined by soaring mountains and rugged cliff faces – and the pretty Karmsund Strait, both of which are size-restricted. Then, tucked away within Hardangerfjord – Norway’s second longest fjord – you’ll discover enchanting Eidfjord. Here you can experience an exhilarating fjord kayaking adventure; or take a tour to marvel at the beautiful Vøringfoss Waterfall. The fascinating Hardangervidda Nature Centre is well worth a visit too. Sailing back along Hardangerfjord in the afternoon will present views of gorgeous orchards and towering mountains, before Braemar diverts into Maurangerfjord to offer you a chance to capture the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall. [ReadMore]

The magnificent Jotunheimen Mountains and Jostedalbreen – mainland Europe’s largest glacier – are just two of the awe-inspiring sights awaiting you next, during a day in idyllic Skjolden. From here the Nigardsbreen Glacier, an arm of the astonishing Jostedalbreen, and the spellbinding Jostedalen Valley are within easy reach too. After taking in the scenic delights ashore, Braemar will guide you on another magical evening of scenic cruising along Lustrafjord, Sognefjord – Norway’s longest fjord – and into Nærøyfjord, one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites. Finally, after immersing yourself in the outstanding beauty and tranquillity of stunning waterways and pretty fjord villages, you’ll visit two of Norway’s most vibrant cities before heading home. Take the chance to explore the historic Bryggen Wharf and ride the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen in Bergen; then discover the many attractions of Stavanger – a former European capital of Culture. 

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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. 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.