Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

1st Sep 2020 8 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2023
FROM ONLY £1,249 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,249 per person

Revel in the drama and sheer, unrivalled beauty of the Norwegian Fjords, as smaller-scaled Braemar brings you closer to awe-inspiring sights galore on this eight-night journey of discovery. Ever changing scenes of dramatic peaks and orchard-laden valleys will be revealed as you divert into the heart of the fjordland; while four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty.

Stavanger, a former ‘European Capital of Culture’, is rich in diverse attractions. [ReadMoreMob]Stopping here affords you an opportunity to explore the historic Gamla Stavanger district, with its distinctive wooden architecture, and visit the interesting Canning Museum. Alternatively, for your first taste of the fjords’ serenity and scenic beauty, you could opt for a boat trip to the idyllic Lysefjord. In Bergen, you’ll revel in this Hanseatic city’s plethora of authentic experiences. You could take in its mix of galleries and museums, including the Troldhaugen – the former home of legendary composer Edvard Grieg, and famous, centuries-old sites such as the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and bustling fish market. Don’t miss the chance to ride the funicular railway up Mount Fløyen for stunning views of the city and its surrounding scenery too. [ReadMoreDesk]

Situated deep within Nordfjord, Olden is your gateway to a plethora of natural wonders. The astonishing Briksdal Glacier and Europe’s largest inland glacier, Jostedalsbreen; and Lovatnet Lake are particularly impressive and just a short trip away. These fjordland treasures also feature in the panoramic views on offer from atop nearby Mount Hoven, reached via the spectacular Loen Skylift. After Olden, scenic cruising of Nordfjord and by Hornelen – Europe’s highest sea cliff – aboard Braemar will provide unmissable photo opportunities. Your final stop is at Eidfjord, for chances to see Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – in all its tumbling glory; or even visit the Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory to sample locally produced delights. To witness the impressive landscapes of Hardangerfjord from a unique perspective, perhaps opt for a kayaking adventure before returning to Braemar for a memorable scenic cruising of the ‘Queen of the Fjords’. Scenic cruising of Lysefjord, your last chance to capture the fjordland’s wondrous scenery, makes for a memorable finale to your holiday.

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.