Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic

31st Jul 2019 14 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1919
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £999 per person
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FROM ONLY £999 per person
Last minute Saver Fares available

Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL’s discretion and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking, for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking an Saver Fare.


Solo traveller offer available
Up to €200 per room on-shore spend

200 Euros per room, based on two sharing (100 Euros for single rooms/guests), and is only applicable for up to two guests per room. On-shore spending money will be available for collection on board from Guest Services at the start of the cruises qualifying
under this offer. No alternative currencies can be chosen. On Shore Spending Money offer is not combinable with any other offer, unless stated. Only applicable on selected ocean cruises departing from June to September 2019, as indicated, as part of FOCL Summer Sale.

Thanks to smaller-sized Braemar’s ability to cruise straight into the heart of five distinctive destinations in five different countries and bring you closer to an extensive list of extraordinary sights and attractions, you’ll experience the very best of the Baltic on this immersive, in-depth exploration of one of the world’s most captivating regions.

In Denmark, the highlights of the cosmopolitan capital will be within easy reach of your ship’s convenient docking location near to the centre of Copenhagen. [ReadMoreMob] The colourful, 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, famous Little Mermaid statue and the legendary Tivoli Gardens – among the oldest amusement parks on earth – are among the delights found close-by. Don’t miss the chance to delve into Copenhagen’s rich Royal heritage too, at Rosenburg Castle and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces. [ReadMoreDesk] Another enticing capital city will then await your exploration in Finland, with Braemar once again bringing you closer to the heart of it all in Helsinki. An abundance of attractions, including several insightful galleries and museums, the unique Kamppi Chapel of Silence and iconic Senate Square – one of Finland’s most photographed locations – via for your attention here, simply head ashore and explore to uncover your pick of the highlights. You can also delight in Helsinki’s stunning natural beauty and even treat yourself to an authentic Finnish sauna experience. 

Your journey of Baltic city discovery continues in Russia, where your ship will sail the picturesque River Neva into stunning St Petersburg. Savouring views of traditional golden domes from your ship’s decks will whet your appetite for what to expect to discover during your overnight stay in the ‘Jewel in the Baltic’s Crown’, which boasts ‘must-visit’ landmarks such as Peterhof Palace, the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaacs Cathedral. A guided tour is the best way to see the city’s sights; don’t miss the Hermitage, the Faberge Museum and a chance to enjoy an evening at the Russian Ballet too. From Russia it’s on to Riga, Latvia’s enchanting capital. A wander around Riga’s awe-inspiring Old Town, with its striking art-nouveau architecture and medieval churches, is surely the icing on the cake; while the iconic Freedom Monument makes for an unmissable photo opportunity. The fifth and final Baltic gem on your itinerary is Travemünde, where Braemar docks mere steps away from traditional German shops, markets and cafés. Enjoy a relaxing day here, or perhaps take a tour to UNESCO-listed Lübeck, before embarking on memorable cruise of the size-restricted Kiel Canal.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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.

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.