Cuba Transatlantic to the Adriatic, Corinth Canal & Greek Islands

27th Feb 2024 45 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M240508
Braemar sailing into Valletta, Malta Braemar sailing into Valletta, Malta

Combining a mix of incredible Caribbean, Balkan and Greek destinations, sights and highlights, this special itinerary makes for a unique, simply unforgettable cruise. Beginning your adventure in Cuba, where you’ll meet Braemar, enjoy a full day in Havana taking in famous sites, perhaps from a classic car; sampling delicious ‘proper’ daiquiri and mojito; learning local dance; and more. Visit the beautiful Bahamas and Bermuda next, before sailing across the Atlantic in style, stopping at the volcanic Azores along the way, to Spain to discover Andalusian delights. You’re then in for a memorable discovery of Balkan beauty and history; explore UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split, with their ancient ruins and fortifications, and see the sights of Kotor, including Venetian Works of Defence, built between the 15th and 17th centuries. There are also rare visits to the Albanian city of Durres, boasting a collection of contrasting architectural treasures from different eras, and ancient Crotone – dating back to 4th century BC – on the Italian Calabrese coast, as well as scenic cruising of the Strait of Messina and fjord-like Bay of Kotor.[ReadMore]

The Greek leg of your journey includes a chance to experience the unique excitement and wonder of sailing the Corinth Canal, between its carefully carved, pinching cliffs – made possible thanks to Braemar’s smaller size. Enjoy time ashore at gorgeous Greek islands too; docking centrally in almost every one you visit allows for an easy discovery of their highlights. Step back to the Byzantine era, taking in the Cretan delights and striking architecture 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, there are incredible attractions to uncover on the mainland; Katakolon and Pireaus are gateways to the iconic landmarks of Olympia and Athens.

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.