Cuba Transatlantic to the Adriatic & Corinth Canal

27th Feb 2024 35 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M240507
FREEDOM FARE FROM £5,049 per person
Dubrovnik old town, Croatia Dubrovnik old town, Croatia
FREEDOM FARE FROM £5,049 per person

Making for an incredible adventure, this cruise combines the sights and highlights of the Caribbean, the Balkans and gorgeous Greek islands, as well as unforgettable ocean and scenic cruising experiences. You’ll meet Braemar in Cuba and have a full day in Havana to see its famous sites, perhaps from a classic car; sip ‘proper’ daiquiri and mojito; and even learn the local traditional dance. Then it’s on to the Bahamas and colourful Bermuda, before enjoying a magical transatlantic crossing with a stop at the verdant Azores en route. After stopping in Spain to take in Andalusian delights, you’re in for a memorable Balkan discovery. Capture the beauty and history UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split, amongst their ancient ruins and fortifications, and see the sights of Kotor, including Venetian Works of Defence, built between the 15th and 17th centuries. Enjoy rare visits to the Albanian city of Durres, with its contrasting architectural wonders of various eras, and ancient Crotone on Italy’s Calabrese coast, dating back 4th century BC, too. Plus, delight in the scenic splendour of the Strait of Messina and fjord-like Bay of Kotor.[ReadMore]

In Greece, you’ll get to feel a unique sense of excitement while smaller-sized Braemar navigates the Corinth Canal, sailing serenely between carefully carved, pinching cliffs to provide dramatic views rarely seen from an ocean cruise ship. There are visits to Greek islands too; your smaller ship docks centrally in almost every destination, closer to 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.