Cuba Transatlantic to the Adriatic

27th Feb 2024 25 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M240506
FREEDOM FARE FROM £3,199 per person
Bolette docked in Kotor, Montenegro Bolette docked in Kotor, Montenegro
FREEDOM FARE FROM £3,199 per person

Experience a rare combination of Caribbean, Spanish and Balkan sights and highlights, with a memorable transatlantic crossing – one of the great ocean cruise journeys – included for good measure too, on this unique cruise adventure. After meeting Braemar in Cuba, you’ve a full day to explore Havana; perhaps see the sights via a classic car, sip Cuban daiquiri and mojito, and delve into the history of local dance. Then you’ve chances to relax and enjoy soothing warmth at Bahamas and Bermuda too, with the latter boasting pastel buildings, coconut palms and pink-sand shores, before setting sail across the Atlantic. It’ll be much more than a simple ocean crossing; you’ll get to look out for sea birds, whales and more, enjoy time out relaxing on your ship’s decks, and even visit the Azores to see São Miguel Island’s crater lakes and hot springs en route.[ReadMore]

When you reach Spain, Andalusian delights await; choose to take in Cádiz’s ancient sites and sample local tapas, or perhaps tour to Seville for sultry flamenco and Gothic architecture, and discover historic landmarks, exhibitions of art from great painters such as Picasso, and beaches in Malaga. Finally, you’re in for an unforgettable insight into Balkan history. Time in Dubrovnik is the pinnacle; capture the beauty, as well as the history, of this UNESCO-listed city, with its imposing fortifications and terracotta-topped buildings. In Split, see the influences of Emperor Diocletian in the ruins of his 4th century palace, and – along the coast in Montenegro – discover Kotor amongst magnificent landscapes, where the Venetian Works of Defence, built between the 15th and 17th centuries, awaits. Enjoy rare visits to the Albanian city of Durres, boasting contrasting architectural wonders of various eras, and ancient Crotone, a gem on Italy’s Calabrese coast since 4th century BC, too. Plus, delight in the scenic splendour of the Strait of Messina and fjord-like Bay of Kotor.

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.