Cultural Canary Islands Closer Cruise

23rd Nov 2021 14 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2129
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Tranquil views over Tenerife beach Tranquil views over Tenerife beach
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person

Unspoilt volcanic landscapes and natural landmarks beautiful beaches, fragrant gardens; smaller-scaled Braemar brings you closer to the highlights of four wonderfully diverse Atlantic Ocean islands. Indulge in unforgettable exploration and blissful relaxation to make the most of Macaronesia’s balmy climate, and you’ll feel a world away from the autumn gloom back home.

The trio of breathtaking Canary Islands on your itinerary are all uniquely impressive; each of these destinations are volcanic-formed-wonderlands boasting a smorgasbord of highlights to discover. On the ‘pretty island’ of La Palma and in sun-kissed Tenerife, the majestic peaks and spectacular landscapes of the Teneguia Volcano and mighty Mount Teide are sights to behold. La Palma’s forests and biosphere reserves are alive with wonderful fauna and flora too, while there are mysteries to unravel at Tenerife’s intriguing Güímar pyramids and poison gardens. At gorgeous La Gomera, you’ve an opportunity to go in search of volcanic wonders and verdant forests too, or even visit Fred. Olsen’s Hotel Jardin Tecina.

In addition to your memorable three days in the Canaries, there’s an extended stay in Madeira to be fully immersed in the floral and fragrant delights of Portugal’s ‘Garden Island’. Funchal is your gateway the Madeira’s enchanting botanical gardens, including the resplendent Monte Palace Tropical Garden; the levada walking trails, showcasing spellbinding landscapes; and Cabo Girão – the world’s second-highest sea cliff – which offers incredible Atlantic Ocean views. Stay in Funchal and you could visit Reid’s Hotel for an opulent afternoon tea, too. If all that wasn’t enough, Braemar also brings you closer to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. With another extended stay, there’s ample time to take in iconic landmarks and architecture, to feel the renowned maritime heritage of the city. And, for an authentic taste of Lisbon’s culture, you could not only sample the city’s famous egg custard tarts, but be taught how to make them by a local chef too.

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.

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.