Europe’s Castles, Palaces & Cultural Landmarks

10th Jul 2023 10 nights Sails from Dover Braemar M2316
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,599 per person
Malbork castle on the River, Poland Malbork castle on the River, Poland
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,599 per person
£150pp FREE On Board Spend or £300pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 10 to 12 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Experience an immersive delve into centuries of Prussian history, on a journey to cities that were once at the heart of one of world’s most prominent kingdoms. In each destination, handpicked for its historical significance, discoveries of fascinating monuments, palaces and castles created during the rule of the now vanished region’s iconic leaders will offer an insight into when Prussia was in its pomp.[ReadMore]

There are symbolic sites to uncover throughout; amongst the highlights are Gdansk’s Teutonic Order-era, UNESCO-listed Melbork Castle and Szczecin's many monuments dedicated to Bismarck, which are yours to discover during two days in Poland. In Germany, tour from Travemunde to Berlin and see its mix of Prussian treasures, from imposing Brandenburg Gate to the gilded gems of Charlotteburg Palace. Alternatively, perhaps head to Potsdam to explore the beautiful grounds of Frederick the Great’s summer retreat and final resting place, Sanssouci Palace. You’ll enjoy a visit to the rugged Danish island of Bornholm, to delight the charms of colourful Rønne, and get to take in the Hanseatic treasures of UNESCO-listed Visby on Sweden's Gotland island too, while there are plenty of memories to make during your time on board Braemar, especially during scenic cruising through the Kiel Canal’s countryside scenes.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

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.