Delights of Devon & Cornwall

27th Aug 2020 5 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2022
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £799 per person
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FROM ONLY £799 per person

A journey along England’s beautiful south coast, visiting a trio of wonderfully rewarding destinations along the way, makes for the perfect Bank Holiday break. Sailing from Southampton, you’re in for a relaxing short getaway packed with highlights, from rugged island landscapes and glorious beaches, to world-famous attractions and interesting historical sites.

While the Isles of Scilly are situated just 28 miles off the shores of Cornwall, you’ll feel as if you’re in a faraway idyll as you arrive at this tranquil archipelago, for a memorable start to your long weekend away. [ReadMoreMob]At St Mary’s, Scilly’s largest island, a haven of deserted white-sand beaches and miles of unspoilt seascapes, dramatic rock formations and incredible archaeological sites awaits. Enjoy time to indulge in restful relaxation, or perhaps uncover St Mary’s treasures via the picturesque coastal paths and nature trails. Elsewhere, Hugh Town – St Mary’s central hub – is a delight, with its cluster of shops, churches, cafés, traditional pubs and interesting museum. [ReadMoreDesk]

On the Cornish coast, you’ll see spectacular landscapes used for settings in iconic TV series Poldark in Falmouth, located at the southern end of the Fal Estuary – considered one of the UK’s most picturesque networks of creeks and rivers. An overnight stay allows time to explore scenes you may recognise from your TV screen; visit Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII in the 16th century; and learn of how Falmouth is shaped by its strong connection to the sea at the National Maritime Museum. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour to the famous Eden Project, or the scenic Lizard Peninsula. Finally, on the Devonshire coast, It’s on to Plymouth for a chance to stroll the historic Barbican district – encompassing the city’s original harbour and Plymouth Hoe – and follow in the footsteps of many of history’s greatest and most famous explorers, such as Sir Francis Drake, Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook. Enjoy your own memorable exploration here: you could capture the sea views on offer from the Smeaton's Tower lighthouse; visit the National Marine Aquarium; and even sample delicious tipples at the oldest gin distillery in England.  

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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’.

Refurbished in 2017, elegant 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.