Delights of Devon & Cornwall

27th Aug 2020 5 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2022
FROM ONLY £749 per person
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FROM ONLY £749 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.  

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.

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.