Discover Normandy in Five nights

28th Apr 2023 5 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2310
FROM ONLY £699 per person
View of Paris with the Eiffel tower, France View of Paris with the Eiffel tower, France
FROM ONLY £699 per person

A five-night escape offering a taste of France at its finest, experienced during hours of serene river cruising and explorations of two enchanting cities.[ReadMoreMob] Sailing along the scenic River Seine makes for a memorable start to your French foray; relax on board Braemar, perhaps whilst enjoying the spring weather out on the open decks, as you witness the picture-perfect scenes of verdant countryside and rolling valleys fronted by quaint, traditional communes.

On the banks of the Seine, a city alive with tales of fascinating French history awaits you. In Rouen, you’ll feel as though you’re walking back through centuries as you wander the streets, squares and alleys in search of the historic sites, such as the grand Gothic Cathedral, Aître St. Maclou cemetery, which dates back to the time of the Great Plague; and medieval Place du Vieux-Marché. Back along the Seine, you also visit Honfleur, with time to explore café-lined 16th century cobbled streets, learn of the city’s maritime heritage, and see sights including St Catherine’s Church – France’s largest timber-built church – and the Vieux Bassin, with its lofty slate and timber-fronted houses and colourful fishing harbour.

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’.

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.