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Easter Ireland

31st Mar 2018 6 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1807
FROM ONLY £739 per person
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Cruise to the Emerald Isle on a relaxing Easter escape aboard Braemar and discover the Irish delights and highlights of three welcoming destinations in Northern and Southern Ireland.

Spending Easter Sunday at sea will be the perfect start to this rewarding getaway, with time to enjoy an array of festivities on board your ship as you sail from Southampton to charming Cobh – the first of two stops south of the Irish border. This historic, picturesque town is simply a joy to explore, with its colourful harbour – overlooked by the imposing St Colman’s Cathedral – and traditional pubs serving proper Irish coffee. Cobh is also where many of the Titanic’s passengers embarked on her fateful voyage; and the fantastic Titanic Experience is a must-visit to explore the town’s links to the infamous ill-fated ocean liner. [ReadMore]

A day in Dublin follows, offering you the chance to uncover the many attractions of the Republic of Ireland’s vibrant capital. A guided walking tour is a great way to take in the fine architecture and iconic sights of the city, including St Patrick’s Cathedral – Ireland’s largest church – and Dublin Castle. For an authentic Irish experience, be sure to take time to visit the Temple Bar district and sample the famous ‘craic’; or stop-by the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a taste of the proper ‘black stuff’. From Dublin Braemar will sail to Northern Ireland’s attraction-packed capital, Belfast. Highlights here include Titanic Belfast, the historic steamship SS Nomadic and the Renaissance-style City Hall. Belfast is also your gateway to the fascinating Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taking a tour to see the incredible basalt columns of this stunning natural wonder in all its glory is an unforgettable way end to your time in Ireland. 

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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. 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.