Exploring Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

23rd Oct 2022 27 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2230
FROM ONLY £4,199 per person
Braemar arriving into Dubrovnik, Croatia Braemar arriving into Dubrovnik, Croatia
FROM ONLY £4,199 per person
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Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 - 17/09/2021 . Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night. 

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With smaller ship Braemar taking you closer to destinations in Croatia and Italy, as well as Montenegro, you’re in for an unforgettable discovery of iconic sites and authentic experiences. When you visit Venice, not only can you see landmarks such as Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, and explore the canals by gondola, but also enjoy more laid back taste of Venetian life in Chioggia. Elsewhere in Italy, there’s a visit to Sicily, time to delight in Trapani’s Baroque charms or taste famous fortified wines in Marsala; a glide past Stromboli Volcano; and scenic cruising through the Strait of Messina, with mighty Mount Etna in view. You’ll also get to delight in coastal scenery, waterfront charms and historic highlights of Crotone, Gallipoli and Monopoli too.

In Montenegro, scenic cruising tranquil waters into the fjord-like Bay of Kotor makes for a memorable introduction to the Adriatic, before you’ve time in UNESCO-listed Kotor to explore its medieval heart, learn of its history and see its centuries-old architectural highlights, and understand why it is one of our highest rated destinations. On the Croatian coast, you could tour to Krka National Park and witness the tumbling Skradinski Buk Waterfall from Sibenik, while the visits to UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split are sure to be highlights of your Adriatic adventure. As you wander through these historic cities, amongst their ancient walls and traditional terracotta-topped buildings, you’ll discover a plethora of iconic sites; the Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace in Split is not to be missed, while a number of churches, monasteries and palaces await in Dubrovnik.

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.

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.