Exploring Picturesque Portugal

23rd Jun 2021 10 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2115
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
Rua Augusta Arch in Commence Square, Lisbon Rua Augusta Arch in Commence Square, Lisbon
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person

Authentic experiences and postcard-perfect sights await on an all-encompassing exploration of Portugal, ready to reveal the country’s engrossing culture and rich history. There’s no better place to begin than Lisbon; an overnight stay in the attraction-packed capital makes for the perfect recipe to begin your Portuguese discovery. Vintage trams take you on a journey past architectural sights evoking the city’s fascinating maritime history, while the many museums here engage and enthral. Speaking of recipes, you could not only taste Lisbon’s Pasteis de Nata too, but also make your own traditional custard tarts with a local pastry chef.

The craggy coastal landscapes and beautiful beaches, waterfront panoramas and pretty townscapes of the Algarve region are brought closer by small ship Braemar’s ability to dock in Portimão; and you’ll experience the excitement and intrigue of uncovering somewhere new during Fred. Olsen’s maiden visit to Setúbal, with its charming pedestrianised Old Town, imposing hilltop fortress and sumptuous seafood. Finally, a call at the port of Leixoes presents you with an opportunity to conclude your city exploration at nearby Oporto. The UNESCO-listed second city is renowned for its historic centre – the Ribeira District – and its world-famous port wines.

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.

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’.