Exploring the Capitals of Scandinavia

22nd Sep 2020 11 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2025
Adult only sailing
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,499 per person

Unforgettable sights and experiences appear at every turn, as Scandinavia presents the delights of its captivating capitals. Three attraction-packed Norwegian, Swedish and Danish cities await your exploration, with a plethora of artistic, aesthetic, historic and cultural highlights to discover. All this, and more, blends with hours of spellbinding scenic cruising too, to create an endlessly rewarding 11-night adventure.

Sailing first to Norway, Fred. Olsen’s beautiful homeland, a visit to Kristiansand makes for a perfect, relaxing start to your Scandinavian journey. [ReadMoreMob]Enjoy a leisurely glide into port, passing by rocky islands and islets, and then be charmed by the treasures ashore: Kristiansand is a gem to explore with its enchanting old town and elegant Renaissance-style architecture. Then it’s on to handsome Oslo, to begin your capital city discovery with the visual and cultural highlights of one of Europe’s most amenable cities. The Vigeland Sculpture Park, displaying over 200 works from Gustav Vigeland; the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream; and the spectacular Opera House are high on the city’s must-see list, while the Akershus Fortress is also well worth a visit, for a fascinating insight into Oslo’s medieval heritage. Departing via the picturesque Oslofjord, you’ll leave Norway as you arrived, sailing peacefully by postcard-perfect, rugged scenery. [ReadMoreDesk]

Hours of spectacular scenic cruising ensures a memorable start to your time in Sweden too. En route to Swedish capital, Braemar navigates the Stockholm Archipelago’s sprawling network of craggy islands and islets, to showcase breathtaking, unspoilt scenes out of reach to larger ships. Once docked in Stockholm, you could take your pick of the fantastic museums, including the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum; witness the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace in the historic Gamla Stan district; or even take to the city’s waters and see the sights from a different perspective on a boat tour. Finally, after another dose of the Stockholm Archipelago’s uncanny tranquillity and natural beauty, it’s on to Copenhagen. In the Danish capital, your smaller ship will dock within walking distance of many highlights, such as the Little Mermaid Statue and the colourful quayside of Nyhavn. Take the time to venture further and you’re in for plenty of rewards: the legendary Tivoli Gardens amusement park and impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces – symbolic of Copenhagen’s rich Royal heritage – are among the must-visit sites.

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.