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Four Fred's in Funchal with Spain & Portugal

28th Mar 2020 12 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2007
Four Freds in Funchal
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person *
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FROM ONLY £1,499 per person *

For a wonderful start to the spring, Braemar will bring you closer to the highlights of enthralling Spanish and Portuguese destinations; historical landmarks, famous monuments, fantastic museums and much more are yours to uncover in four fantastic cities. There’s a memorable day in Madeira too, where you’ll join the rest of Fred. Olsen’s ocean-going fleet and be part of the ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event.

In Spain, you begin your holiday with a call into the stylish Galician city of La Coruña. Perhaps you’ll be tempted into a day of exploration here; a broad array of architecture, galleries and landmarks such as the ancient Torre de Hercules and Cornide Palace can be discovered on foot. Alternatively, there’s time to relax on the city’s beautiful beaches; or tour to the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Santiago de Compostela cathedral. Further south, Vigo – another of Galicia’s charming cities – is a delight to explore, with its wonderful Old Quarter and picturesque bay, overlooked by a 17th century castle. You could uncover Vigo’s highlights during a relaxing day of sightseeing, and even sample delicious tapas at a local café for an authentic taste of Spain. You’ll also visit Avilés for a chance to learn about, and sample, traditional Asturian sidra at one of this pretty city’s many cider cellars. The world-renowned Óscar Niemeyer International Centre is a major attraction here too, and with Braemar docking alongside it, you’ll be perfectly placed to visit. [ReadMore]

The Portuguese leg of this cruise packs-in plenty of memorable experiences too. A two-day stop at Lisbon affords you time to explore Portugal’s picturesque capital at your leisure. A collection of interesting museums, architectural delights and adorable historic attractions await within the city’s heart and along the banks of the River Tagus. Take it all in on foot, by tram or perhaps via Tuk Tuk – a unique way to see the sights. Following Lisbon is a day to remember on the ‘Garden Island’ of Madeira, where you’ll part of the very special ‘Four Fred.’s in Funchal’ event. After docking alongside Balmoral, Black Watch and Boudicca, you’ll be part of a memorable day of celebration shared with crews and fellow guests from all four ocean-going ships in the Fred. Olsen fleet. There’ll be fantastic live entertainment, complemented by specially prepared menus, to mark this momentous occasion. Visiting the other ships in the fleet is sure to be unforgettable too. Away from all the festivities, there are opportunities to explore the Madeira’s botanical gardens and picturesque walking trails.

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.

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.