Four Fred's in Funchal with Spain & Portugal

28th Mar 2020 12 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2007
Four Freds in Funchal
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Beautiful views of Funchal, Maderia Funchal coastline and cliffs
FROM ONLY £1,699 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.[ReadMoreMob]

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. [ReadMoreDesk]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. 

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.

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.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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’.