Bank Holiday Escape to France & the River Seine M2411
02 May 2024
The cruise at a glance
The Olsen Way Highlights
This short break takes advantage of Braemar’s smaller dimensions with a cruise along the size-restricted River Seine into Rouen, passing quaint villages and rich, hilly countryside en route.
With extended stays in Rouen and Honfleur, there’s ample time to discover the highlights of Normandy. You could join a tour to Paris to see the French capital’s iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Louvre Museum; uncover the region’s connections to the historical figures of Joan of Arc and William the Conqueror; visit the house and gardens of the famous artist Claude Monet; and taste local specialities such as authentic camembert and calvados brandy
Life On Board
Braemar is the smallest ship in our fleet, which means she can get even closer to many of the destinations we visit. Her flatter hull means she can sail sizerestricted waterways, such as the ultra-narrow Corinth Canal, and dock closer to city centres.
Braemar is the smallest ship in our fleet which means she can get even closer to many of the destinations we visit, including the Corinth Canal. Her flatter hull means she can sail size-restricted waterways and dock closer to city centres. Large picture windows and open deck spaces offer fantastic scenic views.
Our Signature Experiences
To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.
We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting
Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships
Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years
There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea
We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board
Cabins, Prices & Offers
Cabin Options On Your Cruise
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SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED
Everything listed below is included within the price of your cruise holiday.
Dining & Lounges
- À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Daily buffet dining options
- Late night Supper Club
- Afternoon tea
- Self-service tea & coffee
- In-cabin dining & snacks
Activities & Entertainment
- Evening shows
- Live music & dancing
- Dance classes
- Lectures & talks
- Cookery demonstrations
- Traditional deck games
- Daily games & quizzes
Relaxation & Fitness
- Swimming Pools
- Fitness Centre
- Fitness Classes
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Are there any visa requirements I need to be aware of?
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What's the difference between Freedom and Saver fares?
On certain sailings we offer two types of cruise fares; Freedom and Saver Fares.
I'm travelling alone, how will I get to meet people?
Our single guests feel right at home on board our ships; Fred. Olsen have the reputation of sailing the friendliest fleet afloat.
How do I get off the ship if we're at anchor?
Disembarking when your ship's at anchor is a very different experience to when it's docked portside. Getting ashore in this instance often involves the use of the ship's tender, which is accessed via the steps of a secure gangway.