French, Belgian & Spanish City Overnights

24th Nov 2019 9 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1928
FROM ONLY £649 per person
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FROM ONLY £649 per person
Last minute Saver Fares available

Full payment is required at the time of booking; 100% cancellation charges apply – no refunds are permitted. Booking is not transferrable to any other cruise. No room number is provided at the time of booking (room number will be advised on cruise ticket). Oceans Loyalty Club discounts are not combinable with Saver Fares; Ocean points will be earned, however. Dining sitting will be allocated at FOCL’s discretion and will be advised on the cruise ticket. Saver Fare guests can choose a specific dining sitting at the time of booking, for a supplement of £2.00 per person per night; Table sizes cannot be requested when booking an Saver Fare.

Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals availble on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply.

Visit three different European countries; enjoy overnight stays in a trio of engrossing cities; and experience scenic cruising of beautiful waterways, all on one incredible nine-night sailing. Packed with highlights throughout, this cruise offers plenty of rewards, during time spent on board Braemar and ashore, thanks to your smaller-sized ship’s ability to bring you closer to the attractions of each destination.

Your triple-city discovery will take you to Belgium and elegant Antwerp. [ReadMoreMob] Braemar will navigate the Western Scheldt River en route, passing picturesque countryside scenes, before docking a short distance from the centre of Belgium’s second city. Many of Antwerp’s most prized possessions will be within reach; the intricate guildhouses of Grote Markt, the mighty Cathedral of our Lady and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts are just a few of the highlights. [ReadMoreDesk]Your overnight stay here affords you time to see the sights at your leisure, explore the legendary Diamond District, and sample authentic Belgian chocolates too. In Spain, the scenic city of Santander awaits. The capital of the gorgeous Cantabria region is situated amongst the unspoilt coastline of one of the world’s prettiest bays, and boasts stunning landscapes, inviting beaches and an impressive mix of architecture. Whether you choose to stay in Santander during your extended stop, or opt to join tours to visit the medieval towns of Santillana del Mar and Comillas; discover the breathtaking Picos Mountains; or explore the incredible replica of the Altamira Caves, your time on the Spanish north coast won’t disappoint. 

Bringing a French flavour to your cruise is Bordeaux, where Braemar will once again dock overnight closer to the centre – much of which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site – to tempt you into a rewarding exploration of one of Europe’s greatest cities. The length of the gangway is all that divides you from a collection of famous landmarks and impressive architectural wonders, such as Calihau Gate, the Cathédrale Saint-André, the Grand Théâtre and Place de La Bourse. Simply step ashore and explore to reveal Bordeaux’s many treasures at your own pace. If you’ve a penchant for fine wines, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Cité du Vin Museum, which offers an authentic insight into French wine culture, as well as indulgent tasting sessions. For the perfect conclusion to your adventure, you’ll depart Bordeaux via the Gironde and Garonne rivers and experience hours of memorable scenic cruising before heading home. 

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.
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’.

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.