French Cities & Cruising the Seine & Loire Rivers

14th Sep 2023 11 nights Sails from Dover Braemar M2323
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,599 per person
Braemar Cruising River Seine Braemar Cruising River Seine
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,599 per person

Take in scenes of gorgeous French and Belgian countryside as Braemar – making the most of her smaller size – sails narrow, meandering waterways all the way to culture-rich, attraction-packed cities. In France, experience serene scenic cruising by the tree-lined banks of the Loire River en route to Nantes, and – as you sail between Rouen and Honfleur – see lush-green countryside and quaint communes along the Seine. You’ll also sail Belgium’s Western Scheldt River into Antwerp.[ReadMore]

Plenty of rewards await you ashore too. From Nantes you could venture to one of the famous vineyards sprawled across the picturesque Loire Valley. Alternatively, seek out highlights within Nantes – where Braemar docks in the city centre – such as Château des ducs de Bretagne and Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Delve into the fascinating history of Rouen, amongst its charming cobbled streets and centuries-old gems, from the gothic cathedral to the medieval architecture of Place du Vieux-Marché; and in Honfleur, revel in the charms of Vieux Bassin. A visit to Antwerp is a chance to visit the famous Diamond District, sample authentic Belgian beers and chocolates, and much more.  

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.