French City Overnights with the River Seine

15th Jun 2021 8 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2114
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
Aerial view of Nantes city between the branches of the Loire river Aerial view of Nantes city between the branches of the Loire river
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person

Braemar showcases France at its finest, sailing meandering waterways through gorgeous landscapes, all the way to inspiring destinations where abundant historical, architectural and cultural highlights await. Sailing the Loire, you’ll experience serene scenic cruising passing by the river’s tree-lined banks en route to Nantes, gateway to famous vineyards sprawled across the picturesque Loire Valley. Your smaller ship docks in the centre of Nantes, so attractions such as Château des ducs de Bretagne and Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul – are also easily uncovered just a gentle walk from your ship’s gangway too.

On the banks of the Seine, take your exploration ashore in Rouen, a city alive with legendary tales of fascinating French history. Wandering the charming streets and alleyways, taking in incredible sites such as the magnificent gothic cathedral; Aître St. Maclou cemetery, which dates back to the time of the Great Plague; and the medieval architecture of Place du Vieux-Marché, is like walking back through centuries. Upon departure from Rouen, picture-perfect scenes of lush-green countryside fronted by quaint communes come into view, as Braemar sails gently back along the Seine. At the mouth of the river, the cobbled streets and historic Vieux Bassin of Honfleur are also yours to explore.

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

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

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’.