French River Weekend

3rd Dec 2022 3 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2232
FROM ONLY £399 per person
Beautiful panoramic view of Paris from the roof of the Triumphal Arch. Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower. Beautiful panoramic view of Paris from the roof of the Triumphal Arch. Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.
FROM ONLY £399 per person

As the busy Christmas period approaches, you can treat yourself to a well-earned break enjoyed amongst the sights and delights of beautiful French cities and countryside.[ReadMoreMob] After an overnight sail from Southampton, you’ll wake to views of the rolling forested valleys, lush-green fields and pretty communes that flank the winding River Seine, as Braemar takes you on a serene journey to Rouen.

Once docked at Normandy’s historic, culture-rich capital, you’ll be afforded ample time to explore at your leisure and take in its highlights; within the centre of the city, medieval and renaissance treasures, such as the symbolic Gothic cathedral, Gros Horloge and plethora of half-timbered houses, and the exact spot where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, await. Outside the cathedral, you could stop by the traditional Christmas market, for local treats and hot calvados too. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour to Paris, to experience the magic of a wander along the Champs Elysées at night, see the illuminated Eiffel Tower and much more.  

Your Itinerary

  • Scenic cruise the picturesque River Seine
  • Tour to Paris to explore the city’s landmarks
  • In Rouen visit the Notre Dame Cathedral
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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’.

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.