French Rivers of Normandy & Loire

29th Aug 2022 11 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Braemar M2226
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Aerial panorama of Nantes city center in Loire Atlantique, France Aerial panorama of Nantes city center in Loire Atlantique, France
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £250pp*

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Making full use of her smaller size, Braemar takes you on a discovery of meandering waterways, gorgeous landscapes and fascinating, culture-rich riverside cities.[ReadMoreMob] 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.

Picture-perfect scenes of lush-green countryside fronted by quaint communes come into view during a gentle journey along the Seine. Meanwhile, Rouen awaits your exploration on the banks of the river; this enchanting city alive with French history and wandering the charming streets amongst its highlights, such as the gothic cathedral and medieval architecture of Place du Vieux-Marché, is like walking back through centuries. Rouen is also close enough to Paris for tours to see the capital’s iconic landmarks. At the mouth of the river, the cobbled streets and historic Vieux Bassin of Honfleur are also yours to explore.

Your Itinerary

  • Scenic cruise along the Loire & Seine
  • Tour to Paris from Rouen
  • Visit the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany
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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.