German Waterways with Kiel Week

21st Jun 2022 10 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Braemar M2218
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
Guests cruising the Kiel canal Guests cruising the Kiel canal
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

This discovery of German waterways and cities is unique; a sailing expertly planned and specially timed to coincide with the world’s largest sailing event.[ReadMoreMob] In between two memorable journeys along the beautiful Kiel Canal, only navigable by smaller ships such as Braemar, you visit Kiel for a chance enjoy all the excitement, charm and tradition of the Kieler Woche extravaganza. You’ll get to enjoy a relaxing amble around the harbour, where historic tall ships will be docked and proudly on show, and experience the authentic German festivity of the occasion.

Elsewhere in Germany, you’ll have ample time in Hamburg, to visit attractions such as the Rathaus, towering St Nikolai Church and Miniatur Wunderland, and take a boat tour of Alster Lake, while there’s a day in Bremen too. Braemar docks in the heart of Bremen, so you can step ashore and seek out sights including the UNESCO-listed Market Square, 15th century town hall and medieval Schnoor district with ease. Make the most of your smaller ship’s berth, close to the promenade, pubs and cafés, in Travemünde – which is also your starting point for tours to UNESCO-listed Lübeck – and in Flensburg, where a collection of architectural, cultural and historical delights await.

Your Itinerary

  • Be part of the Kieler Woche celebrations
  • Experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal
  • Discover Bremen, Hamburg and Travemünde
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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.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.