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Historic Towns & Cities of the Adriatic

2nd Oct 2018 23 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1825
FROM ONLY £2,799 per person
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FROM ONLY £2,799 per person
Three cruises for the price of two

Embark on an unforgettable exploration of the Adriatic aboard aemar and discover stunning highlights, UNESCO-listed sites and authentic experiences in captivating Italian, Croatian and Montenegrin towns and cities.

En route to the Adriatic you’ll stop-off in the cultural Spanish city of Malaga and visit beautiful Valletta. Enjoy views of the Maltese capital’s spectacular Grand Harbour as you glide into port, then go ashore for the chance to explore the 16th century walled city or tour to medieval Mdina. A call into Kotor will then ensure a memorable start to your Adriatic adventure. With its stunning scenery, narrow streets and fine Romanesque structures, this beautifully preserved medieval fortified town is a delight to explore. Be sure to kayak the tranquil waters of the Bay of Kotor too. The following afternoon you’ll arrive in mesmerising Venice for an overnight stay, after cruising the glorious Laguna Veneta. Tick attractions such as the 14th century Doge’s Palace and the St. Mark’s Basilica off your ‘must-visit’ list; and take the chance to enjoy a gondola ride along the iconic canals at dusk – a simply unmissable experience. Then it’s on the small Venetian fishing town of Chioggia, the perfect place to relax after immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle of busy Venice. [ReadMore]

This incredible journey continues in Croatia, where Split will appear on your horizon. Lush forested islands and staggering coastal scenery will provide astonishing views to enjoy from your ship’s decks before arriving in Split, which is home to the Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace and a number of architectural delights hidden within the city’s fortress-like heart. To encounter some of Croatia’s most breathtaking natural beauty, take a tour to Krka National Park and marvel at the tumbling Skradinski Buk Waterfall. You’ll also visit Dubrovnik, Croatia’s ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, where you can stroll the iconic city walls in search of historic churches, monasteries, palaces and houses topped by the famous terracotta roofs. Riding the cable car is a great way to see this simply stunning city from a different perspective too. After your extensive Adriatic exploration there’s also the opportunity to sample wines in Marsala or seek out the fifth century Doric Temple on the Italian island of Sicily; and explore the Spanish city of Cartagena before visiting Lisbon, the Portuguese capital and your final port of call.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Elegant 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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.