Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

30th Sep 2021 27 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2125
FROM ONLY £3,799 per person
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FROM ONLY £3,799 per person
Tips Included

Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night on Ocean cruises. T&Cs apply.

PLUS, £200pp On Board Spend

Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, and amount varies per cruise, with a minimum £50 pp. On Board Spend is non-transferable, no refunds will be given for the credit amount shown, and no cash alternative will be given for unused money. T&Cs apply.


With smaller-scaled Braemar taking you closer to the highlights of destinations in Croatia and Italy, you’re in for an unforgettable discovery of iconic sites and authentic experiences. From the UNESCO-listed treasures of postcard-perfect cities to scenes of spectacular landscapes and natural wonders; this incredible cruise has it all.

Italian icons aplenty await. You can immerse yourself in Venetian magic; not only is there a chance to see legendary landmarks – such as St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace – and enjoy a romantic gondola ride along enchanting canals at dusk in bustling Venice, but also enjoy a laid-back day in sleepy Chioggia, with its peaceful atmosphere and sandy resorts. There’s a visit to the stunning island of Sicily, with time to delight in the Baroque charms of Trapani or taste famous fortified wines in Marsala too; a glide past the striking, cone-shaped Stromboli Volcano; and scenic cruising through the Strait of Messina, with mighty Mount Etna in view. Plus, three maiden calls make for intriguing explorations; the treasures of Crotone, Gallipoli and Monopoli – undiscovered on a Fred. Olsen cruise before – are yours to discover.

You’re sure to be captivated and inspired by the beauty and heritage of three cities on Croatia’s glorious Adriatic coast. After Braemar navigates a narrow, picturesque passage, terracotta-topped Šibenik presents the first taste of typically Croatian scenery and centuries-old history, before it’s on to Split. Enjoy views of lush forested islands and staggering coastal landscapes, then step ashore to seek-out Roman ruins and architectural delights encapsulated within Split’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’, for the chance to 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.

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

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
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

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’.

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.