Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

30th Sep 2021 27 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2125
Four Fred.s in Lisbon
FROM ONLY £4,199 per person
Iconic Gondalas in Venice Iconic Gondalas in Venice
FROM ONLY £4,199 per person

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. What’s more, you’ll also get to be part of the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’ event, joining guests and crew from Fred. Olsen’s entire fleet of ocean-going ships for an unforgettable day of celebration.

For ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’, Braemar, Boudicca, Black Watch and Balmoral will dock alongside each other in the Portuguese capital, to create a spectacular occasion similar to those enjoyed at our Bergen and Cádiz events in recent years. On this very special day, you’ll get to enjoy fantastic live entertainment from local performers and crews from all four ships; take part in exciting activities; tuck-in to delicious, specially prepared menus; visit the other ships in the fleet, to explore and meet up with guests and crew you may know from previous cruises; and much more. Meanwhile, your time in Lisbon is also a chance to delve into the city’s rich maritime history – a relaxed walking tour the charming streets, seeking out their iconic monuments and landmarks, is a great way to immerse yourself in the local heritage and culture.

Before the celebrations in Lisbon, Italian and Croatian icons aplenty await. You can immerse yourself in Venice’s magic; not only is there a chance to see legendary landmarks and enjoy a romantic gondola ride along enchanting canals, but also enjoy a laid-back day in sleepy Chioggia. There’s a visit to Sicily, time to delight in Trapani’s Baroque charms or taste famous fortified wines in Marsala; a glide past Stromboli Volcano; and scenic cruising through the Strait of Messina, with mighty Mount Etna in view. Plus, three maiden calls at Crotone, Gallipoli and Monopoli make for intriguing discoveries. On Croatia’s glorious Adriatic coast, you’re sure to inspired by the beauty and heritage of the region. Terracotta-topped Šibenik is the first taste of typically Croatian scenery and centuries-old history, before it’s on to Split to view staggering landscapes; seek-out Roman ruins and architectural delights; or 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.

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.

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’.