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12th Aug 2018 11 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1820
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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Experience Scandinavia’s stunning diversity on this 11 night summer sojourn, with smaller-sized Braemar guiding you to remote, picturesque islands and vibrant, attraction-packed capital cities in Denmark and Sweden on a rewarding journey of discovery.

En route to the Danish island of Bornholm – the first stop on your Scandinavian itinerary – you’ll have the opportunity to admire gorgeous German countryside as your ship sails the size-restricted Kiel Canal. Once docked in Rønne, perhaps take the day to explore the charming cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses and interesting museums. Alternatively, you could tour to the welcoming fishing town of Gudhjem, or go in search of the dramatic ruins of Hammershus Slot. Your island hopping continues in Sweden, visiting UNESCO-listed Visby on the beautiful island of Gotland. Tucked away within the medieval walls of Gotland’s only town you’ll discover a living museum of centuries-old ruins, old merchants’ houses and magnificent churches including St Mary’s Cathedral. Visby is also your gateway to discovering Gotland’s pretty fishing villages and unspoilt scenery on an extensive tour of the island. [ReadMore]

Staying in Sweden, a call into Stockholm follows. With time to explore the Swedish capital in depth and entirely at your leisure, you could tick attractions such as the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum, the historic Gamla Stan district and the Royal Palace – where you might be lucky enough to witness the changing of the guard – off your ‘must-visit’ list. The chance to see sights such as Strandvägen and the Opera House via the city’s many waterways on a serene boat tour is not to be missed too. An unforgettable scenic cruise between the rocky islands and islets of the Stockholm Archipelago follows before Braemar heads to Mariehamn, capital of the Finnish Åland archipelago. The Pommern ship museum, the maritime museum and the Kobba Klintar museum are particular highlights here, each offering a glimpse into Åland’s fascinating seafaring heritage. Returning to Denmark, a call into cultural Copenhagen will provide the perfect end to your summer sojourn. The delights of the Danish capital will be within easy reach of your ship’s berth, including the famous Little Mermaid statue, the pretty Nyhavn waterfront district and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg Palaces.

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.