Loughs, Isles and Iconic Sites of Ireland

3rd Aug 2021 9 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2119
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £1,349 per person
The Cliffs of Moher located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region, Ireland The Cliffs of Moher located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region, Ireland
FROM ONLY £1,349 per person

Circumnavigating the ‘Emerald Isle’, taking in scenic and city highlights along the way, makes for an immersion into Ireland’s incredible beauty and rich culture. Within glacial Killary Fjord and Lough Swilly – only navigable by smaller ship – quintessentially Irish vistas of rolling valleys and craggy mountains await, while the mighty Cliffs of Moher are a natural masterpiece and sight to behold from the decks of Braemar. Elsewhere, with your small-scaled ship as your guide, you’ll revel in unspoilt scenery of picturesque islands, islets and rock formations, such as Spike Island, Inishabro and the Skelligs.

Ashore, four immensely rewarding cities reveal their many delights. Cobh is famed for its brightly coloured harbour and impressive cathedral, and for its fascinating links to the infamous, ill-fated ocean liner, RMS Titanic. A visit to Belfast is a chance to explore the connection between Titanic and Northern Ireland’s capital – a city entrenched in centuries of maritime history – too. In Dublin, a guided walking tour is a great way to take in the fine architecture and iconic sights of the Republic of Ireland’s capital; don’t miss the vibrant Temple Bar and its famous ‘Irish craic’, and the iconic Guinness Storehouse. Meanwhile, charming Galway offers delicious seafood, remarkable medieval history and dramatic west coast scenery.

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’.