Mediterranean with Lavender in Provence
Taking advantage of Braemar’s compact dimensions, Fred. Olsen will bring some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and diverse destinations closer to you. You’ll visit culture-rich cities, the highlights of which will be within easy reach of your ship’s docking locations, and discover impressive architecture, world-famous monuments and much more.
Five enchanting Mediterranean destinations await you on this 14-night cruise in total, including the fabulous French city of Marseille.[ReadMoreMob] Your specially-timed call here is sure to be an undoubted highlight of your holiday, presenting you with an opportunity to take a unforgettable tour to the Luberon region of Provence – revered for its incredible natural beauty. Provence comes to life in the summer, when fragrant lavender fields burst into bloom. Opt to take the trip here, passing through quaint villages en route, and you might be lucky enough to see the fields at their resplendent best. [ReadMoreDesk] Alternatively, if you’d prefer to stay in Marseille you won’t be disappointed. Braemar has special permission to dock at La Jolliette, so there’s plenty to discover from the moment you go ashore. Markets, boutiques and galleries are found at trendy regenerated warehouses near the port; while within the heart of the city you can uncover a smorgasbord of sights. The lively Old Port and historic quarter, overlooked by Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, and Cathédrale de la Major are well worth seeking out.
In Spain, a blend of historic and modern attractions await in Malaga and Barcelona. Highlights such as the striking Moorish Alcazaba Fortress and the Picasso Museum are your rewards if you take time to explore Malaga. Granada, home to the magnificent Alhambra Palace, and sun-kissed Marbella are within reach too. During a call into Barcelona, you’re sure to be captivated by Catalonia's cosmopolitan capital. Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia – which is still a work in progress, bustling Las Ramblas and the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Eulalia are not-to-be-missed here. Then there’s Menorca for a taste of Mediterranean island life; sun-soaked beaches, stunning scenery and the pretty city of Mahon make for a relaxing and rewarding day here. Your final Spanish call is Cartagena. Braemar will once again dock close to the centre of the city here, and you’ll have an afternoon to spend a few hours admiring sites such as the Roman amphitheatre and the medieval castle.