Discovering Cultural Morocco with the Fleet in Funchal

30th Oct 2023 15 nights Sails from Dover Braemar M2327
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,099 per person
Atlas mountains, Morocco Atlas mountains, Morocco
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,099 per person
£200pp Free On Board Spend or £400pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2023 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 13 to 15 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

This itinerary has been crafted to offer a delve into the rich culture, history and traditions of Morocco, and showcase how they have not only shaped Moroccan cities, but influenced cities in Spain and across the Med too. Meanwhile, away from Moorish gems, an undoubted highlight is a chance to be part of the ‘Fred. Olsen Fleet in Funchal’ event, joining guests and crew from all four Fred. Olsen ships for an unforgettable day of celebration, on which Braemar, Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral will dock alongside each other at Madeira’s capital. On this very special occasion, you’ll get to enjoy fantastic live entertainment and events; get to 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. Away from all the festivities, there are chances to discover Madeira’s many highlights, from its botanical gardens and picturesque walking trails to natural wonders such as Cabo Girao sea cliff, too.[ReadMore]

With three days in Morocco, you’re in for a memorable discovery of this remarkable country. Plenty of fascinating sights and enriching experiences await during your time in Tangier, Casablanca and Agadir; highlights include opportunities to take part in a cooking class and learn about the foods of the Berbers, visit the imperial city of Rabat, explore the Hassan II Mosque and take a look into the processes of argan oil production. All are great ways to engage with Moroccan culture, cuisine and history. Elsewhere, you can uncover the Moorish influence in Spain’s sunlit Andalusia region, particularly at the Royal Alcázar and Giralda Tower in Seville, on tour from Cádiz. What’s more you could choose to discover sites linked to the Lost City of Atlantis, from the Atlas Mountains to the Doñana National Park.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

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.