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18th May 2019 8 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1912
FROM ONLY £999 per person *
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With chances to uncover the quaint delights of sleepy towns; take in the world-famous attractions of a vibrant capital city; and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of some of the world’s most awe-inspiring waterways, you will experience the contrasts of Norway to the full on this eight-night cruise.

A call at Kristiansand, one of the most beautiful towns in southern Norway, begins your rewarding Norwegian adventure. Your sail into Kristiansand will be a highlight in itself, passing by rocky islands and islets en route to the port. Once ashore you’re sure to be charmed by the town’s Renaissance style and elegant buildings, especially the traditional 17th century houses of Posebyen – the old town – and the perfectly-preserved Christiansholm Fortress from 1674. Next is Norway’s capital and largest city, Oslo. Surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of the Oslofjord and packed with a diverse array of attractions, the ‘Capital of Culture and Nature’ offers an abundance of scenic and cultural highlights. The National Gallery, home to Edvard Munch’s The Scream and other famous works from greats such as Manet and Picasso; the iconic Opera House; and Vigeland Sculpture Park are among Oslo’s ‘must-visit’ sites, many of which are easily discovered on foot. [ReadMore]

Continuing on, Braemar will then call into Arendal. Once a bustling commercial centre, this 16th century shipping town is now a popular summer retreat boasting a charming old district and pretty harbour that are perfect for a day of laidback exploration. There is plenty discover in Tyholmen – the town’s historic centre – and at the waterfront, where a traditional fish market, fantastic restaurants and friendly pubs are found. Two days in the spectacular fjordland will then bring your time in Norway to the perfect conclusion. Your ship will take you on a memorable journey into Maurangerfjord and bring you closer to the magnificent Fureberg Waterfall; then sail the Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord, your final port of call. Perhaps take a tour to Hardangervidda – Norway’s biggest National Park – from Eidfjord, or simply enjoy a relaxing evening immersing yourself in the uncanny tranquillity and outstanding natural beauty of this picturesque fjord village before heading for home. En route back to the UK you’ll also divert into Lysefjord, where the sight of soaring mountains, dramatic cliff faces and intriguing rock formations are sure to create lasting memories.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

 

Refurbished in 2017, 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.

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.