Springtime Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords

7th Jun 2023 8 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2313
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,249 per person
A majestic view on Eidfjord, Norway A majestic view on Eidfjord, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,249 per person
£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Journeys into scenic waterways and visits to four contrasting fjordland destinations will showcase the beauty and diversity of the Olsen family’s remarkable homeland. Braemar will divert into Akrafjord and Maurangerfjord, for you to witness the tumbling waters of the Langfoss and Fureberg waterfalls at their most powerful, and into Sognefjord and Lustrafjord, bringing scenes of rugged, yet verdant landscapes into view. Cruising into narrow Karmsund and Lysefjord, which is flanked by rugged mountains, cliffs and imposing rock formations, and only accessible to smaller ships, will ensure a memorable start to your Norwegian discovery.[ReadMore]

During time ashore, even closer encounters with Norway’s scenic, cultural and historical highlights await. Perhaps experience the thrill of fjord kayaking on Hardangerfjord’s glassy waters, or tour to Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – from Eidfjord; and uncover the beauty of Skjolden, nestled deep within Lustrafjord, amongst its forested mountains and valleys. At Bergen, hike up Mount Floyen with a native to see – and learn about – the city through local eyes and minds, and take in famous sites such as Bryggen Wharf too. Visiting Farsund is an opportunity to revel in the beaches, scenic walks and birdwatching spots of this old pirate town.  

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.