Devon & Cornwall in Five nights

15th Apr 2022 5 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2211
 Pendennis castle,  Falmouth, Cornwall, England  Pendennis castle,  Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Sailing a short, yet relaxing and rewarding journey along England’s south coast, taking in plenty of highlights along the way, you’re in for a perfect escape from it all. Visiting Cornish shores, you’ll delight in views of the Fal Estuary’s gorgeous landscapes and stop overnight in Falmouth. Braemar docks close to the centre of this charming town, and to Pendennis Castle – built by Henry VIII in the 16th century – and the National Maritime Museum. Falmouth is also your gateway to the famous Eden Project, and the scenic Lizard Peninsula.[ReadMore]

On the Devonshire coast, Plymouth awaits you. Following in the footsteps of famous explorers such as Drake, Darwin and Captain Cook, your exploration here could see you stroll the historic Barbican district, encompassing the original harbour and the oldest gin distillery in England, while you can visit the National Marine Aquarium and admire sea views from the Smeaton’s Tower Lighthouse too. What’s more, you’ll experience scenic cruising by the Channel Islands, and revel in the beauty of British coastline, all from the comfort of your smaller cruise ship.

Your Itinerary

  • Explore the pretty seaside town of Falmouth
  • Visit the beautiful Gardens of Heligan & Eden
  • Dock within walking distance of Plymouth
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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.

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.