Rivers & Cities of France with Seville

2nd Sep 2021 14 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2123
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Plaza de España in Seville
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person

A showcase of what makes Fred. Olsen so special, this fantastic fortnight on board Braemar makes for a journey of discovery to remember, with opportunities to experience unforgettable scenic river cruising and get closer to the highlights of captivating, culture-rich cities, all thanks to your ship’s smaller size.

Visits to Nantes and Seville are sure to be highlights of your holiday; exploration starts at the end of the gangway in each city, after navigations of simply gorgeous waterways. The Guadalquivir River is your picture-perfect route into Seville, where iconic attractions such as Plaza de España, the Moorish Alcázar Palace and spectacular Gothic Cathedral, are within easy reach of Braemar’s central berth. An overnight stay in Seville also affords time to not only savour the raw emotion of a traditional flamenco performance, but be taught the dance by a local bailaora too. In France, the countryside scenes of the Loire River will delight en route to Nantes, gateway to famous Loire Valley vineyards. Stay in Nantes, and many highlights – from Château des ducs de Bretagne to Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul – await just a gentle walk from the ship’s gangway.

Sailing the River Seine will be another standout experience; serene glides to and from Rouen present views of some of Normandy’s most picturesque landscapes and charming communes perched along the river banks. Whilst in Rouen, there’s plenty of time to immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating history; you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time amongst the charming streets and abundance of centuries-old sites, such as the spectacular Gothic-style Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Gros Horloge and Place du Vieux-Marche. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, before visiting Seville, Vigo is ripe for your exploration on Spain’s glorious northwest coast. Sandy beaches, a stunning historic quarter and a scenic bay await make up just a small part of Vigo’s appeal, while the majestic Santiago de Compostela cathedral is within reach on tour too.

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.

Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.