Islands, Cities & Archipelagos of Scandinavia

11th Aug 2023 14 nights Sails from Dover Braemar M2319
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,099 per person
The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
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.

Appreciate the beauty and diversity of Scandinavia, on a late summer sojourn taking in some of the region’s most scenic places. In Sweden, experience daytime scenic cruising between the craggy islands and islets of the sprawling Stockholm Archipelago, and discover the sights of Stockholm. See the Swedish capital’s architectural highlights, such as the Royal Palace; visit the many museums; and perhaps take a boat trip on the picturesque canals. There’s also a visit to the beautiful island of Gotland for a glimpse into Sweden’s Hanseatic heritage in historic Visby.[ReadMore]

Many delights also await in Denmark. In Copenhagen, you can experience another romantic boat ride along scenic city canals, though you may opt to explore on foot to see the Danish capital’s famous sights, from the famous Little Mermaid and Nyhavn waterfront district to the Royal palaces. Sailing past the Olsen family home on the Oslofjord en route to Oslo will ensure a memorable start to your time in Norway, before you’ve time to explore a capital city renowned for its aesthetic delights, such as Vigeland Sculpture Park, the National Gallery – home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and the Opera House. There’s a visit to Finland too; appreciate the art and architecture of Helsinki and sample some of traditional cuisine, or even relax like a local at a sauna spa, and enjoy a glimpse into the heritage and local lifestyle of the Åland archipelago in Mariehamn.

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.