Scenic British Isles with the Faroes

13th May 2022 14 nights Sails from Kirkwall Braemar M221314
Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland

Experience the relaxation and exploration of cruising with Fred. Olsen, on a discovery of scenic isles, waterways and fascinating towns and cities in Scotland and Ireland. You get to revel in the scenery and wonders of Orkney and Shetland; as you sail the waters surrounding these Scottish islands, dramatic cliffs, sea stacks and rolling valleys come into view. In Shetland, perhaps tour from Lerwick to watch various bird species at RSPB Sumburgh Head, or see the coastal scenes of Northmavine too; while Kirkwall in Orkney is your gateway to historic treasures such as the UNESCO-listed Neolithic village of Skara Brae and ceremonial stone circles of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar.[ReadMore]

As you circumnavigate the ‘Emerald Isle’, witness quintessentially Irish vistas of rolling valleys, craggy mountains and rock formations such as the mighty Cliffs of Moher, as you sail by Spike Island, Inishabro and the Skelligs, and into glacial Killary Fjord and Lough Swilly – only navigable by smaller ship. Ashore, you’ll get to enjoy time in Cobh, famed for its brightly coloured harbour and impressive cathedral, and links to the infamous, ill-fated ocean liner, RMS Titanic. A visit to Belfast is a chance to explore the connection between Titanic and Northern Ireland’s capital – a city entrenched in centuries of maritime history – too, while Dublin’s iconic sights await too; don’t miss the vibrant Temple Bar and its famous ‘Irish craic’, and the Guinness Storehouse. There’s also time in Galway, with its delicious local seafood, medieval history and dramatic west coast scenery, and Killybegs, gateway to the coastal scenes of County Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Your Itinerary

  • Delight in the beauty, history and culture of Scotland and Ireland
  • See the landscapes and wonders of Shetland and Orkney
  • Discover the iconic scenery and cities of the 'Emerald Isle'
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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.