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Scenic Fjords & Waterfalls of Norway

16th May 2018 8 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1812
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Thanks to smaller-sized Braemar’s ability to divert from well-travelled coastal routes into spectacular Norwegian waterways and visit breathtaking destinations hidden within the fjordland; you’ll uncover scenic delights and inspirational experiences galore on this incredible eight night cruise.

A stop in Stavanger will present you with the opportunity to take a scenic boat tour to stunning Lysefjord, where the glass-like waters, steep mountains and craggy cliffs will provide the perfect introduction to the astonishing Norwegian fjords. Alternatively you might prefer to stay in the city – a former European Capital of Culture – and take in attractions such as the historic Gamle Stavanger district; Norway’s fourth largest shopping mall; and the world’s only Canning Museum. Heading north, Bergen – another of the fjordland’s most interesting and vibrant cities – awaits your exploration next. From the UNESCO-listed, Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf and the bustling fish market, to the fascinating Troldhaugen Museum; there are a plethora of highlights to take in here. Not to be missed is the chance to ride the Funicular Railway to the Mount Fløyen viewpoint and marvel at the city’s scenic surroundings. [ReadMore]

As well as beautiful cities, Braemar will also visit two charming villages tucked away deep within the fjords. After an early arrival into idyllic Flåm you’ll have a day to enjoy some of the very best, simply unforgettable experiences this astonishing part of the world has to offer. Perhaps you’ll opt to marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery surrounding Flåm from the Stegastein Lookout, which presents unspoilt views from 650 metres above Aurlandsfjord; or catch a ride on the iconic Flåmsbana Railway to see the cascading Kjosfossen Waterfall up-close. Scenic cruising of Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord – and size-restricted Nærøyfjord follows, before Braemar stops at charming Olden, your final port of call and gateway to awe-inspiring natural wonders including the Briksdal Glacier and beautiful Lovatnet Lake. Yet more scenic cruising ensures a memorable end to your foray into the fjords, gliding along Åkrafjord past the Langfoss Waterfall, named one of the top ten waterfalls in the world by CNN; and sailing through the Karmsund Strait, another beautiful waterway out of reach to larger ships. 

Elegant 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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.