Southern Norway with National Day in Oslo

11th May 2021 9 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2110
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
Royal palace in Oslo, Norway Royal palace in Oslo, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person

You’ll find yourself fully immersed in Norway’s authentic culture, fascinating history and idyllic scenery throughout this nine-night exploration, with chances to experience scenic cruising of breathtaking fjords, enjoy time ashore to explore attraction-packed destinations and even absorb the colourful atmosphere of Norwegian National Day in Oslo.

A full-day stop at Oslo, affording ample time to celebrate Norway’s independence to the full alongside the capital city’s proud, friendly locals, is sure to be top-of-the-list of highlights packed into your holiday. [ReadMoreMob]Head ashore and you’ll find various events and activities taking place around the city. You can see the parades and processions of people dressed in their finest, traditional ‘Bunad’ clothing; look out for the Royal Family waving to the crowds at the Royal Palace; enjoy performances of national music and dance; and more. You may be tempted to feast on hot dogs and ice cream – the traditional Norwegian National Day treats – too. Whatever you choose to see and do, your day of Norwegian celebration will be a unique experience, one that will surely create lasting memories. [ReadMoreDesk]

In addition to the specifically timed call to Oslo, your immersive itinerary also showcases some of southern Norway’s greatest destinations, waterways and landscapes. There’s Kristiansand, one of the region’s most beautiful towns. Sailing into port here, through a network of rocky islands and islets, is a highlight in itself; while ashore there’s plenty to discover, including the 17th century houses of Posebyen and the perfectly-preserved Christiansholm Fortress. Visiting Stavanger affords an opportunity to uncover the diverse attractions of the former ‘European Capital of Culture’, from the historic Gamla Stavanger district to Norway’s fourth-largest shopping mall, while Arendal, with its charming historical centre and picturesque harbour, is perfect for a relaxing day of exploring. Aboard Braemar, you’ll divert into size-restricted Lysefjord and steep-sided Jøsenfjord for views of spectacular mountains, cliffs and unique nature-carved rock formations 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’.