Spain & Portugal with Seville Feria Fireworks

28th Apr 2020 10 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2010
FROM ONLY £1,299 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,299 per person

Authentic attractions await at every turn, as Braemar takes you closer to four captivating cities in Spain and Portugal. A host of sights will be within walking distance thanks to your smaller ship’s ability to dock centrally in each city, an advantage that’ll be particularly pleasing in Seville, where you’ll be able to savour the spectacular Feria de Abril fireworks.

While this incredible 10-night cruise will provide enriching experiences throughout, your visit to Seville is an undoubted highlight. [ReadMoreMob]Braemar will guide you on an unforgettable journey along the gorgeous Guadalquivir River – a route only accessible to smaller ships – straight into the heart of the Andalusian capital, in time to catch the Feria fireworks. You’ll dock in the perfect position to watch the display light up the midnight sky from your ship, perhaps over a glass or two of your favourite late-night tipple – an experience to remember for years to come. Docking in the heart of the action ensures you’ll be able to stroll to some of Seville’s best highlights with ease the following day too. Step ashore and explore to find the enchanting Parque de Maria Luisa and iconic Plaza de España close-by, then venture deeper into the city to uncover splendid attractions such as Real Alcázar and the grand, UNESCO-listed Gothic Cathedral. [ReadMoreDesk]

Your time in Spain will also include calls at charming Cádiz and El Ferrol. Again, Braemar will take you closer to the heart of it all in these rewarding destinations. A typically Andalusian ancient maze of narrow cobblestone streets, alleys and squares await your exploration in Cádiz; on foot you can seek-out highlights such as Torre Tavira, Plaza de España and traditional tapas bars. Alternatively, opt to tour to nearby Jerez, for delicious sherry and fantastic equestrian art. El Ferrol, with it rich seafaring heritage and pretty, easy-to-navigate streets, is a delight to explore too. The La Magdalena district, an area of National Historic and Artistic Interest, and the thriving harbour are particular highlights here. There’s a visit to Portugal’s picturesque capital too. Lisbon, shaped by its remarkable maritime history is sure to delight; amongst its quaint backstreets, you’ll discover many fascinating museums and impressive monuments – such as the Bélem Tower – that offer an insight into the city’s past.  

Real ships
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.

Refurbished in 2017, 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.