Spanish & Portuguese Traditions

7th Jun 2022 14 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Braemar M2217
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
Spanish flamenco dancers in Cadiz, Spain Spanish flamenco dancers in Cadiz, Spain
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

Sailing to, and docking in, the heart of the six diverse destinations on this itinerary allows for easy, in-depth discoveries of quintessentially Spanish and Portuguese culture and traditions.[ReadMoreMob] In Spain’s sunlit south, the scenic Guadalquivir River is your route into Seville, where Plaza de España, the Moorish Alcázar Palace and the Gothic Cathedral, traditional tapas bars and more are within easy reach of Braemar’s berth. An overnight stay here also affords time to feel the emotion of an evening flamenco performance, and even learn the dance from a bailaora.

A visit to Lisbon during the Feast of St Anthony Festival is a recipe for a memorable day in the Portuguese capital; revel in all the fun and festivity of street parties, and indulge with grilled sardines and Pasteis de Nata as the wine and beer flows. You’ve time to see the city’s landmarks, and learn of its maritime heritage, too. Elsewhere in Portugal, a stop Leixoes provides another opportunity to enjoy the local flavours of port wine and sardines, and tour to nearby Oporto, while Braemar is small enough to dock at Portimão, closer to the beaches and coastal panoramas of the Algarve, and historic Setubal. 

Your Itinerary

  • Sample Tapas & Flamenco in Seville
  • Scenic cruise the size-restricted Guadalquivir
  • Visit Lisbon during the Feast of St. Anthony
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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.