Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

1st Apr 2021 8 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M2107
FROM ONLY £1,149 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,149 per person

Revel in the drama and sheer, unrivalled beauty of the Norwegian Fjords, as smaller-scaled Braemar brings you closer to awe-inspiring sights galore on this eight-night journey of discovery. Ever changing scenes of dramatic peaks and lush-green valleys will be revealed as you divert into the heart of the fjordland; while four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty.

Stavanger, a former ‘European Capital of Culture’, is rich in diverse attractions. [ReadMoreMob]Stopping here affords you an opportunity to explore the historic Gamla Stavanger district, with its distinctive wooden architecture, and visit the interesting Canning Museum. Alternatively, for your first taste of the fjords’ serenity and scenic beauty, you could opt for a boat trip to the idyllic Lysefjord. In pretty Eidfjord, a choice of unforgettable experiences await. You could opt for a tour to see Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – in all its tumbling glory; or even visit the Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory to sample locally produced delights. To see Hardangerfjord’s colourful spring flora and impressive landscapes, perhaps join a kayaking adventure before returning to Braemar for a memorable scenic cruising of the ‘Queen of the Fjords’. [ReadMoreDesk]

Situated deep within Nordfjord, Olden is your gateway to a plethora of natural wonders. The astonishing Briksdal Glacier and Europe’s largest inland glacier, Jostedalsbreen; and Lovatnet Lake are particularly impressive and just a short trip away. These fjordland treasures also feature in the panoramic views on offer from atop nearby Mount Hoven, reached via the spectacular Loen Skylift. A scenic cruise back along Nordfjord will bring sloping green mountains and dramatic cliffs into view, before visiting beautiful Bergen provides one final opportunity for rewarding exploration ashore. The famous, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, traditional fish market and the lakeside former home of famous composer Edvard Grieg, are all worth taking the time to discover. The views on offer from the top of Mount Fløyen – reached via the funicular railway – are not-to-be-missed too. Scenic cruising of Lysefjord, your last chance to capture the fjordland’s wondrous scenery, makes for a memorable finale to your holiday.

 

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.