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The Highlights of Andalusia

7th Apr 2019 11 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1908
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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Braemar will bring you closer to the very best of one of Spain’s most breathtaking regions. Andalusia offers rich culture, gorgeous scenery, tempting traditional cuisine and fine architecture; you can experience it all with chances to enjoy hours of memorable daytime scenic cruising and explore a trio of stunning cities.

A relaxing journey along the gorgeous, palm-lined Guadalquivir River is sure to be a highlight of this fantastic 11-night cruise. The size-restricted Guadalquivir isn’t accessible to larger vessels, so guests on megaships can’t experience the natural beauty of this enchanting waterway. However, on board smaller-sized Braemar, you can sail the river all the way into the heart of Seville, taking in spectacular scenery en route. Once docked in Seville, Andalusia’s stunning capital, you’ll have an overnight stay to really get under the city’s skin. Perhaps wander into the centre to search the pretty squares and streets for historical and architectural attractions such as Alcázar Palace, the UNESCO-listed gothic cathedral and 16th century Casa de Pilatos; and sample delicious local cuisine at one of the many tapas bars. In the evening, don’t miss the chance to catch a sultry performance of traditional Flamenco dancing for an authentic Andalusian experience. [ReadMore]

Your sail along the Guadalquivir and overnight stay in Seville are sandwiched in between calls at another two of Andalusia’s most captivating cities. The fantastic, four-day exploration of Spain’s southernmost region begins in Malaga, a city overflowing with aesthetic and cultural treasures. Here you could marvel at the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress and explore the ‘mile of art’, where the Picasso Museum is among many highlights. Alternatively you could opt to tour to nearby Granada to see the striking Alhambra Palace, or to the sunshine resort of Marbella. After Seville comes Cádiz, situated on Andalusia’s sun-kissed Atlantic Coast. A wealth of wonderful sites await you in the charming Old Town here, including the 18th century cathedral and Plaza de España. Beautiful beaches may entice you to enjoy a relaxing day in the sunshine too; while there’s also opportunities to head to neighbouring Jerez, a city renowned for its sherry and equestrian art. If all that wasn’t enough, you will also be afforded a chance to explore Lisbon – the picturesque Portuguese capital – before sailing home.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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.