Transatlantic to Spain & the Balkans

2nd Mar 2023 25 nights Sails from Havana Braemar M230506
FROM ONLY £3,149 per person
Braemar Braemar
FROM ONLY £3,149 per person

Experience a rare combination of Caribbean, Spanish and Balkan sights and highlights, with a memorable transatlantic crossing[ReadMoreMob] – one of the great ocean cruise journeys – included for good measure too, on this unique cruise adventure. After meeting Braemar in Cuba, you’ve two days to capture the essence of Havana; see the city from a classic American car perhaps, sip ‘proper’ daiquiri and mojito, and even enjoy an evening at the Tropicana. Then it’s on to Bermuda, for a few relaxing hours amongst Hamilton’s colourful architecture, monuments and beaches, before setting sail across the Atlantic. It’ll be much more than a simple ocean crossing; you’ll get to look out for sea birds, whales and more with help from ORCA’s experts, enjoy time out relaxing on your ship’s decks, and even visit the Azores to see São Miguel Island’s crater lakes and hot springs en route.

When you reach Spain, two cities will showcase their Andalusian delights; there are visits to Cádiz, for ancient sites, traditional tapas and a chance to tour to nearby Jerez, the home of sherry, and to Malaga, famed for its historic landmarks, exhibitions of art from great painters such as Picasso, and beaches. Finally, you’re then in for an unforgettable Balkan discovery, with time in Dubrovnik at its pinnacle; capture the beauty, as well as the history, of this UNESCO-listed city, with its imposing fortifications and terracotta-topped buildings. In Split, see the influences of Emperor Diocletian in the ruins of his 4th century palace, and – along the coast in Montenegro – discover Kotor amongst magnificent landscapes, where the Venetian Works of Defence, built between the 15th and 17th centuries, awaits. Enjoy rare visits to the Albanian city of Durres, a city awash with the contrasting architectural wonders of various eras, and ancient Crotone, which has stood on Italy’s Calabrese coast since 4th century BC, too. Plus, delight in the scenic splendour of the Strait of Messina and fjord-like Bay of Kotor.

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’.

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.